Countdown to First Pitch: No. 2 Louisville at No. 7 Clemson

Countdown to First Pitch: No. 2 Louisville at No. 7 Clemson

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Countdown to First Pitch: No. 2 Louisville at No. 7 Clemson

No. 2 Louisville visits No. 7 Clemson for a three-game series that begins today at 1 p.m. at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

 

 

 

 

 

No. 2 Louisville (43-6, 20-4) at No. 7 Clemson (37-12, 16-8)

Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Clemson, S.C.

Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, noon (ESPN2)

Rankings:      Louisville – No. 2 BA/CB/D1/USA     Clemson – No. 7 USA, No. 8 D1, No. 9 CB, No. 11 BA

The Series

Meetings:                     14 (first met in 1970

Series Record:              Clemson leads 9-5

Record at Clemson:      Clemson leads 7-2 (Clemson leads 7-2 at DKS)

Last Meeting(s):           Louisville swept three games at Louisville (15-2, 7-2, 9-8) while Clemson won 5-3 at the ACC Baseball Championship in Durham

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

The Cardinals

Head Coach:                Dan McDonnell (11th season at Louisville)

2016 Record:               50-14 (22-8; 1st Atlantic) – Louisville Super Regional – #10 USA, #11 BA/CB/D1

Preseason:                   2nd in ACC Atlantic (out of 7 teams); 1 vote for overall ACC Champion

Road Record:               11-4 (13-9 in 2016)

Last Week:                   Beat Vanderbilt 6-2 at home on Tuesday after sweeping three games at Notre Dame (2-0, 5-1, 9-4) last weekend

2017 Batting Stats:      .295 (7.5 RPG) with 95 2B, 16 3B, 53 HR, 231 BB, 65 HBP, 285 K, 74-93 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:     2.58 ERA, .212 OBA (339 hits), 153 BB & 461 K in 443.0 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:     .980 (37 errors in 1825 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:              25-6 (26-9 in 2016)

Last Week:                   Beat Furman 10-5 at Fluor Field on Tuesday after winning two of three home games from Nevada last weekend (5-2, 5-7, 9-4)

2017 Batting Stats:      .286 (6.4 RPG) with 94 2B, 6 3B, 53 HR, 244 BB, 53 HBP, 331 K, 43-58 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:     3.12 ERA, .246 OBA (417 hits), 114 BB & 455 K in 446.2 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:     .969 (58 errors in 1869 chances)

Projected Starting Lineups

Louisville

C        #42 Colby Fitch (JR/.250 BA with 8 2B, 8 HR, & 35 RBI in 49 games in 2017)

1B      #10 Drew Ellis (SO/.384 BA with 16 2B, 13 HR, & 45 RBI in 49 games in 2017

2B      #7 Devin Mann (SO/.278 BA with 8 2B, 7 HR, & 36 RBI in 48 games in 2017)

SS       #29 Devin Hairston (JR/.330 BA with 14 2B, 3 HR, & 46 RBI in 49 games in 2017)

3B      #2 Tyler Fitzgerald (FR/.224 BA with 6 2B, 1 3B, & 11 RBI in 39 games in 2017)

LF       #25 Josh Stowers (SO/.290 BA with 8 2B, 3 HR, & 19 RBI in 49 games in 2017)

CF      #24 Logan Taylor (SR/.289 BA with 10 2B, 2 3B, & 32 RBI in 45 games in 2017)

RF      #35 Colin Lyman (SR/.275 BA with 6 2B, 1 HR, & 26 RBI in 49 games in 2017)

DH      #38 Brendan McKay (JR/.379 BA with 10 2B, 15 HR, & 46 RBI in 48 games in 2017)

Clemson

C        #49 Kyle Wilkie (FR/.222 BA with 1 3B & 3 RBI in 10 games in 2017)

1B      #6 Andrew Cox (*GR/.275 BA with 6 2B, 3 HR, & 24 RBI in 48 games in 2017)

2B      #9 Jordan Greene (SO/.284 BA with 8 2B, 16 RBI, & 18 R in 45 games in 2017)

SS       #8 Logan Davidson (FR/.273 BA with 7 2B, 8 HR, & 33 RBI in 49 games in 2017)

3B      #4 Grayson Byrd (*SO/.292 BA with 4 2B, 1 HR, & 17 RBI in 43 games in 2017)

LF       #26 Reed Rohlman (*JR/.398 BA with 17 2B, 5 HR, & 28 RBI in 48 games in 2017)

CF      #5 Chase Pinder (JR/.295 BA with 10 2B, 4 HR, & 25 RBI in 48 games in 2017)

RF      #28 Seth Beer (SO/.288 BA with 16 2B, 12 HR, & 41 RBI in 49 games in 2017)

DH      #27 Chris Williams (JR/.296 BA with 13 2B, 13 HR, & 47 RBI in 39 games in 2017)

Projected Starting Pitchers

Game One

JR LHP #38 Brendan McKay (7-3/11 app/11 GS/1.92 ERA (75.0 IP)/.160 OBA (41 hits)/20 BB/103 K)

JR LHP #23 Charlie Barnes (5-3/12 app/12 GS/2.93 ERA (76.2 IP)/.234 OBA (65 hits)/17 BB/89 K)

Game Two

JR RHP #19 Kade McClure (6-1/12 app/12 GS/3.07 ERA (67.1 IP)/.221 OBA (54 hits)/25 BB/73 K)

*SO RHP #15 Alex Eubanks (6-4/12 app/12 GS/3.76 ERA (76.2 IP)/.248 OBA (74 hits)/10 BB/79 K)

Game Three

FR LHP #8 Nick Bennett (4-0/12 app/10 GS/2.42 ERA (52.0 IP)/.230 OBA (43 hits)/11 BB/48 K)

SR LHP #36 Pat Krall (7-1/12 app/12 GS/2.49 ERA (72.1 IP)/.259 OBA (73 hits)/20 BB/53 K)

Worth Noting

  • Clemson is 29-18-1 all-time on May 12 with a 13-5-1 mark at home.
  • The Tigers are 37-15 all-time on May 13 with a 17-3 mark at home.
  • Clemson is 25-25 all-time on May 14 with an 8-6 mark at home.
  • Louisville has won both regular-season series between the teams since the Cardinals joined the ACC, but the Tigers have won both meetings in the ACC Baseball Championship.

Tiger Career Stats vs. Louisville

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

KJ Bryant                .667   2-2     6        2        4        1        1        1        0          2B

Seth Beer                .333   4-4     12      1        4        4        3        1        1          2 HBP

Robert Jolly            .333   4-1     6        0        2        2        1        0        0

Chase Pinder           .261   7-7     23      2        6        3        6        4        0          2B, 2 HBP

Reed Rohlman        .258   8-8     31      4        8        12      3        4        2          SF, 1-1 SB

Adam Renwick        .167   4-2     6        0        1        0        0        3        0

Jordan Greene        .167   3-3     6        2        1        0        1        1        0          2B, SH

Chris Williams         .143   4-4     14      0        2        1        0        4        0          SH, SF

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

Patrick Andrews      0.00   1-0     0-0     0.1     0        0        0        0        0          .000

Pat Krall ^              2.61   7-0     0-1     10.1   17      6        3        2        3          .362

Charlie Barnes        3.86   2-1     0-1     7.0     9        5        3        0        4          .310

Alex Eubanks          8.31   1-1     0-0     4.1     7        6        4        1        1          .318

Alex Schnell            9.00   1-0     0-0     3.0     2        3        3        0        0          .222

Brooks Crawford     9.00   1-0     0-0     1.0     1        1        1        0        0          .250

Paul Campbell        81.00  1-0     0-0     0.2     5        6        6        0        1          .714

^ – has two saves.

* Pat Krall played at Temple in 2014.

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