Clemson Baseball Preview vs. Furman


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Clemson Baseball Preview vs. Furman

Clemson hosts Furman on Wednesday night to conclude the home-and-home season series.

GAME SETUP

• Who - Furman (20-24) vs. Clemson (28-15)

• When - Wednesday (6:30 p.m.)

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

• Watch - TigerCast

• Listen - TigerCast, WCCP (105.5FM)

• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com

• Social Media - Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)

• Tickets - ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON

• Promotion No. 1 - Family Four Pack - Purchase four tickets and a $10 concession voucher for only $30.

• Promotion No. 2 - BOGO Wednesday - Purchase one regular-price ticket and get one of equal value for free.

• Promotion No. 3 - $1 Hot Dog Night - Buy a hot dog for only $1.

• Promotion No. 4 - Star Wars Day - May the force be with you as Star Wars takes over Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

SERIES HISTORY

• Overall Record - Clemson leads 147-57-4 (1896-2016)

• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 79-26-1 (1896-2015)

STARTING PITCHERS

• RHP Ted Andrews (FUR) vs. RHP Ryley Gilliam (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW

• Clemson won two of three games over a top-five Florida State team at Doug Kingsmore Stadium from Saturday to Monday.

• The Tigers are averaging 6.6 runs per game and hitting .276 with a .386 on-base percentage and 37 steals.

• The pitching staff has a 4.32 ERA, .265 opponents’ batting average and 2.18 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .960.

FURMAN OVERVIEW

• Furman is led by 23rd-year head coach Ron Smith.

• The Paladins have won five straight with a sweep at The Citadel. They are hitting .283 and have a 6.30 ERA and .971 fielding percentage.

• Jabari Richards is hitting .368 with six homers and 17 RBIs, while Nolan Mullen has five saves and a 2.78 ERA in 21 relief appearances.

QUICK HITS

• Clemson rallied with three runs in the last three innings to defeat Furman 9-7 at Fluor Field in Greenville on March 29, 2016.

• The Tigers have won 14 games in a row in the series with Furman dating to the Paladins’ 4-2 win in 14 innings at Clemson on March 3, 2009.

• Clemson is 21-2 when scoring six or more runs.

BRYANT A RIGHT CHOICE

• Freshman K.J. Bryant has come on in the second half of the season to provide a spark in right field.

• Clemson is 11-0 when he starts in right field.

• He is hitting .265 with one homer, seven RBIs, 12 runs and a .357 on-base percentage in 29 games (14 starts).

• In ACC regular-season games, he is hitting .333 with five runs in 13 games (six starts).

• He has hit safely in nine of his last 10 starts. The one start he did not have a hit, he reached via a walk.

• He is 6-for-16 (.375) in his last seven games.

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