The Tigers play Yale for the first time since 1992 in a two-game, midweek series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Yale (3-5) vs. Clemson (12-3)• Rankings – YAL – NR; CU – No. 9 BA, No. 14 CB, No. 10 USA• When – Tuesday (4 p.m.), Wednesday (3 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Listen – TigerCast, WCCP (105.5 FM)• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON• Promotion (Tuesday) – $1 Hot Dog Night• Promotion (Tuesday) – Two on Tuesday – Fans can buy one regular-price ticket and get one of equal value for free.• Promotion (Wednesday) – BOGO Wednesday – Fans can buy one regular-price ticket and get one of equal value for free.
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 4-1 (1947-92)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 2-0 (1964)
STARTING PITCHERS• Tuesday – RHP Scott Politz (YAL) vs. RHP Tyler Jackson (CU)• Wednesday – TBA (YAL) vs. TBA (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson swept Notre Dame last weekend and has won six games in a row and 10 of its last 11.• The Tigers are averaging 5.7 runs per game and hitting .268 with a .395 on-base percentage and 18 steals.• The pitching staff has a 2.43 ERA, .233 opponents’ batting average and 4.66 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .967.
YALE OVERVIEW• Yale is led by 24th-year head coach John Stuper.• The Bulldogs won one of three games over the weekend. They are hitting .270 and have a 8.15 ERA and .967 fielding percentage.• Griffin Dey is hitting .276 with four homers and 14 RBIs, while Dai Dai Otaka is batting .360.
QUICK HITS• The first meeting between the two teams came in the 1947 NCAA Tournament (Elite Eight) at Yale and against George H.W. Bush. Yale won 7-3.• Clemson has won its last 11 games against ACC teams dating to 2016, its longest such streak since winning 15 in a row in 2006.• Tiger relievers have combined for a 1.83 ERA and .191 opponents’ batting average. They have also pitched 17.0 consecutive scoreless innings.
ACC STANDINGS• Clemson is tied for first place with Louisville in the ACC Atlantic Division standings with a 3-0 league mark.• Overall, Clemson is tied for first place with Louisville. They are the only two undefeated teams in league play.
ROHLMAN ROUNDING INTO FORM• Junior Reed Rohlman is back to his freshman form when he was an All-American and batted .356.• In 2017, he is hitting .333 with three doubles, a triple, four RBIs, nine runs and a .443 on-base percentage in 15 games (12 starts).• He has reached base in each of the 15 games in 2017.• In his career, he is batting .316 with 41 doubles, a triple, five homers, 105 RBIs, 92 runs and a .397 on-base percentage in 140 games.
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