The Tigers travel to Charleston to play at The Citadel for the first time since 1990.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Clemson (11-3) vs. The Citadel (7-8)• Rankings – CU – No. 19 CB, No. 21 USA; CIT – NR• When – Tuesday (7 p.m.), Wednesday (6 p.m.)• Where – Charleston, S.C. (Riley Park)• Watch – SoCon Digital Network• Listen – TigerCast, WCCP (105.5FM)• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 83-18 (1900-2004)• Record at The Citadel – Clemson leads 30-11 (1902-90)
STARTING PITCHERS• Tuesday – LHP Jake Higginbotham (CU) vs. RHP Alex Bialakis (CIT)• Wednesday – TBA (CU) vs. RHP Morgan Foulks (CIT)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson won the final two games of the three-game series at Wake Forest last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 7.3 runs per game and hitting .286 with a .397 on-base percentage and 15 steals.• The pitching staff has a 2.98 ERA, .219 opponents’ batting average and 2.80 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .967.
THE CITADEL OVERVIEW• The Citadel is led by 26th-year head coach Fred Jordan.• The Bulldogs won one of three games at Elon last weekend. They are hitting .235 and have a 4.84 ERA and .959 fielding percentage.• Clay Martin is hitting .346, Mike Deese is batting .304 and Drew Ellis has a team-high 15 RBIs.
QUICK HITS• Clemson’s 11-3 record is its best through 14 games since 2010, when it started 13-1.• The Tigers have trailed entering the seventh inning in four of their 14 games and won two of those four games.• Clemson is 9-0 when scoring five or more runs and 2-3 when scoring less than five runs.
ACC STANDINGS• Clemson is tied for third in the ACC Atlantic Division standings with a 2-1 league mark behind Florida State (3-0) and Louisville (3-0).• Overall in the ACC standings, Clemson is tied for third behind Florida State (3-0) and Louisville (3-0).
KRALL KEEPING TIGERS CLOSE• Junior lefthander Pat Krall has been a long reliever in his two years (2015,16) as a Tiger and has kept Clemson in many games.• In 15.2 innings pitched over five relief appearances in 2016, he is 1-0 with one save, a 1.15 ERA and .151 opponents’ batting average.• He has allowed just eight hits (all singles) and three walks with 20 strikeouts.• He pitched 15.2 innings before allowing his first run in 2016.• In his career (one year at Temple, two at Clemson), he is 4-4 with a 2.33 ERA and .199 opponents’ batting average in 81.0 innings pitched.• In 48 career appearances, all in relief, he has six saves and has not allowed a home run.
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