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Feb 17, 2020

Clemson Hosts The Citadel & Furman in Midweek Contests

By: Brian Hennessy

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The Tigers play their first two midweek games of the season with home contests against The Citadel (Tuesday)and Furman (Wednesday).


GAMES SETUP
Who – The Citadel (3-0) & Furman (2-1) vs. Clemson (3-0)
Best Ranking – CIT – NR; FUR – NR; CU – NR
When – Tuesday (4 p.m.), Wednesday (4 p.m.)
Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
Watch – ACC Network Extra
Video Announcers – Tim Bourret (Tuesday), Fred Cunningham (Tuesday), Graham Doty (Wednesday), Richie Shaffer (Wednesday)
Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM, 97.5 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 (THE CITADEL)
Overall Record – Clemson leads 86-18 (1900-2019)
Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 49-7 (1900-2019)


SERIES HISTORY (FURMAN)
Overall Record – Clemson leads 154-57-4 (1896-2019)
Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 83-26-1 (1896-2019)


STARTING PITCHERS
Tuesday – LHP Brandon Mulier (CIT) vs. RHP Mack Anglin (CU)
Wednesday – TBA (FUR) vs. TBA (CU)


CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson, who has a 3-0 home record, swept Liberty by a combined score of 12-5 last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 4.0 runs per game and hitting .304 with a .398 on-base percentage, .402 slugging percentage and three steals.
• The pitching staff has a 1.33 ERA, .156 opponents’ batting average and 2.06 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .950.


THE CITADEL OVERVIEW
• The Citadel is led by third-year Head Coach Tony Skole.
• The Bulldogs swept Coppin State by a combined score of 29-11. They are hitting .333 and have a 3.67 ERA and .222 fielding percentage.
• Ryan McCarthy and Tilo Skole are both hitting .500, while Cam Jensen is batting .417. Jeffery Brown is hitting .364 with three steals.


FURMAN OVERVIEW
• Furman, who plays USC Upstate on Tuesday, is led by fourth-year Head Coach Brett Harker.
• The Paladins beat La Salle twice in three home games last weekend. They are hitting .209 and have a 3.67 ERA and .948 fielding percentage.
• Jake Crawford is 3-for-5, Jordan Starkes is 4-for-12 and Trent Alley is 3-for-10, while Rob Hughes has the team’s lone save.


QUICK HITS
• Clemson held Liberty to 2-for-28 (.071) with runners in scoring position in the three-game series.
• Adam Hackenberg, Elijah Henderson, Kier Meredith and James Parker hit safely in all three games against Liberty.
• Clemson has defeated Furman 21 games in a row since the Paladins’ last win at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on March 3, 2009.


SCORING STREAK
• Clemson has scored at least one run 109 consecutive games.
• The last time Clemson was shut out was on March 16, 2018, when No. 10 NC State blanked the Tigers 4-0 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
• The 109-game streak is the fifth-longest active streak in the nation.
• Eastern Kentucky (164), Oklahoma State (138), New Orleans (129) and Kentucky (122) have the four-longest active streaks.
• The Clemson record for longest streak scoring at least one run is 232, set between May 10, 1982 to May 3, 1986.


SPIERS CLOSING THE DOOR AGAIN
• Senior righthander moved into the closer role in 2019 and is in the same role in 2020.
• He is one of only two seniors on the 2020 team, joining righthander Sheldon Reed.
• He is 0-0 with one save, an 0.00 ERA, a .125 opponents’ batting average and five strikeouts against no walks in 4.0 innings pitched.
• He has made two relief appearances, tied for most on the team.
• In his career, he is 4-7 with 16 saves, a 2.76 ERA and 91 strikeouts against 35 walks in 98.0 innings pitched over 64 relief appearances.
• His 16 career saves are tied for fifth most in Tiger history.
• He has allowed just 67 hits in his career, good for a .189 opponents’ batting average.
• He has allowed just 14 of his 76 inherited baserunners to score in his career.

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