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Countdown to First Pitch: Coastal Carolina

The defending champs visit Doug Kingsmore Tuesday night for the final regular season game of the year.

 

 

 

#24 Coastal Carolina (34-17-1) @ #12 Clemson (37-15)

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

Rankings:      CCU – #24 CB          Clemson – #12 USA, #13 D1, #14 BA/CB

The Series

Meetings:                     52 (first met in 1986)

Series Record:              Clemson leads 43-9

Record at Clemson:      Clemson leads 31-6 (Clemson leads 31-6 at DKS)

Last Meeting(s):           Coastal Carolina won 9-5 at Coastal Carolina in 2015

  1. Lee: Lee leads 11-6 (11-6 at CofC)

 

The Chanticleers

Head Coach:                Gary Gilmore (22nd season at CCU)

2016 Record:               55-18 (21-3, 1st Big South) – National Champions – #1 BA/CB/D1/USA

Preseason:                   1st in Sun Belt East (out of 6 teams)

Road Record:               15-5 (16-9 in 2016)

Last Week:                   Swept three games at #24 UT-Arlington (5-4, 4-1, 5-0) over the weekend after splitting midweek home games with UNC Wilmington (13-6) on Tuesday and College of Charleston (5-6) on Wednesday

 

2017 Batting Stats:      .283 (6.7 RPG) with 81 2B, 10 3B, 62 HR, 257 BB, 42 HBP, 423 K, 84-107 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:     4.19 ERA, .267 OBA (483 hits), 194 BB & 439 K in 470.2 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:     .971 (56 errors in 1953 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:              25-9 (26-9 in 2016)

Last Week:                   Swept in three home games versus #2 Louisville (2-4, 4-6, 4-6) over the weekend after beating Furman 10-5 at Fluor Field last Tuesday

 

2017 Batting Stats:      .285 (6.2 RPG) with 97 2B, 6 3B, 57 HR, 255 BB, 54 HBP, 354 K, 45-62 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:     3.17 ERA, .248 OBA (446 hits), 120 BB & 480 K in 473.2 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:     .969 (61 errors in 1989 chances)

 

Projected Starting Lineups

Coastal Carolina

C        #16 Matt Beaird (JR/.264 BA with 6 2B, 2 HR, & 19 RBI in 48 games in 2017)

1B      #19 Kevin Woodall, Jr. (JR/.251 BA with 9 2B, 17 HR, & 55 RBI in 52 games in 2017)

2B      #8 Wood Myers (JR/.328 BA with 11 2B, 5 HR, & 39 RBI in 48 games in 2017)

SS       #11 Jordan Gore (*JR/.313 BA with 10 2B, 3 HR, & 28 RBI in 52 games in 2017)

3B      #26 Seth Lancaster (JR/.257 BA with 10 2B, 5 HR, & 27 RBI in 52 games in 2017)

LF       #1 Cory Wood (FR/.294 BA with 3 2B, 3 HR, & 24 RBI in 41 games in 2017)

CF      #17 Billy Cooke (JR/.341 BA with 14 2B, 9 HR, & 36 RBI in 51 games in 2017)

RF      #24 Dalton Ewing (JR/.273 BA with 5 2B, 7 HR, & 25 RBI in 39 games in 2017)

DH      #13 Peyton Isaacson (SO/.240 BA with 6 2B, 2 HR, & 29 RBI in 50 games in 2017)

 

Clemson

C        #49 Kyle Wilkie (FR/.172 BA with 1 3B & 4 RBI in 13 games in 2017)

1B      #6 Andrew Cox (*GR/.288 BA with 7 2B, 4 HR, & 25 RBI in 51 games in 2017)

2B      #9 Jordan Greene (SO/.289 BA with 8 2B, 16 RBI, & 18 R in 48 games in 2017)

SS       #8 Logan Davidson (FR/.269 BA with 7 2B, 9 HR, & 34 RBI in 52 games in 2017)

3B      #4 Grayson Byrd (*SO/.285 BA with 4 2B, 1 HR, & 17 RBI in 46 games in 2017)

LF       #26 Reed Rohlman (*JR/.388 BA with 18 2B, 5 HR, & 28 RBI in 51 games in 2017)

CF      #5 Chase Pinder (JR/.313 BA with 11 2B, 6 HR, & 30 RBI in 51 games in 2017)

RF      #28 Seth Beer (SO/.284 BA with 16 2B, 12 HR, & 42 RBI in 52 games in 2017)

DH      #27 Chris Williams (JR/.278 BA with 13 2B, 13 HR, & 48 RBI in 42 games in 2017)

 

Projected Starting Pitchers

FR LHP #32 Anthony Veneziano (2-2/12 app/8 GS/7.01 ERA (34.2 IP)/.279 OBA (39 hits)/22 BB/38 K)

*GR RHP #22 Tyler Jackson (8-1/16 app/11 GS/3.71 ERA (68.0 IP)/.260 OBA (71 hits)/9 BB/63 K)

 

Worth Noting

  • Clemson is 21-17 all-time on May 16 with a 3-3 mark at home.
  • Clemson has faced nine of the 12 programs currently in the Sun Belt (missing Arkansas-Little Rock, Georgia State, and Louisiana-Monroe). The Tigers are 132-50-1 all-time against those schools, including an 83-24 mark at home.
  • Coach Lee has faced only four of the 12 programs currently in the Sun Belt (Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, and South Alabama). Lee is 39-26 against those programs, including a 2-1 mark at Clemson (series win at Georgia Southern).

 

Tiger Career Stats vs. Coastal Carolina

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

Chase Pinder           .500   1-1     4        2        2        1        0        0        0

Andrew Cox            .400   2-1     5        1        2        0        0        2        0

Reed Rohlman        .200   1-1     5        0        1        1        0        0        0

Weston Jackson      .143   7-6     21      2        3        2        1        7        1          HBP, SH, 2-2 SB

 

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

Pat Krall                 0.00   1-0     0-0     4.2     3        2        0        2        4          .150

Patrick Andrews      3.48   1-0     0-1     1.1     2        4        4        1        2          .333

Alex Schnell            36.00  1-0     0-0     1.0     4        4        4        1        2          .500

Paul Campbell        81.00  1-1     0-1     2.0     4        3        3        0        0          .400

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

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