The Tigers play their first midweek game of the season when they host East Tennessee State on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
GAME SETUP• Who – East Tennessee State (5-2) vs. Clemson (3-2)• Best Ranking – ETS – NR; CU – NR• When – Tuesday (4 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – ACCNX• Video Announcers – Tim Bourret, Fred Cunningham• Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM)• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball• Tickets – Sold out (potentially available on StubHub.com)
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 21-7 (1969-20)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 19-5 (1969-20)
STARTING PITCHERS• RHP Tucker Rogers (ETS) vs. RHP Carter Raffield (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has a 3-0 home record, lost both games away from home by one run against No. 16 South Carolina last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 5.4 runs per game and hitting .259 with a .361 on-base percentage, .398 slugging percentage and five steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.06 ERA, .254 opponents’ batting average and 5.08 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .968.
EAST TENNESSEE STATE OVERVIEW• East Tennessee State, who has yet to play a road game this season, is led by fourth-year Head Coach Joe Pennucci.• The Buccaneers swept UNC Asheville by a combined score of 21-6. They are hitting .249 and have a 2.43 ERA and .978 fielding percentage.• Ethan Cady is hitting .346 with a homer and five RBIs, while righthander Seth Chavez has both of the team’s saves.
QUICK HITS• The Buccaneer’s 5-3 win over Clemson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Feb. 25, 2020 snapped the Tigers’ 11-game winning streak in the series.• Clemson had won 10 one-run games in a row prior to No. 16 South Carolina’s two one-run wins over the Tigers last weekend.• Clemson is 3-for-4 with the bases loaded this season.
BREWER GETTING ON BASE• Freshman outfielder Dylan Brewer has a .583 on-base percentage thanks in large part to eight walks in five games in 2021.• He is hitting .400 with two doubles, a homer, four RBIs, seven runs and two steals.• In his career, he is hitting .281 with seven doubles, two homers, 10 RBIs, 18 runs, a .460 on-base percentage and five steals in 21 games.