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The Tigers face Stony Brook for the first time when the Seawolves visit Doug Kingsmore Stadium for a three-game series this weekend.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Stony Brook (1-3) vs. Clemson (4-0)• Best Ranking – SBU – NR; CU – NR• When – Friday (4 p.m.), Saturday (3 p.m.), Sunday (Noon)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Video Announcers (Friday) – Bob Mahony, William Qualkinbush• Video Announcers (Saturday) – Marty Clary, Fred Cunningham• Video Announcers (Sunday) – Marty Clary, Pete Yanity• Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn (Friday, Sunday)• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON• Promotion (Saturday) – Giveaway – Clemson baseball car magnet for the first 500 fans• Promotion (Sunday) – Game Highlight – Kids run the bases
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – 0-0
STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – LHP Jared Milch (SBU) vs. LHP Sam Weatherly (CU)• Saturday – RHP Sam Turcotte (SBU) vs. RHP Davis Sharpe (CU)• Sunday – RHP Nick DeGennaro (SBU) vs. RHP Spencer Strider (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has a 4-0 home record, defeated Furman 3-2 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Wednesday.• The Tigers are averaging 3.8 runs per game and hitting .282 with a .387 on-base percentage, .385 slugging percentage and six steals.• The pitching staff has a 1.25 ERA, .144 opponents’ batting average and 2.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .948.
STONY BROOK OVERVIEW• Stony Brook is led by 30th-year Head Coach Matt Senk.• The Seawolves won one of four games at Texas State last weekend. They are hitting .205 and have a 3.82 ERA and .978 fielding percentage.• Evan Giordano is hitting .500 with two doubles and Stanton Leuthner is batting .375 with one homer and two RBIs.
QUICK HITS• The seven runs allowed are the fewest Clemson has allowed in the first four games of a season since 2006 (4).• Clemson has held opponents to 2-for-36 (.056) with runners in scoring position in 2020.• Adam Hackenberg and Elijah Henderson have hit safely in all four games in 2020.
HENDERSON SPARKING THE TIGERS• Sophomore outfielder Elijah Henderson only had 32 at-bats in 2019, but he has emerged as the Tigers’ leadoff hitter in 2020.• He has made two starts in left field and two starts in right field.• He is hitting .500 with two doubles, three RBIs, three runs, a .556 on-base percentage and a steal in four games (four starts) in 2020.• In his career, he is hitting .261 with two doubles, a homer, eight RBIs, a .364 on-base percentage and a steal in 23 games (12 starts).