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Mar 18, 2019

Tigers Play Cougars in Two Midweek Games

By: Brian Hennessy

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The Tigers take on College of Charleston in two midweek games at two different sites.

Who – College of Charleston (13-6) vs. Clemson (14-5)
Best Ranking – COC – NR; CU – No. 20 Collegiate Baseball
When – Tuesday (4 p.m.), Wednesday (7 p.m.)
Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium) (Tuesday); Columbia, S.C. (Segra Park) (Wednesday)
Watch – ACC Network Extra (Tuesday)
Video Announcers – William Qualkinbush, Pete Yanity
Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate
Listen (Internet) –, TuneIn
Live Stats –
Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
Promotion (Tuesday) – Fans can purchase a ticket for only $2.

Overall Record – Clemson leads 27-2 (1899-2017)
Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 19-2 (1899-2017)
Record at Neutral – 0-0

Tuesday – TBA (COC) vs. TBA (CU)
Wednesday – TBA (CU) vs. TBA (COC)

• Clemson, who has a 12-4 home record and 1-1 road mark, won one of three home games against Notre Dame last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.7 runs per game and hitting .271 with a .373 on-base percentage and 33 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.68 ERA, .225 opponents’ batting average and 3.17 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .971.

• College of Charleston is led by second-year head coach Chad Holbrook.
• The Cougars swept Furman in three home games last weekend. They are hitting .277 and have a 3.75 ERA and .969 fielding percentage.
• Logan McRae is batting .364, Dupree Hart is hitting .314 with 14 steals and Nathan Ocker has a 2-0 record, five saves and an 0.71 ERA.

• Tiger head coach Monte Lee served as head coach (2009-15) at College of Charleston after lettering four years (1996-99) for the Cougars.
• Clemson has followed each of its last 11 losses dating to 2018 with a win in its next game.
• Clemson is 12-0 when scoring five or more runs and 2-5 when scoring less than five runs.

• Sophomore lefthander Mat Clark was a reliever as a freshman in 2018 and during the first few weeks of the 2019 season.
• He has utilize his control and change of speed to be effective on the mound.
• He is 4-0 with a 1.69 ERA, .171 opponents’ batting average and 25 strikeouts in 22.0 innings pitched over five appearances (two starts).
• He has allowed just four walks.
• He made his second career start against No. 3 North Carolina in the second game of a doubleheader on March 9 and earned the win.
• He pitched 7.0 scoreless innings of three-hit ball with seven strikeouts against no walks to earn the win against Notre Dame on March 16.
• In his career, he is 8-0 with a 1.66 ERA and .195 opponents’ batting average in 43.1 innings pitched over 24 appearances (three starts).
• He has 48 strikeouts against only eight walks in his career, good for a 6.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio.