Clemson Baseball Preview vs. Furman and Winthrop


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CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers return home to play midweek games against Furman and Winthrop at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

GAMES SETUP
• Who - Furman (11-11) & Winthrop (13-11) vs. Clemson (20-4)
• Rankings - FUR - NR; WIN - NR; CU - No. 5 BA, No. 6 CB, No. 5 USA
• When - Tuesday (6:30 p.m.), Wednesday (6:30 p.m.)
• Where - Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
• Watch - ACC Network Extra
• Listen - TigerCast, WCCP (105.5 FM)
• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media - ClemsonBaseball
• Tickets - ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON
• Promotion (Tuesday) - Military Appreciation Day - Join us as we honor veterans, active military personnel and our ROTC programs.
• Promotion (Tuesday) - Two on Tuesday - Fans can buy one regular-price ticket and get one of equal value for free.
• Promotion (Wednesday) - BOGO Wednesday - Fans can buy one regular-price ticket and get one of equal value for free.

SERIES HISTORY (FURMAN)
• Overall Record - Clemson leads 148-57-4 (1896-2016)
• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 80-26-1 (1896-2016)

SERIES HISTORY (WINTHROP)
• Overall Record - Clemson leads 20-6 (1981-16)
• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 16-5 (1981-16)

STARTING PITCHERS
• Tuesday - TBA (FUR) vs. RHP Tyler Jackson (CU)
• Wednesday - TBA (WIN) vs. TBA (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson, who has won six games in a row, swept Boston College in three games at Kingston, R.I., last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.0 runs per game and hitting .264 with a .381 on-base percentage and 24 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 2.68 ERA, .232 opponents’ batting average and 4.62 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .968.

FURMAN OVERVIEW
• Furman is led by first-year head coach Brett Harker.
• The Paladins won one of three games at Wofford last weekend. They are hitting .291 and have a 4.97 ERA and .962 fielding percentage.
• Brandon Elmy is batting .386 with four homers and 17 RBIs, while Landon Kay is hitting .338 with two homers and 18 RBIs.

WINTHROP OVERVIEW
• Winthrop is led by seventh-year head coach Tom Riginos, who was an assistant coach at Clemson (2003-10).
• The Eagles have won five in a row, including a sweep of High Point. They are hitting .268 and have a 5.85 ERA and .970 fielding percentage.
• Mitch Spires is hitting .420 with 24 runs, while Hunter Lipscomb is batting .300 with three homers and 26 RBIs.

QUICK HITS
• Taylor Harbin, an assistant coach at Furman, played three seasons (2005-07) at Clemson.
• Tiger pitchers combined to allow 18 hits, two runs and two walks with 32 strikeouts in 27.0 innings pitched in the Boston College series.
Seth Beer and Logan Davidson are the only Tigers to play in all 24 games in 2017.

EUBANKS IN COMMAND
• Sophomore righthander Alex Eubanks was a reliever and starter in 2016, but has found a full-time home in the weekend rotation in 2017.
• He is 4-1 with a 2.23 ERA, .209 opponents' batting average and 39 strikeouts against six walks in 40.1 innings pitched over six starts.
• In 36.0 innings pitched over his last five starts, he is 4-0 and has allowed just five runs (1.25 ERA).
• In three ACC starts, he is 3-0 with an 0.78 ERA, .179 opponents' batting average and 22 strikeouts versus two walks in 23.0 innings pitched.
• He pitched 7.0 scoreless innings of four-hit ball with seven strikeouts to earn the win in a 4-0 victory over Notre Dame on March 12.
• He pitched a three-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts against no walks in Clemson's 1-0 win at Boston College in Kingston, R.I., on March 25.
• He earned ACC Pitcher-of-the-Week honors on March 27 for his three-hit shutout at Boston College.
• In his career, he is 10-6 with a 3.48 ERA and 109 strikeouts against 27 walks in 121.2 innings pitched over 29 outings (17 starts).
• His career 4.04 strikeout-to-walk ratio is second in Clemson history.

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