The Tigers travel to Athens, Ga., to take on No. 12 Georgia on Tuesday at 7 p.m., on SEC Network.
GAME SETUP• Who – Clemson (26-10) vs. Georgia (25-11)• Best Rankings – CU – No. 12 Perfect Game; UGA – No. 12 Collegiate Baseball• When – Tuesday (7 p.m.)• Where – Athens, Ga. (Foley Field)• Watch – SEC Network• Video Announcers – Tom Hart, Todd Walker• Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Georgia leads 123-108-2 (1900-2018)• Record at Georgia – Georgia leads 69-48 (1900-2017)
STARTING PITCHERS• RHP Travis Marr (CU) vs. RHP Will Proctor (UGA)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Miami (Fla.) defeated Clemson twice in three games at Doug Kingsmore Stadium last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 5.9 runs per game and hitting .245 with a .367 on-base percentage and 24 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.34 ERA, .242 opponents’ batting average and 2.25 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .975.
GEORGIA OVERVIEW• Georgia is led by fifth-year head coach Scott Stricklin.• The Bulldogs won one of three games against Kentucky last weekend. They are hitting .282 and have a 3.57 ERA and .978 fielding percentage.• Keegan McGovern is hitting .344 with 12 homers, while Michael Curry is batting .317 with seven homers.
QUICK HITS• No. 10 Georgia rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat No. 3 Clemson 6-3 at SRP Park in North Augusta, S.C., on April 10.• Clemson is 16-for-50 (.320) with three grand slams, three doubles and 46 RBIs with the bases loaded.• The Tiger bullpen has a 2.90 ERA and .241 opponents’ batting average.
PRO INFLUENCE• Clemson has several current and former players on its roster who have MLB ties.• Both Tiger student assistant coaches, Mark Davidson and Ben Paulsen, were former Tigers who went on to play in the majors.• Davidson, father of Tiger shortstop Logan Davidson, played at Clemson in 1982 and played six MLB years (1986-91) with the Twins and Astros.• Paulsen, Clemson’s first-base coach, played at Clemson from 2007-09 and played three years (2014-16) with the Rockies.• Grayson Byrd is the son of righthander Paul Byrd, who played 14 years with the Mets, Braves, Phillies, Royals, Angels, Indians and Red Sox.• Carson Spiers is the nephew of former Tiger infielder Bill Spiers, who played 13 MLB seasons and is currently a Tiger football staff member.• Bo Majkowski is the son of Don Majkowski, who played 10 years as a quaterback in the NFL with the Packers, Colts and Lions.
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