Published on April 22, 2019 at 8:53 pm Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text The Syracuse men’s and women’s lacrosse teams are heading into the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament this weekend. The No. 4-seeded women’s team (14-3, 5-2 ACC) plays Virginia (12-5, 3-4) on Wednesday at Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Earlier in the year, the Orange beat the Cavaliers, 16-11, in the Carrier Dome.The men’s team (9-3, 2-2) will face North Carolina (7-6, 1-3) on Thursday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, as the fourth-ranked team in the tournament. Previously this season, SU beat the Tar Heels 12-9. Facebook Twitter Google+
St. Louis Cardinals’ Yadier Molina, right, is tagged out by Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez, center, after being caught between third and home as Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez, left, watches during the second inning of a baseball game on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Through the early season, Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez ranks number one in FanGraphs “Clutch” rankings, with a .26 score. Oddly enough, two of the least clutch batters have been Andrew McCutchen and Russell Martin, who have put up scores of -.19 and -.23.Fangraphs calculation for the clutch rating is (WPA/pLI) – WPA/LI.This calculation measures, “how much better or worse a player does in high leverage situations than he would have done in a context neutral environment.” It also compares a player against himself, so a player who hits .300 in high leverage situations when he’s an overall .300 hitter is not considered clutch.Clutch does a good job of describing the past, but it does very little towards predicting the future. Simply because one player was clutch at one point does not mean they will continue to perform well in high-leverage situations (and vice versa). Very few players have the ability to be consistently clutch over the course of their careers, and choking in one season does not beget the same in the future. Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courier
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The Selkirk Saints, and B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League voters know a good thing when they see one.So it comes as no surprise that for the second time this season Selkirk captain Jordan Wood has been selected BCIHL Player of the Week.Wood led all BCIHL scorers last week with four goals and seven points, and helped the Saints to wins over Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops and Simon Fraser University on home ice in Castlegar. Friday against TRU, Wood scored shorthanded late in the first period and assisted on three other goals, including Kam Crawford’s overtime winner, to lead Selkirk to a 5-4 overtime win against the WolfPack. The next night with the Saints and SFU tied at 2-2 late in the third period, Wood scored a natural hat trick in the final 6:43 of regulation to propel his team to a 5-2 victory.The 22-year old leads all BCIHL scorers with 19 goals and 37 points on the season and currently holds a six-point lead over SFU’s Ben Van Lare in his bid for the league scoring title. Honourable mentions for the weekly award included Shawn Mueller (University of Victoria), Nick Babich (University of Victoria) and Nick Sandor (Simon Fraser University). Wood and the Saints (16-1-0) currently hold a five-point lead over SFU (13-4-1) for top spot in the league standings. The team’s magic number to clinch their first-ever BCIHL regular season title currently sits at 7 points. Selkirk hosts the University of Victoria on Saturday night at the Castlegar Rec Complex. Faceoff is set for 7:30 p.m.