Tigers host Cincinnati in 3-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium
The last time Clemson took to the baseball diamond was on March 11 of 2020. But the Tigers long off-season ends today (4 p.m.) when they open the program’s 124th season with a three-game home series against Cincinnati at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in Clemson.
This will be the first meeting against the Bearcats since 2011.
Below is a preview of this week’s three-game series:
• Who – Cincinnati (0-0) vs. Clemson (0-0)
• Best Ranking – CIN – NR; CU – No. 25 Collegiate Baseball
• When – Friday (4 p.m.), Saturday (3 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)
• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
• Watch – ACCNX
• Video Announcers – Tim Bourret (Friday), Marty Clary (Saturday, Sunday), William Qualkinbush (Friday, Saturday), Pete Yanity (Sunday)
• Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM), WESC (92.5)
• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com
• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
• Tickets – Sold out (potentially available on StubHub.com)
• Overall Record – Tied 2-2 (1936-11)
• Record at Clemson – Tied 1-1 (1936-11)
• Friday – LHP Evan Shawver (CIN) vs. RHP Davis Sharpe (CU)
• Saturday – LHP Dean McCarthy (CIN) vs. RHP Ty Olenchuk (CU)
• Sunday – LHP Garrett Schoenle (CIN) vs. LHP Caden Grice (CU)
• Clemson had a 14-3 overall record and 3-0 mark in 2020.
• The Tigers are led by sixth-year Head Coach Monte Lee, who has won 68 percent (182-86) of his games in Tigertown.
• Clemson has nine of its first 11 games at home.
• Cincinnati is led by fourth-year Head Coach Scott Googins.
• The Bearcats had a 7-8 overall record in 2020.
• They hit .288 with a .407 on-base percentage and 23 steals, a 6.84 ERA and .969 fielding percentage in 2020.
• Clemson was picked to finish fourth in the ACC Atlantic Division in a vote by the 14 ACC head coaches in the preseason.
• Friday marks 345 days since Clemson’s last game (March 11), the longest stretch between its games since 1945 (Clemson did not play in 1944).
• The idea for the terrace in the outfield at Doug Kingsmore Stadium came to former Head Coach Bill Wilhelm from Cincinnati’s Crosley Field.
• Clemson is ranked as high as No. 25 in the nation by Collegiate Baseball in the preseason.
• Clemson has scored at least one run in 123 consecutive games.
• The last time Clemson was shut out was March 16, 2018, when No. 10 NC State blanked the Tigers 4-0 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
• The 123-game streak is the third-longest active streak in the nation.
• Eastern Kentucky (175) and Oklahoma State (153) have the two-longest active streaks.
• The Clemson record for longest streak scoring at least one run is 232, set between May 10, 1982 to May 3, 1986.
TWO TIGERS NAMED CAPTAINS
• Junior and graduate righthander Evan Estridge and sophomore catcher Adam Hackenberg were named team co-captains.
• The two were voted co-captains in a vote by the players in the preseason.
• Estridge played two years at Newberry, then transferred to Clemson, where he walked on and sat out his first year (2019) due to NCAA rules.
• Hackenberg is in his third year at Clemson and won the 2020 Tiger Baseball Award as the team’s best leader.
• A total of 17 Tigers earned preseason recognition. See the list below.
#32 MACK ANGLIN, RHP
• No. 45 ACC prospect for the 2021 draft by D1Baseball
#3 DYLAN BREWER, OF/1B
• No. 55 college prospect for the 2022 draft by Baseball America
• No. 12 ACC prospect for the 2022 draft by Baseball America
• No. 24 ACC prospect for the 2022 draft by D1Baseball
#41 ALEX EDMONDSON, RHP
• No. 14 freshman in the ACC by Perfect Game
#9 JONATHAN FRENCH, C
• No. 19 college prospect for the 2022 draft by Baseball America
• No. 5 ACC prospect for the 2022 draft by Baseball America
• No. 44 ACC prospect for the 2022 draft by D1Baseball
#23 GEOFFREY GILBERT, LHP
• No. 41 relief pitcher in the nation by D1Baseball
• No. 28 ACC prospect for the 2022 draft by D1Baseball
#31 CADEN GRICE, LHP/1B
• No. 10 freshman in the ACC by D1Baseball
• No. 38 freshman in the ACC by Perfect Game
#55 BRYSON HAMMER, LHP
• No. 96 freshman in the ACC by Perfect Game
#12 COOPER INGLE, C/OF/INF
• No. 33 freshman in the ACC by D1Baseball
• No. 48 freshman in the ACC by Perfect Game
#45 LANDON LUCAS, RHP/INF
• No. 93 freshman in the ACC by Perfect Game
#36 TY OLENCHUK, RHP
• No. 23 freshman in the ACC by D1Baseball
• No. 39 freshman in the ACC by Perfect Game
#15 JAMES PARKER, INF
• No. 44 ACC prospect for the 2021 draft by D1Baseball
#27 CARTER RAFFIELD, RHP
• No. 18 ACC prospect for the 2021 draft by Baseball America
• No. 36 ACC prospect for the 2021 draft by D1Baseball
#30 DAVIS SHARPE, RHP/1B
• First-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball
• First-team All-American by D1Baseball
• First-team All-American by Perfect Game
• No. 13 first baseman in the nation by D1Baseball
• No. 97 starting pitcher in the nation by D1Baseball
• First-team All-ACC by Perfect Game
#46 ALEX URBAN, OF
• No. 34 freshman in the ACC by Perfect Game
#29 MAX WAGNER, INF
• No. 34 freshman in the ACC by D1Baseball
• No. 36 freshman in the ACC by Perfect Game
#22 RICKY WILLIAMS, RHP
• No. 59 freshman in the ACC by Perfect Game
#8 BLAKE WRIGHT, INF
• No. 26 freshman in the ACC by D1Baseball
• No. 84 freshman in the ACC by Perfect Game
—courtesy of Clemson Athletics Communications