Clemson head coach Monte Lee announced Tuesday the Tigers will start lefty Jacob Hennessy when they play No.2 seed Illinois Friday in Game 1 of the Oxford (Miss.) Regional.
Lee said it was a very difficult decision, but they felt with the matchup and because of some other factors Hennessy made a lot of sense to get the start against the Illini.
Lee, whose Tigers are the No. 3 seed in the NCAA Regional, said the plan is to do everything the can to win Game 1 and if they do then they will start Mat Clark in Game 2.