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Countdown to First Pitch: No. 4 South Carolina at No. 12 Clemson

The best baseball series in the nation begins on Friday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium when No. 4 South Carolina visits No. 12 Clemson in Game 1 of the three-game series. The Clemson Insider previews the Reedy River Series.

 

 

 

 

 

No. 12 Clemson (6-2) vs. No. 4 South Carolina (6-3)

Friday, 6:30 p.m., Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Clemson

Saturday, 1 p.m., Flour Field,  Greenville

Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Founders Park, Columbia

Rankings:     CU – #12 USA, #15 BA, #20 D1, #22 CB    SC – #4 USA, #5 BA/D1, #13 CB

The Series

Meetings:                   312 (first met in 1899)

Series Record:            Clemson leads 174-136-2

Record at Clemson:     Clemson leads 98-44 (CU leads 51-27 at DKS)

Record at neutral:       South Carolina leads 10-9 (SC leads 4-3 in Greenville; 4-2 at Fluor Field)

Record at SC:              South Carolina leads 82-67-2 (SC leads 8-3 at Founders Park)

Last Meeting(s):          Clemson won 2 of 3 games in 2016 (1-8 at SC, 5-0 at Fluor, 4-1 at CU)

  1. Lee: Lee trails 4-12 (2-1 at CU; 2-11 at CofC)

The Gamecocks

Head Coach:               Chad Holbrook (5th season at SC)

2016 Record:               46-18 (20-9; 1st East) – Columbia Super Regional – #12 CB, #13 D1, #14 BA/USA

Preseason:                 2nd in SEC East (out of 7 teams)

Road Record:              0-0 (12-7 in 2016)

Neutral Record:           0-0 (0-4 in 2016)

Home Record:            6-3 (34-7 in 2016)

Last Week:                 Beat Appalachian State 8-4 on Tuesday after taking two of three home games from #25 Wright State (4-3, 10-5, 1-5) last weekend

 

2017 Batting Stats:      .280 (5.0 RPG) with 14 2B, 1 3B, 7 HR, 28 BB, 7 HBP, 53 K, 4-7 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:     2.56 ERA, .190 OBA (56 hits), 25 BB & 96 K in 81.0 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:     .974 (9 errors in 341 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:            6-2 (26-9 in 2016)

Neutral Record:           0-0 (13-11 in 2016)

Road Record:              0-0 (5-0 in 2016)

Last Week:                 Beat Wofford at home 9-2 on Tuesday after sweeping a three-game home series from Elon (1-0 in 13, 13-5, 3-0) last weekend

 

2017 Batting Stats:      .302 (6.1 RPG) with 14 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 43 BB, 10 HBP, 51 K, 6-13 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:     2.96 ERA, .239 OBA (67 hits), 15 BB & 99 K in 76.0 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:     .977 (7 errors in 305 chances)

Projected Starting Lineups

South Carolina

C        #33 Chris Cullen (SO/.200 BA with 1 HR, 3 RBI, & 3 R in 7 games in 2017)

1B      #48 Matt Williams (JR/.381 BA with 1 2B, 4 RBI, & 2 R in 9 games in 2017)

2B      #11 LT Tolbert (SO/.318 BA with 3 RBI, 3 R, & 1 BB in 7 games in 2017)

SS      #14 Madison Stokes (JR/.229 BA with 3 2B, 1 HR, & 3 RBI in 9 games in 2017)

3B      #20 Jonah Bride (JR/.250 BA with 2 RBI, 2 R, & 3 BB in 9 games in 2017)

LF      #4 Danny Blair (SO/.357 BA with 3 RBI, 3 R, & 2 BB in 9 games in 2017)

CF      #5 TJ Hopkins (SO/.241 BA with 2 2B, 1 3B, & 2 RBI in 9 games in 2017)

RF      #7 Jacob Olson (SO/.333 BA with 2 2B, 3 HR, & 6 RBI in 9 games in 2017)

DH     #24 Alex Destino (JR/.313 BA with 2 2B, 2 HR, & 10 RBI in 9 games in 2017)

Clemson

C        #12 Robert Jolly (JR/.500 BA with 2 2B, 2 RBI, & 10 R in 6 games in 2017)

1B      #6 Andrew Cox (*GR/.357 BA with 1 2B, 4 RBI, & 2 R in 7 games in 2017)

2B      #4 Grayson Byrd (*SO/.333 BA with 2 2B, 6 RBI, & 1 R in 8 games in 2017)

SS      #8 Logan Davidson (FR/.323 BA with 2 2B, 1 HR, & 7 RBI in 8 games in 2017)

3B      #25 Patrick Cromwell (JR/.240 BA with 1 HR, 1 RBI, & 2 R in 7 games in 2017)

LF      #15 Weston Jackson (*GR/.174 BA with 1 HR, 6 RBI, & 3 R in 7 games in 2017)

CF      #5 Chase Pinder (JR/.400 BA with 2 2B, 8 RBI, & 7 R in 7 games in 2017)

RF      #28 Seth Beer (SO/.269 BA with 1 2B, 2 HR, & 6 RBI in 8 games in 2017)

DH     #26 Reed Rohlman (*JR/.375 BA with 2 2B, 2 RBI, & 5 R in 8 games in 2017)

Projected Starting Pitchers

Game One

JR RHP #6 Clarke Schmidt (1-0/2 app/2 GS/0.69 ERA (13.0 IP)/.146 OBA (7 hits)/3 BB/14 K)

JR LHP #23 Charlie Barnes (0-0/2 app/2 GS/1.46 ERA (12.1 IP)/.292 OBA (14 hits)/1 BB/17 K)

Game Two

SR LHP #36 Pat Krall (2-0/2 app/2 GS/3.86 ERA (11.2 IP)/.262 OBA (11 hits)/4 BB/10 K)

JR RHP #37 Wil Crowe (2-0/2 app/2 GS/0.79 ERA (11.1 IP)/.171 OBA (7 hits)/2 BB/16 K)

Game Three

*SO RHP #15 Alex Eubanks (1-1/2 app/2 GS/3.97 ERA (11.1 IP)/.209 OBA (9 hits)/1 BB/13 K)

SO RHP #15 Adam Hill (0-2/2 app/2 GS/1.50 ERA (12.0 IP)/.100 OBA (4 hits)/4 BB/13 K)

Worth Noting

  • Clemson is 21-9 all-time on March 3 with a 16-5 mark at home.
  • The Tigers are 18-8 all-time on March 4 with a 0-0 mark at neutral sites.
  • Clemson is 22-6 all-time on March 5 with a 4-2 mark on the road.
  • The Tigers are 397-370-7 all-time against current SEC programs (have faced every program but LSU and Missouri). Clemson is 203-123-2 at home against SEC teams, 28-25 at neutral sites, and 166-222-5 on the road.
  • Coach Lee has faced six SEC programs (Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, & South Carolina). Lee is 11-17 all-time against current SEC teams (4-1 at CU, 7-16 at CofC).

Tiger Career Stats vs. South Carolina

Player                             AVG   G-S     AB      R        H       RBI     BB      K        HR     Other

Seth Beer               .429    3-3     7        2        3        1        1        1        1

Chase Pinder                   .350    6-6     20      4        7        4        3        3        1        2 3B, 2 HBP, 2-2 SB

Reed Rohlman        .269    6-6     26      4        7        2        1        6        0        3 2B

Western Jackson    .250    1-1     4        1        1        1        0        2        1

Andrew Cox           .211    8-6     19      0        4        2        0        6        0        2 HBP, SH, 0-1 SB

Robert Jolly           .111    3-2     9        1        1        0        0        0        0

Adam Renwick       .000    3-3     8        1        0        0        1        2        0        HBP, SH

Chris Williams        .000    2-2     6        0        0        0        0        3        0

KJ Bryant               .000    2-0     3        0        0        0        1        0        0

Grayson Byrd                   .000    2-0     1        0        0        0        0        1        0

Drew Wharton        N/A    1-0     0        0        0        0        0        0        0

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

Alex Schnell ^                  0.00    1-0     0-0     4.0     2        0        0        1        1        .154

Pat Krall ^              0.00    1-0     0-0     3.2     1        0        0        0        4        .083

Brooks Crawford    0.00    1-0     0-0     2.0     3        0        0        1        2        .333

Paul Campbell        0.00    1-0     0-0     1.2     0        0        0        0        1        .000

Alex Eubanks                   1.17    1-1     1-0     7.2     6        1        1        1        8        .214

Charlie Barnes        5.40    1-1     0-1     5.0     7        6        3        0        4        .304

Tyler Jackson                  6.00    2-1     0-1     6.0     8        4        4        0        8        .308

Patrick Andrews     6.75    2-0     0-0     4.0     6        3        3        0        2        .333

^ – Has one save.

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

** Grayson Byrd played at LSU in 2015.

** Tyler Jackson played at USC Upstate from 2015-2016.

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