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May 06, 2019

Tigers Host Blue Hose & Bulldogs in Midweek Games

By: Brian Hennessy

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The Tigers host Presbyterian College and The Citadel in midweek home games at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.


GAMES SETUP
Who – Presbyterian College (22-25) & The Citadel (10-36) vs. Clemson (28-19)
Best Ranking – PRE – NR; CIT – NR; CU – NR
When – Tuesday (6 p.m.), Wednesday (6 p.m.)
Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
Watch – ACC Network Extra
Video Announcers – Jose Alvarez (Wednesday), Matthew Crownover (Tuesday), Pete Yanity
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 (PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE)
Overall Record – Clemson leads 64-22 (1906-2018)
Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 39-9 (1907-2018)


SERIES HISTORY (THE CITADEL)
Overall Record – Clemson leads 85-18 (1900-2016)
Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 48-7 (1900-2004)


STARTING PITCHERS
Tuesday – LHP Austin Paradis (PRE) vs. RHP Brooks Crawford (CU)
Wednesday – RHP Alex Bialakis (CIT) vs. RHP Jackson Lindley (CU)


CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson, who has an 18-10 home record, split a home-and-home weekend series with Gardner-Webb last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.6 runs per game and hitting .265 with a .366 on-base percentage and 82 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.20 ERA, .241 opponents’ batting average and 2.46 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .970.


PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE OVERVIEW
• Presbyterian College is led by 15th-year head coach Elton Pollock.
• The Blue Hose won one of three games against Winthrop last weekend. They are hitting .256 and have a 4.92 ERA and .968 fielding percentage.
• Zacchaeus Rasberry is hitting .330 with five homers, 25 RBIs and 12 steals, and Jimmy Marcelli is batting .316 with two homers and 35 RBIs.


THE CITADEL OVERVIEW
• The Citadel is led by second-year head coach Tony Skole.
• The Bulldogs were swept by Wofford at home last weekend. They are hitting .238 and have a 5.83 ERA and .946 fielding percentage.
• Tyler Corbitt is batting .345, Bryce Leasure is hitting .300 and Ben Peden is batting .278 with eight homers and 34 RBIs.


QUICK HITS
• Clemson is 67-for-193 (.347) with 16 doubles, a triple and 10 homers in the last five games, including 12+ hits in each of the five games.
• Thirteen of Clemson’s 19 losses have been by two runs or less.
• Sixteen different Tigers have made at least seven starts in the batting order.


JUSTIN HAWKINS ADDING POWER
• Senior infielder Justin Hawkins has been inserted into the starting lineup of late and has had a knack for some clutch home runs.
• He is hitting .244 with two homers, 11 RBIs, seven runs and a steal in 19 games (10 starts).
• He is hitting .289 with two homers and 11 RBIs in his 10 starts in 2019.
• He is hitting .350 with runners in scoring position.
• He hit a game-tying grand slam in the fifth inning against Duke on April 21.
• He hit a game-tying two-run homer in the eighth inning at No. 11 Georgia Tech on April 28.
• In his career, he is hitting .224 with three doubles, four homers, 19 RBIs, a .343 on-base percentage and a steal in 40 games (25 starts).

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