The Tigers and Maine, Head Coach Jack Leggett’s alma mater, travel to Augusta, Ga. for a three-game series this weekend.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Maine (1-3) vs. Clemson (1-2)• Rankings – MAI – NR; CU – NR• When – Friday (11 a.m.), Saturday (11 a.m.), Saturday (2 p.m.)• Where – Augusta, Ga. (Lake Olmstead Stadium)• Listen – TigerCast, WCCP (105.5 FM)• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 19-1 (1991-14)• Record at Neutral – 0-0
STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – RHP Jake Marks (MAI) vs. LHP Matthew Crownover (CU)• Saturday (Game 1) – RHP Justin Courtney (MAI) vs. LHP Zack Erwin (CU)• Saturday (Game 2) – LHP Scott Heath (MAI) vs. RHP Brody Koerner (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson fell twice in three games at home against West Virginia last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 1.7 runs per game and hitting .253 with a .318 on-base percentage and two steals.• The pitching staff has a 2.33 ERA, .223 opponents’ batting average and 4.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .962.
MAINE OVERVIEW• Maine is led by 10th-year Head Coach Steve Trimper.• The Black Bears won one of four games last weekend in Florida. They are hitting .262 and have a 7.64 ERA and .948 fielding percentage.• Senior Luke Morrill is hitting a team-high .583 (7-for-12) with one double and a .667 on-base percentage in four games.
QUICK HITS• Clemson has played one game in its history in Augusta, Ga., a 14-7 Tiger win at Georgia Regents on May 6, 1986.• Head Coach Jack Leggett, who played baseball and football at Maine, still holds the school record for longest field goal made (52).• Clemson has held lefthanded batters to 2-for-22 (.091) in 2015.
ATTENDANCE• Clemson is averaging 4,600 fans per home date (3) in 2015, the eighth-highest figure in the nation (through games of February 15).• Clemson has had a top-20 national figure in average attendance 21 straight seasons and a top-10 figure 13 years in a row.
ROTATION OFF TO STRONG START• The weekend rotation of Matthew Crownover (LHP), Zack Erwin (LHP) and Brody Koerner (RHP) has been solid to start the season.• The trio has combined for to allow just 10 hits, two runs (1.13 ERA) and four walks with 21 strikeouts in 16.0 innings pitched.• Crownover is 0-0 with an 0.00 ERA, Erwin is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA and Koerner is 0-1 with a 2.25 ERA.
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