Clemson Baseball Preview vs. Furman & PC


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CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson continues its homestand with midweek home games against Furman (Tuesday) and Presbyterian College (Wednesday).

GAMES SETUP
• Who - Furman (12-14) & Presbyterian College (16-12) vs. Clemson (13-13)
• Rankings - FUR - NR; PRE - NR; CU - NR
• When - Tuesday (6:30 p.m.), Wednesday (6:30 p.m.)
• Where - Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
• Watch - TigerCast
• Listen - TigerCast, WCCP (105.5 FM)
• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media - Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)
• Tickets - ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON
• Promotion (Tuesday) - Any IPTAY Tiger Cub Club member who presents their Tiger Cub ID receives free admission with a paying adult.
• Promotion (Wednesday) - Purchase one adult-seat ticket and receive an additional reserved-seat ticket free of charge.

SERIES HISTORY (FURMAN)
• Overall Record - Clemson leads 144-57-4 (1896-2014)
• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 78-26-1 (1896-2014)

SERIES HISTORY (PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE)
• Overall Record - Clemson leads 62-21 (1906-2014)
• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 37-8 (1907-2014)

STARTING PITCHERS
• Tuesday - RHP Matthew Quarles (FUR) vs. RHP Clate SchmidtClate Schmidt
Jr. RH Pitcher
#32 6-1, 205
Acworth, GA

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(CU)
• Wednesday - RHP Tanner Chock (PRE) vs. RHP Jake LongJake Long
RS Sr. RH Pitcher
#39 6-0, 190
Anderson, SC

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(CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson won one of three games at home against Wake Forest after defeating Western Carolina 19-2 on the road Tuesday.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.0 runs per game and hitting .286 with a .367 on-base percentage and 30 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.87 ERA, .252 opponents’ batting average and 2.60 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .964.

FURMAN OVERVIEW
• Furman is led by 22nd-year Head Coach Ron Smith.
• The Paladins won one of three games at home against Mercer. They are hitting .288 and have a 5.35 ERA and .969 fielding percentage.
• Jordan Simpson is hitting .380 with seven homers and 22 RBIs, while Blake Chisolm is batting a team-high .384 with 17 RBIs.

PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE OVERVIEW
• Presbyterian College is led by 11th-year Head Coach Elton Pollock.
• The Blue Hose were swept at Liberty last weekend. They are hitting .287 and have a 4.37 ERA and .278 fielding percentage.
• Cam McRae is hitting .355 with two homers and 20 RBIs, while Jay Lizanich is batting .351 with three homers and 22 RBIs.

QUICK HITS
• Clemson’s first game was against Furman, a 20-13 Paladin victory at Clemson on April 24, 1896.
• Clemson and Furman have played at least one game every year from 1983-14.
• Clemson has scored first in 19 of its 26 games in 2015.

ERWIN EFFICIENT ON THE MOUND
• Junior lefty Zack ErwinZack Erwin
Jr. LH Pitcher
#33 6-5, 195
Duluth, GA

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has been a weekend starter all year and has exhibited the best control of his career.
• In 44.1 innings pitched over eight outings (seven starts), he has yielded seven walks with 34 strikeouts (4.86 strikeout-to-walk ratio).
• He is 2-3 with a 3.05 ERA and .260 opponents’ batting average in 2015.
• He allowed seven hits and one earned run with seven strikeouts in 8.0 innings pitched to earn the win against Wake Forest on March 29.
• In his career, he is 11-8 with a 3.66 ERA, .241 opponents’ batting average and 128 strikeouts against 55 walks in 177.0 innings pitched.

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