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Countdown to First Pitch: Virginia vs. Clemson

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Fourteenth-ranked Clemson battles No. 10 Virginia in a game that is critical to the Tigers’ chances of hosting a regional next week in the NCAA Tournament.

 

 

 

 

Clemson (39-18) vs. Virginia (41-14)

Jim Patterson Stadium, Louisville, Ky.,  Today at noon

Rankings:      CU – No. 14 USA, No. 17 BA/CB, No. 18 D1                   UVA – No. 10 USA, No. 11 BA/CB, No. 12 D1

 

The Series

Meetings:                     160 (first met in 1955)

Series Record:              Clemson leads 107-53

Record at Neutral:       Clemson leads 11-8 (Clemson leads 11-8 in ACC Championship)

Last Meeting(s):           Clemson won 2 of 3 games at Clemson in 2017 (0-2, 7-6, 12-1)

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

 

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

Neutral Record:           2-1 (5-0 in 2016)

This Week:                   Lost 6-3 to Duke on Tuesday at Louisville Slugger Field

 

2017 Batting Stats:      .287 (6.4 RPG) with 110 2B, 6 3B, 68 HR, 281 BB, 58 HBP, 393 K, 48-66 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:     3.43 ERA, .254 OBA (501 hits), 134 BB & 526 K in 516.2 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:     .970 (65 errors in 2177 chances)

 

The Cavaliers

Head Coach:                Brian O’Connor (14th season at Virginia)

2016 Record:               38-22 (19-11, 2nd Coastal) – Charlottesville Regional – #17 CB, #21 BA/D1, #22 USA

Preseason:                   2nd in ACC Coastal Division (7 teams)

Neutral Record:           2-1 (3-2 in 2016)

This Week:                   Lost 4-3 to Duke on Thursday at Louisville Slugger Field

 

2017 Batting Stats:      .323 (7.9 RPG) with 94 2B, 18 3B, 59 HR, 242 BB, 60 HBP, 207 K, 75-89 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:     4.08 ERA, .234 OBA (427 hits), 220 BB & 459 K in 488.0 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:     .974 (53 errors in 2043 chances)

 

Projected Starting Lineups

Clemson

C        #49 Kyle Wilkie (FR/.194 BA with 1 3B, 4 RBI, & 3 R in 18 games in 2017)

1B      #6 Andrew Cox (*GR/.296 BA with 8 2B, 6 HR, & 32 RBI in 56 games in 2017)

2B      #9 Jordan Greene (SO/.274 BA with 8 2B, 17 RBI, & 20 R in 53 games in 2017)

SS       #8 Logan Davidson (FR/.270 BA with 8 2B, 11 HR, & 37 RBI in 57 games in 2017)

3B      #4 Grayson Byrd (*SO/.294 BA with 5 2B, 1 HR, & 19 RBI in 51 games in 2017)

LF       #26 Reed Rohlman (*JR/.377 BA with 21 2B, 6 HR, & 33 RBI in 56 games in 2017)

CF      #5 Chase Pinder (JR/.318 BA with 14 2B, 7 HR, & 31 RBI in 55 games in 2017)

RF      #15 Weston Jackson (*GR/.248 BA with 3 2B, 6 HR, & 25 RBI in 45 games in 2017)

DH      #28 Seth Beer (SO/.297 BA with 17 2B, 14 HR, & 50 RBI in 57 games in 2017)

 

Virginia

C        #5 Caleb Knight (JR/.340 BA with 5 2B, 4 HR, & 20 RBI in 38 games in 2017)

1B      #10 Pavin Smith (JR/.347 BA with 11 2B, 12 HR, & 70 RBI in 55 games in 2017)

2B      #19 Andy Weber (SO/.250 BA with 5 2B, 2 HR, & 41 RBI in 48 games in 2017)

SS       #4 Ernie Clement (JR/.313 BA with 5 2B, 2 HR, & 31 RBI in 54 games in 2017)

3B      #32 Nate Eikhoff (SO/.283 BA with 6 2B, 1 HR, & 15 RBI in 43 games in 2017)

LF       #31 Jake McCarthy (SO/.338 BA with 11 2B, 5 HR, & 35 RBI in 55 games in 2017)

CF      #7 Adam Haseley (JR/.399 BA with 15 2B, 14 HR, & 53 RBI in 54 games in 2017)

RF      #20 Cameron Simmons (SO/.365 BA with 13 2B, 8 HR, & 54 RBI in 54 games in 2017)

DH      #8 Robbie Coman (GR/.352 BA with 10 2B, 5 HR, & 37 RBI in 48 games in 2017)

 

Projected Starting Pitchers

SR LHP #36 Pat Krall (8-2/14 app/14 GS/2.99 ERA (84.1 IP)/.271 OBA (89 hits)/24 BB/64 K)

Virginia has not announced a starting pitcher

 

Tiger Career Stats vs. Duke

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

Drew Wharton         .600   2-1     5        2        3        1        1        0        0          2B

Jordan Greene        .462   3-3     13      3        6        4        0        3        0          2 2B, 0-1 SB

Chris Williams         .308   4-4     13      3        4        3        2        2        1          2B, HBP, SF

Logan Davidson       .300   3-3     10      4        3        2        2        2        1          2B

Andrew Cox            .235   5-4     17      3        4        1        0        4        1          2B, SH

Patrick Cromwell    .222   3-3     9        0        2        1        0        2        0          HBP

Chase Pinder           .188   4-4     16      4        3        1        3        2        0          SF, 3-3 SB

Seth Beer                .167   4-4     12      1        2        2        4        3        0          HBP

Reed Rohlman        .111   3-2     9        1        1        0        0        1        0          2B

Weston Jackson      .000   2-2     8        0        0        0        1        4        0

Robert Jolly            .000   1-1     3        1        0        1        1        2        0

KJ Bryant                .000   1-1     3        0        0        0        0        0        0

Grayson Byrd          N/A    2-0     0        0        0        0        0        0        0

 

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

Patrick Andrews      0.00   2-0     0-0     1.2     1        0        0        0        1          .167

Jeremy Beasley       0.00   1-0     0-0     0.2     1        0        0        0        1          .333

Brooks Crawford     0.00   1-0     0-0     0.1     1        0        0        0        0          .500

Owen Griffith                   0.00   1-0     0-0     0.1     0        0        0        0          0        .000

Pat Krall                 2.00   2-1     2-0     9.0     7        2        2        2        5          .212

Alex Eubanks          2.16   2-1     1-0     8.1     8        2        2        0        5          .250

Charlie Barnes        3.21   2-1     0-1     14.0   12      5        5        3        12          .222

Jacob Hennessy      40.50  2-0     0-0     0.2     3        3        3        1        1          .600

 

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