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Feb 24, 2020

Clemson Closes Homestand Against ETSU

By: Brian Hennessy

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The Tigers host East Tennessee State for the second year in a row at Doug Kingsmore Stadium when they play on Tuesday afternoon.

Who – East Tennessee State (5-2) vs. Clemson (7-0)
Best Ranking – ETS – NR; CU – NR
When – Tuesday (4 p.m.)
Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
Watch – ACC Network Extra
Video Announcers – Brad Owens, William Qualkinbush
Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate
Listen (Internet) –, TuneIn
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Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
Tickets –, 1-800-CLEMSON
Promotion – Fans can purchase a ticket for only $2.

Overall Record – Clemson leads 21-6 (1969-19)
Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 19-4 (1969-19)

• RHP Tucker Rogers (ETS) vs. RHP Mack Anglin (CU)

• Clemson, who has a 7-0 home record, swept Stony Brook at home in three games by a combined score of 6-1 last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 3.0 runs per game and hitting .233 with a .360 on-base percentage, .317 slugging percentage and 15 steals.
• The pitching staff has an 0.70 ERA, a .160 opponents’ batting average and 3.10 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .951.

• East Tennessee State is led by third-year Head Coach Joe Pennucci.
• The Buccaneers won two of three games against Rider last weekend. They are hitting .291 and have a 3.05 ERA and .969 fielding percentage.
• Jake Lyle is hitting a team-high .462 with six steals, while Drew Haynie is batting .385 with a team-high two homers and two steals.

• Clemson’s eight runs allowed are the fewest in the first seven games of a season in school history.
• Clemson has won six of its seven games by two runs or less.
• Only one Tiger (catcher Adam Hackenberg) has started every game of the 2020 season at the same position.

• Clemson is averaging 4,302 fans per home date (7), the 10th-highest figure in the nation and second in the ACC (through games of Feb. 23).
• Entering 2020, Clemson had a top-20 national figure in average attendance 26 straight seasons and a top-15 figure 18 years in a row.

• Clemson’s 7-0 start to the season is due in large part to its performance on the mound.
• Clemson has allowed eight runs (five earned) and has an 0.70 ERA, .160 opponents’ batting average and 93 strikeouts in 64.0 innings pitched.
• Clemson has allowed only six extra-base hits (five doubles, one homer)
• The pitching staff has an outstanding 13.08 strikeout-per-nine-innings-pitched mark and 3.10 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
• Clemson is holding opponents to a .101 batting average with runners on base, 0-for-12 with the bases loaded and has allowed one two-out RBI.
• Opponents are 3-for-57 (.053) with runners in scoring position. None of the three hits scored a run.
• Tiger pitchers have allowed just one of 14 inherited baserunners to score.
• Clemson has pitched three shutouts and has held the opponent to three runs or less in all seven games.
• The Tigers are 3-0 in one-run games and 3-0 in two-run games.
• Over four games from Feb. 19-23, Clemson held opponents scoreless for 33 consecutive innings, its longest streak since May 3-9, 1967 (38).
• Clemson has been aided significantly by the return of righties Carter Raffield and Spencer Strider, who missed last season due to injury.