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May 03, 2019

Clemson Plays Bulldogs Twice in Weekend Series

By: Brian Hennessy

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After five days off for final exams, the Tigers play Gardner-Webb in a home-and-home weekend series.

Who – Gardner-Webb (19-22) vs. Clemson (27-18)
Best Ranking – GWU – NR; CU – NR
When – Saturday (11 a.m.), Sunday (2 p.m.)
Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium) Saturday; Shelby, N.C. (Keeter Stadium) Sunday
Watch – ACC Network Extra (Saturday)
Video Announcers – Marty Clary, Pete Yanity
Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate
Listen (Internet) –, TuneIn
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Tickets –, 1-800-CLEMSON

Overall Record – Clemson leads 10-0 (1975-15)
Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 9-0 (1975-15)
Record at Gardner-Webb – Clemson leads 1-0 (2011)

Saturday – LHP Isaac Campbell (GWU) vs. RHP Davis Sharpe (CU)
Sunday – LHP Jacob Hennessy (CU) vs. RHP Landon Mitchell (GWU)

• Clemson, who has a 17-10 home record and 8-8 road record, won one of three games at No. 11 Georgia Tech last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.5 runs per game and hitting .261 with a .363 on-base percentage and 80 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.20 ERA, .239 opponents’ batting average and 2.40 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .970.

• Gardner-Webb is led by 17th-year head coach Rusty Stroupe.
• Wake Forest defeated the Runnin’ Bulldogs 9-7 on Tuesday. They are hitting .268 and have a 6.14 ERA and .959 fielding percentage.
• Justin Kunz is hitting .335 with nine homers, Chandler Redmond is batting .289 with 15 homers and Jarrett Thompson has seven saves.

• Sunday’s game marks Clemson’s first-ever game at Shelby, N.C.
• Clemson has scored at least six runs in six straight games
• Clemson totaled 42 hits, including eight homers, one triple and eight homers, in the three-game series at No. 11 Georgia Tech last weekend.

• Baseball was one of six Tiger programs in the top-10 percent of their sport in the eligibility, graduation and retention metric for 2017-18.
• It was the third year in a row (2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18) the Clemson baseball program was lauded by the NCAA for its APR.
• Clemson is one of only 17 Division I baseball programs recognized in each of the three most-recent reports.
• Clemson is one of only four Power Five Conference baseball programs recognized in each of the three most-recent reports.
• Clemson was one of only two ACC schools (Notre Dame) to earn recognition for baseball for 2017-18.