The Tigers return to Fluor Field to take on Furman on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
GAME SETUP• Who – Clemson (8-3) vs. Furman (2-7)• Best Rankings – CU – No. 20 Collegiate Baseball; FUR – NR• When – Tuesday (6 p.m.)• Where – Greenville, S.C. (Fluor Field)• Watch – SoCon Digital Network• Video Announcers – Dan Scott, Tom Van Hoy• Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 152-57-4 (1896-2018)• Record at Furman – Clemson leads 62-28-2 (1896-2018)
STARTING PITCHERS• RHP Jackson Lindley (CU) vs. LHP John Michael Bertrand (FUR)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson won one of three games against South Carolina at three different sites last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 7.5 runs per game and hitting .267 with a .389 on-base percentage and 26 steals.• The pitching staff has a 4.41 ERA, .224 opponents’ batting average and 3.83 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .979.
FURMAN OVERVIEW• Furman is led by third-year head coach Brett Harker.• The Paladins were swept against Wake Forest last weekend. They are hitting .269 and have a 6.23 ERA and .972 fielding percentage.• John Michael Boswell is hitting .353 with two homers and nine RBIs, while Rob Hughes has pitched 8.2 scoreless innings in five outings.
QUICK HITS• Clemson is 4-0 when the opponent does not commit an error and 4-3 when the opponent commits at least one error.• Clemson is 22-for-50 (.440) with runners in scoring position in the last six games.• Former Tigers Taylor Harbin (2005-07) and Andrew Cox (2014-17) are assistant coaches at Furman.
TIGERS AT FLUOR FIELD• Clemson has a 26-6 all-time record at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C., and have won 10 games in a row at the facility.• The Tigers have outscored the opposition 265-135 at Fluor Field, an average score of 8.3-4.2.• The only teams to defeat Clemson at Fluor Field are South Carolina (2010,11,14,15), Presbyterian College (2011) and Michigan State (2015).• Clemson is 12-0 against Furman at Fluor Field. The Tigers have outscored Furman 133-55 in their 12 meetings at Fluor Field.
HALL STARTING THINGS OFF• Sophomore infielder and outfielder Sam Hall has moved into the leadoff spot in 2019, and has also played third base and left field.• He played 25 games (21 starts) as a freshman in 2018 as both an infielder and outfielder.• He is hitting .342 with two doubles, three homers, 11 RBIs, 15 runs, a .500 on-base percentage and nine steals in 2019.• He leads or is tied for the team lead in runs, hits (13), walks (10), hit-by-pitches (3), on-base percentage and steals.• He has made seven starts at third base and four starts in left field. He is the only Tiger to start every game in the same lineup spot (1).• He received the Bob Bradley Award as Clemson’s MVP of the South Carolina series from March 1-3.• He was 5-for-10 with a homer, double, three RBIs, four runs, a .571 on-base percentage and three steals in the series against the Gamecocks.• In his career, he is hitting .275 with six doubles, five homers, 18 RBIs, 35 runs and 17 steals in 36 games (32 starts).