Clemson Baseball Preview vs. Coastal Carolina


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CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers host defending national champion Coastal Carolina on Tuesday night in their only meeting of the 2017 regular season.

GAME SETUP
• Who - Coastal Carolina (34-17-1) vs. Clemson (37-15)
• Rankings - CCU - No. 24 CB; CU - No. 14 BA, No. 14 CB, No. 12 USA
• When - Tuesday (6:30 p.m.)
• Where - Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
• Watch - ACC Network Extra
• Video Announcers - Marty Clary, Pete Yanity
• Listen - TigerCast, WCCP (105.5 FM)
• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media - ClemsonBaseball
• Tickets - ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON

SERIES HISTORY
• Overall Record - Clemson leads 43-9 (1986-15)
• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 31-6 (1988-14)

STARTING PITCHERS
• LHP Anthony Veneziano (CCU) vs. RHP Tyler Jackson (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson was swept at home in three games against No. 2 Louisville last weekend by a combined six runs.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.2 runs per game and hitting .285 with a .385 on-base percentage and 45 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.17 ERA, .248 opponents’ batting average and 4.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .969.

COASTAL CAROLINA OVERVIEW
• Coastal Carolina is led by 22nd-year head coach Gary Gilmore.
• The Chanticleers swept Texas-Arlington on the road last weekend. They are hitting .283 and have a 4.19 ERA and .971 fielding percentage.
• Billy Cooke is hitting .341 with nine homers, 36 RBIs and 20 steals, while Kevin Woodall Jr., has 17 homers and 55 RBIs.

QUICK HITS
• Coastal Carolina beat Clemson 9-5 at Conway in 2015 in the most recent meeting. The Tigers won 9-6 in the last meeting at Clemson in 2014.
• Clemson is hitting .332 with a .538 slugging percentage and .418 on-base percentage in the fourth inning in 2017.
• Clemson is 23-for-71 (.324) with five doubles, two grand slams and 71 RBIs with the bases full in 2017.

GREENE SECOND TO NONE
• Sophomore Jordan Greene has exhibited a consistent glove at second base, committing only five errors for a .976 fielding percentage in 2017.
• He is hitting .289 with eight doubles, 16 RBIs, 18 runs, a .356 on-base percentage and four steals in 48 games (40 starts) in 2017.
• He is hitting .316 with five doubles, 12 RBIs, 10 runs and a .993 fielding percentage (one error) in 26 ACC regular-season games.
• He is hitting .345 with two outs, and 10 of his 16 RBIs have come with two outs.
• He is third on the team in multiple-hit games (16).
• In his career, he is batting .271 with 12 doubles, a homer, 23 RBIs, 40 runs and a .381 on-base percentage in 86 games (67 starts).

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