Tigers Take On Spartans In Greenville

CLEMSON, S.C. (CU SID) — The Tigers play at Fluor Field for the second time this season to face Michigan State. GAME SETUP “¢ Who – Clemson (8-6) vs. Michigan State (6-7) “¢ Rankings – CU – NR; MSU – NR “¢ When – Wednesday (7 p.m.) “¢ Where – Greenville, S.C. (Fluor Field) “¢ Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network “¢ Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com “¢ Social Media – Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball) SERIES HISTORY “¢ Overall Record – Michigan State leads 9-7-1 (1935-11) “¢ Record at Neutral – Clemson leads 3-0 (2009-11) STARTING PITCHERS “¢ LHP Charlie Barnes (CU) vs. RHP Andrew Gonzalez (MSU) CLEMSON OVERVIEW “¢ Clemson is coming off one win in three games at NC State last weekend. “¢ The Tigers are averaging 5.6 runs per game and hitting .291 with a .374 on-base percentage and 13 stolen bases. “¢ The pitching staff has a 3.59 ERA, .236 opponents‘ batting average and 3.03 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .968. MICHIGAN STATE OVERVIEW “¢ Michigan State is led by seventh-year Head Coach Jake Boss. “¢ The Spartans won three games in the Coastal Carolina Invitational. They are hitting .236 and have a 3.56 ERA and .974 fielding percentage. “¢ Chad Roskelly is hitting .355 with two homers and seven RBIs, while Mark Weist is batting .333 with three steals. QUICK HITS “¢ For the first time since 1991, Clemson is playing 14 of its first 23 games away from home. “¢ Clemson has not allowed a run in the sixth inning this season and is outscoring the opposition 22-5 in the seventh inning. “¢ Clemson‘s freshman batters (6) have combined to hit .345 this season, led by Reed Rohlman‘s .400 batting average. TIGERS 16-5 AT FLUOR FIELD “¢ Clemson has a 16-5 all-time record at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C. “¢ The only teams to defeat Clemson at Fluor Field are South Carolina (2010,11,14,15) and Presbyterian College (2011). “¢ Clemson is 3-0 against Michigan State at Fluor Field. KOERNER BLANKS GAMECOCKS “¢ Junior righty Brody Koerner pitched a four-hit shutout in Clemson‘s 7-0 win at No. 8 South Carolina on March 2. He also struck out seven. “¢ His performance enabled the Tigers to win the regular-season series over the Gamecocks for the first time since 2010. “¢ He won the Bob Bradley Award as Clemson‘s MVP of the three-game series. “¢ He was the biggest reason South Carolina did not score a run in a home game for the first time since 1998. “¢ He became the first Tiger to pitch a shutout in Columbia since 1968 (John Curtis). “¢ On the season, he is 2-2 with a 3.97 ERA and .241 opponents‘ batting average in 22.2 innings pitched over four starts.

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