The Tigers travel to Athens on Tuesday night to complete the home-and-home season series against No. 4 Georgia.
GAME SETUP• Who – Clemson (25-11) vs. Georgia (29-8)• Best Ranking – CU – No. 16 Collegiate Baseball; UGA – No. 4 Baseball America• When – Tuesday (7 p.m.)• Where – Athens, Ga. (Foley Field)• Watch – SEC Network• Video Announcers – Mike Morgan, Todd Walker• Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Georgia leads 125-108-2 (1900-2019)• Record at Georgia – Georgia leads 70-48 (1900-2018)
STARTING PITCHERS• LHP Jacob Hennessy (CU) vs. RHP Tim Elliott (UGA)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has a 7-5 road record, was swept in three games at Florida State last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 6.4 runs per game and hitting .260 with a .364 on-base percentage and 59 stolen bases.• The pitching staff has a 3.77 ERA, .232 opponents’ batting average and 2.54 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .970.
GEORGIA OVERVIEW• Georgia is led by sixth-year head coach Scott Stricklin.• The Bulldogs won one of three games at Tennessee last weekend. They are hitting .273 and have a 2.78 ERA and .981 fielding percentage.• LJ Talley is hitting .358 with five homers and 25 RBIs, while Aaron Schunk is batting .336 with six homers, 27 RBIs and 10 saves.
QUICK HITS• Georgia defeated Clemson 5-3 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on April 2.• Clemson is holding opponents to 1-for-30 (.033) with six strikeouts against one walk with the bases loaded in 2019.• Keyshawn Askew, Grayson Byrd, Brooks Crawford, Bryar Hawkins, Bo Majkowski, Davis Sharpe, Kyle Wilkie and Justin Wrobleski are from Georgia.
YOUTH SERVED• Clemson has relied on many freshmen and sophomores to contribute in 2019.• The weekend rotation features two freshmen (Davis Sharpe, Keyshawn Askew) and a sophomore (Mat Clark).• Two of the Tigers’ best relievers have been sophomore righthander Holt Jones and sophomore lefthander Sam Weatherly.• Clemson’s starting lineup of late has had three freshmen (Bryar Hawkins, Davis Sharpe and James Parker) in it.• Three sophomores have also been in the starting lineup, Sam Hall, Bo Majkowski and Bryce Teodosio.