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Feb 25, 2019

Tigers Face East Tennessee State at DKS on Tuesday

By: Brian Hennessy

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The Tigers host East Tennessee State on Tuesday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.


GAME SETUP
Who – East Tennessee State (6-1) vs. Clemson (6-1)
Best Rankings – ETS – NR; CU – No. 14 Baseball America
When – Tuesday (4 p.m.)
Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
Watch – ACC Network Extra
Video Announcers – Jose Alvarez, Fred Cunningham
Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate
Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn
Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com
Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON
Promotion – Fans can purchase a ticket for only $2.


SERIES HISTORY
Overall Record – Clemson leads 20-6 (1969-11)
Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 18-4 (1969-11)


STARTING PITCHERS
• LHP Colby Stuart (ETS) vs. LHP Keyshawn Askew (CU)


CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson swept Virginia Military at home in three games by a combined score of 27-14 last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 7.1 runs per game and hitting .237 with a .389 on-base percentage and 21 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.00 ERA, .192 opponents’ batting average and 4.05 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .976.


EAST TENNESSEE STATE OVERVIEW
• East Tennessee State is led by second-year head coach Joe Pennucci.
• The Buccaneers swept Wagner at home in three games last weekend. They are hitting .326 and have a 3.26 ERA and .975 fielding percentage.
• Cullen Smith is hitting .458, Jackson Greer is batting .400 with three homers and 12 RBIs and James Giambalvo has a team-high two saves.


QUICK HITS
• Thirty of Clemson’s 50 runs have come on its 15 home runs in 2019.
• Clemson has not allowed a steal. East Tennessee has 19 steals in 21 attempts in 2019.
• Nine Tigers have hit at least one home run. No Tiger has hit more than two home runs.


SPIERS MOVES INTO CLOSER ROLE
• Junior righthander Carson Spiers was one of Clemson’s best relievers in 2018 and has moved into the closer role in 2019.
• He has all of the team’s three saves in three relief appearances.
• He is 0-0 with an 0.00 ERA, .071 opponents’ batting average and six strikeouts against one walk in 4.1 innings pitched.
• He has not allowed any of his three inherited baserunners to score in 2019.
• In his career, he is 2-2 with seven saves, a 1.95 ERA and 48 strikeouts against 20 walks in 50.2 innings pitched over 35 relief appearances.
• His cousin, Will Spiers, was the starting punter on the Tigers’ 2018 national championship football team.
• His father, Michael Spiers, hit .301 with 16 homers, 110 RBIs and 32 steals in 184 games as a Tiger from 1988-91.
• His uncle, Bill Spiers, hit .325 with 17 homers, 119 RBIs and 60 steals in 173 games as a Tiger from 1985-87, then played 13 MLB seasons.
• His grandfather, Bud Spiers, hit .254 with seven homers and 44 RBIs as a Tiger from 1956-58.

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