The Tigers play their final regular-season home game against Charleston Southern on Tuesday night.
GAME SETUP• Who – Charleston Southern (18-31) vs. Clemson (34-18)• Rankings – CSU – NR; CU – No. 23 BA, No. 18 USA• When – Tuesday (6:30 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – TigerCast• Listen – TigerCast, WCCP (105.5FM)• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON• Promotion No. 1 – Family Four Pack – Purchase four tickets and a $10 concession voucher for only $30.• Promotion No. 2 – Two on Tuesday – Buy one regular-price ticket and get one of equal value for free.
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 17-1 (1976-15)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 14-1 (1976-15)
STARTING PITCHERS• RHP Jon Piriz (CSU) vs. RHP Clate Schmidt (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson two of three games at Georgia Southern by a combined score of 35-12 last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 7.0 runs per game and hitting .277 with a .388 on-base percentage and 48 stolen bases.• The pitching staff has a 4.46 ERA, .266 opponents’ batting average and 2.13 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .960.
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN OVERVIEW• Charleston Southern is led by eighth-year head coach Stuart Lake.• The Buccaneers won one game against Coastal Carolina last weekend. They are hitting .277 and have a 4.59 ERA and .961 fielding percentage.• Sly Edwards is hitting .348 with six steals, while Chris Singleton is batting .343 with four homers, 34 RBIs and eight steals.
QUICK HITS• Clemson won the first 17 games of the series before the Buccaneers defeated the Tigers 4-3 in 10 innings on April 8, 2015 at Clemson.• Clemson has won nine of its 13 weekend series in 2016.• Adam Ward, who lettered as a catcher at Clemson from 2007-09, is an assistant coach on the Charleston Southern staff.
BARNES QUIETLY EFFECTIVE• Sophomore lefthander Charlie Barnes does not overpower hitters, but he has a knack of recording strikeouts.• He is 5-4 with a 4.82 ERA, .257 opponents’ batting average and 66 strikeouts against only 19 walks (3.47 strikeout-to-walk ratio).• He is holding opponents to a .198 batting average with two outs.• He is the only Tiger pitcher to start every game he has appeared in this season and has made a team-high 13 starts on the mound.• In his career, he is 6-6 with a 4.47 ERA, .259 opponents’ batting average and 89 strikeouts against 27 walks in 98.2 innings pitched.
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