#16 Clemson travels to Georgia on Tuesday
No. 16 Clemson Travels to Georgia on Tuesday
CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers travel to Athens to take on Georgia at 7 p.m., on SEC Network+.
• Who - Clemson (21-7) vs. Georgia (17-12)
• Rankings - CU - No. 21 BA, No. 17 CB, No. 16 USA; UGA - NR
• When - Tuesday (7 p.m.)
• Where - Athens, Ga. (Foley Field)
• Watch - SECN+
• TV Announcers - Jason Jacobs, Matt Stewart
• Listen - TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network
• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media - Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)
• Overall Record - Georgia leads 122-104-2 (1900-2015)
• Record at Georgia - Georgia leads 69-46 (1900-2015)
• LHP Alex Bostic (CU) vs. LHP Kevin Smith (UGA)
• Clemson won two of three games at home against Pittsburgh over the weekend and has won four of five games overall.
• The Tigers are averaging 7.2 runs per game and hitting .287 with a .398 on-base percentage and 23 stolen bases.
• The pitching staff has a 3.59 ERA, .246 opponents’ batting average and 2.53 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .961.
• Georgia is led by third-year head coach Scott Stricklin.
• The Bulldogs won two games over Alabama at home last weekend. They are hitting .260 and have a 4.11 ERA and .969 fielding percentage.
• Skyler Weber is hitting .323 with one homer and 17 RBIs, while Keegan McGovern is batting .279 with five homers and 24 RBIs.
• Clemson pitching coach Andrew See, a 2002 graduate of Ohio, pitched one season at Georgia as a freshman in 1998.
• Georgia’s Trevor Kieboom, brother of former Tiger catcher Spencer Kieboom (2010-12), was also on the Clemson baseball team in 2012.
• Clemson has gotten its leadoff batter of an inning on base 48.3 percent of time.
ROHLMAN COMING ALIVE
• Sophomore outfielder Reed Rohlman has been one of Clemson’s hottest hitters of late and has raised his batting average to .315.
• He also has a team-high 10 doubles, 18 RBIs, 20 runs a .412 on-base percentage and one steal in 28 games.
• In the last five games, he is hitting .563 with two doubles, seven RBIs, six runs and a .708 on-base percentage.
• He started the season on a 10-game hitting streak.
• In his career, he is hitting .343 with 27 doubles, three homers, 76 RBIs, 63 runs and a .412 on-base percentage in 89 games (87 starts).
THREE TIGERS ON MLB ROSTERS
• Former Tigers Brad Miller, Ben Paulsen and Tony Sipp are on 2016 MLB rosters.
• Miller in his fourth season in the majors, Paulsen is in his third season and Sipp in his eighth season.
• 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.
• Paulsen, who batted .318 with 31 homers and 130 RBIs as a Tiger, is in his third major league season.
• Sipp batted .280 and had a 2-2 pitching record for the Tigers in 2004.
• Every Tiger team from 1974 to 2012 has had at least one future major leaguer on its roster.