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Mar 15, 2021

Tigers Face Panthers For First Time

By: Brian Hennessy

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The Tigers host Georgia State on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Who – Georgia State (4-13) vs. Clemson (5-8)
Best Ranking – GSU – NR; CU – NR
When – Tuesday (6 p.m.)
Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
Watch – ACC Network Extra
Video Announcers – Tim Bourret, William Qualkinbush
Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM)
Listen (Internet) –
Live Stats –
Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
Tickets – Sold out (available on

Overall Record – 0-0

• RHP Rafael Acosta (GSU) vs. RHP Ricky Williams (CU)

• Clemson, who has a 5-3 home record, was swept in three games at No. 18 North Carolina last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 4.8 runs per game and hitting .232 with a .345 on-base percentage, .377 slugging percentage and nine steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.66 ERA, .256 opponents’ batting average and 3.25 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .973.

• Georgia State, who has a 2-10 road record, is led by second-year Head Coach Brad Stromdahl.
• The Panthers, who have lost seven in a row, were swept at Kentucky. They are hitting .239 and have a 5.90 ERA and .960 fielding percentage.
• Will Mize is hitting .371 with two homers and nine RBIs, and Ashby Smith is batting .348 with six RBIs.

• Clemson has played Georgia, Georgia Regents, Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech, but has never faced Georgia State.
• Clemson’s bullpen pitched 12.1 scoreless innings in the last two games at No. 18 North Carolina last weekend.
• Clemson’s bullpen has a 3.21 ERA and .240 opponents’ batting average in 2021.

• Junior lefthander Mat Clark has used his control and change of speed to be effective on the mound during his entire career.
• He is 0-0 with one save, a 2.40 ERA and .236 opponents’ batting average in 15.0 innings pitched over four relief outings in 2021.
• He has 16 strikeouts against no walks in 2021.
• In ACC games, he is 0-0 with an 0.96 ERA and a .212 opponents’ batting average in 9.1 innings pitched over two relief outings.
• In ACC games, he has nine strikeouts against no walks.
• In 11.1 innings pitched after the fifth inning, he has allowed just five hits, no runs and no walks with 12 strikeouts.
• In his career, he is 15-3 with a 2.82 ERA and .213 opponents’ batting average in 121.1 innings pitched over 41 appearances (12 starts).
• His 83.3 career winning percentage is tied for eighth in Clemson history.
• He has 113 strikeouts against only 30 walks in his career, good for a 3.77 strikeout-to-walk ratio, sixth in Clemson history.
• He has a 2.23 walks-per-nine-innings-pitched mark.