The Tigers begin their first five-game week with non-conference games against Wofford on Tuesday and Michigan State on Wednesday.
GAMES SETUP• Who – Wofford (6-5) & Michigan State (3-7) vs. Clemson (10-1)• Best Rankings – WOF – NR; MSU – NR; CU – No. 6 CB• When – Tuesday (6:30 p.m.), Wednesday (7 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium) (Tuesday); Greenville, S.C. (Fluor Field) (Wednesday)• Watch – ACC Network Extra (Tuesday)• Video Announcers – Fred Cunningham, Ron Smith• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tigers Network• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON• Promotion – Fans can purchase a ticket for only $2.
SERIES HISTORY (WOFFORD)• Overall Record – Clemson leads 80-24-1 (1898-2017)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 43-8 (1900-2017)
SERIES HISTORY (MICHIGAN STATE)• Overall Record – Michigan State leads 10-8-1 (1935-17)• Record at Neutral – Clemson leads 4-1 (2009-17)
STARTING PITCHERS• Tuesday – LHP Jake Zoller (WOF) vs. RHP Travis Marr (CU)• Wednesday – TBA (CU) vs. TBA (MSU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson defeated No. 23 South Carolina twice in three games at three different sites last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 6.7 runs per game and hitting .267 with a .400 on-base percentage and seven steals.• The pitching staff has a 2.77 ERA, .213 opponents’ batting average and 2.70 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .978.
WOFFORD OVERVIEW• Wofford is led by 11th-year head coach Todd Interdonato.• The Terriers swept Penn at home in three close games last weekend. They are hitting .251 and have a 4.78 ERA and .964 fielding percentage.• Mack Nathanson is hitting .389 with three homers, 11 RBIs and six steals, and McClain Bradley is batting .349 with three homers and 11 RBIs.
MICHIGAN STATE OVERVIEW• Michigan State is led by 10th-year head coach Jake Boss Jr.• The Spartans, who have not played at home, beat Arizona on Sunday. They are hitting .204 and have a 3.69 ERA and .967 fielding percentage.• Justin Antoncic is hitting .353 with three steals, while Ryan King is batting .303.
QUICK HITS• Clemson is 13-0 against Wofford at Doug Kingsmore Stadium (1999-17). The Terriers’ last win at Clemson came in 1949 (20-18).• The Tigers have outscored their opponents 9-0 in the first inning this season.• Seven (6-1 record) of Clemson’s 11 games have been decided by one run.
WILLIAMS POWERING TIGERS• Chris Williams was drafted in the 31st round in 2017, but chose to return for his senior season.• The utility player is one of the team’s best power hitters and has seen all of his action at first base in 2018.• He is hitting .357 with four doubles, three homers, 16 RBIs, a .667 slugging percentage and 13 runs in 11 games in 2018.• He leads the team in doubles, RBIs and runs.• He is hitting .455 with runners on base and .429 with runners in scoring position.• In his three-year career, he is hitting .264 with 23 doubles, 25 homers, 105 RBIs, 76 runs and four steals in 117 games (105 starts).
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