Tigers Host Georgia Tuesday Night

CLEMSON, S.C. (CU SID) — The Tigers conclude their 10-game homestand with midweek games against Georgia (Tuesday) and Charleston Southern (Wednesday). GAMES SETUP “¢ Who – Georgia (18-15) & Charleston Southern (12-17 entering Tuesday‘s game at Savannah State) vs. Clemson (16-15) “¢ Rankings – UGA – NR; CSU – NR; CU – NR “¢ When – Tuesday (6:30 p.m.), Wednesday (4 p.m.) “¢ Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium) “¢ Watch – ESPN3 (Tuesday), TigerCast (Wednesday) “¢ TV Announcers – Marty Clary, Roy Philpott “¢ Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network (Tuesday), WCCP (105.5 FM) (Wednesday) “¢ Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com “¢ Social Media – Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball) “¢ Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON “¢ Promotion (Tuesday) – Military Appreciation Day – Join us as we support our troops. “¢ Promotion (Wednesday) – BOGO Wednesday – Purchase one adult-seat ticket and receive an additional reserved-seat ticket free of charge. SERIES HISTORY (GEORGIA) “¢ Overall Record – Georgia leads 120-104-2 (1900-2014) “¢ Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 55-49-2 (1901-2014) SERIES HISTORY (CHARLESTON SOUTHERN) “¢ Overall Record – Clemson leads 17-0 (1976-13) “¢ Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 14-0 (1976-13) STARTING PITCHERS “¢ Tuesday – RHP David Sosebee (UGA) vs. RHP Jake Long (CU) “¢ Wednesday – LHP Alex Ministeri (CSU) vs. RHP Clate Schmidt (CU) CLEMSON OVERVIEW “¢ Clemson won two of three games at home against North Carolina over the weekend. The three games were decided by a combined five runs. “¢ The Tigers are averaging 5.8 runs per game and hitting .277 with a .362 on-base percentage and 38 steals. “¢ The pitching staff has a 3.74 ERA, .252 opponents‘ batting average and 2.64 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .964. GEORGIA OVERVIEW “¢ Georgia is led by second-year Head Coach Scott Stricklin. “¢ The Bulldogs were swept at home against Vanderbilt over the weekend. They are hitting .277 and have a 4.39 ERA and .969 fielding percentage. “¢ Stephen Wrenn is hitting .321 with four homers, 17 RBIs, 28 runs, a .411 on-base percentage and 17 stolen bases. CHARLESTON SOUTHERN OVERVIEW “¢ Charleston Southern is led by seventh-year Head Coach Stuart Lake. “¢ The Buccaneers, who face Savannah State on Tuesday, were swept by Liberty and are hitting .279 with a 5.52 ERA and .971 fielding percentage. “¢ Brandon Burris is batting .330 with 13 RBIs, 19 runs and eight steals, while Ryan Maksim is hitting .326. QUICK HITS “¢ Clemson registered its first series win over North Carolina since 2005 when it won two of three games at home last weekend. “¢ Trevor Kieboom, who was 4-for-12 in the Vanderbilt series last weekend, redshirted as a righthander and infielder on the 2012 Clemson team. “¢ Adam Ward, who lettered as a catcher at Clemson from 2007-09, is an assistant coach on the Charleston Southern staff. VETZEL VEXING OUT OF THE BULLPEN “¢ Sophomore righthander Taylor Vetzel has come on of late to be one of the Tigers‘ top pitchers out of the bullpen. “¢ In 13.0 innings pitched over 11 relief appearances, he is 1-0 with a save, 2.08 ERA, .170 opponents‘ batting average and 12 strikeouts. “¢ He is holding opponents to a .130 batting average with runners on base and .125 batting average with runners in scoring position. “¢ In 12.0 innings pitched over his 10 relief appearances, he is 1-0 with one save, an 0.75 ERA and a .143 opponents‘ batting average. “¢ In 7.0 innings pitched over six relief apperances in ACC regular-season games, he has allowed just two hits and no earned runs. “¢ He pitched 2.0 hitless and scoreless innings in relief to record his first save as a Tiger against North Carolina on April 3.

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