Tigers host PC, Citadel in midweek contests


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Jackson Lindley takes the hill on Wednesday.
Jackson Lindley takes the hill on Wednesday.

The Tigers host Presbyterian College and The Citadel in midweek home games at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

GAMES SETUP

• Who – Presbyterian College (22-25) & The Citadel (10-36) vs. Clemson (28-19)

• Best Ranking – PRE – NR; CIT – NR; CU – NR

• When – Tuesday (6 p.m.), Wednesday (6 p.m.)

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

• Watch – ACC Network Extra

• Video Announcers – Jose Alvarez (Wednesday), Matthew Crownover (Tuesday), 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

• Promotion – Fans can purchase a ticket for only $2.

SERIES HISTORY (PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE)

• Overall Record – Clemson leads 64-22 (1906-2018)

• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 39-9 (1907-2018)

SERIES HISTORY (THE CITADEL)

• Overall Record – Clemson leads 85-18 (1900-2016)

• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 48-7 (1900-2004)

STARTING PITCHERS

• Tuesday – LHP Austin Paradis (PRE - 1-1, 5.50 ERA) vs. RHP Brooks Crawford (CU - 1-4, 5.55)

• Wednesday – RHP Alex Bialakis (CIT - 0-5, 3.79) vs. RHP Jackson Lindley (CU - 1-0, 4.19)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW

• Clemson, who has an 18-10 home record, split a home-and-home weekend series with Gardner-Webb last weekend.

• The Tigers are averaging 6.6 runs per game and hitting .265 with a .366 on-base percentage and 82 steals.

• The pitching staff has a 4.20 ERA, .241 opponents’ batting average and 2.46 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .970.

PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE OVERVIEW

• Presbyterian College is led by 15th-year head coach Elton Pollock.

• The Blue Hose won one of three games against Winthrop last weekend. They are hitting .256 and have a 4.92 ERA and .968 fielding percentage.

• Zacchaeus Rasberry is hitting .330 with five homers, 25 RBIs and 12 steals, and Jimmy Marcelli is batting .316 with two homers and 35 RBIs.

THE CITADEL OVERVIEW

• The Citadel is led by second-year head coach Tony Skole.

• The Bulldogs were swept by Wofford at home last weekend. They are hitting .238 and have a 5.83 ERA and .946 fielding percentage.

• Tyler Corbitt is batting .345, Bryce Leasure is hitting .300 and Ben Peden is batting .278 with eight homers and 34 RBIs.

QUICK HITS

• Clemson is 67-for-193 (.347) with 16 doubles, a triple and 10 homers in the last five games, including 12+ hits in each of the five games.

• Thirteen of Clemson’s 19 losses have been by two runs or less.

• Sixteen different Tigers have made at least seven starts in the batting order.

Justin Hawkins ADDING POWER

• Senior infielder Justin Hawkins has been inserted into the starting lineup of late and has had a knack for some clutch home runs.

• He is hitting .244 with two homers, 11 RBIs, seven runs and a steal in 19 games (10 starts).

• He is hitting .289 with two homers and 11 RBIs in his 10 starts in 2019.

• He is hitting .350 with runners in scoring position.

• He hit a game-tying grand slam in the fifth inning against Duke on April 21.

• He hit a game-tying two-run homer in the eighth inning at No. 11 Georgia Tech on April 28.

• In his career, he is hitting .224 with three doubles, four homers, 19 RBIs, a .343 on-base percentage and a steal in 40 games (25 starts).

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