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Apr 24, 2023

Clemson Hosts Kennesaw State

By: Brian Hennessy

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The Tigers conclude the home-and-home season series with Kennesaw State at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night.

Who – Kennesaw State (19-19) vs. Clemson (25-16)
Best Ranking – KSU – NR; CU – NR
When – Tuesday (6 p.m.)
Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
Watch – ACC Network Extra
Video Announcers – William Qualkinbush, Ron Smith
Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))
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Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
Tickets –, 1-800-CLEMSON

Overall Record – Clemson leads 3-0 (2018-23)
Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 1-0 (2018)

• RHP Agyei Quinichett (KSU) vs. RHP Jackson Lindley (CU)

• Clemson, who has a 16-10 home record, swept NC State in three games in Raleigh last weekend by a combined score of 27-14.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.9 runs per game and hitting .295 with a .443 slugging percentage, .390 on-base percentage and 63 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.53 ERA, .257 opponents’ batting average and 2.53 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .975.

• Kennesaw State, who has a 6-7 road record and is averaging 6.5 runs per game, is led by second-year Head Coach Ryan Coe.
• The Owls won two of three games at Queens last weekend. They are hitting .284 and have a 5.05 ERA and .953 fielding percentage.
• Brayden Eidson is hitting .352, Nick Colina is batting .336 with a .537 on-base percentage and Smith Pinson has a team-high four saves.

• Clemson broke a 2-2 tie with four runs in the eighth inning in its 6-2 victory at Kennesaw State on March 22, 2023.
• The Tigers have won six road contests in a row, April victories over Florida State (2), Georgia (1) and NC State (3).
• Clemson has four wins this year when trailing entering the eighth inning.

• Junior lefthander Ryan Ammons was Clemson’s closer in 2022 and moved into the rotation early in 2023, but suffered an injury in February.
• He missed almost two months, but made his return to the mound against Georgia on April 18 out of the bullpen, where he has settled.
• He is 1-0 with a save, 2.70 ERA, .170 opponents’ batting average and 21 strikeouts in 13.1 innings pitched over four outings (two starts).
• He has only allowed three walks, good for a 7.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
• He is holding opponents to an .067 batting average with two outs.
• He has not allowed a steal.
• In 5.0 innings pitched in each of his two starts in 2023, he struck out nine and 10, respectively.
• In his career, he’s 2-2 with nine saves, a 4.00 ERA, .195 opponents’ batting average and 70 strikeouts in 45.0 innings pitched (38 outings).