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Countdown to First Pitch: NC State

No. 12 Clemson travels to NC State for the final series of the regular season.  The Tigers are looking for a few wins to cement a regional host.

 

 

 

 

#12 Clemson (38-15, 16-11) @ NC State (31-21, 14-13)

Doak Field v Raleigh, NC

Thursday, 6:00PM v Friday, 6:30PM v Saturday, 1:00PM

Rankings:      Clemson – #12 USA, #13 D1, #14 BA/CB           NC State – NR

 

The Series

Meetings:                     197 (first met in 1921)

Series Record:              Clemson leads 116-80-1

Record at NC State:     Clemson leads 43-30

Last Meeting(s):           Clemson won 2 of 3 games at Clemson in 2016 (10-5, 9-20, 2-1)

  1. Lee: Lee leads 3-1 (2-1 at CU; 1-0 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:               10-6 (13-11 in 2016)

Last Week:                   Beat #24 Coastal Carolina 11-8 at home on Tuesday after being swept in three home games by #2 Louisville (2-4, 4-6, 4-6) last weekend

 

2017 Batting Stats:      .286 (6.3 RPG) with 99 2B, 6 3B, 61 HR, 259 BB, 55 HBP, 364 K, 46-63 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:     3.26 ERA, .249 OBA (458 hits), 121 BB & 487 K in 482.2 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:     .970 (61 errors in 2026 chances)

 

The Wolfpack

Head Coach:                Elliott Avent (21st season at NC State)

2016 Record:               38-22 (15-13; 3rd Atlantic) – Raleigh Regional – #17 D1, #20 CB/USA, #25 BA

Preseason:                   4th in ACC Atlantic (out of 7 teams)/1 vote (of 14) for overall champion

Home Record:              18-10 (24-9 in 2016)

Last Week:                   Swept three games at Pittsburgh (7-4, 8-6, 14-6) last weekend

 

2017 Batting Stats:      .278 (6.1 RPG) with 122 2B, 9 3B, 53 HR, 192 BB, 35 HBP, 363 K, 31-44 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:     3.83 ERA, .246 OBA (415 hits), 221 BB & 413 K in 461.0 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:     .975 (49 errors in 1985 chances)

 

Projected Starting Lineups

Clemson

C        #12 Robert Jolly (JR/.284 BA with 9 2B, 1 HR, & 14 RBI in 37 games in 2017)

1B      #6 Andrew Cox (*GR/.286 BA with 7 2B, 4 HR, & 25 RBI in 52 games in 2017)

2B      #9 Jordan Greene (SO/.288 BA with 8 2B, 16 RBI, & 18 R in 49 games in 2017)

SS       #8 Logan Davidson (FR/.270 BA with 7 2B, 10 HR, & 35 RBI in 53 games in 2017)

3B      #4 Grayson Byrd (*SO/.288 BA with 4 2B, 1 HR, & 17 RBI in 47 games in 2017)

LF       #26 Reed Rohlman (*JR/.387 BA with 18 2B, 6 HR, & 30 RBI in 52 games in 2017)

CF      #5 Chase Pinder (JR/.315 BA with 12 2B, 6 HR, & 30 RBI in 52 games in 2017)

RF      #28 Seth Beer (SO/.293 BA with 16 2B, 13 HR, & 47 RBI in 53 games in 2017)

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

 

NC State

C        #2 Andy Cosgrove (JR/.288 BA with 9 2B, 4 HR, & 13 RBI in 37 games in 2017)

1B      #7 Stephen Pitarra (JR/.298 BA with 8 2B, 17 RBI, & 29 R in 43 games in 2017)

2B      #8 Will Wilson (FR/.287 BA with 17 2B, 6 HR, & 39 RBI in 52 games in 2017)

SS       #3 Joe Dunand (JR/.285 BA with 10 2B, 16 HR, & 47 RBI in 52 games in 2017)

3B      #18 Evan Mendoza (JR/.254 BA with 10 2B, 4 HR, & 27 RBI in 52 games in 2017)

LF       #6 Brett Kinneman (SO/.290 BA with 14 2B, 8 HR, & 34 RBI in 51 games in 2017)

CF      #15 Josh McLain (JR/.320 BA with 19 2B, 4 HR, & 27 RBI in 52 games in 2017)

RF      #13 Brock Deatherage (JR/.218 BA with 6 2B, 2 HR, & 15 RBI in 52 games in 2017)

DH      #12 Brad Debo (FR/.347 BA with 15 2B, 4 HR, & 39 RBI in 47 games in 2017)

 

Projected Starting Pitchers

Game One

JR LHP #23 Charlie Barnes (5-4/13 app/13 GS/2.83 ERA (82.2 IP)/.240 OBA (72 hits)/20 BB/94 K)

*SR RHP #33 Johnny Piedmonte (6-0/11 app/5 GS/1.66 ERA (48.2 IP)/.195 OBA (33 hits)/12 BB/37 K)

 

Game Two

*SO RHP #15 Alex Eubanks (6-4/13 app/13 GS/3.76 ERA (83.2 IP)/.248 OBA (81 hits)/10 BB/87 K)

JR LHP #38 Brian Brown (3-1/11 app/10 GS/3.29 ERA (54.2 IP)/.236 OBA (45 hits)/29 BB/51 K)

 

Game Three

Neither team has named a starter for game three

 

Worth Noting

  • Clemson is 16-9 all-time on May 18 with an 1-4 mark on the road.
  • The Tigers are 12-11 all-time on May 19 with a 4-4 mark on the road.
  • Clemson is 13-9-1 all-time on May 20 with a 3-3 mark on the road.
  • The Tigers and Wolfpack have played at least two games against each other every season since 1954.

 

Tiger Career Stats vs. NC State

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

Robert Jolly            .800   4-1     5        2        4        2        2        0        0          1-1 SB

Drew Wharton         .667   2-0     3        1        2        1        0        0        0

Adam Renwick        .500   1-0     2        1        1        0        0        0        0

Andrew Cox            .333   5-4     15      2        5        1        1        4        0          1-2 SB

Seth Beer                .333   3-3     9        1        3        3        5        2        0          2B

Chris Williams         .333   2-2     6        1        2        2        1        1        1          SF

Weston Jackson      .333   2-0     3        0        1        0        0        0        0

Reed Rohlman        .304   6-6     23      4        7        2        3        1        1          2B

Chase Pinder           .294   6-6     17      4        5        3        4        3        0          2 HBP, SF

KJ Bryant                .200   3-2     5        0        1        0        0        0        0

Jordan Greene        .000   3-3     7        0        0        1        3        4        0

 

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

Patrick Andrews      0.00   3-0     0-0     3.2     2        0        0        1        3          .154

Pat Krall                 0.93   2-1     1-0     9.2     6        1        1        3        6          .188

Alex Eubanks ^       3.00   1-0     0-0     3.0     4        1        1        1        1          .308

Charlie Barnes        6.00   1-1     1-0     6.0     7        4        4        2        6          .269

Paul Campbell        19.29  2-0     0-0     2.1     4        5        5        1        5          .364

Ryley Gilliam                    27.00  1-1     0-1     2.0     5        6        6        3          2        .455

Alex Schnell            40.50  2-0     0-0     2.0     9        9        9        2        0          .692

^ – has one save.

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

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