Clemson Hosts Two Midweek Contests

by CU Athletic Communications

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers play their first five-game week of the season when they host Presbyterian College (Tuesday) and Winthrop (Wednesday).


GAMES SETUPWho - Presbyterian College (2-13) & Winthrop (11-3) vs. Clemson (12-3) • Best Ranking - PRE - NR; WIN - NR; CU - No. 19 Perfect Game • When - Tuesday (6 p.m.), Wednesday (6 p.m.) • Where - Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium) • Watch - ACC Network Extra • Video Announcers - Tim Bourret (Tuesday), Mark Childress (Wednesday), Fred Cunningham (Tuesday), Richie Shaffer (Wednesday) • Listen (Radio) - WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate • Listen (Internet) - ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn • Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com • Social Media - ClemsonBaseball • Tickets - ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON • Promotion - Fans can purchase a ticket for only $2. SERIES HISTORY (PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE)Overall Record - Clemson leads 64-23 (1906-2019) • Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 39-10 (1907-2019) SERIES HISTORY (WINTHROP)Overall Record - Clemson leads 22-7 (1981-19) • Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 18-6 (1981-19) STARTING PITCHERSTuesday - TBA (PRE) vs. TBA (CU) • Wednesday - TBA (WIN) vs. TBA (CU) CLEMSON OVERVIEW • Clemson, who has an 11-2 home record, swept Boston College in three home games by a combined score of 23-14 last weekend. • The Tigers are averaging 4.4 runs per game and hitting .259 with a .363 on-base percentage, .369 slugging percentage and 22 steals. • The pitching staff has a 2.91 ERA, .222 opponents’ batting average and 2.54 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .962. PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE OVERVIEW • Presbyterian College is led by 16th-year Head Coach Elton Pollock. • The Blue Hose lost all three home games against Connecticut. They are hitting .193 and have an 8.24 ERA and a .936 fielding percentage. • Kyle Merkle and Landon Shaw both have two home runs, while Kyle Benson has the team's lone save. WINTHROP OVERVIEW • Winthrop is led by 10th-year Head Coach Tom Riginos. • The Eagles won two of three games at George Mason last weekend. They are hitting .294 and have a 2.88 ERA and .966 fielding percentage. • Scout McFalls is hitting .389 with six steals, Spencer Yankle is batting .370 with a homer and 14 RBIs and Colten Rendon has four saves. QUICK HITS • Winthrop Head Coach Tom Riginos was an assistant coach at Clemson for eight seasons (2003-10). • Tiger Director of Player Development Ben Paulsen, who played at Clemson (2007-09) and later played in the majors, is the son of Tom Riginos. • Adam Hackenberg, who has started all 15 games at catcher, is the only Tiger to start double-digit games at one position. ACC STANDINGS • Clemson is tied for first place with Notre Dame in the ACC Atlantic Division standings with a 3-0 league mark. • Overall in the ACC standings, Clemson is tied for first place with Miami (Fla.) and Notre Dame. GILBERT SHUTTING THE DOOR • Freshman lefthander Geoffrey Gilbert has been one of the first pitchers Head Coach Monte Lee calls on out of the bullpen. • He is 1-0 with an 0.75 ERA, a .167 opponents' batting average and 13 strikeouts in 12.0 innings pitched over seven relief appearances. • He is holding opponents to .059 with runners on base, 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position and .077 with two outs. • He has not allowed any of his six inherited baserunners to score. • He pitched 5.0 combined innings without allowing a run in two relief outings against Boston College on March 6,8.

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