Clemson hosts Furman on Wednesday night to conclude the home-and-home season series.
GAME SETUP• Who – Furman (20-24) vs. Clemson (28-15)• When – Wednesday (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 – BOGO Wednesday – Purchase one regular-price ticket and get one of equal value for free.• Promotion No. 3 – $1 Hot Dog Night – Buy a hot dog for only $1.• Promotion No. 4 – Star Wars Day – May the force be with you as Star Wars takes over Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 147-57-4 (1896-2016)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 79-26-1 (1896-2015)
STARTING PITCHERS• RHP Ryan Griffith (FUR) vs. RHP Ryley Gilliam (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson won two of three games over a top-five Florida State team at Doug Kingsmore Stadium from Saturday to Monday.• The Tigers are averaging 6.6 runs per game and hitting .276 with a .386 on-base percentage and 37 steals.• The pitching staff has a 4.32 ERA, .265 opponents’ batting average and 2.18 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .960.
FURMAN OVERVIEW• Furman is led by 23rd-year head coach Ron Smith.• The Paladins have won five straight with a sweep at The Citadel. They are hitting .283 and have a 6.30 ERA and .971 fielding percentage.• Jabari Richards is hitting .368 with six homers and 17 RBIs, while Nolan Mullen has five saves and a 2.78 ERA in 21 relief appearances.
QUICK HITS• Clemson rallied with three runs in the last three innings to defeat Furman 9-7 at Fluor Field in Greenville on March 29, 2016.• The Tigers have won 14 games in a row in the series with Furman dating to the Paladins’ 4-2 win in 14 innings at Clemson on March 3, 2009.• Clemson is 21-2 when scoring six or more runs.
BRYANT A RIGHT CHOICE • Freshman K.J. Bryant has come on in the second half of the season to provide a spark in right field.• Clemson is 11-0 when he starts in right field.• He is hitting .265 with one homer, seven RBIs, 12 runs and a .357 on-base percentage in 29 games (14 starts).• In ACC regular-season games, he is hitting .333 with five runs in 13 games (six starts).• He has hit safely in nine of his last 10 starts. The one start he did not have a hit, he reached via a walk.• He is 6-for-16 (.375) in his last seven games.
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