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Tigers Begin ACC Play vs. GT

Tigers Begin ACC Play vs. GT

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The Tigers begin ACC play with a three-game series against Georgia Tech at Doug Kingsmore Stadium this weekend.


SERIES SETUP
Who – Georgia Tech (9-3, 0-0 ACC) vs. Clemson (12-1, 0-0 ACC)
Best Rankings – GAT – NR; CU – No. 6 CB
When – Friday (4 p.m.), Saturday (4 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)
Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
Watch – ACC Network Extra
Video Announcers – Kyle Parker, Pete Yanity
Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tigers Network
Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com
Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON
Promotion (Friday) – The first 1,000 fans receive trading cards of Tiger players and coaches.
Promotion (Saturday) – Young fans can stand on the field during the national anthem and run the bases after the game.
Promotion (Sunday) – The first 500 fans receive a free Clemson watch on the first day of daylight saving time.


SERIES HISTORY
Overall Record – Clemson leads 111-109-3 (1902-20)
Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 48-26-1 (1904-2016)


STARTING PITCHERS
Friday – RHP Xzavion Curry (GAT) vs. LHP Jacob Hennessy(CU)
Saturday – LHP Brant Hurter (GAT) vs. RHP Brooks Crawford(CU)
Sunday – LHP Connor Thomas (GAT) vs. LHP Jake Higginbotham(CU)


CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson won both its midweek games, a 6-3 home win over Wofford and a 9-7 win over Michigan State at Greenville, S.C.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.8 runs per game and hitting .261 with a .401 on-base percentage and seven steals.
• The pitching staff has a 2.96 ERA, .228 opponents’ batting average and 2.52 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .978.


GEORGIA TECH OVERVIEW
• Georgia Tech is led by 25th-year head coach Danny Hall.
• The Yellow Jackets won at Georgia State 12-6 on Wednesday. They are hitting .333 and have a 3.55 ERA and .966 fielding percentage.
• Chase Murray is hitting .458 with two homers and 11 RBIs, while Tristin English is batting .327 with three homers and 15 RBIs.


QUICK HITS
• Clemson and Georgia Tech have played at least one game every year since 1974.
• The opponent has outhit the Tigers in eight games in 2018. Clemson is 7-1 in those eight games.
• Seth Beer (RF), Logan Davidson (SS) and Kyle Wilkie (C) are the only Tigers to start every game at the same position in 2018.


CROMWELL GETTING ON BASE
• Senior Patrick Cromwell has emerged as one of Clemson’s top offensive threats in 2018.
• He is hitting a team-high .350 with two homers, two doubles, nine RBIs, 14 runs and a team-high .526 on-base percentage in 13 games.
• He has 19 putouts and 17 assists without committing an error.
• He hit the game-tying, solo homer in the ninth against Winthrop on Feb. 27, a game the Tigers went on to win.
• In his career, he is hitting .257 with two doubles, four homers, 14 RBIs, a .401 on-base percentage and a steal in 46 games (33 starts).

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