Clemson hosts No. 11 Coastal Carolina Wednesday


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Jackson Lindley takes the hill for Clemson versus the ranked Chanticleers.
Jackson Lindley takes the hill for Clemson versus the ranked Chanticleers.

Clemson ranked as high as No. 12 nationally, hosts Coastal Carolina, which is ranked as high as No. 11, on Wednesday in the first of two meetings in 2019.

GAME SETUP
• Who – Coastal Carolina (13-3-1) vs. Clemson (12-3)
• Best Rankings – CCU – No. 11 Collegiate Baseball; CU – No. 12 Collegiate Baseball
• When – Wednesday (6 p.m.)
• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
• Watch – ACC Network Extra
• Video Announcers – Jose Alvarez, Fred Cunningham
• Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate
• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn
• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON

SERIES HISTORY
• Overall Record – Clemson leads 45-10 (1986-18)
• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 33-6 (1988-18)

STARTING PITCHERS
• LHP Scott Kobos (CCU - 1-1, 5.59 ERA) vs. RHP Jackson Lindley (CU - 0-0, 1.35)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson swept No. 3 North Carolina in three home games by a combined score of 25-9 last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 7.3 runs per game and hitting .275 with a .388 on-base percentage and 29 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.83 ERA, .221 opponents’ batting average and 3.33 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .976.

COASTAL CAROLINA OVERVIEW
• Coastal Carolina is led by 24th-year head coach Gary Gilmore.
• The Chanticleers went 1-1-1 in the Seattle Baseball Showcase. They are hitting .309 and have a 4.39 ERA and .967 fielding percentage.
• Parker Chavers is hitting .389 with five homers and 21 RBIs, while Scott McKeon is batting .377 with a homer and 13 RBIs.

QUICK HITS
• In its first three-game sweep of North Carolina since 1997, Clemson hit .336 with 25 runs, a .419 on-base percentage and 2.67 ERA.
• Clemson has allowed only four steals in six attempts this season.
• In each of Clemson’s last seven games, the team that scored first lost.

ACC STANDINGS
• Clemson is in a tie for first place in the ACC Atlantic Division standings with NC State with a 3-0 league mark.
• Overall in the ACC standings, Clemson is in a tie for first place with NC State.

ASKEW ANSWERING THE CALL
• When Clemson was in need of help in the weekend rotation in early March, freshman lefthander Keyshawn Askew stepped up.
• He was a midweek starter in the first few weeks, then he made his weekend starting debut against No. 3 North Carolina on March 10.
• He is 2-0 with a 3.44 ERA, .190 opponents’ batting average and 17 strikeouts in 18.1 innings pitched over four appearances (three starts).
• Clemson has a 3-0 record in his three starts.

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