CLEMSON BASEBALL

Clemson looks to get back to its midweek success in hosting Charlotte.
Clemson looks to get back to its midweek success in hosting Charlotte.

No. 4 Clemson hosts 49ers


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The No. 4 Tigers host Charlotte on Tuesday for Military Appreciation Day in the first of two meetings between the two teams in 2024.

GAME SETUP

• Who – Charlotte (16-20) vs. Clemson (29-6)

• Best Ranking – CHA – NR; CU – No. 4 Baseball America

• When – Tuesday (5 p.m.)

• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)

• Watch – ACC Network Extra

• Video Announcers – Ron Smith, Pete Yanity

• Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))

• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com

• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com

• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball

• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON

SERIES HISTORY

• Overall Record – Clemson leads 14-4 (1985-23)

• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 10-3 (1985-23)

STARTING PITCHERS

• RHP Miles Langhorne (CHA: 1-2, 4.91 ERA) vs. RHP Billy Barlow (CU: 4-1, 3.86)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW

• Clemson, which has a 19-4 home record, won one of three games at home against NC State last weekend.

• The Tigers are averaging 7.9 runs per game and hitting .285 with a .493 slugging percentage, .404 on-base percentage and 35 steals.

• The pitching staff has a 3.89 ERA, .229 opponents’ batting average and 2.54 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .966.

CHARLOTTE OVERVIEW

• Charlotte, which has a 4-8 road record and is averaging 5.9 runs per game, is led by fifth-year Head Coach Robert Woodard.

• The 49ers won one of three games at East Carolina last weekend. They are hitting .249 and have a 6.36 ERA and .971 fielding percentage.

• Thad Ector is hitting .303, Juan Correa has a team-high 10 homers and 24 RBIs and Tony Rossi has a team-high four saves.

QUICK HITS

• Clemson and Charlotte conclude the season series at Truist Field in Charlotte on May 7.

• Charlotte Associate Head Coach Toby Bicknell was Clemson’s volunteer assistant coach in 2007 and 2008.

• In the three-game series against NC State last weekend, Clemson had a 2.00 ERA and .190 opponents’ batting average.

OBERTOP PROVIDING LEADERSHIP

• Senior catcher and infielder Jimmy Obertop transferred to Clemson from Michigan and has become one of the team’s best leaders.

• He is hitting .283 with nine homers, four doubles, 24 RBIs, 35 runs, 38 walks and a .471 on-base percentage in 33 games in 2024.

• He has made 25 starts at catcher, six starts at first base and two starts as the designated hitter.

• He is hitting .339 with runners on base and .324 with runners in scoring position.

• He is riding a 23-game on-base streak.

• He has thrown out eight of 24 basestealers.

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