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Mar 18, 2024

Clemson Plays Midweek Games Against Winthrop & Presbyterian

By: Brian Hennessy

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No. 3 Clemson plays midweek games against Winthrop and Presbyterian at two different sites.

Who – Winthrop (8-10) & Presbyterian (9-11) vs. Clemson (17-2)
Best Ranking – WIN – NR; PRE – NR; CU – No. 3 Baseball America, NCBWA
When – Tuesday (6 p.m.), Wednesday (6 p.m.)
Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium) Tuesday; Greenville, S.C. (Fluor Field) Wednesday
Watch (Tuesday) – ACC Network Extra
Video Announcers – Faxon Childress, Ron Smith
Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))
Listen (Internet) –
Live Stats –
Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
Tickets (Tuesday) –, 1-800-CLEMSON

Overall Record – Clemson leads 26-7 (1981-23)
Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 21-6 (1981-23)

Overall Record – Clemson leads 68-23 (1906-2024)
Record at Neutral – 3-3 (1906-2011)

Tuesday – RHP Shane Keup (WIN) vs. RHP Billy Barlow (CU)
Wednesday – TBA (PRE) vs. TBA (CU)

• Clemson, which has a 14-1 home record and 1-0 neutral record, won two of three games at No. 3 Duke last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 7.9 runs per game and hitting .296 with a .516 slugging percentage, .419 on-base percentage and 23 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.03 ERA, .237 opponents’ batting average and 2.51 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .963.

• Winthrop, which has an 0-3 road record and is averaging 6.3 runs per game, is led by 14th-year Head Coach Tom Riginos.
• The Eagles won two of three home games versus Longwood last weekend. They are hitting .270 and have a 5.61 ERA and .956 fielding percentage.
• Charlie Evans is hitting .440 with three homers and 13 RBIs, Alan Benhardt is batting .344 and Parker Kruglewicz has a team-high two saves.

• Presbyterian, which has a 1-1 neutral record and is averaging 6.0 runs per game, is led by 20th-year Head Coach Elton Pollock.
• The Blue Hose lost all three home games against George Washington. They are hitting .248 and have a 3.73 ERA and .964 fielding percentage.
• Joel Dragoo is hitting .446 with six homers and 30 RBIs, Brody Fahr is batting .379 and Kyle Mueller has the team’s lone save.

• Winthrop Head Coach Tom Riginos was an assistant coach at Clemson for eight seasons (2003-10).
• Clemson hit three homers and held the Blue Hose to three hits in its 8-2 win over Presbyterian at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Feb. 20, 2024.
• Clemson is the designated home team and occupies the first-base dugout against Presbyterian on Wednesday night.

• Clemson has a 29-9 all-time record in 38 games at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C.
• The Tigers have outscored the opposition 297-160 at Fluor Field, an average score of 7.8-4.2.
• South Carolina (2010,11,14,15,21,23), Presbyterian (2011), Michigan State (2015) and USC Upstate (2023) have beaten Clemson at Fluor Field.
• Clemson has won 13 of its last 16 games at Fluor Field dating to 2015.
• Clemson is 1-1 against Presbyterian at Fluor Field, as the Tigers won in 2008 (12-7) and the Blue Hose won in 2011 (4-3).

• Sophomore outfielder Tristan Bissetta received his chance to start in the lineup and has made the most of his opportunity.
• He is hitting .385 with three homers, a double, 10 RBIs, six runs, a .769 slugging percentage and .515 on-base percentage in 10 games.
• He did not start any of the first 12 games, but has started each of the last seven games and has at least one hit in every start.
• He is hitting .444 with runners in scoring position.
• He hit his first two career homers in his first start of the season against UNC Greensboro on March 9.
• He hit a grand slam in Clemson’s 8-7 win at No. 3 Duke on March 16.
• In his career, he is hitting .308 with two doubles, three homers, 11 RBIs, six runs and a .426 on-base percentage in 22 games (10 starts).