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Clemson Baseball Preview vs. Georgia & Notes

Clemson Athletic Communications - Monday, March 24, 2014 4:12 PM
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CLEMSON, S.C. - Tigers and Bulldogs play the first game of a home-and-home series Tuesday night in Athens.

GAME SETUP
• Who - Clemson (14-9) at Georgia (14-10-1)
• Rankings - CU - No. 20 BA, No. 22 USA; UGA - NR
• When - Tuesday (7 p.m.)
• Where - Athens, Ga. (Foley Field)
• Watch - CSS
• Listen - TigerCast
• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media - Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)

SERIES HISTORY
• Overall Record - Georgia leads 119-103-2 (1900-2013)
• Record at Georgia - Georgia leads 68-45 (1900-2013)

STARTING PITCHERS
• RHP Clate SchmidtClate Schmidt
So. RH Pitcher
#32 6-1, 190
Acworth, GA

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(CU) vs. LHP Jared Walsh (UGA)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson lost two of three games at home against top-ranked Florida State last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.7 runs per game and hitting .293 with a .362 on-base percentage and 42 steals in 2014.
• The pitching staff has a 4.68 ERA, .258 opponents’ batting average, 2.08 strikeout-to-walk ratio and .963 fielding percentage.

GEORGIA OVERVIEW
• Georgia is led by first-year Head Coach Scott Stricklin.
• The Bulldogs went 0-2-1 at Louisiana State last weekend. They are hitting .273 and have a 3.96 ERA and .970 fielding percentage.
• Hunter Cole is batting .337 with nine doubles, one homer, 15 RBIs, 15 runs and a .444 on-base percentage.

QUICK HITS
• Clemson has won six of the last eight games against Georgia and has a four-game winning streak at Foley Field (2010-13).
• Clemson averaged just 1.97 extra-base hits per game in 2013, but is averaging 2.96 per game in 2014.
• Clemson has committed just nine errors in the last 11 games after committing 24 errors in the first 12 games.
• In 16.0 innings pitched against No. 1 Florida State, Tiger starters allowed just two earned runs (1.13 ERA) and 13 hits with 17 strikeouts.

ACC STANDINGS
• Clemson is in second place in the ACC Atlantic Division standings with a 6-3 league record behind first-place Florida State (7-2).
• In the overall ACC standings, Clemson is in third place entering Monday’s game between Virginia and Miami (Fla.).

ACC SPEED
• Clemson is among the ACC leaders in stolen bases with 42, an average of 1.8 steals per game.
Steven DuggarSteven Duggar
So. Outfielder
#9 6-1, 185
Moore, SC

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(12), Tyler KriegerTyler Krieger
So. Infielder
#3 6-2, 170
Johns Creek, GA

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(9) and Jay BaumJay Baum
Jr. Infielder
#13 6-0, 190
Alpharetta, GA

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(6) lead the team in steals.

CAMPBELL CLOSING
• Senior righty Matt CampbellMatt Campbell
Sr. RH Pitcher
#36 5-11, 195
Alpharetta, GA

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has allowed just one unearned run in 16.0 innings pitched (0.00 ERA) over 12 relief appearances as the closer.
• He is 2-0 and has given up just eight hits (.143 opponents’ batting average) with 25 strikeouts (14.06 strikeouts per nine innings pitched).
• He has four of the team’s seven saves.
• In 8.1 innings pitched over six relief outings in ACC games, he has allowed four hits (.143 opponents’ batting average) with 13 strikeouts.
• In 92.2 innings pitched over 65 relief outings in his career, he is 5-3 with 15 saves, a 2.91 ERA and .180 opponents’ batting average.
• His 15 career saves are seventh-most in Clemson history.
• He has 114 strikeouts in his career (11.07 strikeouts per nine innings pitched).

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