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Mar 27, 2024

Tigers Travel To Miami (Fla.)

By: Brian Hennessy

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No. 2 Clemson plays a three-game series at Miami (Fla.) from Thursday to Saturday.

Who – Clemson (22-2, 5-1 ACC) vs. Miami (Fla.) (14-10, 5-4 ACC)
Best Ranking – CU – No. 2 Baseball America, Perfect Game; MIA – NR
When – Thursday (7 p.m.), Friday (7 p.m.), Saturday (1 p.m.)
Where – Coral Gables, Fla. (Mark Light Field)
Watch – ACC Network (Thursday), ACC Network Extra (Friday, Saturday)
Video Announcers (Thursday) – Mike Ferrin, Gaby Sanchez
Video Announcers (Friday) – Wicho Hernandez, Joe Zagacki
Video Announcers (Saturday) – Andrew Lane, Joe Zagacki
Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))
Listen (Internet) –
Live Stats –
Social Media – ClemsonBaseball

Overall Record – Miami leads 45-32-1 (1977-23)
Record at Miami – Miami leads 22-10-1 (1977-21)

Thursday – RHP Matthew Marchal (CU) vs. RHP Gage Ziehl (MIA)
Friday – LHP Ethan Darden (CU) vs. LHP Rafe Schlesinger (MIA)
Saturday – RHP Aidan Knaak (CU) vs. LHP Herick Hernandez (MIA)

• Clemson, which has a 2-1 road record, swept No. 7 Florida State in three games at home last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 8.8 runs per game and hitting .303 with a .535 slugging percentage, .429 on-base percentage and 28 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.29 ERA, .238 opponents’ batting average and 2.34 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .965.

• Miami, which has a 12-7 home record and is averaging 8.6 runs per game, is led by first-year Head Coach J.D. Arteaga.
• The Hurricanes defeated FIU 14-7 on the road on Tuesday. They are hitting .306 and have a 5.75 ERA and .970 fielding percentage.
• Jason Torres is hitting .444 with eight homers, Daniel Cuvet is batting .406 with nine homers and 31 RBIs and Nick Robert has two saves.

• Clemson’s 22-2 start is its best in its first 24 games since 2002, when it started 23-1. That team also started 26-1.
• Clemson has won seven games in a row.
• Clemson has won 13 regular-season weekend series in a row dating to 2023 and nine ACC regular-season weekend series in a row dating to 2023.

• Tiger fans experienced one of the most memorable series in program history when Clemson swept No. 7 Florida State at home on March 23,24.
• Clemson rallied from deficits of four runs (1st inning), seven runs (9th inning) and nine runs (6th inning) in the games, respectively.
• The Tigers ended the games on runs of 15-1, 8-0 and 12-1, respectively, against Florida State, who entered the series with a 19-0 record.
• Therefore, in those three games, Florida State combined for leads of 23-3, but Clemson finished the games on a combined run of 35-2.
• In the first game, Florida State scored four runs in the first inning, but the Tigers scored in five of the seven innings to win 15-5.
• In the second game, Florida State led 8-1 entering the ninth inning, but 11 of the 12 Tigers reached base and Clemson won 9-8.
• Jacob Hinderleider, who hit a three-run homer earlier in the ninth, hit a walkoff single after Blake Wright hit a game-tying grand slam.
• In the third game, Florida State led 11-2 until the Tigers scored five runs in the sixth and six runs in the seventh to take the lead.
• Wright hit another grand slam in the seventh inning to give Clemson the lead for good.
• Clemson hit .346 with 38 runs, four doubles, seven homers, 23 walks, five hit-by-pitches and a .485 on-base percentage in the series.
• Wright totaled three homers and 12 RBIs in the series.
• It marked Clemson’s first series sweep of the Seminoles since 2015 and its first home sweep of the Seminoles since 2010.