The Tigers host Georgia on Wednesday night in the conclusion of the home-and-home season series with the Bulldogs.
GAME SETUP• Who – Georgia (15-22) vs. Clemson (30-7)• Rankings – UGA – NR; CU – No. 5 BA, No. 5 CB, No. 4 USA• When – Wednesday (6:30 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Video Announcers – Marty Clary, Pete Yanity• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Georgia leads 122-107-2 (1900-2017)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 56-50-2 (1901-2016)
STARTING PITCHERS• LHP Kevin Smith (UGA) vs. RHP Tyler Jackson (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson won one of three games at No. 25 Florida State from Saturday to Monday and suffered its first back-to-back losses of 2017.• The Tigers are averaging 6.5 runs per game and hitting .283 with a .390 on-base percentage and 37 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.02 ERA, .240 opponents’ batting average and 3.89 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .969.
GEORGIA OVERVIEW• Georgia is led by fourth-year head coach Scott Stricklin.• Arkansas swept the Bulldogs in three games last weekend. They are hitting .262 and have a 4.94 ERA and .953 fielding percentage.• Michael Curry is hitting .348 with eight homers and 38 RBIs, while Cam Shepherd is batting .325 with two home runs and 16 RBIs.
QUICK HITS• Clemson defeated Georgia 4-0 in Athens on April 4 behind 7.2 scoreless innings pitched by Tyler Jackson and Chris Williams’ two-run homer.• On Sunday and Monday at Florida State, Clemson suffered its first back-to-back losses in a season since April 23,24, 2016 (Georgia Tech).• A total of 13 different Tigers have started at least 10 games in the batting order in 2017.
MIDWEEK MOMENTUM• A large part of Monte Lee’s 73.3 winning percentage as Clemson’s head coach is due to its midweek success.• Clemson is 10-0 in midweek games in 2017 after going 13-1 in midweek games in 2016, meaning the Tigers are 23-1 in midweek games under Lee.• Clemson is 14-1 in home midweek games, 7-0 in road midweek games and 1-0 in neutral-site midweek games under Lee.• Lee’s only midweek loss as head coach of the Tigers came against College of Charleston on May 11, 2016.
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