Countdown to First Pitch: Clemson vs. UNC Greensboro

Countdown to First Pitch: Clemson vs. UNC Greensboro

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Countdown to First Pitch: Clemson vs. UNC Greensboro

Clemson opens play in the Clemson Regional Friday night against UNC Greensboro. The Clemson Insider previews tonight’s game at 7 p.m. at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

 

 

 

 

No. 4 UNC Greensboro (35-22) at No.1 Clemson (39-19)

Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Clemson, S.C., Friday, 7 p.m.

Rankings:      UNCG – NR    CU – No. 15 USA, No. 17 CB, No. 19 BA, No. 21 D1

 

The Series

Meetings:                     2 (first met in 2008)

Series Record:              Clemson leads 2-0

Record at Clemson:      Clemson leads 2-0 (Clemson leads 2-0 at DKS)

Last Meeting(s):           Clemson swept two midweek games at Clemson in 2008 (11-10, 6-5)

  1. Lee: Lee leads 11-4 (11-4 at CofC)

 

The Spartans

Head Coach:                Link Jarrett (5th season at UNCG)

2016 Record:               38-21 (15-9, 2nd SoCon) – N/A – NR

Preseason:                   1st in Coaches Poll & 3rd in Media Poll (out of 9 teams)

Road Record:               10-12 (10-13 in 2016)

Last Week:                   Went 4-1 to win the SoCon Tournament at Fluor Field (6-3 vs. Samford, 6-4 vs. East Tennessee State, 12-8/4-6/13-1 (7) vs. Furman)

 

2017 Batting Stats:      .325 (7.5 RPG) with 98 2B, 33 3B, 42 HR, 214 BB, 32 HBP, 342 K, 58-84 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:     5.02 ERA, .265 OBA (508 hits), 219 BB & 470 K in 498.0 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:     .979 (44 errors in 2113 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:              26-9 (26-9 in 2016)

Last Week:                   Went 0-2 at ACC Baseball Championship (3-6 vs. Duke & 2-10 vs. Virginia)

 

2017 Batting Stats:      .286 (6.3 RPG) with 111 2B, 6 3B, 69 HR, 283 BB, 58 HBP, 398 K, 48-66 SB

2017 Pitching Stats:     3.53 ERA, .256 OBA (516 hits), 135 BB & 531 K in 524.2 innings

2017 Fielding Stats:     .970 (67 errors in 2206 chances)

 

Projected Starting Lineups

UNC Greensboro

C        #7 Ryan Clinch (JR/.267 BA with 6 2B, 2 HR, & 30 RBI in 55 games in 2017)

1B      #18 Michael Goss (*SR/.320 BA with 11 2B, 8 HR, & 52 RBI in 53 games in 2017)

2B      #8 Austin Embler (*SO/.329 BA with 9 2B, 3 HR, & 35 RBI in 56 games in 2017)

SS       #2 Tripp Shelton (JR/.330 BA with 15 2B, 6 HR, & 45 RBI in 56 games in 2017)

3B      #1 Caleb Webster (FR/.397 BA with 14 2B, 5 3B, & 38 RBI in 48 games in 2017)

LF       #24 Cesar Trejo (SO/.284 BA with 11 2B, 10 HR, & 54 RBI in 54 games in 2017)

CF      #4 Andrew Moritz (SO/.390 BA with 6 2B, 3 HR, & 37 RBI in 56 games in 2017)

RF      #3 Ben Spitznagel (SR/.362 BA with 9 2B, 1 HR, & 31 RBI in 51 games in 2017)

DH      #12 Ryan Sigmon (SR/.238 BA with 4 2B, 4 HR, & 25 RBI in 44 games in 2017)

 

Clemson

C        #49 Kyle Wilkie (FR/.184 BA with 1 3B, 4 RBI, & 3 R in 19 games in 2017)

1B      #6 Andrew Cox (*GR/.290 BA with 8 2B, 6 HR, & 32 RBI in 57 games in 2017)

2B      #9 Jordan Greene (SO/.275 BA with 9 2B, 17 RBI, & 20 R in 54 games in 2017)

SS       #8 Logan Davidson (FR/.271 BA with 8 2B, 11 HR, & 37 RBI in 58 games in 2017)

3B      #4 Grayson Byrd (*SO/.293 BA with 5 2B, 1 HR, & 19 RBI in 52 games in 2017)

LF       #26 Reed Rohlman (*JR/.375 BA with 21 2B, 6 HR, & 33 RBI in 57 games in 2017)

CF      #5 Chase Pinder (JR/.318 BA with 14 2B, 7 HR, & 31 RBI in 56 games in 2017)

RF      #28 Seth Beer (SO/.291 BA with 17 2B, 14 HR, & 51 RBI in 58 games in 2017)

DH      #27 Chris Williams (JR/.270 BA with 14 2B, 14 HR, & 51 RBI in 46 games in 2017)

 

Projected Starting Pitchers

JR LHP #37 Bryce Hensley (7-7/16 app/16 GS/4.59 ERA (86.1 IP)/.269 OBA (89 hits)/28 BB/76 K)

*SO RHP #16 Alex Eubanks (6-5/16 app/14 GS/4.12 ERA (94.0 IP)/.253 OBA (93 hits)/14 BB/97 K)

 

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