The Tigers host Georgia State on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
GAME SETUP• 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) – ClemsonTigers.com• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball• Tickets – Sold out (available on StubHub.com)
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – 0-0
STARTING PITCHERS• RHP Rafael Acosta (GSU) vs. RHP Ricky Williams (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• 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 OVERVIEW• 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.
QUICK HITS• 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.
CLARK IN CONTROL• 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.