by CU Athletic Communications
CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers face Stony Brook for the first time when the Seawolves visit Doug Kingsmore Stadium for a three-game series this weekend.
SERIES SETUP • Who - Stony Brook (1-3) vs. Clemson (4-0) • Best Ranking - SBU - NR; CU - NR • When - Friday (4 p.m.), Saturday (3 p.m.), Sunday (Noon) • Where - Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium) • Watch - ACC Network Extra • Video Announcers (Friday) - Bob Mahony, William Qualkinbush • Video Announcers (Saturday) - Marty Clary, Fred Cunningham • Video Announcers (Sunday) - Marty Clary, Pete Yanity • Listen (Radio) - WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate • Listen (Internet) - ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn (Friday, Sunday) • Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com • Social Media - ClemsonBaseball • Tickets - ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON • Promotion (Saturday) - Giveaway - Clemson baseball car magnet for the first 500 fans • Promotion (Sunday) - Game Highlight - Kids run the bases SERIES HISTORY • Overall Record - 0-0 STARTING PITCHERS • Friday - LHP Jared Milch (SBU) vs. LHP Sam Weatherly (CU) • Saturday - RHP Sam Turcotte (SBU) vs. RHP Davis Sharpe (CU) • Sunday - RHP Nick DeGennaro (SBU) vs. RHP Spencer Strider (CU) CLEMSON OVERVIEW • Clemson, who has a 4-0 home record, defeated Furman 3-2 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Wednesday. • The Tigers are averaging 3.8 runs per game and hitting .282 with a .387 on-base percentage, .385 slugging percentage and six steals. • The pitching staff has a 1.25 ERA, .144 opponents’ batting average and 2.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .948. STONY BROOK OVERVIEW • Stony Brook is led by 30th-year Head Coach Matt Senk. • The Seawolves won one of four games at Texas State last weekend. They are hitting .205 and have a 3.82 ERA and .978 fielding percentage. • Evan Giordano is hitting .500 with two doubles and Stanton Leuthner is batting .375 with one homer and two RBIs. QUICK HITS • The seven runs allowed are the fewest Clemson has allowed in the first four games of a season since 2006 (4). • Clemson has held opponents to 2-for-36 (.056) with runners in scoring position in 2020. • Adam Hackenberg and Elijah Henderson have hit safely in all four games in 2020.
HENDERSON SPARKING THE TIGERS • Sophomore outfielder Elijah Henderson only had 32 at-bats in 2019, but he has emerged as the Tigers' leadoff hitter in 2020. • He has made two starts in left field and two starts in right field. • He is hitting .500 with two doubles, three RBIs, three runs, a .556 on-base percentage and a steal in four games (four starts) in 2020. • In his career, he is hitting .261 with two doubles, a homer, eight RBIs, a .364 on-base percentage and a steal in 23 games (12 starts).