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Apr 03, 2023

Tigers Host No. 17 Chanticleers on Tuesday Night

By: Brian Hennessy

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The Tigers host No. 17 Coastal Carolina on Tuesday night.

Who – Coastal Carolina (18-7) vs. Clemson (16-13)
Best Ranking – CCU – No. 17 D1Baseball; CU – NR
When – Tuesday (6 p.m.)
Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
Watch – ACC Network Extra
Video Announcers – William Qualkinbush, Lary Sorensen
Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))
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Live Stats –
Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
Tickets –, 1-800-CLEMSON

Overall Record – Clemson leads 47-12 (1986-22)
Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 34-7 (1988-22)

• LHP Levi Huesman (CCU) vs. LHP Ethan Darden (CU)

• Clemson, who has a 13-8 home record, was swept at home by No. 2 Wake Forest last weekend by a combined score of 18-11.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.8 runs per game and hitting .290 with a .436 slugging percentage, .386 on-base percentage and 56 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.88 ERA, .265 opponents’ batting average and 2.41 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .973.

• Coastal Carolina, who has a 6-2 road record and is averaging 10.6 runs per game, is led by 28th-year Head Coach Gary Gilmore.
• The Chanticleers swept Georgia State on the road last weekend. They are hitting .330 and have a 6.31 ERA and .969 fielding percentage.
• Payton Eeles is hitting .394 with 14 steals, Derek Bender is batting .383 with seven homers and 38 RBIs and Teddy Sharkey has five saves.

• Clemson has at least one extra-base hit in every game in 2023.
• Clemson’s bullpen has a 12-8 record, six saves, a 4.61 ERA, .277 opponents’ batting average and 151 strikeouts in 146.1 innings pitched.
• Clemson outhit No. 2 Wake Forest .280 to .228 in the Demon Deacons’ three-game sweep at Doug Kingsmore Stadium last weekend.

• Clemson has an RPI of 45 (through games of April 2) according to
• A big reason for the Tigers’ top-50 RPI is their strength of schedule, which is No. 5 in the nation.
• Clemson’s non-conference strength of schedule is No. 18 in the nation.
• A total of 25 of the Tigers’ last 27 regular-season games are against teams in the top 56 of the unofficial RPI.