Tigers take on College of Charleston in midweek games


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Clemson looks to bounce back from a series loss to Notre Dame.
Clemson looks to bounce back from a series loss to Notre Dame.

The Tigers take on College of Charleston in two midweek games at two different sites.

SERIES SETUP

• Who – College of Charleston (13-6) vs. Clemson (14-5)

• Best Ranking – COC – NR; CU – No. 20 Collegiate Baseball

• When – Tuesday (4 p.m.), Wednesday (7 p.m.)

• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium) (Tuesday); Columbia, S.C. (Segra Park) (Wednesday)

• Watch – ACC Network Extra (Tuesday)

• Video Announcers – William Qualkinbush, Pete Yanity

• Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate

• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn

• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com

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

SERIES HISTORY

• Overall Record – Clemson leads 27-2 (1899-2017)

• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 19-2 (1899-2017)

• Record at Neutral – 0-0

STARTING PITCHERS

• Tuesday – RHP Steven Cook (COC - 3-1, 2.92 ERA) vs. RHP Brooks Crawford (CU - 0-1, 6.75)

• Wednesday – RHP Jackson Lindley (CU - 0-0, 5.79) vs. LHP Zach Williams (COC - 0-1, 7.43)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW

• Clemson, who has a 12-4 home record and 1-1 road mark, won one of three home games against Notre Dame last weekend.

• The Tigers are averaging 6.7 runs per game and hitting .271 with a .373 on-base percentage and 33 steals.

• The pitching staff has a 3.68 ERA, .225 opponents’ batting average and 3.17 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .971.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON OVERVIEW

• College of Charleston is led by second-year head coach Chad Holbrook.

• The Cougars swept Furman in three home games last weekend. They are hitting .277 and have a 3.75 ERA and .969 fielding percentage.

• Logan McRae is batting .364, Dupree Hart is hitting .314 with 14 steals and Nathan Ocker has a 2-0 record, five saves and an 0.71 ERA.

QUICK HITS

• Tiger head coach Monte Lee served as head coach (2009-15) at College of Charleston after lettering four years (1996-99) for the Cougars.

• Clemson has followed each of its last 11 losses dating to 2018 with a win in its next game.

• Clemson is 12-0 when scoring five or more runs and 2-5 when scoring less than five runs.

CLARK CARVING UP THE COMPETITION

• Sophomore lefthander Mat Clark was a reliever as a freshman in 2018 and during the first few weeks of the 2019 season.

• He has utilized his control and change of speed to be effective on the mound.

• He is 4-0 with a 1.69 ERA, .171 opponents’ batting average and 25 strikeouts in 22.0 innings pitched over five appearances (two starts).

• He has allowed just four walks.

• He made his second career start against No. 3 North Carolina in the second game of a doubleheader on March 9 and earned the win.

• He pitched 7.0 scoreless innings of three-hit ball with seven strikeouts against no walks to earn the win against Notre Dame on March 16.

• In his career, he is 8-0 with a 1.66 ERA and .195 opponents’ batting average in 43.1 innings pitched over 24 appearances (three starts).

• He has 48 strikeouts against only eight walks in his career, good for a 6.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

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