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No. 18 Tigers Host Catamounts

No. 18 Tigers Host Catamounts

The Tigers conclude their home-and-home series with Western Carolina at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.


GAME SETUP• Who – Western Carolina (17-13) vs. Clemson (23-9)• Rankings – WCU – NR; CU – No. 23 CB, No. 18 USA• When – Tuesday (6:30 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – TigerCast• Listen – TigerCast, WCCP (105.5FM)• Live Stats –• Social Media – Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)• Tickets –, 1-800-CLEMSON• Promotion No. 1 – Family Four Pack – Purchase four tickets and a $10 concession voucher for only $30.• Promotion No. 2 – Two on Tuesday – Buy one regular-price ticket and get one of equal value for free.• Promotion No. 3 – $1 Hot Dog Night – Buy a hot dog for only $1.


SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 60-16 (1974-16)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 41-5 (1974-15)


STARTING PITCHERS• LHP Brendan Nail (WCU) vs. LHP Jake Higginbotham (CU)


CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson won one of three games at Duke last weekend, as the three games were decided by a combined four runs.• The Tigers are averaging 6.8 runs per game and hitting .282 with a .394 on-base percentage and 26 stolen bases.• The pitching staff has a 3.57 ERA, .242 opponents’ batting average and 2.48 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .962.


WESTERN CAROLINA OVERVIEW• Western Carolina is led by ninth-year head coach Bobby Moranda.• The Catamounts swept Virginia Military on the road last weekend. They are hitting .317 and have a 6.33 ERA and .960 fielding percentage.• Matt Smith is hitting .420 with nine homers and 33 RBIs, while Bryson Bowman is batting .339 with 11 homers, nine doubles and 37 RBIs.


QUICK HITS• Clemson defeated Western Carolina 10-8 in Cullowhee on March 30. The Tigers scored five runs in the ninth inning and held on for the win.• Western Carolina has a 6-0 record, all games on the road, since Clemson’s 10-8 win over the Catamounts in Cullowhee on March 30.• This week marks the last of seven straight weeks where Clemson plays at least two games away from home.


LEE RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION• First-year head coach Monte Lee has Clemson off to a 23-9 record in 2016.• He was named national midseason coach-of-the-year by D1Baseball on April 8.• In eight seasons as a head coach at the Division I level, he has a record of 299-154 (.660).