The Tigers host former Tiger Adam Ward and Charleston Southern on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
GAME SETUP• Who – Charleston Southern (6-11) vs. Clemson (15-1)• Best Rankings – CSU – NR; CU – No. 2 CB• When – Tuesday (6:30 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Video Announcers – Bob Mihalic, Ron Smith• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tigers Network• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON• Promotion – Fans can purchase a ticket for only $2.
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 19-1 (1976-17)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 16-1 (1976-17)
STARTING PITCHERS• LHP Jaret Bennett (CSU) vs. RHP Holt Jones (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson swept Georgia Tech in a three-game home series by a combined score of 23-7 last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 7.0 runs per game and hitting .268 with a .395 on-base percentage and 11 steals.• The pitching staff has a 2.84 ERA, .236 opponents’ batting average and 2.80 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .979.
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN OVERVIEW• Charleston Southern is led by second-year head coach Adam Ward, who lettered as a catcher at Clemson from 2007-09.• The Buccaneers were swept at home by Holy Cross last weekend. They are hitting .231 and have a 5.12 ERA and .962 fielding percentage.• Christian Maggio is hitting .368 and Kyle Vesnesky is batting .333. Righthander Cody Smith has all three of the team’s saves as well.
QUICK HITS• Clemson’s 15-1 start is its best since 2002, when it started 26-1.• Tiger relievers have combined for a 2.66 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 71.0 innings pitched this season.• Seth Beer (RF) and Logan Davidson (SS) are the only Tigers to start every game at the same position this year.
ACC STANDINGS• Clemson is in first place in the ACC Atlantic Division standings with a 3-0 league mark.• Overall in the ACC standings, Clemson is in first place.
HENNESSY LEADING ROTATION• Sophomore lefthander Jacob Hennessy was a reliever as a freshman in 2017, but has become the Friday starter in 2018.• He is 1-0 with a 1.96 ERA, .205 opponents’ batting average and 23 strikeouts against four walks in 23.0 innings pitched over four starts.• He is holding opponents to a .148 batting average with two outs.• In the first three innings of games in 2018, he has allowed four hits, no runs and two walks with 15 strikeouts in 12.0 innings pitched.• In his career, he is 3-1 with a 3.02 ERA and 60 strikeouts against 15 walks in 53.2 innings pitched over 30 appearances (four starts).
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