The Tigers return to the Peach State to take on Georgia on Tuesday night.
GAME SETUP• Who – Clemson (24-5) vs. Georgia (13-16)• Rankings – CU – No. 5 BA, No. 5 CB, No. 4 USA; UGA – NR• When – Tuesday (7 p.m.)• Where – Athens, Ga. (Foley Field)• Watch – SEC Network• Video Announcers – Carlos Peña, Taylor Zarzour• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Georgia leads 122-106-2 (1900-2016)• Record at Georgia – Georgia leads 69-47 (1900-2016)
STARTING PITCHERS• RHP Tyler Jackson (CU) vs. LHP Ryan Avidano (UGA)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson won two of three games at Georgia Tech last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 6.3 runs per game and hitting .276 with a .390 on-base percentage and 29 steals.• The pitching staff has a 2.85 ERA, .239 opponents’ batting average and 4.13 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .969.
GEORGIA OVERVIEW• Georgia is led by fourth-year head coach Scott Stricklin.• The Bulldogs beat Tennessee twice on the road last weekend. They are hitting .268 and have a 4.78 ERA and .955 fielding percentage.• Keegan McGovern is hitting .337 with a .474 on-base percentage, while Michael Curry is batting .310 with five homers and 30 RBIs.
QUICK HITS• Clemson hit three home runs in the second inning at Georgia Tech on Sunday, the first time it did that since 2010.• The Tigers have scored in the first inning 12 times in 29 games and are 12-0 in those 12 games.• Clemson is 13-for-35 (.371) with two homers, three doubles and a .629 slugging percentage with the bases loaded.
KRALL STARTING ON WEEKENDS• Senior lefthander Pat Krall was a first-team All-American as a reliever in 2016, and he adjusted as a starter in 2017.• He is 5-0 with a 3.29 ERA, .293 opponents’ batting average and 33 strikeouts against 10 walks in 41.0 innings pitched over seven starts.• In ACC games, he is 3-0 with a 2.59 ERA and 19 strikeouts against five walks in 24.1 innings pitched over four starts.• He pitched 7.1 scoreless innings to earn the win in Clemson’s 2-0 victory at Boston College in Kingston, R.I., on March 26.• In his Tiger career, he is 17-6 with eight saves, a 2.65 ERA and .233 opponents’ batting average in 159.2 innings pitched over 63 outings.• His career 3.58 strikeout-to-walk ratio is eighth in Clemson history.
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