The Tigers and Paladins conclude their home-and-home season series at Fluor Field on Tuesday night.
GAME SETUP• Who – Clemson (36-12) vs. Furman (25-22)• Rankings – CU – No. 11 BA, No. 9 CB, No. 7 USA; FUR – NR• When – Tuesday (7 p.m.)• Where – Greenville, S.C. (Fluor Field)• Listen – TigerCast, WCCP (105.5 FM)• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 149-57-4 (1896-2017)• Record at Furman – Clemson leads 60-28-2 (1896-2016)
STARTING PITCHERS• RHP Tyler Jackson (CU) vs. RHP Jake Crawford (FUR)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson won two of three games at home against Nevada from Saturday to Monday.• The Tigers are averaging 6.3 runs per game and hitting .283 with a .386 on-base percentage and 41 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.11 ERA, .246 opponents’ batting average and 4.02 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .969.
FURMAN OVERVIEW• Furman, who has won 14 of its last 16 games, is led by first-year head coach Brett Harker.• The Paladins won two of three games at Samford last weekend. They are hitting .309 and have a 4.68 ERA and .969 fielding percentage.• Brandon Elmy is hitting .354 with nine homers and 42 RBIs, while Carter Grote is batting .353 with seven homers and 48 RBIs.
QUICK HITS• The Tigers defeated Furman 8-0 at Clemson on March 28 in their first meeting of 2017. Weston Jackson had two homers and five RBIs.• Taylor Harbin, an assistant coach at Furman, played three seasons (2005-07) at Clemson.• Carson Spiers made his first career appearance versus Nevada on Sunday. He became the 31st Tiger and 16th pitcher to play in a game in 2017.
JOLLY GOOD TIME• Junior catcher Robert Jolly is having one of his best seasons as a Tiger, mainly as the designated hitter.• He has become the everyday DH during the second half of the season and is batting .299 with nine doubles, and a .389 on-base percentage.• In 34 games (25 starts) in 2017, he has 25 runs and two steals.• He is second on the team in batting average.• He is hitting .370 with two outs.• He hit a pinch-hit home run, the first long ball of his career, in the sixth inning to tie the score at Florida State on April 17.• In his career, he is batting .280 with 15 doubles, a homer, 34 RBIs, 47 runs and a .377 on-base percentage in 110 games (57 starts).
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