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Countdown to First Pitch: No. 4 Clemson at Georgia

Fourth-ranked Clemson travels to Athens, Ga., today to battle Georgia at 7 p.m. The Clemson Insider previews tonight’s game.

 

 

 

 

 

No. 4 Clemson (24-5) at Georgia (13-16)

Foley Field, Athens, Ga., Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Rankings:     Clemson – No. 4 D1/USA, No. 5 BA/CB           UGA – NR

The Series

Meetings:                   230 (first met in 1900)

Series Record:            Georgia leads 122-106-2

Record at UGA:           Georgia leads 69-47

Last Meeting(s):          Clemson swept two games in 2016 (11-6 at UGA/12-0 at Clemson)

  1. Lee: Lee leads 2-1 (2-0 at Clemson; 0-1 at CofC)

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

Road Record:              7-1 (13-11 in 2016)

Last Week:                 Won two of three games at Georgia Tech (11-6, 1-5, 13-6) last weekend after winning two midweek home games (8-0 vs. Furman & 6-5 in 11 vs. Winthrop)

2017 Batting Stats:      .276 (6.3 RPG) with 53 2B, 2 3B, 31 HR, 166 BB, 27 HBP, 205 K, 29-41 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:     2.85 ERA, .239 OBA (239 hits), 70 BB & 289 K in 268.0 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:     .969 (34 errors in 1110 chances)

The Bulldogs

Head Coach:               Scott Stricklin (4th season at UGA)

2016 Record:               27-30 (11-19, 5th East) – N/A – NR

Preseason:                 T-4th in SEC East (out of 7 teams)

Home Record:            8-10 (19-15 in 2016)

Last Week:                 Won two of three games at Tennessee (5-6, 7-5, 3-1) last weekend after beating Savannah State 12-3 last Tuesday

2017 Batting Stats:      .268 (5.0 RPG) with 47 2B, 3 3B, 22 HR, 94 BB, 34 HBP, 216 K, 15-23 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:     4.78 ERA, .252 OBA (251 hits), 125 BB & 260 K in 256.1 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:     .955 (50 errors in 1106 chances)

Projected Starting Lineups

Clemson

C        #27 Chris Williams (JR/.298 BA with 8 2B, 7 HR, & 29 RBI in 22 games in 2017)

1B      #6 Andrew Cox (*GR/.292 BA with 3 2B, 3 HR, & 15 RBI in 28 games in 2017)

2B      #9 Jordan Greene (SO/.273 BA with 4 2B, 7 RBI, & 12 R in 25 games in 2017)

SS      #8 Logan Davidson (FR/.278 BA with 5 2B, 4 HR, & 17 RBI in 29 games in 2017)

3B      #4 Grayson Byrd (*SO/.333 BA with 3 2B, 1 HR, & 10 RBI in 23 games in 2017)

LF      #28 Seth Beer (SO/.265 BA with 8 2B, 8 HR, & 24 RBI in 29 games in 2017)

CF      #5 Chase Pinder (JR/.303 BA with 8 2B, 17 RBI, & 26 R in 28 games in 2017)

RF      #13 Drew Wharton (JR/.278 BA with 1 2B, 3 RBI, & 2 R in 11 games in 2017

DH     #26 Reed Rohlman (*JR/.337 BA with 7 2B, 2 HR, & 14 RBI in 28 games in 2017)

Georgia

C        #8 Austin Biggar (FR/.200 BA with 4 2B, 2 HR, & 8 RBI in 25 games in 2017)

1B      #24 Adam Sasser (SO/.214 BA with 1 2B, 2 HR, & 5 RBI in 25 games in 2017)

2B      #11 Will Proctor (FR/.254 BA with 5 2B, 3 HR, & 11 RBI in 26 games in 2017)

SS      #7 Cam Shepherd (FR/.333 BA with 9 2B, 1 HR, & 14 RBI in 29 games in 2017)

3B      #22 Aaron Schunk (FR/.324 BA with 4 2B, 1 HR, & 16 RBI in 28 games in 2017)

LF      #32 Keegan McGovern (JR/.337 BA with 7 2B, 2 HR, & 10 RBI in 28 games in 2017)

CF      #1 Tucker Maxwell (FR/.200 BA with 3 2B, 2 HR, & 10 RBI in 25 games in 2017)

RF      #20 Will Campbell (JR/.241 BA with 4 2B, 3 HR, & 12 RBI in 25 games in 2017)

DH     #13 Michael Curry (SO/.310 BA with 6 2B, 5 HR, & 30 RBI in 29 games in 2017)

Projected Starting Pitchers

*GR RHP #22 Tyler Jackson (4-1/7 app/6 GS/4.24 ERA (34.0 IP)/.267 OBA (36 hits)/7 BB/37 K)

SO LHP #50 Ryan Avidano (2-0/8 app/0 GS/7.50 ERA (12.0 IP)/.255 OBA (13 hits)/7 BB/18 K)

Worth Noting

  • Clemson is 40-19 all-time on April 4 with a 13-8 mark on the road.
  • The Tigers are 399-371-7 all-time against current SEC programs (have faced every program but LSU and Missouri), including a 167-222-5 road record.
  • Coach Lee has faced six SEC programs (Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, & South Carolina). Lee is 13-18 all-time against current SEC teams (6-2 at CU, 7-16 at CofC).

Tiger Career Stats vs. Georgia

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

Seth Beer               .800    2-2     5        3        4        6        3        0        1        2 HBP

Chase Pinder                   .375    4-4     16      3        6        1        0        2        1        2-2 SB

Jordan Greene       .333    1-1     3        2        1        0        2        0        0

Robert Jolly           .333    3-0     3        0        1        1        0        1        0        2B

KJ Bryant               .286    2-2     7        2        2        1        1        2        0

Weston Jackson     .286    3-2     7        0        2        0        0        3        0

Chris Williams        .250    2-2     8        1        2        4        0        4        1        2B, SH

Reed Rohlman        .143    4-4     14      1        2        3        2        2        0        2B, HBP

Andrew Cox           .000    3-2     7        0        0        0        1        1        0

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

Drew Wharton        .000    2-0     1        0        0        0        0        1        0

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

Ryley Gilliam          0.00    2-1     1-0     5.2     1        0        0        2        1        .053

Brooks Crawford    0.00    1-0     0-0     2.2     1        2        0        1        2        .125

Alex Eubanks                   0.00    1-0     0-0     0.1     0        0        0        0        0        N/A

Pat Krall                 3.86    3-0     1-0     4.2     4        2        2        0        8        .222

Patrick Andrews     4.26    5-0     0-1     6.1     6        3        3        3        9        .240

Alex Schnell           5.40    2-0     0-0     1.2     0        1        1        2        1        .000

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

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

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