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Mar 11, 2024

Clemson Hosts Jaspers In Midweek Series

By: Brian Hennessy

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The No. 8 Tigers carry their nine-game winning streak into a two-game midweek home series against Manhattan.

Who – Manhattan (4-9) vs. Clemson (13-1)
Best Ranking – MAN – NR; CU – No. 8 NCBWA
When – Tuesday (4 p.m.), Wednesday (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) –
Live Stats –
Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
Tickets –, 1-800-CLEMSON

Overall Record – 0-0

Tuesday – RHP Joseph Duffield (MAN) vs. LHP Rocco Reid (CU)
Wednesday – TBA (MAN) vs. RHP Billy Barlow (CU)

• Clemson, which has a 12-1 home record, swept UNC Greensboro at home last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 8.1 runs per game and hitting .315 with a .554 slugging percentage, .424 on-base percentage and 15 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.12 ERA, .225 opponents’ batting average and 2.17 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .959.

• Manhattan, which has played all its games on the road and is averaging 4.1 runs per game, is led by second-year Head Coach David Miller.
• The Jaspers lost all four games at Gardner-Webb last weekend. They are hitting .212 and have a 5.66 ERA and .973 fielding percentage.
• Daniel Perez is hitting .311, Trevor Hansen is batting .306 with a team-high eight RBIs and Garret Garbinski has a team-high two saves.

• Manhattan Head Coach David Miller (1993-95) was an All-American at Clemson in 1995 and was a first-round draft pick after that season.
• Clemson has won 11 straight regular-season weekend series dating to 2023, its longest streak since 2001-02.
• Clemson’s bullpen has a 9-0 record, three saves, a 4.06 ERA, .200 opponents’ batting average and 71 strikeouts in 68.2 innings pitched.

• Sixth-year senior and graduate righthander Rob Hughes has become Clemson’s predominant closer in 2024.
• He is 0-0 with one save, an 0.00 ERA, a .150 opponents’ batting average and seven strikeouts in 6.2 innings pitched over five appearances.
• He suffered an injury in 2022 that forced him to miss the entire season.
• In his three active seasons at Clemson, he is 1-1 with three saves, a 2.66 ERA and .206 opponents’ batting average in 47.1 innings pitched.
• In his two seasons (2023,24) since returning from injury, he is 0-1 with three saves and a 1.13 ERA in 24.0 innings pitched over 17 outings.