Clemson Baseball Preview vs. Elon


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Clemson Baseball Preview vs. Elon

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers host Elon in a three-game, regular-season series for the first time at Doug Kingsmore Stadium this weekend.

SERIES SETUP

• Who - Elon (3-1) vs. Clemson (2-2)

• Rankings - ELO - NR; CU - No. 15 BA, No. 22 CB, No. 12 USA

• When - Friday (4 p.m.), Saturday (2:30 p.m.), Sunday (1 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 (Saturday) - Scout Day - All local scouts are invited to join us at the ballpark, as special ticket packages are available.

SERIES HISTORY

• Overall Record - Clemson leads 14-7 (1920-12)

• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 13-7 (1920-12)

STARTING PITCHERS

• Friday - RHP Ryan Conroy (ELO) vs. LHP Charlie Barnes (CU)

• Saturday - RHP Robbie Welhaf (ELO) vs. LHP Pat Krall (CU)

• Sunday - RHP Kyle Brnovich (ELO) vs. RHP Alex Eubanks (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW

• Clemson rallied from a 5-1 deficit with five runs in both the seventh and eighth innings to defeat Western Carolian 11-5 on Wednesday.

• The Tigers are averaging 5.8 runs per game and hitting .292 with a .422 on-base percentage and three steals.

• The pitching staff has a 4.50 ERA, .287 opponents’ batting average and 4.50 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .972.

ELON OVERVIEW

• Elon is led by 21st-year head coach Mike Kennedy.

• The Phoenix defeated Radford 10-1 at home on Tuesday. They are hitting .304 and have a 3.50 ERA and .986 fielding percentage.

• Kory Shumate is 5-for-10 and Ryne Ogren is 7-for-17 (.412) with six RBIs. Robbie Welhaf tossed a no-hitter against Longwood on Saturday.

QUICK HITS

• Clemson played at least one game against Elon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium every year from 2002 to 2012, but has not faced Elon since 2012.

• Tiger volunteer assistant coach Greg Starbuck was an assistant coach at Elon for 17 seasons (1999-15).

• Clemson was 7-for-13 (.538) with two outs against Western Carolina on Wednesday after going 2-for-27 with two outs against Wright State.

HENNESSY PITCHING EARLY & OFTEN

• Freshman lefthander Jacob Hennessy has pitched in three of Clemson's four games this season and has a 2.70 ERA in 6.2 innings pitched.

• Hennessy has given up just one walk with 10 strikeouts despite not being a hard thrower.

• He is holding opponents to 1-for-6 (.167) with two outs.

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