Tigers host Georgia Southern this weekend


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Tigers host Georgia Southern this weekend

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers face Georgia Southern for the third year in a row in a three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium this weekend.

SERIES SETUP
• Who - Georgia Southern (27-21) vs. Clemson (25-24)
• Rankings - GSU - NR; CU - NR
• When - Friday (6:30 p.m.), Saturday (6:30 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)
• Where - Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
• Watch - TigerCast
• Listen - TigerCast, WCCP (105.5 FM)
• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media - Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)
• Tickets - ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON
• Promotion (all three games) - Campers & Little Leaguers - Youth 12 & under receive free admission by wearing a camp or little league shirt.
• Promotion (Friday) - Join us for an exciting 10-minute postgame fireworks show.
• Promotion (Sunday #1) - Mother’s Day - Moms receive free admission with a reserved-seat purchase.
• Promotion (Sunday #2) - Family Four Pack - Purchase two reserved adult and two reserved youth tickets for only $20.
• Promotion (Sunday #3) - Sunday Funday - Fun and family-friendly activities, including an inflatable Tee-ball pen.

SERIES HISTORY
• Overall Record - Clemson leads 55-28-1 (1959-14)
• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 29-12 (1959-13)

STARTING PITCHERS
• Friday - LHP Evan Challenger (GSU) vs. LHP Matthew CrownoverMatthew Crownover
Jr. LH Pitcher
#44 6-0, 210
Ringgold, GA

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(CU)
• Saturday - RHP Tripp Sheppard (GSU) vs. LHP Zack ErwinZack Erwin
Jr. LH Pitcher
#33 6-5, 195
Duluth, GA

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(CU)
• Sunday - LHP Connor Simmons (GSU) vs. TBA (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson defeated No. 18 College of Charleston 6-3 at home Wednesday night.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.1 runs per game and hitting .281 with a .371 on-base percentage and 49 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.95 ERA, .258 opponents’ batting average and 2.45 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .964.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN OVERVIEW
• Georgia Southern is led by 16th-year head coach Rodney Hennon.
• South Alabama swept the Eagles in Statesboro last weekend. They are hitting .265 and have a 4.17 ERA and .952 fielding percentage.
• Kody Adams is hitting a team-high .325, while Aaron Mizell is batting .303 with 12 homers and 39 RBIs. Dalton Busby has 19 steals as well.

QUICK HITS
• Clemson and Georgia Southern split a two-game midweek series in Statesboro in 2014.
• Clemson has won nine games in a row over Georgia Southern at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, including a three-game sweep in 2013.
• Rodney Hennon played two seasons (1990,91) at Western Carolina under Head Coach Jack Leggett.

SENIOR DAY SUNDAY
• On Sunday at 12:30 p.m., Clemson’s seniors will be honored prior to the last regular-season home game against Georgia Southern.
• The seniors have helped the Tigers reach the NCAA Tournament each of the three previous seasons.

MOYER MISSED
• Sophomore righty Drew MoyerDrew Moyer
So. RH Pitcher
#20 6-3, 215
Gilbert, SC

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was the closer in the first half of the season, but suffered an injury on March 31 and has not pitched since.
• In 10.1 innings pitched over 10 relief appearances in 2015, he is 1-0 with two saves, a 1.74 ERA and .250 opponents’ batting average.
• He has 15 strikeouts, good for 13.06 strikeouts per nine innings pitched.
• Since he has been out of action due to injury, Clemson is 1-6 in one-run games and 1-2 in two-run games.
• He is holding opponents to 1-for-12 (.083) with two outs.
• In his career, he is 6-1 with four saves, a 3.10 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 49.1 innings pitched over 38 relief appearances.

Tags: Zack Erwin, Matthew Crownover, Drew Moyer
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