Tigers host No. 4 Georgia Tuesday


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Brooks Crawford stays in the midweek role in a top-25 showdown with Georgia.
Brooks Crawford stays in the midweek role in a top-25 showdown with Georgia.

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers host No. 4 Georgia on Tuesday night in the first of two meetings with the Bulldogs this season.

GAME SETUP

• Who - Georgia (23-5) vs. Clemson (22-6)

• Best Ranking - UGA - No. 4 D1Baseball; CU - No. 13 Collegiate Baseball

• When - Tuesday (6 p.m.)

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

• Watch - ACC Network Extra

• Video Announcers - Jose Alvarez, Pete Yanity

• 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 - Georgia leads 124-108-2 (1900-2018)

• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 57-50-2 (1901-2017)

STARTING PITCHERS

• RHP Tim Elliott (UGA - 3-1, 0.66 ERA) vs. RHP Brooks Crawford (CU - 1-1, 4.79)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW

• Clemson swept Virginia Tech on the road in three games by a combined score of 32-14 last weekend.

• The Tigers are averaging 7.3 runs per game and hitting .276 with a .386 on-base percentage and 53 steals.

• The pitching staff has a 3.33 ERA, .233 opponents’ batting average and 2.99 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .965.

GEORGIA OVERVIEW

• Georgia is led by sixth-year head coach Scott Stricklin.

• The Bulldogs won two of three games at Kentucky last weekend. They are hitting .280 and have a 2.85 ERA and .980 fielding percentage.

• LJ Talley is hitting .370 with four homers and 18 RBIs, while Aaron Schunk is batting .318 and has a team-high nine saves.

QUICK HITS

• The Tiger and Bulldogs played two games last year, but neither was at Clemson, as the two played a neutral-site game at North Augusta, S.C.

• Clemson's bullpen has a 3.29 ERA, .230 opponents' batting average and 146 strikeouts in 117.2 innings pitched.

• The Tigers are 19-2 when outhitting their opponents and 3-4 when getting outhit.

FOUR TIGERS IN THE MAJORS IN 2019

• Former Tigers Steven Duggar, Dominic Leone, Brad Miller and Tony Sipp are on 2019 MLB rosters.

• Duggar is in his second year, Leone is in his sixth year, Miller is in his seventh year and Sipp is in his 11th year.

• Duggar was a two-time All-ACC player as a Tiger from 2013-15 and made his MLB debut with the San Francisco Giants on July 8, 2018.

• Leone, who had a 16-8 career record at Clemson, made his MLB debut with the Seattle Mariners in 2014.

• Miller, the 2011 ACC Player-of-the-Year, hit .339 with 36 doubles, eight triples, 16 homers, 135 RBIs and 46 steals in 191 games as a Tiger.

• Sipp batted .280 and had a 2-2 pitching record for the Tigers in 2004.

• Every Tiger team from 1974 to 2015 has had at least one future major leaguer on its roster.

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