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Tigers Play No. 4 Miami (Fla.)

Tigers Play No. 4 Miami (Fla.)

The Tigers return to the road to face No. 4 Miami (Fla.) in a three-game series this weekend in Coral Gables.

 

SERIES SETUP• Who – Clemson (17-3, 5-1 ACC) vs. Miami (Fla.) (17-4, 4-2 ACC)• Rankings – CU – No. 17 BA, No. 12 CB, No. 17 USA; MIA – No. 4 BA, No. 5 CB, No. 5 USA• When – Friday (7 p.m.), Saturday (7 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)• Where – Coral Gables, Fla. (Mark Light Field)• Watch – ESPN3• TV Announcers – Wicho Hernandez, Kyle Sielaf (Saturday), Jason Solodkin (Friday, Sunday)• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)

 

SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Miami leads 35-28-1 (1977-14)• Record at Miami – Miami leads 16-10-1 (1977-13)

 

STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – RHP Clate Schmidt (CU) vs. LHP Thomas Woodrey (MIA)• Saturday – LHP Charlie Barnes (CU) vs. LHP Michael Mediavilla (MIA)• Sunday – TBA (CU) vs. LHP Danny Garcia (MIA)

 

CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has won eight consecutive games, defeated Presbyterian College 8-4 at home on Tuesday night.• The Tigers are averaging 7.1 runs per contest and hitting .286 with a .396 on-base percentage and 20 steals.• The pitching staff has a 2.72 ERA, .214 opponents’ batting average and 3.10 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .969.

 

MIAMI OVERVIEW• Miami is led by 23rd-year head coach Jim Morris.• The Hurricanes defeated Bethune-Cookman at home 5-4 on Wednesday. They are hitting .290 and have a 3.29 ERA and .979 fielding percentage.• Zack Collins is hitting .417 with six homers, 23 RBIs and a .580 on-base percentage in 21 games, while Johnny Ruiz is batting .347.

 

QUICK HITS• Clemson’s current eight-game winning streak is its longest since its nine-game winning streak from May 6-16, 2013.• Clemson has outscored its opposition in every inning this season.• Seth Beer (18), Chase Pinder (14) and Robert Jolly (11) all have active on-base streaks of 11+ games.

 

BEER NEARING FRESHMAN RECORD• Seth Beer has nine homers in 20 games and is among the top 10 in Tiger history in homers by a freshman.• The Clemson record for homers by a freshman is 15, set by Matthew LeCroy in 1995. He played 68 games that year.• Beer has hit one home run every 7.4 at-bats. LeCroy hit one home run every 17.0 at-bats in 1995.• Kyle Parker slugged 14 home runs in 57 games as a freshman in 2008 and is second on the list.• Jim McCollom (11 in 1982), Jeff Baker (11 in 2000), Billy McMillon (10 in 1991) and Taylor Harbin (10 in 2005) round out the top six.

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