The Tigers travels to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech in their last three games before final exams next week.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Clemson (22-19, 11-9 ACC) vs. Georgia Tech (24-16, 9-12 ACC)• Rankings – CU – NR; GAT – NR• When – Friday (7 p.m.), Saturday (1 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)• Where – Atlanta, Ga. (Russ Chandler Stadium)• Watch – ESPN3, RSN (Saturday)• TV Announcers – Dan Bonner (Saturday), Wes Durham (Saturday), Brandon Gaudin (Friday, Sunday), Roddy Jones (Friday, Sunday)• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 107-104-3 (1902-2014)• Record at Georgia Tech – Georgia Tech leads 71-41-2 (1902-2012)
STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – LHP Matthew Crownover (CU) vs. LHP Jonathan King (GAT)• Saturday – LHP Zack Erwin (CU) vs. RHP Cole Pitts (GAT)• Sunday – TBA (CU) vs. RHP Brandon Gold (GAT)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has won five of its last six games, fell at Georgia on Tuesday night.• The Tigers are averaging 6.1 runs per game and hitting .278 with a .365 on-base percentage and 42 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.64 ERA, .249 opponents’ batting average and 2.50 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .962.
GEORGIA TECH OVERVIEW• Georgia Tech is led by 22nd-year head coach Danny Hall.• The Yellow Jackets fell at home to Kennesaw State on Tuesday. They are hitting .278 and have a 4.21 ERA and .973 fielding percentage.• Kel Johnson is hitting .349 with seven homers and 26 RBIs, while Keenan Innis is batting .333. A.J. Murray as a team-high nine homers.
QUICK HITS• Clemson has 2,699 all-time wins, ninth-most in history among programs at the Division I level.• Clemson did not face Georgia Tech during the 2014 regular season, but the Yellow Jackets downed the Tigers 3-0 in the ACC Tournament.• Seven Tigers, including Clemson’s first two starting pitchers (Matthew Crownover, Zack Erwin) this weekend, are from the state of Georgia.
SCHMIDT PROVIDING RELIEF• Junior righthander Clate Schmidt has made the most of his role as a long reliever and spot starter in the 2015 season.• He is 1-1 with a 2.79 ERA and .240 opponents’ batting in 42.0 innings pitched over 12 appearances (four starts).• Clemson has a 3-1 record in his four starts.• In his eight relief appearances, he has a 2.12 ERA and .233 opponents’ batting average in 17.0 innings pitched.• In ACC regular-season games, he has a 2.38 ERA and .225 opponents’ batting average in 11.1 innings pitched over five relief appearances.• In his career, he has a 4.01 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 163.2 innings pitched over 48 appearances (23 starts).
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