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Countdown to First Pitch: College of Charleston

No. 3 Clemson hosts College of Charleston Tuesday night at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.  TCI previews the Palmetto showdown.

 

 

 

 

College of Charleston (20-20) @ #3 Clemson (33-8)

Doug Kingsmore Stadium v Clemson, SC v Tuesday, 6:30PM

Rankings:     CofC – NR     Clemson – #3 D1/USA, #5 CB, #6 BA

 

The Series

Meetings:                   28 (first met in 1899)

Series Record:            Clemson leads 26-2

Record at Clemson:     Clemson leads 18-2 (Clemson leads 14-2 at DKS)

Last Meeting(s):          Clemson won 8-4 at CofC on March 18 after teams split two meetings at Clemson in 2016 (CU 13-4, CofC 11-4)

  1. Lee: Lee leads 2-1 (2-1 at CU)

 

The Cougars

Head Coach:               Matt Heath (2nd season at CofC)

2016 Record:               31-26-1 (12-12, 6th CAA) – N/A – NR

Preseason:                 3rd in Colonial Athletic Association (out of 9 teams)

Road Record:              7-10 (9-15 in 2016)

Last Week:                 Swept three home games from Towson (16-3, 5-0, 8-1) over the weekend after dropping an 8-5 home game to Coastal Carolina last Wednesday

 

2017 Batting Stats:      .285 (6.5 RPG) with 74 2B, 10 3B, 34 HR, 202 BB, 42 HBP, 316 K, 24-34 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:     5.42 ERA, .302 OBA (425 hits), 97 BB & 314 K in 353.2 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:     .973 (40 errors in 1503 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:            22-5 (26-9 in 2016)

Last Week:                 Won two of three home games over #17 Wake Forest (8-7, 11-0, 3-8) over the weekend after beating Georgia 9-7 at home last Tuesday

 

2017 Batting Stats:      .285 (6.6 RPG) with 77 2B, 3 3B, 45 HR, 215 BB, 43 HBP, 286 K, 40-52 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:     3.09 ERA, .245 OBA (350 hits), 100 BB & 396 K in 376.0 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:     .968 (50 errors in 1568 chances)

 

Projected Starting Lineups

College of Charleston

C        #17 Erven Roper (SR/.304 BA with 10 2B, 7 HR, & 31 RBI in 39 games in 2017)

1B      #11 Ari Sechopoulos (FR/.233 BA with 3 2B, 4 HR, & 14 RBI in 29 games in 2017)

2B      #5 Dupree Hart (SO/.228 BA with 8 2B, 1 3B, & 19 RBI in 40 games in 2017)

SS      #1 Luke Manzo (SO/.347 BA with 4 2B, 1 HR, & 16 RBI in 39 games in 2017)

3B      #2 Tommy Richter (JR/.389 BA with 6 2B, 2 3B, & 16 RBI in 34 games in 2017)

LF      #34 Logan McRae (*SO/.333 BA with 9 2B, 12 HR, & 48 RBI in 39 games in 2017)

CF      #3 Bradley Dixon (*SO/.278 BA with 13 2B, 1 3B, & 22 RBI in 40 games in 2017)

RF      #40 Joey Mundy (JR/.282 BA with 5 2B, 3 HR, & 24 RBI in 37 games in 2017)

DH     #9 Danny Wondrack (SO/.223 BA with 6 2B, 3 HR, & 21 RBI in 31 games in 2017)

 

Clemson

C        #27 Chris Williams (JR/.280 BA with 11 2B, 10 HR, & 42 RBI in 34 games in 2017)

1B      #6 Andrew Cox (*GR/.279 BA with 5 2B, 3 HR, & 21 RBI in 40 games in 2017)

2B      #9 Jordan Greene (SO/.281 BA with 7 2B, 13 RBI, & 34 R in 37 games in 2017)

SS      #8 Logan Davidson (FR/.279 BA with 7 2B, 7 HR, & 31 RBI in 41 games in 2017)

3B      #4 Grayson Byrd (*SO/.297 BA with 4 2B, 1 HR, & 13 RBI in 35 games in 2017)

LF      #26 Reed Rohlman (*JR/.400 BA with 12 2B, 3 HR, & 21 RBI in 40 games in 2017)

CF      #5 Chase Pinder (JR/.320 BA with 9 2B, 2 HR, & 22 RBI in 40 games in 2017)

RF      #28 Seth Beer (SO/.277 BA with 11 2B, 12 HR, & 38 RBI in 41 games in 2017)

DH     #12 Robert Jolly (JR/.329 BA with 7 2B, 1 HR, & 12 RBI in 27 games in 2017)

 

Projected Starting Pitchers

JR RHP #21 Tucker White (1-4/13 app/4 GS/5.04 ERA (30.1 IP)/.300 OBA (36 hits)/9 BB/31 K)

*GR RHP #22 Tyler Jackson (6-1/11 app/9 GS/3.76 ERA (52.2 IP)/.262 OBA (55 hits)/7 BB/53 K)

 

Worth Noting

  • Clemson is 36-21-1 all-time on April 25 with a 22-11 mark at home.
  • Head Coach Monte Lee spent seven seasons as the head coach at College of Charleston before coming to Tigertown. Lee was 276-145 (including 1-4 vs. Clemson) during that time with four trips to the NCAA Tournament (three regionals and one super regional).
  • Lee also spent four seasons as a player for the Cougars (1996-99). He hit .333 with 50 doubles, six triples, 22 homers, 150 RBI, 156 runs, and had 66 steals in his career. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 39th round of the 1999 draft (the first CofC position player ever drafted) and was an inaugural member of the Cougar Baseball Wall of Fame in 2004.
  • Clemson has faced six of the nine programs in the CAA (missing Hofstra, Northeastern, and Towson). The Tigers are 104-20 all-time against those schools, including a 80-13 mark at home.
  • Coach Lee spent two years in the CAA while at CofC so he has faced every member of the conference, including the Cougars last season. Lee is 61-28 against the programs, including an 8-1 mark at Clemson.

 

Tiger Career Stats vs. CofC

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

Patrick Cromwell    1.000  1-0     1        0        1        0        0        0        0

Weston Jackson     1.000  1-0     1        0        1        1        0        0        0

Jordan Greene       .417    3-3     12      2        5        0        1        1        0        2B

Chris Williams        .333    3-2     9        3        3        3        1        1        2

Logan Davidson      .333    1-1     3        2        1        2        1        0        1

Robert Jolly           .300    4-3     10      4        3        1        2        2        0        2B

Chase Pinder                   .286    3-3     14      4        4        5        0        1        0        2 2B, HBP

Reed Rohlman        .286    5-5     14      3        4        1        0        2        0        2B, HBP

Seth Beer               .200    3-3     10      1        2        2        2        2        1        SF, HBP

Andrew Cox           .111    3-2     9        1        1        0        0        1        0

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

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

 

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

Ryley Gilliam          0.00    2-0     0-0     2.0     0        0        0        0        1        .000

Charlie Barnes        0.00    1-0     0-0     1.0     2        0        0        0        1        .400

Paul Campbell        0.00    1-0     0-0     1.0     1        0        0        0        1        .200

Ryan Miller             0.00    1-0     0-0     0.2     0        0        0        0        1        .000

Brooks Crawford    4.15    2-1     0-0     4.1     4        2        2        1        2        .250

Jacob Hennessy     5.40    1-0     0-0     1.2     2        1        1        0        2        .286

Patrick Andrews     8.10    2-0     1-0     3.1     2        3        3        2        3        .182

Tyler Jackson                  11.42  3-2     1-2     8.2     19      11      11      3        5        .452

Alex Eubanks                   13.50  1-0     0-0     0.2     4        5        1        2        0        .571

Alex Schnell           N/A    1-0     0-0     0.0     1        2        0        0        0        .333

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

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