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CU To Play Eagles on Tuesday
By: Brian Hennessy, Clemson Athletic Communications  
Release:  02/26/2018

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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