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Tigers Host JMU in Two-Game Series

Clemson Athletic Communications - Thursday, May 1, 2014 3:16 PM
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CLEMSON, S.C. - After four days off for final exams, the Tigers return to action in a two-game series against James Madison.

SERIES SETUP
• Who - James Madison (15-26) vs. Clemson (25-19)
• Rankings - JMU - NR; CU - NR
• When - Friday (7 p.m.), Saturday (4 p.m.)
• Where - Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
• Watch - TigerCast
• Listen - TigerCast, WCCP (105.5 FM)
• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media - Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)
• Tickets - ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON
• Promotion - Take a Kid to the Park - All children 12 and under receive free admission with purchase of an adult ticket.

SERIES HISTORY
• Overall Record - Clemson leads 16-2 (1976-06)
• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 15-0 (1976-06)

STARTING PITCHERS
• Friday - RHP Chris Huffman (JMU) vs. LHP Zack ErwinZack Erwin
So. LH Pitcher
#33 6-4, 180
Duluth, GA

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(CU)
• Saturday - LHP Aaron Hoover (JMU) vs. LHP Matthew CrownoverMatthew Crownover
So. LH Pitcher
#44 5-11, 205
Ringgold, GA

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(CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson was swept at home by No. 11 Miami (Fla.) last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 5.8 runs per game and hitting .282 with a .354 on-base percentage and 70 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.96 ERA, .240 opponents’ batting average and 1.95 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .962.

JAMES MADISON OVERVIEW
• James Madison is led by 17th-year Head Coach Spanky McFarland.
• The Dukes defeated Maryland 6-3 on the road Tuesday. They are hitting .281 and have a 7.57 ERA and .963 fielding percentage.
• Matt Tenaglia is hitting .333 with four homers, 33 RBIs and a .450 on-base percentage.

QUICK HITS
• Prior to Clemson’s game against James Madison on Saturday at 4 p.m., UNLV plays James Madison at Doug Kingsmore Stadium at noon.
• Clemson fell out of the top 25 of all the polls this week, ending its 22-poll streak of being ranked in the top 25 of at least one poll.
• Tiger opponents are hitting a combined .201 in the first and second innings in 2014.

WILHELM RING OF HONOR CELEBRATION
• The late Head Coach Bill Wilhelm (1958-93) will be honored prior to the Boston College game at Clemson on May 15 (game time 6:30 p.m.).
• From 4-6 p.m., there will be a drop-in (open to the public) to meet and greet the Wilhelm family in the McFadden Building team room.
• There will be a pregame ceremony at 6:15 p.m., as his former players will be part of the ceremony recognizing his Ring of Honor induction.

13 STRIKEOUT CLUB
• Sophomore lefthander Zack Erwin and Daniel GossettDaniel Gossett
Jr. RH Pitcher
#23 6-0, 180
Lyman, SC

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both struck out 13 batters in a game in did so just three days apart in April.
• Against Western Carolina on April 23, Erwin struck out 13 in 7.0 innings pitched to earn the win in Clemson’s 11-3 victory.
• Against No. 11 Miami (Fla.) on April 26, Gossett struck out 13 and allowed just one run in 9.0 innings pitched.
• Before those two outings, the previous time a Tiger struck out 13 in a game was April 3, 2012, when Gossett struck out 13 against Winthrop.
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