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The Tigers host No. 4 Georgia on Tuesday night in the first of two meetings with the Bulldogs this season.
GAME SETUP• Who – Georgia (23-5) vs. Clemson (22-6)• Best Ranking – UGA – No. 4 D1Baseball; CU – No. 13 Collegiate Baseball• When – Tuesday (6 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Video Announcers – Jose Alvarez, 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
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Georgia leads 124-108-2 (1900-2018)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 57-50-2 (1901-2017)
STARTING PITCHERS• RHP Tim Elliott (UGA) vs. RHP Brooks Crawford (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson swept Virginia Tech on the road in three games by a combined score of 32-14 last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 7.3 runs per game and hitting .276 with a .386 on-base percentage and 53 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.33 ERA, .233 opponents’ batting average and 2.99 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .965.
GEORGIA OVERVIEW• Georgia is led by sixth-year head coach Scott Stricklin.• The Bulldogs won two of three games at Kentucky last weekend. They are hitting .280 and have a 2.85 ERA and .980 fielding percentage.• LJ Talley is hitting .370 with four homers and 18 RBIs, while Aaron Schunk is batting .318 and has a team-high nine saves.
QUICK HITS• The Tiger and Bulldogs played two games last year, but neither was at Clemson, as the two played a neutral-site game at North Augusta, S.C.• Clemson’s bullpen has a 3.29 ERA, .230 opponents’ batting average and 146 strikeouts in 117.2 innings pitched.• The Tigers are 19-2 when outhitting their opponents and 3-4 when getting outhit.
FOUR TIGERS IN THE MAJORS IN 2019• Former Tigers Steven Duggar, Dominic Leone, Brad Miller and Tony Sipp are on 2019 MLB rosters.• Duggar is in his second year, Leone is in his sixth year, Miller is in his seventh year and Sipp is in his 11th year.• Duggar was a two-time All-ACC player as a Tiger from 2013-15 and made his MLB debut with the San Francisco Giants on July 8, 2018.• Leone, who had a 16-8 career record at Clemson, made his MLB debut with the Seattle Mariners in 2014.• Miller, the 2011 ACC Player-of-the-Year, hit .339 with 36 doubles, eight triples, 16 homers, 135 RBIs and 46 steals in 191 games as a Tiger.• Sipp batted .280 and had a 2-2 pitching record for the Tigers in 2004.• Every Tiger team from 1974 to 2015 has had at least one future major leaguer on its roster.