Clemson Baseball Announces Pitching Rotation for Opening Weekend

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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Zach Lentz
7 months ago

Who else is ready for baseball season?

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