Clemson Baseball Preview vs. Furman


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Clemson Baseball Preview vs. Furman

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers and Paladins conclude their home-and-home season series at Fluor Field on Tuesday night.

GAME SETUP

• Who - Clemson (36-12) vs. Furman (25-22)

• Rankings - CU - No. 11 BA, No. 9 CB, No. 7 USA; FUR - NR

• When - Tuesday (7 p.m.)

• Where - Greenville, S.C. (Fluor Field)

• Listen - TigerCast, WCCP (105.5 FM)

• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com

• Social Media - ClemsonBaseball

SERIES HISTORY

• Overall Record - Clemson leads 149-57-4 (1896-2017)

• Record at Furman - Clemson leads 60-28-2 (1896-2016)

STARTING PITCHERS

• RHP Tyler Jackson (CU) vs. RHP Jake Crawford (FUR)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW

• Clemson won two of three games at home against Nevada from Saturday to Monday.

• The Tigers are averaging 6.3 runs per game and hitting .283 with a .386 on-base percentage and 41 steals.

• The pitching staff has a 3.11 ERA, .246 opponents’ batting average and 4.02 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .969.

FURMAN OVERVIEW

• Furman, who has won 14 of its last 16 games, is led by first-year head coach Brett Harker.

• The Paladins won two of three games at Samford last weekend. They are hitting .309 and have a 4.68 ERA and .969 fielding percentage.

• Brandon Elmy is hitting .354 with nine homers and 42 RBIs, while Carter Grote is batting .353 with seven homers and 48 RBIs.

QUICK HITS

• The Tigers defeated Furman 8-0 at Clemson on March 28 in their first meeting of 2017. Weston Jackson had two homers and five RBIs.

• Taylor Harbin, an assistant coach at Furman, played three seasons (2005-07) at Clemson.

Carson Spiers made his first career appearance versus Nevada on Sunday. He became the 31st Tiger and 16th pitcher to play in a game in 2017.

JOLLY GOOD TIME

• Junior catcher Robert Jolly is having one of his best seasons as a Tiger, mainly as the designated hitter.

• He has become the everyday DH during the second half of the season and is batting .299 with nine doubles, and a .389 on-base percentage.

• In 34 games (25 starts) in 2017, he has 25 runs and two steals.

• He is second on the team in batting average.

• He is hitting .370 with two outs.

• He hit a pinch-hit home run, the first long ball of his career, in the sixth inning to tie the score at Florida State on April 17.

• In his career, he is batting .280 with 15 doubles, a homer, 34 RBIs, 47 runs and a .377 on-base percentage in 110 games (57 starts).

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