Clemson Baseball Preview vs. Georgia Tech


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Clemson Baseball Preview vs. Georgia Tech

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers travel to Atlanta to play Georgia Tech this weekend in a three-game series.

SERIES SETUP

• Who - Clemson (22-4, 8-1 ACC) vs. Georgia Tech (14-9, 3-6 ACC)

• Rankings - CU - No. 5 BA, No. 6 CB, No. 5 USA; GAT - NR

• When - Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (4 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)

• Where - Atlanta, Ga. (Russ Chandler Stadium)

• Watch - ACC Network Extra

• Video Announcers - Andy Demetra, Roddy Jones

• Listen - TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network

• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com

• Social Media - ClemsonBaseball

SERIES HISTORY

• Overall Record - Clemson leads 109-108-3 (1902-2016)

• Record at Georgia Tech - Georgia Tech leads 73-42-2 (1902-2015)

STARTING PITCHERS

• Friday - LHP Charlie Barnes (CU) vs. RHP Xzavion Curry (GAT)

• Saturday - RHP Alex Eubanks (CU) vs. LHP Jay Shadday (GAT)

• Sunday - LHP Pat Krall (CU) vs. TBA (GAT)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW

• Clemson won both midweek games at home, victories over Furman (8-0) on Tuesday and Winthrop (6-5 in 11 innings) on Wednesday.

• The Tigers are averaging 6.0 runs per game and hitting .269 with a .384 on-base percentage and 27 steals.

• The pitching staff has a 2.53 ERA, .233 opponents’ batting average and 4.44 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .967.

GEORGIA TECH OVERVIEW

• Georgia Tech is led by 24th-year head coach Danny Hall.

• The Yellow Jackets won at Mercer 11-3 on Tuesday. They are hitting .302 and have a 5.06 ERA and .966 fielding percentage.

• Austin Wilhite is hitting .377 with a .461 on-base percentage, while Joey Bart is batting .374 with 11 homers, eight doubles and 29 RBIs.

QUICK HITS

• Clemson's 22-4 record after 26 games is its best since starting 25-1 in 2002. The Tigers won 26 of their first 27 games in 2002 as well.

• Clemson is 8-1 when committing two or more errors in 2017.

• Six Tigers have accounted for the team's 26 homers, and each of the six have multiple home runs.

WEEKEND ROTATION STRONG

• Clemson's weekend rotation of Charlie Barnes, Alex Eubanks and Pat Krall has been one of the strongest parts of the 2017 team.

• Overall, they are 10-3 with a 2.17 ERA, .238 opponents' batting average and 20 walks with 115 strikeouts in 116.0 innings pitched.

• Overall, Barnes is 2-2 with a 1.12 ERA, Eubanks is 4-1 with a 2.23 ERA and Krall is 4-0 with a 3.31 ERA.

• In ACC games, they are 7-1 with a 1.44 ERA, .220 opponents' batting average, eight walks and 60 strikeouts in 62.2 innings pitched.

• In ACC games, Barnes is 2-1 with a 1.31 ERA, Eubanks is 3-0 with an 0.78 ERA and Krall is 2-0 with a 2.41 ERA.

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