The Tigers return to Fluor Field for the third and final time in 2018 when they play Furman on Tuesday night.
GAME SETUP• Who – Clemson (18-6) vs. Furman (13-11)• Best Rankings – CU – No. 8 CB; FUR – NR• When – Tuesday (6 p.m.)• Where – Greenville, S.C. (Fluor Field)• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tigers Network• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 151-57-4 (1896-2018)• Record at Furman – Clemson leads 61-28-2 (1896-2017)
STARTING PITCHERS• LHP Sam Weatherly (CU) vs. RHP Trent Alley (FUR)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson won two games at No. 11 Louisville.• The Tigers are averaging 5.6 runs per game and hitting .243 with a .363 on-base percentage and 14 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.26 ERA, .242 opponents’ batting average and 2.36 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .977.
FURMAN OVERVIEW• Furman is led by second-year head coach Brett Harker.• The Paladins were swept at Wichita State last weekend. They are hitting .269 and have a 6.20 ERA and .967 fielding percentage.• Ben Anderson is hitting .376 with three homers and 21 RBIs, while Jason Costa is batting .333 with three homers and 16 RBIs.
QUICK HITS• Chris Williams went 2-for-4 with a homer, double and career-high six RBIs in Clemson’s 12-4 home win over Furman on Feb. 20.• Twelve of Clemson’s 24 games have been against top-25 ranked teams and nine of the 24 games have been against top-11 ranked teams.• Taylor Harbin, an assistant coach at Furman, played three seasons (2005-07) at Clemson.
TIGERS AT FLUOR FIELD• Clemson has a 24-6 all-time record at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C.• The Tigers have outscored the opposition 244-125 at Fluor Field, an average score of 8.1-4.2.• The only teams to defeat Clemson at Fluor Field are South Carolina (2010,11,14,15), Presbyterian College (2011) and Michigan State (2015).• Clemson is 11-0 against Furman at Fluor Field. The Tigers have outscored Furman 123-50 in their 11 meetings at Fluor Field.
MILLER FILLING KEY RELIEF ROLE• Senior righthander Ryan Miller has been one of Clemson’s top relievers in 2018 and has filled an important role.• He is 2-1 with two saves, a 2.05 ERA, .211 opponents’ batting average and 15 strikeouts in 22.0 innings pitched over nine relief outings.• He is holding opponents to an .043 batting average with two outs.• He has 32 groundball outs compared to 14 flyball outs.• He pitched 4.0 scoreless innings in relief to record the save in Clemson’s win over No. 23 South Carolina at Greenville, S.C., on March 3.• In his career, he is 3-1 with three saves, a 2.41 ERA and 26 strikeouts against eight walks in 33.2 innings pitched over 20 relief outings.
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