Clemson to host Charlotte, Tennessee Tech

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Clemson to host Charlotte, Tennessee Tech

The Tigers host Charlotte and Tennessee Tech in their first midweek games of the season.

GAMES SETUP
• Who – Charlotte (3-0) & Tennessee Tech (3-0) vs. Clemson (2-1)
• When – Monday (4 p.m.), Wednesday (4 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
• Promotion – Fans can purchase a ticket for only $2.

SERIES HISTORY (CHARLOTTE)
• Overall Record – Clemson leads 11-3 (1985-10)
• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 8-2 (1985-09)

SERIES HISTORY (TENNESSEE TECH)
• Overall Record – Clemson leads 5-0 (2003-12)
• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 5-0 (2003-12)

STARTING PITCHERS
• Monday – RHP Bryce McGowan (CHA) vs. LHP Keyshawn Askew (CU)
• Wednesday – TBA (TTU) vs. TBA (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson won two of three games in its season-opening home series against South Alabama last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 5.3 runs per game and hitting .207 with a .388 on-base percentage and seven steals.
• The pitching staff has a 2.67 ERA, .188 opponents’ batting average and 7.40 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding 1.000.

CHARLOTTE OVERVIEW
• Charlotte is led by 27th-year head coach Loren Hibbs.
• The 49ers swept Delaware in three home games last weekend. They are hitting .220 and have a 2.33 ERA and .991 fielding percentage.
• Rafi Vazquez is 5-for-10 with a homer, while righthander Chase Gooding has two of the team’s three saves.

TENNESSEE TECH OVERVIEW
• Tennessee Tech is led by first-year head coach Justin Holmes.
• The Golden Eagles swept Western Illinois at home last weekend. They are hitting .247 and have a 2.33 ERA and .964 fielding percentage.
• Anthony Carrera is 4-for-11 with a homer, while righties Jacob Cole and Tyler Sylvester both have one save.

QUICK HITS
• Clemson hit two home runs in each of the three games of the South Alabama series.
• Tiger pitchers combined for 37 strikeouts against only five walks in 27.0 innings pitched in the opening series.
Michael Green and Bryce Teodosio both had at least one hit in all three games of the South Alabama series.

SHARPE SHINING AS FRESHMAN
• Freshman utility player Davis Sharpe has made an immediate impact, both on the mound and at the plate.
• He is 1-0 with an 0.00 ERA, .118 opponents’ batting average and eight strikeouts against two walks in 5.0 innings pitched over one start.
• He is hitting .500 with two homers, three RBIs and two runs in one game on offense.
• He made his college debut a memorable one in a doubleheader against South Alabama on Feb. 16.
• In game one, he started and tossed 5.0 scoreless innings of two-hit ball with eight strikeouts to get the win.
• In the second game, he made his offensive debut and hit two homers with three RBIs as the designated hitter.

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