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Tigers Face PC on Tuesday

Tigers Face PC on Tuesday

The Tigers host Presbyterian College at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

 

GAME SETUP• Who – Presbyterian College (11-8) vs. Clemson (16-3)• Rankings – PRE – NR; CU – No. 17 BA, No. 12 CB, No. 17 USA• When – Tuesday (6:30 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – TigerCast• Listen – TigerCast, WCCP (105.5FM)• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON• Promotion No. 1 – Family Four Pack – Purchase four tickets and a $10 concession voucher for only $30.• Promotion No. 2 – Two on Tuesday – Buy one regular-price ticket and get one of equal value for free.

 

SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 62-22 (1906-2015)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 37-9 (1907-2015)

 

STARTING PITCHERS• RHP David Sauer (PRE) vs. LHP Jake Higginbotham (CU)

 

CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has won seven games in a row and 11 home games in a row, swept No. 22 Boston College at home last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 7.1 runs per game and hitting .286 with a .394 on-base percentage and 18 steals.• The pitching staff has a 2.65 ERA, .210 opponents’ batting average and 3.16 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .967.

 

PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE OVERVIEW• Presbyterian College is led by 12th-year head coach Elton Pollock.• The Blue Hose won one of three games at The Citadel last weekend. They are hitting .301 and have a 4.54 ERA and .976 fielding percentage.• Weston Jackson is hitting a team-high .431 with nine doubles, five homers and 22 RBIs, while Tyler Weyenberg is batting .397.

 

QUICK HITS• Clemson is allowing just 1.9 runs per home game.• Tiger relievers have only allowed nine of 37 inherited baserunners to score.• Clemson’s predominant first-baseman, Andrew Cox, who has started nine games, suffered a fractured foot against Boston College on Saturday.

 

SCHMIDT SUPERB AS SENIOR• Senior righthander Clate Schmidt has emerged as Clemson’s Friday starter in 2016, less than a year after being diagnosed with cancer.• He has recovered from nodular sclerosing Hodgkin’s lymphoma and has a 4-0 record, 3.00 ERA and .229 opponents’ batting average in 2016.• In 27.0 innings pitched over his five starts, he has allowed just 22 hits and 13 walks with 28 strikeouts.• He pitched 5.1 scoreless innings of one-hit ball with six strikeouts to earn the win against No. 18 South Carolina in Greenville on March 5.• He pitched 7.0 innings with 11 strikeouts to earn the win against No. 22 Boston College at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on March 18.• In his career, he has a 14-14 record, 4.31 ERA and 138 strikeouts in 200.2 innings pitched over 59 appearances (30 starts).• His brother, sophomore righthander Clarke Schmidt, is South Carolina’s Friday starter.

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