Clemson Baseball Preview vs. #4 Miami


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CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers return to the road to face No. 4 Miami (Fla.) in a three-game series this weekend in Coral Gables.

SERIES SETUP
• Who - Clemson (17-3, 5-1 ACC) vs. Miami (Fla.) (17-4, 4-2 ACC)
• Rankings - CU - No. 17 BA, No. 12 CB, No. 17 USA; MIA - No. 4 BA, No. 5 CB, No. 5 USA
• When - Friday (7 p.m.), Saturday (7 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)
• Where - Coral Gables, Fla. (Mark Light Field)
• Watch - ESPN3
• TV Announcers - Wicho Hernandez, Kyle Sielaf (Saturday), Jason Solodkin (Friday, Sunday)
• Listen - TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network
• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media - Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)

SERIES HISTORY
• Overall Record - Miami leads 35-28-1 (1977-14)
• Record at Miami - Miami leads 16-10-1 (1977-13)

STARTING PITCHERS
• Friday - RHP Clate Schmidt (CU) vs. LHP Thomas Woodrey (MIA)
• Saturday - LHP Charlie Barnes (CU) vs. LHP Michael Mediavilla (MIA)
• Sunday - TBA (CU) vs. LHP Danny Garcia (MIA)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson, who has won eight consecutive games, defeated Presbyterian College 8-4 at home on Tuesday night.
• The Tigers are averaging 7.1 runs per contest and hitting .286 with a .396 on-base percentage and 20 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 2.72 ERA, .214 opponents’ batting average and 3.10 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .969.

MIAMI OVERVIEW
• Miami is led by 23rd-year head coach Jim Morris.
• The Hurricanes defeated Bethune-Cookman at home 5-4 on Wednesday. They are hitting .290 and have a 3.29 ERA and .979 fielding percentage.
• Zack Collins is hitting .417 with six homers, 23 RBIs and a .580 on-base percentage in 21 games, while Johnny Ruiz is batting .347.

QUICK HITS
• Clemson’s current eight-game winning streak is its longest since its nine-game winning streak from May 6-16, 2013.
• Clemson has outscored its opposition in every inning this season.
Seth Beer (18), Chase Pinder (14) and Robert Jolly (11) all have active on-base streaks of 11+ games.

BEER NEARING FRESHMAN RECORD
• Seth Beer has nine homers in 20 games and is among the top 10 in Tiger history in homers by a freshman.
• The Clemson record for homers by a freshman is 15, set by Matthew LeCroy in 1995. He played 68 games that year.
• Beer has hit one home run every 7.4 at-bats. LeCroy hit one home run every 17.0 at-bats in 1995.
Kyle Parker slugged 14 home runs in 57 games as a freshman in 2008 and is second on the list.
• Jim McCollom (11 in 1982), Jeff Baker (11 in 2000), Billy McMillon (10 in 1991) and Taylor Harbin (10 in 2005) round out the top six.

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