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Feb 20, 2020

Tigers Host Stony Brook in First Matchups

By: Brian Hennessy

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The Tigers face Stony Brook for the first time when the Seawolves visit Doug Kingsmore Stadium for a three-game series this weekend.


SERIES SETUP
Who – Stony Brook (1-3) vs. Clemson (4-0)
Best Ranking – SBU – NR; CU – NR
When – Friday (4 p.m.), Saturday (3 p.m.), Sunday (Noon)
Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
Watch – ACC Network Extra
Video Announcers (Friday) – Bob Mahony, William Qualkinbush
Video Announcers (Saturday) – Marty Clary, Fred Cunningham
Video Announcers (Sunday) – Marty Clary, Pete Yanity
Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate
Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn (Friday, Sunday)
Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com
Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON
Promotion (Saturday) – Giveaway – Clemson baseball car magnet for the first 500 fans
Promotion (Sunday) – Game Highlight – Kids run the bases


SERIES HISTORY
Overall Record – 0-0


STARTING PITCHERS
Friday – LHP Jared Milch (SBU) vs. LHP Sam Weatherly (CU)
Saturday – RHP Sam Turcotte (SBU) vs. RHP Davis Sharpe (CU)
Sunday – RHP Nick DeGennaro (SBU) vs. RHP Spencer Strider (CU)


CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson, who has a 4-0 home record, defeated Furman 3-2 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Wednesday.
• The Tigers are averaging 3.8 runs per game and hitting .282 with a .387 on-base percentage, .385 slugging percentage and six steals.
• The pitching staff has a 1.25 ERA, .144 opponents’ batting average and 2.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .948.


STONY BROOK OVERVIEW
• Stony Brook is led by 30th-year Head Coach Matt Senk.
• The Seawolves won one of four games at Texas State last weekend. They are hitting .205 and have a 3.82 ERA and .978 fielding percentage.
• Evan Giordano is hitting .500 with two doubles and Stanton Leuthner is batting .375 with one homer and two RBIs.


QUICK HITS
• The seven runs allowed are the fewest Clemson has allowed in the first four games of a season since 2006 (4).
• Clemson has held opponents to 2-for-36 (.056) with runners in scoring position in 2020.
• Adam Hackenberg and Elijah Henderson have hit safely in all four games in 2020.


HENDERSON SPARKING THE TIGERS
• Sophomore outfielder Elijah Henderson only had 32 at-bats in 2019, but he has emerged as the Tigers’ leadoff hitter in 2020.
• He has made two starts in left field and two starts in right field.
• He is hitting .500 with two doubles, three RBIs, three runs, a .556 on-base percentage and a steal in four games (four starts) in 2020.
• In his career, he is hitting .261 with two doubles, a homer, eight RBIs, a .364 on-base percentage and a steal in 23 games (12 starts).

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