The Tigers play their final non-conference game of the season when they host USC Upstate on Tuesday night.
GAME SETUP• Who – USC Upstate (34-18) vs. Clemson (35-17)• Best Ranking – SCU – NR; CU – No. 6 Perfect Game• When – Tuesday (4 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))• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 6-2 (2009-23)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 5-1 (2009-22)
STARTING PITCHERS• RHP Chase Matheny (SCU) vs. RHP Joe Allen (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has a 20-10 home record, swept Virginia Tech in three games on the road by a combined score of 33-18 last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 7.2 runs per game and hitting .304 with a .460 slugging percentage, .398 on-base percentage and 78 steals.• The pitching staff has a 4.51 ERA, .253 opponents’ batting average and 2.39 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .976.
USC UPSTATE OVERVIEW• USC Upstate, who has a 13-9 road record and is averaging 7.5 runs per game, is led by fourth-year Head Coach Mike McGuire.• The Spartans won two games at Charleston Southern last weekend. They are hitting .289 and have a 5.09 ERA and .968 fielding percentage.• Cole Caruso is hitting .327, Grant Sherrod is batting .323 with 14 homers and 58 RBIs and Jake Cubbler has a team-high six saves.
QUICK HITS• The Spartans defeated Clemson 6-3 at Fluor Field in Greenville on Feb. 28.• Clemson has won eight games in a row, 13 of its last 14 games and 18 of its last 21 games.• The Tigers have scored double-digit runs 12 times.
ACC SERIES WINS IN A ROW• Clemson has won six ACC series in a row and has won 15 of its last 17 ACC games since Florida State defeated Clemson on April 6.• Clemson has won those series over Florida State, Notre Dame, NC State, No. 11 Boston College, No. 22 Louisville and Virginia Tech.• It is the first time Clemson has won six ACC series in a row during one season since 2011, when it won its last six ACC series.• Clemson went from playing 24 ACC regular-season games (eight series) in 2004 to 30 ACC regular-season games (10 series) starting in 2005.• Clemson won all eight ACC series in 1994, its last time winning more than six ACC series in a row during one season.