Clemson Baseball Preview vs. CofC

by - 2017-03-20 15:53:28.0
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CLEMSON, S.C. - 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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