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Apr 08, 2019

Clemson Hosts Buccaneers & Paladins in Midweek Contests

By: Brian Hennessy

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The Tigers complete their six-game homestand with midweek games against Charleston Southern (Tuesday) and Furman (Wednesday).


GAMES SETUP
Who – Charleston Southern (12-24) & Furman (11-20) vs. Clemson (24-8)
Best Ranking – CSU – NR; FUR – NR; CU – No. 13 Collegiate Baseball
When – Tuesday (6 p.m.), Wednesday (6 p.m.)
Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
Watch – ACC Network Extra
Video Announcers – Jose Alvarez (Tuesday), Fred Cunningham (Wednesday), Ron Smith (Wednesday), Pete Yanity (Tuesday)
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
Promotion – Fans can purchase a ticket for only $2.


SERIES HISTORY (CHARLESTON SOUTHERN)
Overall Record – Clemson leads 20-1 (1976-18)
Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 17-1 (1976-18)


SERIES HISTORY (FURMAN)
Overall Record – Clemson leads 153-57-4 (1896-2019)
Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 82-26-1 (1896-2018)


STARTING PITCHERS
Tuesday – RHP Logan Adams (CSU) vs. LHP Jacob Hennessy (CU)
Wednesday – TBA (FUR) vs. TBA (CU)


CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson won two of three home games against No. 8 Louisville last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.9 runs per game and hitting .269 with a .374 on-base percentage and 53 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.33 ERA, .231 opponents’ batting average and 2.89 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .968.


CHARLESTON SOUTHERN OVERVIEW
• Charleston Southern is led by third-year head coach Adam Ward, who lettered as a catcher at Clemson from 2007-09.
• The Buccaneers won one of three games at Longwood last weekend. They are hitting .248 and have a 4.97 ERA and .952 fielding percentage.
• Payton Holdsworth is hitting .350, Max Ryerson is batting .323 with five homers and 23 RBIs and Kyle Horton is hitting .300 with 12 steals.


FURMAN OVERVIEW
• Furman is led by third-year head coach Brett Harker.
• The Paladins won one of three games at UNC Greensboro last weekend. They are hitting .262 and have a 5.90 ERA and .964 fielding percentage.
• Jabari Richards is hitting .413 with five homers and 18 RBIs, while John Michael Boswell is batting .339 with five homers and 28 RBIs.


QUICK HITS
• Clemson defeated Furman 3-1 at Fluor Field on March 5.
• Former Tigers Taylor Harbin (2005-07) and Andrew Cox (2014-17) are assistant coaches at Furman.
• The Tigers have answered each of their last 14 losses with a win in their next game dating to back-to-back losses on April 13,14, 2018.


WEATHERLY STRIKING OUT OF BULLPEN
• Sophomore Sam Weatherly has emerged as one of the team’s top lefthanders out of the bullpen in 2019.
• He is 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA, .200 opponents’ batting average and 24 strikeouts in 13.2 innings pitched over nine relief appearances.
• He has allowed just one extra-base hit (double).
• In his career, he is 2-0 with a 5.03 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 34.0 innings pitched over 17 appearances (five starts).
• He has allowed just 33 hits in his career, good for a .273 opponents’ batting average, and five extra-base hits, including only one homer.

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