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Tigers Set to Host Furman & Winthrop in Midweek Games

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CLEMSON, S.C. – The Tigers return home to play midweek games against Furman and Winthrop at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

 

GAMES SETUP

  • Who – Furman (11-11) & Winthrop (13-11) vs. Clemson (20-4)
  • Rankings – FUR – NR; WIN – NR; CU – No. 5 BA, No. 6 CB, No. 5 USA
  • When – Tuesday (6:30 p.m.), Wednesday (6:30 p.m.)
  • Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
  • Watch – ACC Network Extra
  • Listen – TigerCast, WCCP (105.5 FM)
  • Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com
  • Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
  • Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON
  • Promotion (Tuesday) – Military Appreciation Day – Join us as we honor veterans, active military personnel and our ROTC programs.
  • Promotion (Tuesday) – Two on Tuesday – Fans can buy one regular-price ticket and get one of equal value for free.
  • Promotion (Wednesday) – BOGO Wednesday – Fans can buy one regular-price ticket and get one of equal value for free.

 

SERIES HISTORY (FURMAN)

  • Overall Record – Clemson leads 148-57-4 (1896-2016)
  • Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 80-26-1 (1896-2016)

 

SERIES HISTORY (WINTHROP)

  • Overall Record – Clemson leads 20-6 (1981-16)
  • Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 16-5 (1981-16)

 

STARTING PITCHERS

  • Tuesday – TBA (FUR) vs. RHP Tyler Jackson (CU)
  • Wednesday – TBA (WIN) vs. TBA (CU)

 

CLEMSON OVERVIEW

  • Clemson, who has won six games in a row, swept Boston College in three games at Kingston, R.I., last weekend.
  • The Tigers are averaging 6.0 runs per game and hitting .264 with a .381 on-base percentage and 24 steals.
  • The pitching staff has a 2.68 ERA, .232 opponents’ batting average and 4.62 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .968.

 

FURMAN OVERVIEW

  • Furman is led by first-year head coach Brett Harker.
  • The Paladins won one of three games at Wofford last weekend. They are hitting .291 and have a 4.97 ERA and .962 fielding percentage.
  • Brandon Elmy is batting .386 with four homers and 17 RBIs, while Landon Kay is hitting .338 with two homers and 18 RBIs.

 

WINTHROP OVERVIEW

  • Winthrop is led by seventh-year head coach Tom Riginos, who was an assistant coach at Clemson (2003-10).
  • The Eagles have won five in a row, including a sweep of High Point. They are hitting .268 and have a 5.85 ERA and .970 fielding percentage.
  • Mitch Spires is hitting .420 with 24 runs, while Hunter Lipscomb is batting .300 with three homers and 26 RBIs.

 

QUICK HITS

  • Taylor Harbin, an assistant coach at Furman, played three seasons (2005-07) at Clemson.
  • Tiger pitchers combined to allow 18 hits, two runs and two walks with 32 strikeouts in 27.0 innings pitched in the Boston College series.
  • Seth Beer and Logan Davidson are the only Tigers to play in all 24 games in 2017.

 

EUBANKS IN COMMAND

  • Sophomore righthander Alex Eubanks was a reliever and starter in 2016, but has found a full-time home in the weekend rotation in 2017.
  • He is 4-1 with a 2.23 ERA, .209 opponents’ batting average and 39 strikeouts against six walks in 40.1 innings pitched over six starts.
  • In 36.0 innings pitched over his last five starts, he is 4-0 and has allowed just five runs (1.25 ERA).
  • In three ACC starts, he is 3-0 with an 0.78 ERA, .179 opponents’ batting average and 22 strikeouts versus two walks in 23.0 innings pitched.
  • He pitched 7.0 scoreless innings of four-hit ball with seven strikeouts to earn the win in a 4-0 victory over Notre Dame on March 12.
  • He pitched a three-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts against no walks in Clemson’s 1-0 win at Boston College in Kingston, R.I., on March 25.
  • He earned ACC Pitcher-of-the-Week honors on March 27 for his three-hit shutout at Boston College.
  • In his career, he is 10-6 with a 3.48 ERA and 109 strikeouts against 27 walks in 121.2 innings pitched over 29 outings (17 starts).
  • His career 4.04 strikeout-to-walk ratio is second in Clemson history.

 

 

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