Ryan Ammons will officially get the start on the bump for the Clemson Tigers when they open the 2023 season on Friday at 4 p.m. against Binghamton.
The closer-turned-starter was one of three pitchers announced by Clemson for this weekend’s series. Ammons, a lefty, led Clemson with eight saves in 2022 when he posted a 4.61 earned run average in 27.1 innings pitched.
Right-hander Austin Gordon will make his first career start for the Tigers on Saturday at 2 p.m. The sophomore went 1-0 with two saves and a 5.14 earned run average in 17 relief appearances last season.
Right-hander Jay Dill will get the nod in the series finale on Sunday at noon. This will be Dill’s second-career start. He was 2-2 with a 5.45 ERA in 28 appearances in 2022.
Binghamton is going with LHP Thomas Babalis on Friday, RHP Gabe Driscoll on Saturday and RHP Ryan Bryggman on Sunday.
Clemson is in Year 1 of the Erik Bakich era. The former Michigan head coach and Clemson assistant took over in the offseason for Monte Lee.
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