It’s Military Appreciation Day at Doug Kingsmore Stadium when the Tigers host No. 18 Coastal Carolina on Tuesday night.
GAME SETUP• Who – Coastal Carolina (21-9) vs. Clemson (22-6)• Best Rankings – CCU – No. 18 Baseball America; CU – No. 6 Collegiate Baseball• When – Tuesday (6:30 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Video Announcers – William Qualkinbush, Ron Smith• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tigers Network• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON• Promotion – Military Appreciation Day – Join us as we honor veterans, active military personnel and our ROTC programs.• Promotion – Fans can purchase a ticket for only $2.
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 44-10 (1986-18)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 32-6 (1988-17)
STARTING PITCHERS• RHP Shaddon Peavyhouse (CCU) vs. RHP Spencer Strider (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson swept Boston College at home in three games last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 6.1 runs per game and hitting .250 with a .369 on-base percentage and 18 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.18 ERA, .238 opponents’ batting average and 2.37 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .973.
COASTAL CAROLINA OVERVIEW• Coastal Carolina is led by 23rd-year head coach Gary Gilmore.• The Chanticleers won two games at Georgia Southern last weekend. They are hitting .294 and have a 4.03 ERA and .971 fielding percentage.• Parker Chavers (.327), Cory Wood (.317), Seth Lancaster (.313) and Lee Sponseller (.311) are all hitting at least .300 in 2018.
QUICK HITS• Lee Sponseller hit a walkoff grand slam to lift Coastal Carolina to a 9-5 win over Clemson at Conway, S.C., on March 20.• Tuesday’s game marks the first time since 2005 that Clemson and Coastal Carolina play multiple times during the regular season.• The 2018 season marks the third straight year Clemson has 21+ wins at the midway point of the regular season (21 in 2016, 23 in 2017).
MARR HAVING STRONG FRESHMAN YEAR• Redshirt freshman righthander Travis Marr has been one of the team’s top long relievers in his second season in the program in 2018.• He is 3-0 with a 3.04 ERA, .279 opponents’ batting average and 19 strikeouts in 23.2 innings pitched over nine appearances (one start).• He has registered a win in each of his last three appearances and has not allowed a home run in 2018.• In his last six appearances, he is 3-0 and has allowed just 12 hits and two runs (1.17 ERA) with 12 strikeouts in 15.1 innings pitched.• He is holding opponents to 0-for-8 with four strikeouts against no walks with the bases loaded.• He has allowed just seven hits and one run (0.71 ERA) in 12.2 innings pitched after the fifth inning.• In his career, he is 3-0 with a 2.92 ERA and 21 strikeouts against eight walks in 24.2 innings pitched over 10 appearances (one start).
THREE TIGERS IN THE MAJORS IN 2018• Former Tigers Daniel Gossett, Brad Miller and Tony Sipp have all played at least one MLB game in 2018.• Gossett is in his second season, Miller is in his sixth season and Sipp is in his 10th season.• Gossett, who had a 23-9 career record at Clemson, made his major league debut with the Oakland Athletics in 2017.• Miller, the 2011 ACC Player-of-the-Year, hit .339 with 36 doubles, eight triples, 16 homers, 135 RBIs and 46 steals in 191 games as a Tiger.• Sipp batted .280 and had a 2-2 pitching record for the Tigers in 2004.• Every Tiger team from 1974 to 2014 has had at least one future major leaguer on its roster.
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