The Tigers host Winthrop at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
GAME SETUP• Who – Winthrop (3-5) vs. Clemson (7-0)• Best Rankings – WIN – NR; CU – No. 7 CB• When – Tuesday (4 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Video Announcers – Marty Clary, Chuck Hussion• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tigers Network• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON• Promotion – Fans can purchase a ticket for only $2.• Promotion – The first 500 fans receive a Brad Miller poster.
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 21-6 (1981-17)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 17-5 (1981-17)
STARTING PITCHERS• LHP Cody Whitten (WIN) vs. LHP Sam Weatherly (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson swept No. 10 Dallas Baptist in three games at home by a combined score of 24-4 last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 7.1 runs per game and hitting .286 with a .418 on-base percentage and three steals.• The pitching staff has a 2.39 ERA, .183 opponents’ batting average and 4.47 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .988.
WINTHROP OVERVIEW• Winthrop is led by eighth-year head coach Tom Riginos.• The Eagles swept Maryland-Eastern Shore in three games last weekend. They are hitting .224 and have a 5.64 ERA and .964 fielding percentage.• Matthew Mulkey has a team-high two homers and six RBIs, while Alex Raines is hitting .357.
QUICK HITS• Winthrop head coach Tom Riginos was an assistant coach at Clemson for eight seasons (2003-10).• Tiger student assistant coach Ben Paulsen, who starred at Clemson from 2007-09 and later played in the majors, is the son of Tom Riginos.• Clemson is 7-0 for the first time since 2010, when the Tigers started the season 8-0.
SENIOR LEADERS• Clemson has relied on four seniors in the heart of the lineup to achieve its 7-0 record this season.• Patrick Cromwell, Chris Williams, Robert Jolly and Drew Wharton have been Clemson’s 3-6 hitters of late.• The four have combined to go 34-for-88 (.386) with eight doubles, five homers and 33 RBIs in seven games.• Cromwell is hitting .400, Jolly is batting a team-high .500, Williams is hitting .385 and Wharton is batting .273.• Wharton, who entered the season with no career homers, hit three long balls in the series against No. 10 Dallas Baptist in February.
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