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Opening Day facts about Clemson baseball

Here are a few facts about the Clemson baseball team heading into today’s season opener against Wright State. The 10th-ranked Tigers host Wright State at 4 p.m. at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in Clemson.

Today is the first of three games this weekend in Clemson. Game 2 is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday and Game 3 will be a 1 p.m. start.

Lee in Season Openers

Monte Lee opens his second season in Tigertown and looks to pick up his first Opening Day win at Clemson after going 7-0 in season openers at College of Charleston.

Lee in Season Openers (7-1)
Season Date Site W-L Score Opponent
2009 2/20 Charleston, SC W 6-2 Miami (OH)
2010 2/19 Charleston, SC W 8-4 Radford
2011 2/18 Charleston, SC W 11-6 Kentucky
2012 2/17 Mobile, AL W 5-2 South Alabama
2013 2/15 Charleston, SC W 6-3 Xavier
2014 2/15 Charleston, SC W 7-4 #12 North Carolina
2015 2/13 Columbia, SC W 6-3 #10 South Carolina
2016 2/19 Clemson, SC L 3-4 Maine


Season Openers at Doug Kingsmore Stadium

Clemson is playing its 12th straight season opener within the friendly confines of Doug Kingsmore Stadium. In the previous 11 years, the Tigers are 7-4 (despite losing 4 of the last 5 years). Below is a look at the last 11 years of Opening Day results.

Season Date Site W-L Score Opponent
2006 2/17 Clemson W 8-1 James Madison
2007 2/16 Clemson W 14-0 George Mason
2008 2/23 Clemson W 12-5 Mercer
2009 2/20 Clemson W 8-3 Charlotte
2010 2/19 Clemson W 11-0 Miami (OH)
2011 2/18 Clemson W 14-3 Eastern Michigan
2012 2/17 Clemson L 1-2 UAB
2013 2/15 Clemson W 2-0 William & Mary
2014 2/14 Clemson L 5-6 (10) Eastern Michigan
2015 2/13 Clemson L 0-2 West Virginia
2016 2/19 Clemson L 3-4 Maine

Opening Day Stats for 2017 Tigers:

Twelve current Tigers have experience on Opening Day. Below is a glance at their performances:

Batting AVG G-S AB R H RBI BB K HR Other
R. Rohlman .400 2-1 5 1 2 1 1 2 2 2B
W. Jackson .375 2-2 8 3 3 5 2 1 1 2 2B
A. Renwick .333 1-1 3 0 1 0 0 1 SH
A. Cox .250 2-2 8 0 2 0 1 2 1-1 SB
C. Pinder .000 2-2 7 0 0 0 2 1 HBP
S. Beer .000 1-1 4 0 0 0 0 0
D. Wharton .000 1-1 3 0 0 0 0 1
C. Williams .000 1-1 3 0 0 0 1 1
R. Jolly .000 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 0

 

Pitching ERA G-S W-L IP H R ER BB SO OBA
T. Jackson 0.00 1-0 0-0 2.1 1 2 0 0 3 .111
A. Eubanks 2.45 1-0 0-1 3.2 3 1 1 0 7 .214
C. Barnes 3.38 1-1 0-0 5.1 6 3 2 1 7 .273

* Tyler Jackson played at USC Upstate from 2015-2016

* Weston Jackson played at Presbyterian College from 2013-2016.

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