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Tigers Travel To Ga. Southern

Tigers Travel To Ga. Southern

The Tigers travel to Statesboro, Ga., to take on Georgia Southern in a three-game series this weekend.


SERIES SETUP• Who – Clemson (32-17) vs. Georgia Southern (30-20)• Rankings – CU – No. 23 BA, No. 24 USA; GSU – NR• When – Friday (7 p.m.), Saturday (7 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)• Where – Statesboro, Ga. (J.I. Clements Stadium)• Listen – TigerCast, WCCP (105.5FM)• Live Stats –• Social Media – Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)


SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 57-29-1 (1959-15)• Record at Georgia Southern – Clemson leads 20-16-1 (1960-14)


STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – LHP Charlie Barnes (CU) vs. LHP Evan Challenger (GSU)• Saturday – LHP Pat Krall (CU) vs. RHP Chase Cohen (GSU)• Sunday – TBA (CU) vs. TBA (GSU)


CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson split its midweek home series against College of Charleston after winning two of three games over No. 9 NC State last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 6.7 runs per game and hitting .277 with a .388 on-base percentage and 44 stolen bases.• The pitching staff has a 4.53 ERA, .267 opponents’ batting average and 2.09 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .959.


GEORGIA SOUTHERN OVERVIEW• Georgia Southern is led by 17th-year head coach Rodney Hennon.• The Eagles split a midweek series against North Florida. They are hitting .258 and have a 3.78 ERA and .968 fielding percentage.• Logan Baldwin is batting .310 with 14 steals, while Ryan Cleveland is hitting .298 with 12 homers, 16 doubles, 49 RBIs and 11 steals.


QUICK HITS• Clemson has a 19-3 record in non-conference games.• Clemson is 22-2 when outhitting the opponent.• Clemson has not played a game away from home since April 17 (Louisville).


START IT UP• Clemson has been successful putting its leadoff batter on base, as that batter is hitting .308 with a .430 on-base percentage in 2016.• Clemson has put at least two leadoff batters on base in every game in 2016 and at least three leadoff batters on base in 44 of the 49 games.• Tiger leadoff batters have 58 walks and 18 hit-by-pitches against only 71 strikeouts.• Seth Beer is 14-for-23 (.609) with six walks, two hit-by-pitches and a .710 on-base percentage when leading off an inning.• Jordan Greene is 7-for-14 (.500) with seven walks against one strikeout and a .667 on-base percentage when leading off an inning.