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Apr 01, 2024

Clemson To Play Spartans At Fluor Field

By: Brian Hennessy

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No. 2 Clemson returns to Fluor Field to play USC Upstate on Tuesday in the second of three meetings this season.

Who – Clemson (24-3) vs. USC Upstate (18-11)
Best Ranking – CU – No. 2; SCU – NR
When – Tuesday (6 p.m.)
Where – Greenville, S.C. (Fluor Field)
Watch – ESPN+
Video Announcers – Dan Scott, Tom Van Hoy
Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))
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Social Media – ClemsonBaseball

Overall Record – Clemson leads 8-2 (2009-24)
Record at Neutral – 1-1 (2022-23)

• RHP Billy Barlow (CU) vs. RHP Cooper Ellingworth (SCU)

• Clemson, which has a 2-0 neutral record, won two of three games at Miami (Fla.) last weekend by a combined score of 12-5.
• The Tigers are averaging 8.3 runs per game and hitting .294 with a .512 slugging percentage, .416 on-base percentage and 29 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.01 ERA, .234 opponents’ batting average and 2.42 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .968.

• USC Upstate, which has yet to play a neutral game and is averaging 8.9 runs per game, is led by fifth-year Head Coach Mike McGuire.
• The Spartans swept UNC Asheville in three home games last weekend. They are hitting .314 and have a 6.08 ERA and .974 fielding percentage.
• Jace Rinehart is hitting .398 with 10 homers and 33 RBIs, Grant Sherrod has nine homers and 45 RBIs and Julian Parson has two saves.

• Clemson defeated USC Upstate 12-6 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Feb. 27, 2024 thanks to five home runs, including three by Will Taylor.
• Clemson is the designated visiting team and occupies the third-base dugout against USC Upstate on Tuesday.
• Clemson’s bullpen has a 16-1 record, seven saves, a 4.06 ERA, .211 opponents’ batting average and 132 strikeouts in 124.0 innings pitched.

• Clemson has a 30-9 all-time record in 39 games at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C.
• The Tigers have outscored the opposition 308-161 at Fluor Field, an average score of 7.9-4.1.
• South Carolina (2010,11,14,15,21,23), Presbyterian (2011), Michigan State (2015) and USC Upstate (2023) have beaten Clemson at Fluor Field.
• Clemson has won 14 of its last 17 games at Fluor Field dating to 2015.• Clemson is 1-1 against USC Upstate at Fluor Field, as the Tigers won in 2022 (11-2) and the Spartans won in 2023 (6-3).

• Freshman righthander Aidan Knaak has stepped in to become one of the team’s weekend starters.
• He is 2-0 with a 3.76 ERA, .234 opponents’ batting average and 48 strikeouts against 14 walks in 38.1 innings pitched over seven starts.
• He leads the team in starts on the mound, innings pitched and strikeouts.
• Clemson has a 7-0 record in his seven starts.
• He is 1-0 with a 3.44 ERA, .232 opponents’ batting average and 26 strikeouts versus three walks in 18.1 innings pitched in three ACC starts.
• He has an 0.68 ERA, a .220 opponents’ batting average and 19 strikeouts against one walk in 13.1 innings pitched over two road starts.
• He pitched 7.0 innings, allowing two hits, no runs and one walk with 10 strikeouts to earn the win at Miami (Fla.) on March 30.

• Dominic Leone (Chicago White Sox) and Spencer Strider (Atlanta Braves) have played in an MLB game in 2024.
• Leone, who had a 16-8 career record at Clemson, made his major league debut with the Mariners in 2014.
• Strider, who had a 5-2 record in his two active seasons (2018,20) at Clemson, was a 2023 MLB All-Star Game selection.
• Every Tiger team from 1974 to 2020 had at least one future major leaguer on its roster.
• Clemson has had at least one former Tiger play in an MLB game each of the last 69 years (streak started in 1956).
• Clemson has had multiple former Tigers play in an MLB game each of the last 51 years (streak started in 1974).
• Clemson set a school record with 12 former Tigers in the majors in 2021, breaking the previous record of eight.