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Feb 19, 2024

No. 8 Clemson Hosts Blue Hose On Tuesday

By: Brian Hennessy

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The No. 8 Tigers continue their homestand by hosting Presbyterian on Tuesday afternoon.

Who – Presbyterian (4-0) vs. Clemson (3-0)
Best Ranking – PRE – NR; CU – No. 8 NCBWA
When – Tuesday (4 p.m.)
Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
Watch – ACC Network Extra
Video Announcers – Tim Bourret, William Qualkinbush
Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))
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Live Stats –
Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
Tickets –, 1-800-CLEMSON

Overall Record – Clemson leads 67-23 (1906-2023)
Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 42-10 (1907-2023)

• RHP Sean Hollister (PRE) vs. RHP Austin Gordon (CU)

• Clemson, who has a 3-0 home record, swept Xavier in three home games to start the season by a combined score of 33-13.
• The Tigers are averaging 11.0 runs per game and hitting .376 with a .604 slugging percentage, .515 on-base percentage and no steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.33 ERA, .179 opponents’ batting average and 2.23 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .963.

• Presbyterian, who has an 0-0 road record and is averaging 14.5 runs per game, is led by 20th-year Head Coach Elton Pollock.
• The Blue Hose swept St. Peter’s in four home games last weekend. They are hitting .424 and have a 2.40 ERA and .957 fielding percentage.
• Brody Fahr is 11-for-15 (.733) with 10 RBIs, Joel Dragoo has four homers and 14 RBIs and Ryan Ouzts has two homers and 11 RBIs.

• Clemson has swept its three-game opening series each of the last five seasons (2020-24).
• Clemson had 69 batters reach base via a hit, walk or hit-by-pitch in 24 innings at the plate against Xavier last weekend.
• Feb. 20 marks the earliest date that Clemson and Presbyterian have met. Tuesday’s game is the 91st all-time meeting.

• Clemson is ranked as high as No. 8 in the nation by NCBWA this week, its second weekly ranking in a row in 2024.
• Clemson was ranked in the top 25 of at least one poll in each of the last eight weeks in 2023. It has a current streak of 10 weeks in a row.
• The Tigers have been ranked in at least one weekly poll every year since 1987, when Clemson began tracking weekly polls.

• Sophomore outfielder Cam Cannarella has picked up in 2024 where he left off in 2023, when he was ACC Freshman-of-the-Year.
• Cannarella is hitting .538 with a double, five RBIs, four runs and a .625 on-base percentage in three games.
• He has hit safely in all three games in 2024 and has an active 12-game hitting streak dating to 2023.
• He has an active 20-game on-base streak dating to 2023.
• In his career, he is hitting .395 with 17 doubles, three triples, seven homers, 52 RBIs and 76 runs in 62 games.
• In his career, he has a .563 slugging percentage, .471 on-base percentage and 24 steals.
• He has reached base via a hit or walk in 60 of his 62 games in his career.