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Mar 23, 2023

Clemson Travels To Georgia Tech

By: Brian Hennessy

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The Tigers travel to Atlanta for their first ACC road series of the season against Georgia Tech.

Who – Clemson (14-8, 1-2 ACC) vs. Georgia Tech (14-7, 3-3 ACC)
Best Ranking – CU – NR; GAT – NR
When – Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (4 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)
Where – Atlanta, Ga. (Russ Chandler Stadium)
Watch – ACC Network Extra
Video Announcers – Andy Demetra, Roddy Jones (Friday, Sunday), Bobby Moranda (Saturday)
Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))
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Live Stats –
Social Media – ClemsonBaseball

Overall Record – Clemson leads 119-114-3 (1902-2022)
Record at Georgia Tech – Georgia Tech leads 79-45-2 (1902-2021)

Friday – RHP Austin Gordon (CU) vs. RHP Dawson Brown (GAT)
Saturday – LHP Tristan Smith (CU) vs. RHP Luke Schmolke (GAT)
Sunday – LHP Caden Grice (CU) vs. RHP Jackson Finley (GAT)

• Clemson, who has a 1-1 road record, defeated Winthrop 8-5 at home on Tuesday and Kennesaw State 6-2 on the road on Wednesday.
• The Tigers are averaging 7.0 runs per game and hitting .297 with a .443 slugging percentage, .396 on-base percentage and 51 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.48 ERA, .258 opponents’ batting average and 2.77 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .970.

• Georgia Tech, who has an 11-3 home record and is averaging 9.0 runs per game, is led by 30th-year Head Coach Danny Hall.
• The Yellow Jackets lost at home 8-5 to Wofford on Tuesday. They are hitting .313 and have a 6.53 ERA and .974 fielding percentage.
• Jake DeLeo is hitting .427 with six homers, Jackson Finley is batting .359 with eight homers and 26 RBIs and Terry Busse has six saves.

• Of the 236 games of the series against Georgia Tech, 126 games have been played at Georgia Tech and 81 games have been played at Clemson.
• John Heisman was 1-1 as Clemson’s head coach (1901-03) versus Georgia Tech and 14-4-1 as Georgia Tech’s head coach (1904-17) versus Clemson.
• Eleven different Tigers have accounted for the team’s 14 wins and five different Tigers have accounted for the team’s six saves.

• Sophomore Reed Garris was a catcher as a freshman in 2022, but has emerged as a dependable reliever in 2023.
• He is 2-0 with a 2.03 ERA, .204 opponents’ batting average and 19 strikeouts against one walk in 13.1 innings pitched over 10 appearances.
• He has not allowed a homer.
• He is holding opponents to a .174 batting average with runners on base and .100 batting average with runners in scoring position.
• He has only allowed one of eight inherited baserunners to score.