The Tigers play at College of Charleston for the first time since 2008 when Clemson faces Monte Lee’s former team on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
GAME SETUP• Who – Clemson (16-4) vs. College of Charleston (8-12)• Rankings – CU – No. 6 BA, No. 12 CB, No. 7 USA; COC – NR• When – Tuesday (6 p.m.)• Where – Mount Pleasant, S.C. (Patriots Point)• Listen – TigerCast, WCCP (105.5 FM)• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 25-2 (1899-2016)• Record at College of Charleston – Clemson leads 7-0 (1899-2008)
STARTING PITCHERS• RHP Tyler Jackson (CU) vs. RHP Max McKinley (COC)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has won 15 of its last 17 games, won two of three games against No. 11 Virginia last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 6.2 runs per game and hitting .273 with a .391 on-base percentage and 21 steals.• The pitching staff has a 2.90 ERA, .236 opponents’ batting average and 4.36 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .966.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON OVERVIEW• College of Charleston is led by second-year head coach Matt Heath, who served as the pitching coach there under head coach Monte Lee.• The Cougars were swept at Nebraska last weekend. They are hitting .275 and have a 6.72 ERA and .970 fielding percentage.• Luke Manzo is hitting .413, while Logan McRae is batting .388 with six homers and 23 RBIs.
QUICK HITS• Tiger head coach Monte Lee served as head coach (2009-15) at College of Charleston after lettering four years (1996-99) for the Cougars.• Clemson pinch-hitters are 6-for-19 (.316) with a .435 on-base percentage in 2017.• Fourteen Tigers have started at least one game in the field, while Seth Beer and Logan Davidson are the only Tigers to start every game.
CRAWFORD FILLING RELIEF ROLE• Sophomore righthander Brooks Crawford has turned into one of the team’s most reliable relievers in 2017.• He is 4-0 with an 0.73 ERA and a .213 opponents’ batting average in 12.1 innings pitched over eight relief appearances.• He has 12 strikeouts against only one walk.• He pitched the final 4.2 innings, allowing two hits and no runs to earn the win in Clemson’s 6-5 win over Notre Dame on March 11.• In his career, he is 7-0 with a save, 3.05 ERA and .246 opponent’s batting average in 59.0 innings pitched over 34 appearances (two starts).
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