Clemson baseball has improved to 7-0 for just the third time since the 2010 season and for the second time under coach Monte Lee.
The Clemson baseball pitching staff has been lights out during these first seven games. During this weekend’s series against Stony Brook, Clemson pitching threw 28 innings recorded 43 strikeouts, ushered just five walks and gave up no earned runs.
After the game, Monte Lee said that the Clemson pitching staff is going to give Clemson a chance to win every game.
“It’s been a lot of fun to watch and we know our pitchers are going to give us a chance in every ballgame. Their ability to execute a big pitch in a big spot with runners on base… that has stood out to me.”
The Clemson defense deserves some credit as well. During their first seven games, they have held opponents scoreless three times and held every opponent to three or fewer runs. However, what seems to be a theme under Monte Lee in his time at Clemson, the offense just cannot get going.
The team seems to be trying to pull every pitch they see and hitting with base runners has been abysmal just like is has been the last several years. If Coach Lee and his staff can somehow fix what has been an ongoing issue, especially in ACC play and in the postseason, this team could be very dangerous as the season progresses.
The players believe that the 2020 version of Clemson baseball is talented enough to get to Omaha and if the offense can get going, this could be a very dangerous team as we move into the spring. That said, there is a lot of baseball left in 2020 but after a 7-0 start, we may be in for a great season – if this offense can get going and finally get some timely hits and start manufacturing runs under Monte Lee.