The Tigers return to the diamond Tuesday when they host Winthrop, led by Head Coach Tom Riginos, who was an assistant at Clemson (2003-10).
GAME SETUP• Who – Winthrop (6-3) vs. Clemson (7-3)• Rankings – WIN – NR; CU – NR• When – Tuesday (4 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – TigerCast• Listen – TigerCast, WCCP (105.5 FM)• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON• Promotion – Any IPTAY Tiger Cub Club member who presents their Tiger Cub ID receives free admission when accompanied by a paying adult.
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 19-5 (1981-14)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 15-4 (1981-14)
STARTING PITCHERS• LHP Josh Strong (WIN) vs. LHP Charlie Barnes (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson won two of three games against a top-10 South Carolina team at three different sites over the weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 6.0 runs per game and hitting .295 with a .368 on-base percentage and 13 steals.• The pitching staff has a 1.91 ERA, .201 opponents’ batting average and 3.82 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .965.
WINTHROP OVERVIEW• Winthrop is led by fifth-year Head Coach Tom Riginos.• The Eagles swept Jacksonville at home last weekend. They are hitting .228 and have a 2.89 ERA and .971 fielding percentage.• Mark Lowrie is hitting a team-high .385 with five RBIs, while Anthony Paulsen is batting .375 with one homer and six RBIs.
QUICK HITS• In the last 7+ games, Tiger relievers have pitched 21.0 consecutive scoreless innings.• Steven Duggar and Tyler Krieger have both reached base safely in all 10 games in 2015.• Freshman lefty Charlie Barnes is making his first career start and third career appearance against Winthrop.
KRIEGER OFF TO HOT START• Junior infielder Tyler Krieger is hitting a team-high .500 with three doubles, one triple and eight RBIs in 10 games.• He leads or is tied for the team lead in hits (19), doubles, total bases (24), slugging percentage (.632) and on-base percentage (.596).• He has hit safely in all 10 games in 2015 and 12 straight games dating to 2014.• He has a team-high seven multiple-hit games.• In his career, he is hitting .314 with 31 doubles, two triples, two homers, 67 RBIs and a .398 on-base percentage in 129 games.
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