The Tigers travel to Athens to take on No. 21 Georgia on Tuesday night.
GAME SETUP• Who – Clemson (15-17) vs. Georgia (23-12)• Best Ranking – CU – NR; UGA – No. 21 Collegiate Baseball• When – Tuesday (7 p.m.)• Where – Athens, Ga. (Foley Field)• Watch – SEC Network• Video Announcers – Tom Hart, Todd Walker• Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM)• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Georgia leads 127-108-2 (1900-2021)• Record at Georgia – Georgia leads 71-48 (1900-2019)
STARTING PITCHERS• RHP Rob Hughes (CU) vs. RHP Hank Bearden (UGA)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has a 5-8 road record, was swept in three games at No. 25 Miami (Fla.) last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 5.4 runs per game and hitting .253 with a .405 slugging percentage, .350 on-base percentage and 19 steals.• The pitching staff has a 4.84 ERA, .265 opponents’ batting average and 2.80 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .966.
GEORGIA OVERVIEW• Georgia, who has a 17-8 home record, is led by eighth-year Head Coach Scott Stricklin.• The Bulldogs won two home games against Kentucky last weekend. They are hitting .282 and have a 3.58 ERA and .977 fielding percentage.• Connor Tate is hitting .368 with eight homers and 25 RBIs, while Josh McAllister is batting .353 with five home runs and 15 RBIs.
QUICK HITS• Georgia blanked Clemson 2-0 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on March 30 behind a combined five-hit shutout by eight pitchers.• Clemson’s most-recent game at Georgia was a 3-2 Bulldog win in 20 innings on April 16, 2019.• Clemson is 12-1 when outhitting its opponent in 2021.
MEREDITH SURGING• Sophomore outfielder Kier Meredith has been one of the Tigers’ best hitters of late.• He is hitting .267 with four doubles, a triple, two homers, 11 RBIs, 16 runs, a .364 on-base percentage and two steals in 27 games in 2021.• He is 15-for-41 (.366) in the last 10 games.• He leads the team in hit-by-pitches (9).• He is hitting .304 with runners in scoring position and .360 with two outs.• He has not committed an error.• He missed the first five games of the season due to injury.• In his career, he is hitting .286 with 10 doubles, two triples, four homers, 22 RBIs, a .410 on-base percentage and 11 steals in 66 games.