By Steven Bradley
CLEMSON — Heading into the ninth inning of Sunday’s series finale against Georgia Southern, the Clemson baseball team had outscored its opponents 63-17 across seven games last week, certainly a meaningful score in the school’s sporting lore.
While the Tigers allowed a run in the ninth and only finished the week with a 63-18 edge, which doesn’t have nearly the same ring as the score of the football program’s memorable 2003 win over rival South Carolina, it doesn’t diminish the dominant form Clemson showed in winning seven games in seven days for the first time since also achieving the feat between March 3-9, 1994.
“That’s about as good as you can ask for,” Clemson head coach Jack Leggett said. “I thought we played really well this weekend. We had good energy and were really good offensively. Our bunt game was excellent, we ran the bases really well, got some timely hits and put pressure on them. I thought our pitching was good all weekend long, and our defense was good.
“We’ve got the engine churning pretty good right now. We’ve just got to keep it up.” [Read more...]