Clemson continues its homestand with midweek home games against Furman (Tuesday) and Presbyterian College (Wednesday).
GAMES SETUP• Who – Furman (12-14) & Presbyterian College (16-12) vs. Clemson (13-13)• Rankings – FUR – NR; PRE – NR; CU – NR• When – Tuesday (6:30 p.m.), Wednesday (6:30 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – TigerCast• Listen – TigerCast, WCCP (105.5 FM)• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON• Promotion (Tuesday) – Any IPTAY Tiger Cub Club member who presents their Tiger Cub ID receives free admission with a paying adult.• Promotion (Wednesday) – Purchase one adult-seat ticket and receive an additional reserved-seat ticket free of charge.
SERIES HISTORY (FURMAN)• Overall Record – Clemson leads 144-57-4 (1896-2014)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 78-26-1 (1896-2014)
SERIES HISTORY (PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE)• Overall Record – Clemson leads 62-21 (1906-2014)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 37-8 (1907-2014)
STARTING PITCHERS• Tuesday – RHP Matthew Quarles (FUR) vs. RHP Clate Schmidt (CU)• Wednesday – RHP Tanner Chock (PRE) vs. RHP Jake Long (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson won one of three games at home against Wake Forest after defeating Western Carolina 19-2 on the road Tuesday.• The Tigers are averaging 6.0 runs per game and hitting .286 with a .367 on-base percentage and 30 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.87 ERA, .252 opponents’ batting average and 2.60 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .964.
FURMAN OVERVIEW• Furman is led by 22nd-year Head Coach Ron Smith.• The Paladins won one of three games at home against Mercer. They are hitting .288 and have a 5.35 ERA and .969 fielding percentage.• Jordan Simpson is hitting .380 with seven homers and 22 RBIs, while Blake Chisolm is batting a team-high .384 with 17 RBIs.
PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE OVERVIEW• Presbyterian College is led by 11th-year Head Coach Elton Pollock.• The Blue Hose were swept at Liberty last weekend. They are hitting .287 and have a 4.37 ERA and .278 fielding percentage.• Cam McRae is hitting .355 with two homers and 20 RBIs, while Jay Lizanich is batting .351 with three homers and 22 RBIs.
QUICK HITS• Clemson’s first game was against Furman, a 20-13 Paladin victory at Clemson on April 24, 1896.• Clemson and Furman have played at least one game every year from 1983-14.• Clemson has scored first in 19 of its 26 games in 2015.
ERWIN EFFICIENT ON THE MOUND• Junior lefty Zack Erwin has been a weekend starter all year and has exhibited the best control of his career.• In 44.1 innings pitched over eight outings (seven starts), he has yielded seven walks with 34 strikeouts (4.86 strikeout-to-walk ratio).• He is 2-3 with a 3.05 ERA and .260 opponents’ batting average in 2015.• He allowed seven hits and one earned run with seven strikeouts in 8.0 innings pitched to earn the win against Wake Forest on March 29.• In his career, he is 11-8 with a 3.66 ERA, .241 opponents’ batting average and 128 strikeouts against 55 walks in 177.0 innings pitched.
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