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Countdown to first pitch: No. 17 Wake Forest at No. 3 Clemson

Third-ranked Clemson will host No. 17 Wake Forest this weekend for a three-game series. Game 1 is today at 6:30 p.m at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

The Tigers come into the series ranked second in the ACC Standings behind Louisville.

Wake Forest (28-11, 12-6) at Clemson (31-7, 14-4)

The Series

Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.

Rankings:      WF – No. 17 BA/CB/USA, No. 18 D1       Clemson – No. 3 D1, No. 4 USA, No. 5 BA/CB

 

Meetings:                   188 (first met in 1901)

Series Record:             Clemson leads 130-57-1

Record at Clemson:     Clemson leads 65-21-1 (Clemson leads 53-10 at DKS)

Last Meeting(s):          Clemson won 2 of 3 games at Wake Forest in 2016 (4-6, 6-5, 13-8) and then won 5-4 at the ACC Baseball Championship in Durham

  1. Lee: Lee leads 3-1 (3-1 at CU)

The Demon Deacons

Head Coach:               Tom Walter (8th season at WF)

2016 Record:               35-27 (13-17; 6th Atlantic) – College Station Regional – NR

Preseason:                  5th in ACC Atlantic (out of 7 teams)

Road Record:              10-6 (12-16 in 2016)

Last Week:                  Lost 6-1 at home to Charlotte on Tuesday after sweeping three home games from Notre Dame last weekend (4-3, 13-7, 5-1)

2017 Batting Stats:       .315 (8.5 RPG) with 88 2B, 2 3B, 69 HR, 195 BB, 44 HBP, 322 K, 25-35 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:      3.98 ERA, .241 OBA (313 hits), 146 BB & 351 K in 348.0 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:      .973 (40 errors in 1469 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:             20-4 (26-9 in 2016)

Last Week:                  Beat Georgia 9-7 at home on Wednesday after dropping two of three games at Florida State last weekend (12-10, 3-7, 6-7)

2017 Batting Stats:       .283 (6.5 RPG) with 72 2B, 3 3B, 42 HR, 203 BB, 40 HBP, 270 K, 39-51 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:      3.02 ERA, .242 OBA (319 hits), 92 BB & 369 K in 349.0 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:      .968 (47 errors in 1448 chances)

Projected Starting Lineups

Wake Forest

C        #39 Ben Breazeale (SR/.361 BA with 12 2B, 5 HR, & 34 RBI in 36 games in 2017)

1B      #24 Gavin Sheets (JR/.325 BA with 9 2B, 13 HR, & 56 RBI in 39 games in 2017)

2B      #6 Jake Mueller (SO/.346 BA with 7 2B, 2 HR, & 23 RBI in 38 games in 2017)

SS      #17 Bruce Steel (*SO/.269 BA with 6 2B, 9 HR, & 25 RBI in 31 games in 2017)

3B      #2 Johnny Aiello (SO/.311 BA with 11 2B, 13 HR, & 34 RBI in 39 games in 2017)

LF      #11 Jonathan Pryor (SR/.384 BA with 16 2B, 3 HR, & 25 RBI in 39 games in 2017)

CF      #4 Stuart Fairchild (JR/.352 BA with 12 2B, 11 HR, & 41 RBI in 39 games in 2017)

RF      #13 Keegan Maronpot (JR/.230 BA with 3 2B, 7 HR, & 26 RBI in 38 games in 2017)

DH      #15 Logan Harvey (SO/.271 BA with 9 2B, 3 HR, & 23 RBI in 38 games in 2017)

Clemson

C        #27 Chris Williams (JR/.306 BA with 11 2B, 10 HR, & 40 RBI in 31 games in 2017)

1B      #6 Andrew Cox (*GR/.275 BA with 4 2B, 3 HR, & 20 RBI in 37 games in 2017)

2B      #9 Jordan Greene (SO/.270 BA with 7 2B, 13 RBI, & 14 R in 34 games in 2017)

SS      #8 Logan Davidson (FR/.280 BA with 6 2B, 6 HR, & 26 RBI in 38 games in 2017)

3B      #4 Grayson Byrd (*SO/.297 BA with 4 2B, 1 HR, & 12 RBI in 32 games in 2017)

LF      #26 Reed Rohlman (*JR/.373 BA with 11 2B, 3 HR, & 18 RBI in 37 games in 2017)

CF      #5 Chase Pinder (JR/.307 BA with 9 2B, 19 RBI, & 36 R in 37 games in 2017)

RF      #28 Seth Beer (SO/.284 BA with 10 2B, 12 HR, & 35 RBI in 38 games in 2017)

DH      #12 Robert Jolly (JR/.350 BA with 6 2B, 1 HR, & 12 RBI in 24 games in 2017)

Projected Starting Pitchers

Game One

SR RHP #36 Parker Dunshee (7-1/9 app/9 GS/3.99 ERA (56.1 IP)/.247 OBA (53 hits)/15 BB/68 K)

JR LHP #23 Charlie Barnes (4-2/9 app/9 GS/2.30 ERA (58.2 IP)/.227 OBA (48 hits)/12 BB/71 K)

Game Two

JR RHP #1 Donnie Sellers (3-2/9 app/9 GS/4.35 ERA (49.2 IP)/.258 OBA (48 hits)/12 BB/32 K)

*SO RHP #15 Alex Eubanks (5-3/9 app/9 GS/3.90 ERA (55.1 IP)/.243 OBA (52 hits)/9 BB/55 K)

Game Three

SR RHP #3 Connor Johnstone (5-0/9 app/9 GS/2.87 ERA (59.2 IP)/.210 OBA (45 hits)/19 BB/46 K)

SR LHP #36 Pat Krall (6-0/9 app/9 GS/2.77 ERA (52.0 IP)/.284 OBA (58 hits)/15 BB/41 K)

Worth Noting

  • Clemson is 37-22-1 all-time on April 21 with a 20-9 mark at home.
  • The Tigers are 34-23 all-time on April 22 with a 15-5 mark at home.
  • Clemson is 31-21 all-time on April 23 with a 19-10 mark at home.

Tiger Career Stats vs. Wake Forest

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

Robert Jolly            .455    3-3     11      1        5        2        2        1        0

Seth Beer               .357    4-4     14      5        5        8        2        0        4        3 HBP, SF

Reed Rohlman         .300    7-7     30      4        9        0        3        5        0        2 2B

Andrew Cox            .286    8-6     21      2        6        3        1        6        0        2B, SF, 1-1 SB

Chase Pinder          .280    7-7     25      8        7        4        4        6        2        2B, 3 HBP

Chris Williams         .000    2-2     7        0        0        0        1        3        0        HBP, 1-1 SB

Adam Renwick        .000    4-1     5        1        0        0        0        4        0        HBP

Drew Wharton        .000    2-1     4        0        0        0        0        1        0

Jordan Greene        .000    1-0     1        1        0        0        1        0        0

KJ Bryant               N/A    3-0     0        1        0        0        0        0        0

 

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

Patrick Andrews      0.00    4-0     0-0     5.1     4        0        0        1        2        .190

Brooks Crawford     2.08    2-0     1-0     4.1     3        1        1        1        2        .176

Pat Krall                 2.45    2-0     2-0     7.1     6        2        2        1        4        .231

Paul Campbell         2.70    1-0     0-0     3.1     5        1        1        0        4        .333

Alex Schnell            3.86    1-0     0-0     2.1     2        1        1        2        3        .222

Charlie Barnes        8.53    1-1     0-1     6.1     6        6        6        2        9        .240

Alex Eubanks           15.88  2-2     0-0     5.2     12      10      10      3        6        .444

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