Tigers To Take On Furman

CLEMSON, S.C. (CU SID) — The Tigers face Furman at Fluor Field in Greenville on Tuesday night in their last midweek game of the season. GAME SETUP “¢ Who – Clemson (27-25) at Furman (23-28) “¢ Rankings – CU – NR; FUR – NR “¢ When – Tuesday (7 p.m.) “¢ Where – Greenville, S.C. (Fluor Field) “¢ Watch – SoCon Digital Network “¢ Listen – TigerCast, WCCP (105.5 FM) “¢ Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com “¢ Social Media – Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball) SERIES HISTORY “¢ Overall Record – Clemson leads 145-57-4 (1896-2015) “¢ Record at Furman – Clemson leads 58-28-2 (1896-2014) STARTING PITCHERS “¢ RHP Clate Schmidt (CU) vs. LHP Ryan Morse (FUR) CLEMSON OVERVIEW “¢ Clemson won two of three home games against Georgia Southern over the weekend and has won three of its last four games. “¢ The Tigers are averaging 6.2 runs per game and hitting .284 with a .373 on-base percentage and 54 steals. “¢ The pitching staff has a 3.96 ERA, .255 opponents‘ batting average and 2.59 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .961. FURMAN OVERVIEW “¢ Furman is led by 22nd-year head coach Ron Smith. “¢ The Paladins lost two of three games at Wofford last weekend. They are hitting .292 and have a 5.75 ERA and .963 fielding percentage. “¢ Jordan Simpson is hitting .351 with 14 homers and 43 RBIs, while Chris Ohmstede is batting .300 with 12 homers and 50 RBIs. QUICK HITS “¢ Clemson defeated Furman 5-4 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on March 31. Chase Pinder was hit-by-pitch for the walkoff run. “¢ Clemson is 13-4 in games decided by 6+ runs. “¢ Clemson‘s opponent has committed no errors in seven of the last 10 games. TIGERS AT FLUOR FIELD “¢ Clemson has a 16-6 all-time record at Fluor Field. “¢ The Tigers have outscored the opposition 166-81 at Fluor Field, an average score of 7.5-3.7. “¢ The only teams to defeat Clemson at Fluor Field are South Carolina (2010,11,14,15), Presbyterian College (2011) and Michigan State (2015). “¢ Clemson is 8-0 against Furman at Fluor Field. JOLLY CATCHING HIS OPPORTUNITY “¢ Freshman catcher Robert Jolly is 9-for-23 (.391) with three doubles, six RBIs, eight runs and a .462 on-base percentage in 16 games. “¢ He has made all three of his starts in May as the DH. He got his opportunity to start with Chase Pinder‘s season-ending injury in May. “¢ He joins Chris Okey as the only catchers on the 2015 roster. “¢ He is 4-for-10 (.400) as a pinch-hitter. “¢ He went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs, two runs and a walk against Georgia Southern on May 8. It was his second career start.

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