The Tigers travel to Rock Hill, S.C. to face Winthrop on Tuesday night.
GAME SETUP• 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)• Watch – ESPN+• Video Announcer – Bob Woodard• Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 24-7 (1981-22)• Record at Winthrop – Clemson leads 3-1 (1981-93)
STARTING PITCHERS• RHP Billy Barlow (CU) vs. LHP Parker Whittle (WIN)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• 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 OVERVIEW• 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.
QUICK HITS• 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.
BLACKWELL TRANSFERRING SUCCESS• 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.