The Tigers begin their Spring Break trip with a game at Coastal Carolina on Tuesday night.
GAME SETUP• Who – Clemson (16-4) vs. Coastal Carolina (15-7)• Best Rankings – CU – No. 10 CB; CCU – NR• When – Tuesday (6 p.m.)• Where – Conway, S.C. (Springs Brooks Stadium)• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tigers Network• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 44-9 (1986-17)• Record at Coastal Carolina – Clemson leads 10-3 (1986-15)
STARTING PITCHERS• RHP Holt Jones (CU) vs. RHP Anthony Simonelli (CCU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson was swept at home by No. 10 NC State last weekend• The Tigers are averaging 6.1 runs per game and hitting .257 with a .378 on-base percentage and 11 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.02 ERA, .231 opponents’ batting average and 2.74 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .976.
COASTAL CAROLINA OVERVIEW• Coastal Carolina is led by 23rd-year head coach Gary Gilmore.• The Chanticleers swept Arkansas State by a combined score of 37-18. They are hitting .300 and have a 4.28 ERA and .970 fielding percentage.• Zach Biermann is hitting .342 with six homers and 21 RBIs, while Kevin Woodall Jr., is batting .287 with nine homers and 29 RBIs.
QUICK HITS• Clemson has played 17 of its first 20 games at home. Only 16 of its last 36 regular-season games are at home.• Clemson is holding opponents to a .190 batting average with runners in scoring position.• Clemson’s bullpen has a 2.69 ERA this season.
BEER HAS 40 CAREER HOME RUNS• Junior Seth Beer had 18 homers in 2016, 16 in 2017 and has six home runs in 2018, meaning he has 40 career homers.• He is hitting .254 with six homers, two doubles, 12 RBIs, 19 runs, a .435 on-base percentage and a steal in 20 games in 2018.• He hit one home run in each of the three games of the Georgia Tech series on March 9,10.• He has reached base via a hit, walk or hit-by-pitch in 19 of the 20 games in 2018.• In his career, he is hitting .322 with 32 doubles, a triple, 40 homers, 135 RBIs, 127 runs and a .496 on-base percentage in 145 games.• He has 145 career walks, sixth most in Clemson history, while his one walk every 3.37 at-bats is first in Tiger history.• He has reached base in 139 of his last 143 games with a plate appearance.• He has reached via a hit, walk or hit-by-pitch in 86 of his 88 career games with a plate appearance against ACC (70) and SEC (16) teams.
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