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Clemson faces Winthrop and Tennessee Tech in Midweek Games at Doug Kingsmore Stadium

April 23, 2019
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The Tigers return home to face Winthrop (Tuesday) and Tennessee Tech (Wednesday) in midweek contests at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

GAMES SETUP
• Who – Winthrop (23-16) & Tennessee Tech (17-20) vs. Clemson (25-15)
• Best Ranking – WIN – NR; TTU – NR; CU – NR
• When – Tuesday (6 p.m.), Wednesday (6 p.m.)
• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
• Watch – ACC Network Extra
• Video Announcers – Matthew Crownover, Fred Cunningham (Wednesday), Pete Yanity (Tuesday)
• 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 (WINTHROP)
• Overall Record – Clemson leads 22-6 (1981-18)
• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 18-5 (1981-18)

SERIES HISTORY (TENNESSEE TECH)
• Overall Record – Clemson leads 5-0 (2003-12)
• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 5-0 (2003-12)

STARTING PITCHERS
• Tuesday – RHP Tyler Jones (WIN) vs. LHP Keyshawn Askew (CU)
• Wednesday – TBA (TTU) vs. TBA (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson, who has a 16-9 home record, was swept at home by Duke last weekend by a combined score of 23-19.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.3 runs per game and hitting .254 with a .356 on-base percentage and 72 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.79 ERA, .232 opponents’ batting average and 2.55 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .969.

WINTHROP OVERVIEW
• Winthrop is led by ninth-year head coach Tom Riginos.
• The Eagles won two of three games over Gardner-Webb last weekend. They are hitting .291 and have a 5.17 ERA and .972 fielding percentage.
• Spencer Yankle and Hunter Lipscomb are both hitting .347, while Hunter Lipscomb is hitting .336 with five homers and 37 RBIs.

TENNESSEE TECH OVERVIEW
• Tennessee Tech is led by first-year head coach Justin Holmes.
• The Golden Eagles, who play at NC State on Tuesday, won two games at Southeast Missouri. They are hitting .278 and have a 5.82 ERA.
• Kevin Strohschein is hitting .361 with nine homers, Jason Hinchman is batting .307 with 18 homers and Anthony Carrera has 10 homers.

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.
• Ten of Clemson’s 15 losses are by one run (6) or two runs (4).

HENNESSY FINDING HIS GROOVE
• Junior lefthander Jacob Hennessy was Clemson’s Friday starter on the mound in 2018, but has been a reliever most of 2019.
• He made his first start of the 2019 season against Furman on April 10 and made his first ACC start against Duke on April 21.
• He is 3-0 with a 4.15 ERA, .227 opponents’ batting average and 19 strikeouts in 26.0 innings pitched over nine appearances (three starts).
• He allowed just two hits, no runs and no walks with three strikeouts in 6.1 innings pitched to earn the win against Furman on April 10.
• He allowed only two hits, no runs and one walk with four strikeouts in 5.0 innings pitched at No. 4 Georgia on April 16.
• In his career, he is 9-4 with three saves, a 3.94 ERA and 110 strikeouts in 128.0 innings pitched over 49 appearances (17 starts).
• He has allowed just 33 walks and 126 hits in his career, good for a .256 opponents’ batting average.

 
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