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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