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Countdown to First Pitch: Virginia

No. 9 Clemson hosts Virginia at Doug Kingsmore Stadium for a critical early ACC series.

 

 

 

 

#11 Virginia (14-3, 1-2) @ #9 Clemson (14-3, 3-0)

Doug Kingsmore Stadium v Clemson, SC

Friday, 6:30PM v Saturday, 1:00PM v Sunday, 1:00PM

Rankings:     UVA – #11 USA, #14 D1, #15 BA/CB        Clemson – #9 BA, #10 USA, #13 D1, #14 CB

 

The Series

Meetings:                   157 (first met in 1955)

Series Record:            Clemson leads 105-52

Record at Clemson:     Clemson leads 53-15 (Clemson leads 41-13 at DKS)

Last Meeting(s):          Clemson won 5-4 at 2016 ACC Baseball Championship in Durham, NC

  1. Lee: Lee leads 1-0 (1-0 at Clemson)

 

The Cavaliers

Head Coach:               Brian O’Connor (14th season at UVA)

2016 Record:               38-22 (19-11; 2nd Coastal) – Charlottesville Regional – #17 CB, #21 BA/D1, #22 USA

Preseason:                 2nd in ACC Coastal (out of 7 teams)

Road Record:              3-2 (11-8 in 2016)

Last Week:                 Beat Monmouth 10-0 on Monday after dropping two of three games at #10 North Carolina last weekend (4-9, 2-1, 2-12)

 

2017 Batting Stats:      .323 (8.9 RPG) with 23 2B, 5 3B, 19 HR, 76 BB, 24 HBP, 57 K, 31-33 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:     3.87 ERA, .230 OBA (127 hits), 60 BB & 151 K in 151.0 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:     .979 (13 errors in 630 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:            11-3 (26-9 in 2016)

Last Week:                 Swept two-game home midweek series from Yale (10-6, 10-8) after sweeping three home games last weekend from Notre Dame (4-1, 6-5, 4-0)

 

2017 Batting Stats:      .274 (6.2 RPG) with 28 2B, 2 3B, 14 HR, 100 BB, 19 HBP, 114 K, 18-27 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:     2.89 ERA, .232 OBA (137 hits), 41 BB & 187 K in 159.0 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:     .961 (25 errors in 649 chances)

 

Projected Starting Lineups

Virginia

C        #8 Robbie Coman (GR/.387 BA with 2 2B, 3 HR, & 14 RBI in 17 games in 2017)

1B      #10 Pavin Smith (JR/.299 BA with 2 2B, 4 HR, & 23 RBI in 17 games in 2017)

2B      #19 Andy Weber (SO/.343 BA with 1 3B, 1 HR, & 15 RBI in 12 games in 2017)

SS      #4 Ernie Clement (JR/325 BA with 1 2B, 1 HR, & 14 RBI in 17 games in 2017)

3B      #18 Justin Novak (JR/.262 BA with 1 2B, 2 RBI, & 9 R in 15 games in 2017)

LF      #31 Jake McCarthy (SO/.333 BA with 5 2B, 1 HR, & 13 RBI in 17 games in 2017)

CF      #7 Adam Haseley (JR/.400 BA with 4 2B, 7 HR, & 17 RBI in 17 games in 2017)

RF      #20 Cameron Simmons (SO/.353 BA with 3 2B, 1 3B, & 12 RBI in 16 games in 2017)

DH     #32 Nate Eikhoff (SO/.304 BA with 3 2B, 7 RBI, & 14 R in 16 games in 2017)

 

Clemson

C        #27 Chris Williams (JR/.367 BA with 3 2B, 2 HR, & 13 RBI in 10 games in 2017)

1B      #6 Andrew Cox (*GR/.295 BA with 2 2B, 2 HR, & 10 RBI in 16 games in 2017)

2B      #9 Jordan Greene (SO/.250 BA with 1 2B, 6 R, & 8 BB in 13 games in 2017)

SS      #8 Logan Davidson (FR/.246 BA with 3 2B, 1 HR, & 8 RBI in 17 games in 2017)

3B      #25 Patrick Cromwell (JR/.176 BA with 2 HR, 3 RBI, & 6 R in 17 games in 2017)

LF      #28 Seth Beer (SO/.255 BA with 3 2B, 5 HR, & 16 RBI in 17 games in 2017)

CF      #5 Chase Pinder (JR/.393 BA with 5 2B, 16 RBI, & 16 R in 16 games in 2017)

RF      #15 Weston Jackson (*GR/.220 BA with 2 HR, 9 RBI, & 9 R in 16 games in 2017)

DH     #26 Reed Rohlman (*JR/.310 BA with 4 2B, 1 3B, & 4 RBI in 17 games in 2017)

 

Projected Starting Pitchers

Game One

SO LHP #9 Daniel Lynch (3-1/4 app/4 GS/5.73 ERA (22.0 IP)/.281 OBA (25 hits)/13 BB/16 K)

JR LHP #23 Charlie Barnes (1-1/4 app/4 GS/0.69 ERA (26.0 IP)/.226 OBA (21 hits)/5 BB/31 K)

 

Game Two

SO RHP #34 Evan Sperling (3-1/4 app/4 GS/4.22 ERA (21.1 IP)/.203 OBA (15 hits)/7 BB/20 K)

*SO RHP #15 Alex Eubanks (2-1/4 app/4 GS/2.96 ERA (24.1 IP)/.221 OBA (21 hits)/6 BB/24 K)

 

Game Three

JR LHP #7 Adam Haseley (3-0/4 app/4 GS/2.16 ERA (25.0 IP)/.222 OBA (20 hits)/6 BB/20 K)

SR LHP #36 Pat Krall (2-0/4 app/4 GS/5.14 ERA (21.0 IP)/.333 OBA (28 hits)/5 BB/20 K)

 

Worth Noting

  • Clemson is 26-13 all-time on March 17 with a 12-2 mark at home.
  • The Tigers are 30-10 all-time on March 18 with a 13-1 mark at home.
  • Clemson is 30-14 all-time on March 19 with a 10-2 mark at home.

 

Tiger Career Stats vs. Virginia

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

Chris Williams        .333    1-1     3        2        1        0        1        1        0

Andrew Cox           .000    2-1     4        0        0        0        0        0        0        SH

Reed Rohlman        .000    1-1     4        0        0        0        0        0        0

Seth Beer               .000    1-1     3        0        0        0        1        1        0

Chase Pinder                   .000    1-1     3        1        0        1        1        1        0        SF

Adam Renwick       N/A    1-0     0        0        0        0        0        0        0

 

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

Patrick Andrews     0.00    2-0     0-0     1.2     1        0        0        0        1        .167

Alex Eubanks                   0.00    1-0     0-0     1.1     0        0        0        0        0        .000

Pat Krall                 4.50    1-0     1-0     2.0     2        1        1        0        1        .250

Charlie Barnes        4.76    1-1     0-0     5.2     6        3        3        2        5        .240

 

 

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