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May 09, 2023

Tigers Travel To No. 8 Coastal Carolina

By: Brian Hennessy

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The Tigers conclude the season series with No. 8 Coastal Carolina with a Wednesday night game in Conway.

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))
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Overall Record – Clemson leads 48-12 (1986-23)
Record at Coastal Carolina – Clemson leads 11-5 (1986-22)

• LHP Tristan Smith (CU) vs. RHP Will Smith (CCU)

• 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, 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.

• 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.

• 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.