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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.