The Tigers conclude the season series with No. 8 Coastal Carolina with a Wednesday night game in Conway.
GAME SETUP• Who – Clemson (31-17) vs. Coastal Carolina (30-16)• Best Ranking – CU – No. 10 Perfect Game; CCU – No. 8 Baseball America, D1Baseball, Perfect Game• When – Wednesday (6 p.m.)• Where – Conway, S.C. (Springs Brooks Stadium)• Watch – ESPN+• Video Announcer – Joe Catenacci• Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 48-12 (1986-23)• Record at Coastal Carolina – Clemson leads 11-5 (1986-22)
STARTING PITCHERS• LHP Tristan Smith (CU) vs. RHP Will Smith (CCU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has a 10-5 road record, swept No. 22 Louisville in three home games last weekend and have won nine of its last 10 games.• The Tigers are averaging 6.9 runs per game and hitting .298 with a .449 slugging percentage, .393 on-base percentage and 69 steals.• The pitching staff has a 4.42 ERA, .249 opponents’ batting average and 2.54 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .975.
COASTAL CAROLINA OVERVIEW• Coastal Carolina, who has a 19-9 home record and is averaging 9.4 runs per game, is led by 28th-year Head Coach Gary Gilmore.• The Chanticleers won two of three games over App State last weekend. They are hitting .306 and have a 6.30 ERA and .970 fielding percentage.• Payton Eeles is hitting .366 with 30 steals, Derek Bender leads the team in homers (14) and RBIs (65) and Teddy Sharkey has six saves.
QUICK HITS• Clemson totaled 15 hits in its 16-6 win over No. 17 Coastal Carolina in seven innings at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on April 4, 2023.• Clemson has won nine of its last 10 games and 14 of its last 17 games.• Seven Tigers have contributed to the team’s 12 saves in 2023.
BERTRAM ADDING LEADERSHIP• Senior Riley Bertram transferred to Clemson after four years at Michigan, including one (2019) when he played in the College World Series.• He has been the everyday starter at second base in the 2023 season and has been one of the team’s best leaders.• The switch-hitter is batting .257 with eight doubles, 27 RBIs, 26 runs, a .365 on-base percentage and 10 steals in 48 games.• He is one of two Tigers to play and start every game.• He has a .976 fielding percentage, committing only five errors.• He is hitting .284 with a .385 on-base percentage and five steals in 24 ACC regular-season games.• He is hitting .389 in the last nine games.