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Apr 15, 2019

Clemson Faces No. 4 Georgia in Athens

By: Brian Hennessy

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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.

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