The Tigers host Charleston Southern on Tuesday night.
GAME SETUP• Who – Charleston Southern (16-14) vs. Clemson (28-5)• Rankings – CSU – NR; CU – No. 5 BA, No. 4 CB, No. 4 USA• When – Tuesday (6:30 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Listen – TigerCast, WCCP (105.5 FM)• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON• Promotion – $1 Hot Dog Night• Promotion – Two on Tuesday – Fans can buy one regular-price ticket and get one of equal value for free.
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 18-1 (1976-16)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 15-1 (1976-16)
STARTING PITCHERS• LHP Cody Maw (CSU) vs. RHP Tyler Jackson (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has won five games in a row and 27 of its last 30 games, swept Virginia Tech at home last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 6.4 runs per game and hitting .281 with a .392 on-base percentage and 34 stolen bases.• The pitching staff has a 2.66 ERA, .232 opponents’ batting average and 4.12 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .969.
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN OVERVIEW• Charleston Southern is led by interim head coach Adam Ward, who lettered as a catcher at Clemson from 2007-09.• The Buccaneers won two of three games at UNC Asheville last weekend. They are hitting .261 and have a 4.70 ERA and .957 fielding percentage.• Jason Miller is hitting .347 with 10 steals, Brandon Gragilla is batting .300 with four homers and Chris Singleton has 13 steals.
QUICK HITS• Clemson has not suffered back-to-back losses in one season since losing two in a row against Georgia Tech on April 23,24, 2016.• In the three-game sweep of Virginia Tech, Clemson outhit the Hokies .362 to .192 and held their potent offense to three extra-base hits.• In 2017, Clemson is 25-1 when scoring three or more runs and 21-0 when scoring five or more runs.
EARLY SUCCESS• Clemson’s 28-5 record is due in large part to its success scoring runs early in games in 2017.• The Tigers are outscoring the opposition 33-5 in the first inning and 24-7 in the second inning (combined 57-12 in the first two innings).• Clemson’s highest-scoring innings are the first inning (33) and seventh inning (33).• Clemson is hitting .305 with a .417 on-base percentage in the first inning.• Chris Williams is 7-for-13 (.538) with two doubles, a homer, eight RBIs and four runs in the first inning.• Seth Beer is 8-for-22 (.364) with three doubles, a homer, five RBIs and 11 walks in the first inning.• The Tigers are 13-0 when scoring in the first inning and 23-1 when scoring first.• Opponents have scored in the first just four times (five combined runs), and Clemson is 4-0 in those games.• Clemson has allowed 21 hits (.184 opponents’ batting average), four earned runs (1.09 ERA) and six walks with 39 strikeouts in the first inning.
THREE TIGERS ON MLB ROSTERS• Former Tigers Dominic Leone, Brad Miller and Tony Sipp are on 2017 MLB rosters.• Leone is in his fourth season in the majors, Miller is in his fifth season and Sipp is in his nine season.• Leone, who had a 16-8 career record at Clemson, made his major league debut with the Seattle Mariners in 2014.• Miller, the 2011 ACC Player-of-the-Year, hit .339 with 36 doubles, eight triples, 16 homers, 135 RBIs and 46 steals in 191 games as a Tiger.• Sipp batted .280 and had a 2-2 pitching record for the Tigers in 2004.• Every Tiger team from 1974 to 2012 has had at least one future major leaguer on its roster.
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