Clemson Baseball preview vs. Georgia


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Clemson Baseball preview vs. Georgia

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers begin their 13-game homestand when they host Georgia on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., on Military Appreciation Day.

GAME SETUP

• Who - Georgia (20-17) vs. Clemson (24-12)

• Rankings - UGA - NR; CU - No. 23 USA

• When - Tuesday (6:30 p.m.)

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

• Watch - ESPN3

• TV Announcers - Marty Clary & Bob Mihalic

• Listen - TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network

• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com

• Social Media - Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)

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

• Promotion No. 1 - Military Appreciation Day - Join us as we honor veterans and current military personnel.

• Promotion No. 2 - Two on Tuesday - Buy one regular-price ticket and get one of equal value for free.

SERIES HISTORY

• Overall Record - Georgia leads 122-105-2 (1900-2016)

• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 55-50-2 (1901-2015)

STARTING PITCHERS

• LHP Andrew Gist (UGA) vs. RHP Ryley Gilliam (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW

• The No. 6 Cardinals swept Clemson in a three-game series at Louisville last weekend.

• The Tigers are averaging 6.6 runs per game and hitting .278 with a .389 on-base percentage and 30 steals.

• The pitching staff has a 4.03 ERA, .258 opponents’ batting average and 2.31 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .959.

GEORGIA OVERVIEW

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

• The Bulldogs won two of three home games against South Carolina. They are hitting .258 and have a 4.37 ERA and .966 fielding percentage.

• Skyler Weber is hitting .323 with nine steals, while Stephen Wrenn has nine steals. Michael Curry and Daniel Nichols both have six homers.

QUICK HITS

• Clemson rallied from a 5-3 deficit to defeat Georgia 11-6 thanks in large part to five ninth-inning runs in Athens on April 5.

• 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.

WHITE LEADING TEAM IN SEVERAL WAYS

• Junior infielder Eli White is in his second season as the starter at shortstop and has been a steadying influence on defense.

• He is hitting .234, but has a .348 on-base percentage thanks to 20 walks and four hit-by-pitches.

• He also has seven doubles, one homer, 11 RBIs, 25 runs and a team-high 12 stolen bases.

• He had a 10-game hitting streak from March to April.

• Against Western Carolina on April 12, he tied the score with a double in the eighth inning, then scored the walkoff run in the 10th inning.

• In his career, he is hitting .262 with 72 runs, 16 doubles, three triples, five homers, 42 RBIs and 24 steals in 125 games (105 starts).

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