Clemson Baseball

Clemson Hosts VMI in Weekend Series

February 22, 2019
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CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers continue their homestand with a three-game series against Virginia Military this weekend.

SERIES SETUP

• Who - Virginia Military (2-3) vs. Clemson (3-1)

• Best Rankings - VMI - NR; CU - No. 14 Baseball America

• When - Friday (4 p.m.), Saturday (3 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)

• Where - Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)

• Watch - ACC Network Extra

• Video Announcers - Fred Cunningham (Saturday), Ron Smith, Pete Yanity (Friday, Sunday)

• 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 (Sunday) - Game Highlight - Kids run the bases

SERIES HISTORY

• Overall Record - Clemson leads 1-0 (1916)

• Record at Clemson - 0-0

STARTING PITCHERS

• Friday - RHP Jacob Menders (VMI) vs. RHP Brooks Crawford (CU)

• Saturday - RHP Adam Jewell (VMI) vs. RHP Davis Sharpe (CU)

• Sunday - RHP Zak Kent (VMI) vs. LHP Justin Wrobleksi (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW

• Clemson built a 6-0 lead and edged Charlotte 7-6 at home on Monday behind four home runs and five stolen bases.

• The Tigers are averaging 5.8 runs per game and hitting .229 with a .386 on-base percentage and 12 steals.

• The pitching staff has a 3.00 ERA, .195 opponents’ batting average and 6.57 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .986.

VIRGINIA MILITARY OVERVIEW

• Virginia Military is led by fifth-year head coach Jonathan Hadra.

• The Keydets lost at Virginia 9-0 on Tuesday. They are hitting .237 and have a 4.50 ERA and .960 fielding percentage.

• Jake Huggins has both of the team's home runs and is hitting .391 with seven RBIs. Will Knight is batting .389 with two steals.

QUICK HITS

• The only previous meeting between Virginia Military and Clemson took place on April 29, 1916 in a game Clemson won 2-0 at Lexington, Va.

• Seventeen of Clemson's 23 runs in 2019 have come on its 10 home runs.

• Grayson Byrd, Michael Greene, Jordan Greene, Sam Hall and Bryce Teodosio have all reached base in all four games in 2019.

POWER & SPEED SURGE

• Many prognosticators predicted Clemson's power numbers to drop off from 2018, when the Tigers hit 98 homers, tied for third in the nation.

• Clemson has belted 10 home runs in four games, good for 2.5 per game. The Tigers were second in the nation in that category in 2018 (1.6).

• Clemson has hit at least two homers in all four games, including a season-high four homers in the Tigers' 7-6 win over Charlotte on Feb. 18.

• Seven Tigers have accounted for the 10 homers. Logan Davidson, Davis Sharpe and Bryce Teodosio are tied for the team lead with two apiece.

• Clemson has also showed a penchant for stealing bases in 2019. The Tigers have 12 steals, an average of 3.0 per game.

• Six Tigers have accounted for the 12 steals. Logan Davidson has a team-high four steals, while Sam Hall is second with three stolen bases.

• Clemson is the only team in the nation with both seven homers and seven stolen bases in 2019 (through games of Feb. 19).

 
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