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Mar 28, 2022

Tigers Face Winthrop On The Road

By: Brian Hennessy

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The Tigers travel to Rock Hill, S.C. to face Winthrop on Tuesday night.

Who – Clemson (16-7) vs. Winthrop (6-16)
Best Ranking – CU – NR; WIN – NR
When – Tuesday (6 p.m.)
Where – Rock Hill, S.C. (The Winthrop Ballpark)
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Overall Record – Clemson leads 24-7 (1981-22)
Record at Winthrop – Clemson leads 3-1 (1981-93)

• RHP Billy Barlow (CU) vs. LHP Parker Whittle (WIN)

• Clemson, who has a 1-2 road record, lost both games at Pittsburgh last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 8.0 runs per game and hitting .284 with a .467 slugging percentage, .401 on-base percentage and 11 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.06 ERA, .236 opponents’ batting average and 2.30 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .975.

• Winthrop, who has a 5-8 home record, is led by 12th-year Head Coach Tom Riginos.
• The Eagles went 1-2, all one-run games, at High Point last weekend. They are hitting .240 and have a 6.44 ERA and .954 fielding percentage.
• Joseph Szvetitz is hitting .310 with 13 RBIs, Jack Spyke is batting .299 with 10 RBIs and Khyree Miller has a team-high three homers.

• Winthrop Head Coach Tom Riginos was an assistant coach at Clemson for eight seasons (2003-10).
• Clemson’s last game at Winthrop was a 17-1 Tiger victory on May 2, 1993.
• Clemson defeated Winthrop 10-2 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium last Wednesday behind 5.0 scoreless innings pitched by Ricky Williams.

• Junior infielder Benjamin Blackwell is in his first season at Clemson after graduating from Dayton this past offseason.
• He began the year as the No. 9 hitter in the lineup for the first quarter of the season, but has since batted in the leadoff spot.
• He is hitting .329 with three homers, three doubles, 20 RBIs, 20 runs, a .490 on-base percentage and two steals in 23 games in 2022.
• He has a solid .944 fielding percentage as the starting shortstop.
• He is hitting .348 with a homer, two doubles, six RBIs and four runs in five ACC regular-season games.
• He is hitting .394 with runners on base, .476 with runners in scoring position and .357 with two outs.