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Apr 01, 2019

Clemson Returns Home To Face Bulldogs in Top-15 Clash

By: Brian Hennessy

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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.

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