OFFICIAL GAME THREAD: #7 CLEMSON vs Winthrop

CUTrevor 2018-02-27 10:59:42


CLEMSON, S.C. - 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
• 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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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 15:04:45


Weatherly gives up a leadoff single to start the game. A little breezy here but otherwise beautiful!

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 15:06:36


Winthrop smashes a double off the left center wall, but the Tigers get lucky on a base running mistake and throw the runner out at the plate! Man on 2nd with one out.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 15:09:03


Weatherly gives up a walk on a full count. Not a good start for the freshman lefty! 2 on with one out.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 15:12:13


K for the second out!

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 15:14:13


Cromwell with a great diving play at 3rd to end the threat!

SCORELESS M1.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 15:23:04


Davidson leads off with a walk, Beer shallow fly. One out for Cromwell.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 15:27:30


Red-hot Cromwell with another walk! 2 on with one out for red-hot Chris Williams.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 15:35:15


WILLIAMS DOES IT AGAIN!!! His 3rd homer of season is a 3-run blast! Tigers lead 3-0 with one out in 1st.





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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 15:36:02


WHARTON HOMERS AGAIN!!! His 4th homer in 4 games is a 2-out solo shot. Tigers lead 4-0 in 1st.





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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 15:40:30


Byrd grounds out to end the inning.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 15:44:23


Ugh Weatherly gives up a one-out double followed by an RBI single. 4 hits already for him.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 15:44:48


Double play to end the inning!

TIGERS LEAD 4-1 M2.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 15:45:08


Leadoff walk for Teo! Pitching change for Winthrop.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 15:47:27


Wilkie grounds out. One on with one out for Davidson.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 15:48:03


Davidson grounds out, Wilkie advances to 2nd. RISP for Beer with 2 outs.


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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 15:48:39


Beer tattoos one to the fence in right, but it's caught. Runner stranded at 2nd. 

TIGERS LEAD 4-1 AFTER 2.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 16:02:13


Another shaky inning for Weatherly. He gives up a leadoff walk and a single, and after a foul out, Beer drops a fly to load the bases. Travis Marr in to pitch for Weatherly with one out.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 16:03:04


Good grief first pitch from Marr is wild and gives Winthrop a run. 2nd and 3rd with one out. Ugly inning! The Tigers' defense has been solid all season.



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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 16:08:36


UGH single scores 2 and ties the game! Errors kill you every time. Only 2 of Winthrop's 4 runs are earned. One out for Marr in the 3rd.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 16:09:04


Another single! 7 hits already for Winthrop today! 2 on with one out.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 16:14:38


Holy crap! Marr gives up 2 more singles! That's 9 for Winthrop. Tigers trail 5-4 with the bases loaded and one out.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 16:15:11


YAY Marr gets a K! 2 outs with bases loaded.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 16:17:33


Bleeding finally stopped! Marr gets a slow grounder to strand em loaded, but the Tigers trail 5-4 after a 4-run 3rd.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 16:26:40


Cromwell, Williams and Jolly go 1-2-3. This game went to 11 innings last year with a walk-off single by Rohlman. Hope we're not headed that way again!

TIGERS TRAIL 5-4 AFTER 3.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 16:31:42


Good grief Marr gives up a leadoff double, a wild pitch and a single for another run. I can't believe Monte left him in there after the barrage of hits last inning. Ryan Miller in from the pen now. Tigers trail 6-4 with one on and no outs in the 4th. Winthrop has 11 hits today. Tigers' only 2 hits are homers.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 16:34:34


Holy crap error on what should have been a routine double play. Lol wheels coming off today! Errors are definitely contagious. 2 on with no outs.


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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 16:35:27


Lol like I said, errors are contagious! Miller mishandles the sac bunt and barely gets the runner at 1st. He should have been able to get the force at 3rd. Winthrop has 2nd and 3rd with one out now.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 16:38:02


Ground out scores another run. Tigers trail 7-4 with 2 outs.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 16:39:03


Miller gets a K but the ball gets away from Wilkie. Luckily he was able to throw the batter out at 1st. Almost another run!

TIGERS TRAIL 7-4 M4.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 16:46:39


Wharton strikes out, Teo and Byrd fly out to go 1-2-3. Just like a light switch after the 2nd, Winthrop's bats are on fire and the Tigers can't buy a hit! Their only 2 hits today are the 1st inning homers by Williams and Wharton.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 16:47:45


Tigers finally get a 1-2-3 inning on D! 

TIGERS TRAIL 7-4 M5.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 16:59:39


Wilkie strikes out and Davidson HBP. Beer and Cromwell go down to strand him.

TIGERS TRAIL 7-4 AFTER 5.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 17:04:01


Ugh one of those days! Leadoff walk followed by a one-out standup double to the left field gap scores Winthrop's 8th unanswered run of the game. Tigers trail 8-4 with a man on 2nd and one out for Miller.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 17:17:03


Miller gets out of the 6th with no more damage.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 17:17:28


Williams leadoff single.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 17:18:17


Jolly grounds out, but Wharton doubles off the wall to score Williams! Ends 8 unanswered runs to make it 8-5. RISP with one out for Byrd.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 17:18:47


BYRD DELIVERS!!! Single scores Wharton from 2nd! Tigers trail 8-6 with one out for Teo.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 17:24:29


WILKIE DELIVERS!!! 2-out single scores Byrd from 2nd to make it 8-7! Tigers have scored 3 in the 6th after giving up 8 unanswered. One on with 2 outs for leadoff man Davidson with Beer on deck!


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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 17:28:21


Davidson walks! 2 on with 2 out for Beer! Tying RISP!

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 17:31:20


Beer HBP! Bases juiced with 2 outs for Cromwell! Base hit gives Tigers lead.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 17:32:31


UGH Cromwell grounds out to strand em loaded. If this were Dallas Baptist, Cromwell drives in at least 2!

TIGERS TRAIL 8-7 AFTER 6.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 17:44:21


Miller goves uo a leadoff walk and another one with 2 outs. Full count now with 2 on.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 17:45:21


K to end the inning!

TIGERS TRAIL 8-7 AT THE STRETCH.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 17:50:05


Jolly one-out single, Wharton pops up on first pitch. 2 down for Byrd.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 17:51:47


Byrd flies out. 

TIGERS TRAIL 8-7 AFTER 7.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 17:52:14


Huggins in to pitch the 8th inning.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 18:03:19


Huggins got the first 2 outs, and then Monte brought in Carson Spiers, who promptly gave up a double but got the 3rd out.

TIGERS TRAIL 8-7 M8.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 18:03:46


Teo goes after the first pitch and pops up. One out for Wilkie.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 18:04:08


Wilkie strikes out. 2 down for leadoff man Davidson with Beer on deck.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 18:05:49


Davidson strikes out looking to end the 8th. Beer will lead off the 9th for the Tigers.

TIGERS TRAIL 8-7 HEADED TO THE 9TH.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 18:12:32


Spiers goes 1-2-3 with a K in the 9th!

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 18:19:42


Beer goes after the first pitch and pops up. One out for Cromwell with Williams on deck.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 18:19:57


CROMWELL HR TIES THE GAME!!!

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 18:27:15


Williams strikes out and Jolly grounds out to end the 9th. CU and Winthrop going to extras for 2nd straight year. Tigers won 6-5?in 11 last year on a walk-off Rohlman single.

TIED 8-8 HEADED TO 10TH.


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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 18:31:01


Spiers strikes out the leadoff man, but Mat Clark comes in from pen after a walk.




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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 18:31:18


Clark gets a K for the 2nd out!

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 18:52:26


Clark gets another K to end the 10th!

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CUTrevor 2018-02-27 18:54:13


TIGERS WIN!!! Leadoff walk by Wharton, single by Byrd gave corners for Wilkie after a Teo strike out, and Wilkie drove in the winning run!

Tigers remain undefeated at 8-0 headed to the SCAR series.


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