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Clemson Hosts Yellow Jackets

Clemson Hosts Yellow Jackets

The Tigers play their final three games before final exams when they host Georgia Tech this weekend at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

TRAFFIC/PARKING ADVISORY• The city of Clemson is hosting the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championship this weekend.Friday – From 8:30 a.m., until 5 p.m., Highway 93 from Seneca Creek Road to Perimeter Road will be closed.Saturday – From 4:30 a.m., until 6 p.m., Highway 93 from Seneca Creek Road to Perimeter Road will be closed. From 4:30 a.m., until approximately 3 p.m., Perimeter Road from Cherry Road to Highway 93 will have only one lane in each direction. Cherry Road south of Perimeter Road will be closed all day. For parking, all lots east and north of Perimeter Road (including lot 5 and lot 6) will be open all day. Parking lots west and south of Perimeter Road around Doug Kingsmore Stadium (including lots in Jervey Meadows, McFadden Building, Kingsmore Road and lot 3A) will be closed until approximately 3 p.m., when the triathlon is scheduled to be finished. Therefore, those lots will open at approximately 3 p.m.

SERIES SETUP• Who – Georgia Tech (25-12, 8-9 ACC) vs. Clemson (25-12, 8-10 ACC)• Rankings – GAT – NR; CU – No. 23 USA• When – Friday (6:30 p.m.), Saturday (6:30 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – TigerCast• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network• Live Stats –• Social Media – Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)• Tickets –, 1-800-CLEMSON• Promotion (Friday, Sunday) – Family Four Pack – Purchase four tickets and a $10 concession voucher for only $30.• Promotion (Friday) – Beach Bash – We’re bringing the beach to Doug Kingsmore Stadium just in time for summer.• Promotion (Saturday) – Trading Card Set Giveaway – The first 500 fans receive a pack of player trading cards.


SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 108-106-3 (1902-2015)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 47-24-1 (1904-2013)


STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – RHP Brandon Gold (GAT) vs. LHP Charlie Barnes (CU)• Saturday – RHP Cole Pitts (GAT) vs. RHP Alex Eubanks (CU)• Sunday – TBA (GAT) vs. TBA (CU)


CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson defeated Georgia 12-0 at home on Tuesday night.• The Tigers are averaging 6.8 runs per game and hitting .279 with a .389 on-base percentage and 34 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.92 ERA, .254 opponents’ batting average and 2.33 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .959.


GEORGIA TECH OVERVIEW• Georgia Tech is led by 23rd-year head coach Danny Hall.• The Yellow Jackets fell to Mercer and beat Georgia State this week. They are hitting .308 and have a 4.31 ERA and .967 fielding percentage.• Connor Justus is hitting .373, while Matt Gonzalez is batting .365 with five homers. Kel Johnson has added eight homers and 35 RBIs.


QUICK HITS• Clemson is 19-2 when it outhits the opponent and 4-9 when it gets outhit.• Seth Beer has 14 multiple-RBI games, seven more than the next closest Tiger.• Georgia Tech leads the nation with 57 double plays turned on defense.


MIDWEEK SUCCESS• Clemson has a 10-0 record in non-conference midweek games, a big reason the Tigers have 25 victories in 2016.• It marks the first time since 1988 that the Tigers have started the season with a 10-0 record in midweek contests.• Clemson is 5-0 in midweek home games and has the same record in midweek road games.• Clemson is 7-0 on Tuesdays and 3-0 on Wednesdays. The Tigers have four non-conference midweek games left on the regular-season schedule.