The Tigers travel to Atlanta to play No. 11 Georgia Tech in three games this weekend.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Clemson (26-16, 11-10 ACC) vs. Georgia Tech (28-13, 13-8 ACC)• Best Ranking – CU – NR; GAT – No. 11 D1Baseball• When – Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (4 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)• Where – Atlanta, Ga. (Russ Chandler Stadium)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Video Announcers – Matthew Crownover, Andy Demetra (Saturday, Sunday), Kyle Tait (Friday)• 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 114-109-3 (1902-2018)• Record at Georgia Tech – Georgia Tech leads 74-44-2 (1902-2017)
STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – RHP Davis Sharpe (CU) vs. RHP Xzavion Curry (GAT)• Saturday – LHP Mat Clark (CU) vs. LHP Connor Thomas (GAT)• Sunday – RHP Brooks Crawford (CU) vs. LHP Brant Hurter (GAT)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has a 7-6 road record, split midweek home games with Winthrop (8-6 loss) and Tennessee Tech (7-4 win).• The Tigers are averaging 6.3 runs per game and hitting .253 with a .359 on-base percentage and 78 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.87 ERA, .234 opponents’ batting average and 2.58 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .970.
GEORGIA TECH OVERVIEW• Georgia Tech is led by 26th-year head coach Danny Hall.• The Yellow Jackets defeated No. 4 Georgia 8-6 on Tuesday. They are hitting .286 and have a 4.21 ERA and .972 fielding percentage.• Michael Guldberg is hitting .391, Kyle McCann is hitting .304 with 15 homers and 46 RBIs and Tristin English has nine homers and five saves.
QUICK HITS• The Tigers have won five of their last six games against Georgia Tech, including a sweep at Clemson in 2018 and two wins in Atlanta in 2017.• Keyshawn Askew, Grayson Byrd, Brooks Crawford, Bryar Hawkins, Bo Majkowski, Davis Sharpe, Kyle Wilkie and Justin Wrobleski are from Georgia.• Clemson has at least two steals in seven straight games and is 21-22 in that span. The only caught stealing was on a designed rundown play.
KEEPING THEM LOADED• Tiger pitchers have performed remarkably well when the opposition has the bases loaded in 2019.• They have held opponents to just 4-for-36 (.111) with three singles, a double, walk and no hit-by-pitches with six strikeouts.• Opponents are 0-for-9 against Carson Spiers and 0-for-5 versus Davis Sharpe with the bases loaded.