Pittsburgh Series Preview

Pittsburgh Series Preview

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Pittsburgh Series Preview

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No. 14 Clemson returns home for a three game series with Pittsburgh.  TCI previews the weekend series.

 

 

 

Pittsburgh (12-9, 4-5) @ No. 14 Clemson (19-6, 5-4)

Doug Kingsmore Stadium v Clemson, SC

Friday, 6:30PM v Saturday, 4:00PM v Sunday, 1:00PM

Rankings:     Pitt – NR       Clemson – #17 CB, #14 D1, #22 USA

 

The Series

Meetings:                   3 (first met in 2014)

Series Record:            Clemson leads 2-1

Record at Clemson:     0-0

Last Meeting(s):          Clemson won two of three games at Pittsburgh in 2014 (3-2 in 11, 3-0, 4-13)

  1. Lee: N/A

 

The Panthers

Head Coach:               Joe Jordano (19th season at Pitt)

2015 Record:               20-32 (9-21; 7th ACC Coastal) – no postseason – NR

Preseason:                 7th in ACC Coastal Division (7 teams)

Road Record:              5-5 (5-12 in 2015)

Last Week:                 Beat Kent State 13-5 at home on Wednesday after taking two of three home games from Boston College last weekend (4-6, 5-0, 5-4)

 

2016 Batting Stats:      .292 (7.5 RPG) with 37 2B, 11 3B, 29 HR, 113 BB, 29 HBP, 170 K, 26-36 SB

2016 Pitching Stats:     4.65 ERA, .265 OBA (194 hits), 78 BB & 171 K in 186.0 innings

2016 Fielding Stats:     .950 (40 errors in 808 chances)

 

The Tigers

2015 Record:               32-29 (16-13; 4th in ACC Atlantic) – Fullerton Regional – NR

Preseason:                 5th in ACC Atlantic Division (7 teams)

Home Record:            12-1 (16-14 in 2015)

Last Week:                 Won midweek games over Furman (9-7 at Fluor Field) on Tuesday and 10-8 at Western Carolina on Wednesday after being swept at #4 Miami (FL) last weekend (8-9, 4-5 in 11, 5-10)

 

2016 Batting Stats:      .283 (7.1 RPG) with 47 2B, 4 3B, 31 HR, 130 BB, 36 HBP, 187 K, 23-24 SB

2016 Pitching Stats:     3.14 ERA, .236 OBA (198 hits), 91 BB & 222 K in 223.2 innings

2016 Fielding Stats:     .961 (37 errors in 939 chances)

 

Projected Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh

C        #15 Alex Kowalczyk (SR/.351 BA with 8 2B, 7 HR, & 26 RBI in 21 games in 2016)

1B      #6 Caleb Parry (*SO/.273 BA with 4 2B, 1 HR, & 9 RBI in 16 games in 2016)

2B      #16 David Yanni (FR/.275 BA with 2 2B, 1 HR, & 8 RBI in 20 games in 2016)

SS      #14 Charles Leblanc (SO/.395 BA with 6 2B, 1 HR, & 20 RBI in 20 games in 2016)

3B      #18 Ron Sherman (SR/.306 BA with 4 2B, 5 HR, & 21 RBI in 17 games in 2016)

LF      #13 Jacob Wright (*JR/.211 BA with 1 2B, 2 HR, & 9 RBI in 20 games in 2016)

CF      #20 Aaron Schnurbush (SR/.247 BA with 4 2B, 5 HR, & 15 RBI in 21 games in 2016)

RF      #3 Frank Malonado (*SO/.329 BA with 3 2B, 1 HR, & 8 RBI in 19 games in 2016)

DH     #33 Nick Yarnall (JR/.344 BA with 2 2B, 5 HR, & 13 RBI in 18 games in 2016)

 

Clemson

C        #25 Chris Okey (JR/.330 BA with 5 2B, 5 HR, & 25 RBI in 25 games in 2016)

1B      #27 Chris Williams (SO/.203 BA with 2 2B, 1 HR, & 7 RBI in 21 games in 2016)

2B      #8 Weston Wilson (JR/.333 BA with 7 2B, 3 HR, & 20 RBI in 25 games in 2016)

SS      #4 Eli White (JR/.250 BA with 5 2B, 1 HR, & 9 RBI in 25 games in 2016)

3B      #9 Jordan Greene (FR/.167 BA with 1 2B, 1 RBI, & 4 R in 8 games in 2016)

LF      #26 Reed Rohlman (*SO/.287 BA with 9 2B, 13 RBI, & 17 R in 25 games in 2016)

CF      #5 Chase Pinder (SO/.344 BA with 4 2B, 8 HR, & 23 RBI in 25 games in 2016)

RF      #28 Seth Beer (FR/.423 BA with 7 2B, 11 HR, & 30 RBI in 23 games in 2016)

DH     #12 Robert Jolly (SO/.268 BA with 3 2B, 5 RBI, & 5 R in 24 games in 2016)

 

Projected Starting Pitchers

Game One

JR RHP #22 Josh Falk (2-2/8 app/3 GS/3.16 ERA (25.2 IP)/.198 OBA (18 hits)/16 BB/20 K)

SR RHP #32 Clate Schmidt (4-0/6 app/6 GS/3.56 ERA (30.1 IP)/.254 OBA (29 hits)/14 BB/30 K)

 

Game Two

JR RHP #34 T.J. Zeuch (1-0/2 app/2 GS/0.69 ERA (13.0 IP)/.152 OBA (7 hits)/2 BB/19 K)

SO LHP #23 Charlie Barnes (2-2/6 app/6 GS/4.01 ERA (33.2 IP)/.221 OBA (29 hits)/11 BB/36 K)

 

Game Three

SR RHP #35 Aaron Sandefur (2-2/6 app/6 GS/2.75 ERA (36.0 IP)/.218 OBA (29 hits)/13 BB/35 K)

Clemson’s Starter is TBA

 

Worth Noting

  • Clemson is 35-20 all-time on April 1 with a 21-12 mark at home.
  • The Tigers are 32-20 all-time on April 2 with a 23-8 mark at home.
  • Clemson is 41-18-2 all-time on April 3 with a 28-7-1 mark at home.
  • The Panthers will be making their debut at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

 

Tiger Career Stats vs. Pittsburgh

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

Weston Wilson       .167    3-2     6        0        1        0        0        1        0

Chris Okey             .154    3-3     13      2        2        3        1        2        1

Mike Triller            .000    2-1     3        0        0        0        1        0        0

Eli White                .000    1-0     2        0        0        0        0        0        0

Andrew Cox           .000    1-0     1        0        0        0        0        0        0

 

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

Jackson Campana  0.00    1-0     0-0     1.0     0        0        0        1        1        .000

Garrett Lovorn       0.00    1-0     0-0     0.2     1        0        0        1        0        .333

Alex Bostic             135.00 1-0     0-0     0.1     3        5        5        2        0        .750

 

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