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Mar 12, 2019

Tigers Host No. 11 Chanticleers on Wednesday Night

By: Brian Hennessy

Presenting Game Sponsor – Grainger Nissan


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The No. 12 Tigers host No. 11 Coastal Carolina on Wednesday in the first of two meetings in 2019.


GAME SETUP
Who – Coastal Carolina (13-3-1) vs. Clemson (12-3)
Best Rankings – CCU – No. 11 Collegiate Baseball; CU – No. 12 Collegiate Baseball
When – Wednesday (6 p.m.)
Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
Watch – ACC Network Extra
Video Announcers – Jose Alvarez, Fred Cunningham
Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate
Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn
Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com
Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON


SERIES HISTORY
Overall Record – Clemson leads 45-10 (1986-18)
Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 33-6 (1988-18)


STARTING PITCHERS
• LHP Scott Kobos (CCU) vs. RHP Jackson Lindley (CU)


CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson swept No. 3 North Carolina in three home games by a combined score of 25-9 last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 7.3 runs per game and hitting .275 with a .388 on-base percentage and 29 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.83 ERA, .221 opponents’ batting average and 3.33 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .976.


COASTAL CAROLINA OVERVIEW
• Coastal Carolina is led by 24th-year head coach Gary Gilmore.
• The Chanticleers went 1-1-1 in the Seattle Baseball Showcase. They are hitting .309 and have a 4.39 ERA and .967 fielding percentage.
• Parker Chavers is hitting .389 with five homers and 21 RBIs, while Scott McKeon is batting .377 with a homer and 13 RBIs.


QUICK HITS
• In its first three-game sweep of North Carolina since 1997, Clemson hit .336 with 25 runs, a .419 on-base percentage and 2.67 ERA.
• Clemson has allowed only four steals in six attempts this season.
• In each of Clemson’s last seven games, the team that scored first lost.


ACC STANDINGS
• Clemson is in a tie for first place in the ACC Atlantic Division standings with NC State with a 3-0 league mark.
• Overall in the ACC standings, Clemson is in a tie for first place with NC State.


ASKEW ANSWERING THE CALL
• When Clemson was in need of help in the weekend rotation in early March, freshman lefthander Keyshawn Askew stepped up.
• He was a midweek starter in the first few weeks, then he made his weekend starting debut against No. 3 North Carolina on March 10.
• He is 2-0 with a 3.44 ERA, .190 opponents’ batting average and 17 strikeouts in 18.1 innings pitched over four appearances (three starts).
• Clemson has a 3-0 record in his three starts.

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