The Tigers host College of Charleston at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.
GAME SETUP• Who – College of Charleston (11-4) vs. Clemson (10-6)• Best Ranking – COC – NR; CU – NR• When – Tuesday (4 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Video Announcers – Daniel Gillman, Ron Smith• Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 30-5 (1899-2022)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 21-4 (1899-2022)
STARTING PITCHERS• RHP Cole Mathis (COC) vs. LHP Ethan Darden (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has a 10-3 home record, swept Georgia State at home last weekend by a combined score of 29-17.• The Tigers are averaging 7.1 runs per game and hitting .300 with a .450 slugging percentage, .394 on-base percentage and 40 steals.• The pitching staff has a 4.21 ERA, .258 opponents’ batting average and 2.73 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .967.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON OVERVIEW• College of Charleston, who has a 2-1 road record and is averaging 5.9 runs per game, is led by sixth-year Head Coach Chad Holbrook.• The Cougars won two of three games at William & Mary last weekend. They are hitting .269 and have a 3.83 ERA and .948 fielding percentage.• Will Baumhofer is hitting .349, Joseph Mershon is batting .314 and William Privette has four saves, an 0.00 ERA and 19 strikeouts.
QUICK HITS• Ten different Tiger pitchers have accounted for the team’s 10 wins on the mound in 2023.• Clemson hit .353 with a .509 slugging percentage, .437 on-base percentage and eight steals in the Georgia State series last weekend.• Ethan Darden will become the eighth different Tiger to start a game on the mound in 2023.
AMICK PUTS NAME IN TIGER LORE• Sophomore infielder and catcher Billy Amick had been a bench player in his career until March 10, when he put his stamp in Tiger lore.• He entered the series opener against Georgia State in the sixth inning as a pinch-hitter and had a single later in the game.• In the ninth inning with the Tigers trailing 8-5, he blasted a 446-foot grand slam to give Clemson a 9-8 walkoff victory.• It was his first career homer in his 12th career game and second year at Clemson. It was also the third walkoff grand slam in Tiger history.• He is hitting .500 with a homer, triple, seven RBIs, four runs and a .563 on-base percentage in five games (two starts) in 2023.• In his career, he is hitting .273 with a homer, triple, seven RBIs and five runs in 14 games (five starts).