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Countdown to First Pitch: Elon at Clemson

Clemson returns to action at Doug Kingsmore this weekend when Elon visits the Tigers for a three-game series, which starts today at 4 p.m. The Clemson Insider previews this weekend’s series.

 

 

 

Elon (3-1) at No. 12 Clemson (2-2)

Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Clemson, SC

Friday, 4 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30 p.m; Sunday, 1 p.m.

Rankings:     Elon – NR      Clemson – #12 USA, #15 BA, #22 CB/D1

The Series

Meetings:                   21 (first met in 1920)

Series Record:            Clemson leads 14-7

Record at Clemson:     Clemson leads 13-7 (Clemson leads 13-6 at DKS)

Last Meeting(s):          Clemson swept two games in 2012 (6-2 at DKS, 4-2 at Fluor Field)

  1. Lee: Lee trails 10-12 (10-12 at CofC)

The Phoenix

Head Coach:               Mike Kennedy (21st season at Elon)

2016 Record:               25-29 (13-10; 3rd CAA) – N/A – NR

Preseason:                 5th in CAA (out of 9 teams)

Road Record:              0-0 (6-10 in 2016)

Last Week:                 Beat Radford 10-1 at home on Tuesday after taking two of three home games over Longwood (10-5, 7-0, 5-9) last weekend

 

2017 Batting Stats:      .304 (8.0 RPG) with 16 2B, 6 HR, 19 BB, 6 HBP, 49 K, 11-14 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:     3.50 ERA, .150 OBA (19 hits), 13 BB & 43 K in 36.0 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:     .986 (2 errors in 141 chances)

The Tigers

2016 Record:               44-20 (16-14; 4th Atlantic) – Clemson Regional – #15 USA, 17 BA, #18 CB/D1

Preseason:                 3rd in ACC Atlantic Division (7 teams); 1 vote for Overall Champion

Home Record:            2-2 (26-9 in 2016)

Last Week:                 Beat Western Carolina at home 11-5 on Wednesday after dropping two of three homes games to Wright State (4-6, 6-2, 2-9) last weekend

2017 Batting Stats:      .292 (5.8 RPG) with 5 2B, 4 HR, 25 BB, 5 HBP, 29 K, 3-7 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:     4.50 ERA, .287 OBA (39 hits), 10 BB & 45 K in 36.0 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:     .972 (4 errors in 141 chances)

Projected Starting Lineups

Elon

C        #21 Hayden Platt (JR/.111 BA with 1 2B, 1 RBI, & 1 R in 4 games in 2017)

1B      #37 Will Nance (SR/.400 BA with 2 2B, 1 RBI, & 3 R in 4 games in 2017)

2B      #20 Kory Shumate (SR/.500 BA with 1 HR, 3 RBI, & 1 R in 4 games in 2017)

SS      #22 Ryne Ogren (SO/.412 BA with 3 2B, 1 HR, & 6 RBI in 4 games in 2017)

3B      #24 Cam Devanney (*FR/.357 BA with 2 2B, 1 HR, & 4 RBI in 4 games in 2017)

LF      #16 Garrett Stonehouse (FR/.167 BA with 1 2B, 4 R, & 2 BB in 4 games in 2017)

CF      #33 Zach Evers (JR/.267 BA with 1 2B, 1 HR, & 2 RBI in 4 games in 2017)

RF      #3 Kyle Jackson (SR/.385 BA with 2 2B, 1 HR, & 4 RBI in 4 games in 2017)

DH     #11 CJ Young (SR/.385 BA with 4 2B, 5 RBI, & 4 R in 4 games in 2017)

Clemson

C        #12 Robert Jolly (JR/.500 BA with 1 2B, 3 R, & 1 BB in 2 games in 2017)

1B      #28 Seth Beer (SO/.364 BA with 1 2B, 2 HR, & 4 RBI in 4 games in 2017)

2B      #4 Grayson Byrd (*SO/.412 BA with 1 2B & 5 RBI in 4 games in 2017)

SS      #8 Logan Davidson (FR/.333 BA with 1 HR, 4 RBI, & 3 R in 4 games in 2017)

3B      #25 Patrick Cromwell (JR/.250 BA with 2 BB in 4 games in 2017)

LF      #15 Weston Jackson (*GR/.214 BA with 1 HR, 4 RBI, & 3 R in 4 games in 2017)

CF      #5 Chase Pinder (JR/.417 BA with 1 2B, 4 RBI, & 4 R in 3 games in 2017)

RF      #10 KJ Bryant (*SO/.313 BA with 1 2B, 4 R, & 3 BB in 4 games in 2017)

DH     #26 Reed Rohlman (*JR/.250 BA with 1 RBI, 2 BB, & 2 HBP in 4 games in 2017)

Projected Starting Pitchers

Game One

SO RHP #14 Ryan Conroy (1-0/1 app/1 GS/3.18 ERA (5.2 IP)/.238 OBA (5 hits)/2 BB/7 K)

JR LHP #23 Charlie Barnes (0-0/1 app/1 GS/3.86 ERA (4.2 IP)/.381 OBA (8 hits)/1 BB/10 K)

Game Two

JR RHP #19 Robbie Welhaf (1-0/1 app/1 GS/0.00 ERA (9.0 IP)/.000 OBA (0 hits)/1 BB/8 K)

SR LHP #36 Pat Krall (1-0/1 app/1 GS/0.00 ERA (6.0 IP)/.111 OBA (2 hits)/3 BB/6 K)

Game Three

FR RHP #5 Kyle Brnovich (0-0/1 app/1 GS/15.00 ERA (3.0 IP)/.357 OBA (5 hits)/2 BB/3 K)

*SO RHP #15 Alex Eubanks (0-1/1 app/1 GS/10.38 ERA (4.1 IP)/.333 OBA (6 hits)/0 BB/6 K)

Worth Noting

  • Clemson is 16-5 all-time on February 24 with a 13-2 mark at home.
  • The Tigers are 23-1 all-time on February 25 with a 13-0 mark at home.
    • Clemson is 17-8 all-time on February 26 with a 10-2 mark at home.
    • The Tigers have faced six of the nine programs in the CAA (missing Hofstra, Northeastern, and Towson). Clemson is 100-20 all-time against those schools, including a 77-13 mark at home.
    • Coach Lee spent two years in the CAA while at College of Charleston so he has faced every member of the conference, including CofC last season. Lee is 57-28 against the programs, including a 4-1 mark at Clemson.
    • Clemson Volunteer Assistant Coach Greg Starbuck spent 17 seasons on the Elon staff (1999-2015), helping the Phoenix to a 569-425-3 record and six regionals during that time.

    Tiger Career Stats vs. Elon

    Player                             ERA    G-S     W-L    IP       H       R        ER      BB      SO      OBA

    Patrick Andrews     4.50    1-0     0-0     2.0     3        1        1        1        3        .333

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