Countdown to First Pitch: Winthrop at No. 7 Clemson

Countdown to First Pitch: Winthrop at No. 7 Clemson

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Countdown to First Pitch: Winthrop at No. 7 Clemson

Seventh-ranked Clemson welcomes Winthrop to Doug Kingsmore Stadium today.

First pitch is set for 4 p.m.

The Tigers coming into the game with a 7-0 record, while Winthrop is 3-5. However, the Eagles have won three straight games.

The Series

Meetings:                   27 (first met in 1981)

Series Record:             Clemson leads 21-6

Record at Clemson:     Clemson leads 17-5 (Clemson leads 17-5 at DKS)

Last Meeting(s):          Clemson won 6-5 in 11 innings at DKS in 2017

  1. Lee: Lee leads 4-0 (2-0 at CU; 2-0 at CofC)

Worth Noting

  • Clemson is 15-5 all-time on February 27 with an 8-2 mark at home.
  • This is the first of three games against Big South opponents for Clemson in 2018. The Tigers host Charleston Southern on March 13 and Presbyterian visits Clemson on April 25.
  • Tom Riginos spent eight seasons (2003-10) as an assistant coach at Clemson and is the father of current Tiger student assistant Ben Paulsen.
  • Clemson has faced eight of the 10 programs currently in the Big South (missing Longwood and Radford). The Tigers are 132-37 all-time against those schools, including a 98-19 mark at home.
  • Monte Lee is 36-11 all-time against current SoCon members (has not faced Gardner-Webb, Liberty, or Longwood), including a 5-0 mark as Clemson’s head coach.

The Eagles

Head Coach:               Tom Riginos (8th season at Winthrop)

2017 Record:               34-24 (17-7, 1st Big South) – N/A – NR

Preseason:                  1st in Big South (out of 10 teams; received 6 of 10 first place votes)

Road Record:              0-5 (15-12 in 2017)

Last Week:                  Swept three homes games from UM-Eastern Shore (8-3, 5-1, 5-4) last weekend after dropping two midweek road games to USC Upstate (5-9) and South Carolina (2-15)

2018 Batting Stats:       .224 (3.8 RPG) with 9 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 24 BB, 7 HBP, 72 K, 9-13 SB

2018 Pitching Stats:      5.64 ERA, .268 OBA (71 hits), 25 BB & 71 K in 67.0 innings

2018 Fielding Stats:      .964 (10 errors in 279 chances)

The Tigers

2017 Record:               42-21 (17-13; 3rd Atlantic) – Clemson Regional – 22 USA, 23 BA, 24 D1, 25 CB

2018 Preseason:           3rd in ACC Atlantic Division (7 teams)

Home Record:             7-0 (29-11 in 2017)

Last Week:                  Swept three home games from tenth-ranked Dallas Baptist (12-1, 9-1, 3-2) after beating Furman 12-4 at home last Tuesday

 

2018 Batting Stats:       .286 (7.1 RPG) with 13 2B, 9 HR, 44 BB, 9 HBP, 46 K, 3-6 SB

2018 Pitching Stats:      2.39 ERA, .183 OBA (42 hits), 17 BB & 76 K in 64.0 innings

2018 Fielding Stats:      .988 (3 errors in 251 chances)

Projected Starting Lineups

Winthrop

C        14 Alex Raines (*SO/.357 BA with 1 2B in 7 games in 2018)

1B      31 Tyler Halstead (*SR/.118 BA with 5 RBI & 2 R in 8 games in 2018)

2B      23 Brandon Fite (JR/.222 BA with 1 3B, 1 RBI, & 1 R in 8 games in 2018)

SS      5 Mitch Spires (SR/.194 BA with 2 2B & 3 R in 8 games in 2018)

3B      3 Jake Sullivan (*JR/.207 BA with 1 RBI, 4 R, & 4 BB in 8 games in 2018)

LF      4 Matthew Mulkey (JR/.292 BA with 2 2B, 2 HR, & 6 RBI in 8 games in 2018)

CF      2 Scout McFalls (SO/.259 BA with 1 2B, 1 RBI, & 1 R in 7 games in 2018)

RF      6 Hunter Lipscomb (JR/.280 BA with 2 2B, 1 HR, & 5 RBI in 8 games in 2018)

DH      7 Dillon Morton (FR/.300 BA with 1 3B, 3 RBI, & 5 R in 8 games in 2018)

Clemson

C        10 Kyle Wilkie (SO/.091 BA with 1 2B, 3 R, & 6 BB in 7 games in 2018)

1B      27 Chris Williams (SR/.385 BA with 4 2B, 2 HR, & 12 RBI in 7 games in 2018)

2B      4 Grayson Byrd (*JR/.200 BA with 2 RBI, 1 R, & 1 BB in 7 games in 2018)

SS      8 Logan Davidson (SO/.241 BA with 2 RBI, 5 R, & 4 BB in 7 games in 2018)

3B      25 Patrick Cromwell (SR/.400 BA with 1 2B, 3 RBI, & 7 R in 7 games in 2018)

LF      13 Drew Wharton (SR/.273 BA with 3 RBI 11 RBI, & 3 R in 7 games in 2018)

CF      31 Bryce Teodosio (FR/.316 BA with 2 2B, 1 HR, & 2 RBI in 7 games in 2018)

RF      28 Seth Beer (JR/.304 BA with 2 2B, 2 HR, & 4 RBI in 7 games in 2018)

DH      12 Robert Jolly (SR/.500 BA with 3 2B, 7 RBI & 6 R in 7 games in 2018)

 

Projected Starting Pitchers

FR LHP 24 Cody Whitten (0-0/1 app/0 GS/0.00 ERA (1.0 IP)/.000 OBA (0 hits)/1 BB/1 K)

FR LHP 22 Sam Weatherly (0-0/1 app/1 GS/3.00 ERA (3.0 IP)/.273 OBA (3 hits)/1 BB/3 K)

 

Tiger Career Stats vs. Winthrop

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

Robert Jolly            1.000  1-0     2        0        2        1        0        0        0

Grayson Byrd          .600    1-1     5        0        3        1        0        2        0

Logan Davidson       .400    1-1     5        1        2        0        1        1        0

Seth Beer               .375    2-2     8        1        3        3        2        2        0        2B, SF

Chris Williams         .286    2-2     7        1        2        2        1        0        1

Jordan Greene        .000    2-1     5        1        0        0        1        1        0

Adam Renwick        .000    2-1     2        0        0        0        1        0        0        HBP, 1-1 SB

Drew Wharton        .000    2-1     0        0        0        1        1        0        0        SF

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

Jacob Hennessy       0.00    1-0     0-0     2.2     2        0        0        2        2        .222

Ryan Miller             0.00    1-0     1-0     1.2     0        0        0        0        1        .000

Brooks Crawford     0.00    2-0     0-0     1.1     3        0        0        0        0        .375

Ryley Gilliam          0.00    2-0     0-0     1.0     1        1        0        1        1        .250

Jake Higginbotham  6.23    1-1     0-0     4.1     3        3        3        1        2        .214

Alex Schnell            16.20  1-0     0-0     1.2     2        3        3        1        2        .250

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