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No. 10 Clemson Concludes Homestand Against Spartans

February 27, 2024
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CLEMSON, S.C. - The No. 10 Tigers host USC Upstate in a Tuesday afternoon game at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.


GAME SETUP
• Who - USC Upstate (4-3) vs. Clemson (6-1)
• Best Ranking - SCU - NR; CU - No. 10 Baseball America, D1Baseball
• When - Tuesday (4 p.m.)
• Where - Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
• Watch - ACC Network Extra
• Video Announcers - Bob Mahony, William Qualkinbush
• Listen (Radio) - Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))
• Listen (Internet) - ClemsonTigers.com
• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media - ClemsonBaseball
• Tickets - ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON

SERIES HISTORY
• Overall Record - Clemson leads 7-2 (2009-23)
• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 6-1 (2009-23)

STARTING PITCHERS
• RHP Jake Cubbler (SCU) vs. RHP Austin Gordon (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson, who has a 6-1 home record, defeated Kennesaw State twice in three games at home last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 8.1 runs per game and hitting .329 with a .527 slugging percentage, .442 on-base percentage and four steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.43 ERA, .230 opponents’ batting average and 2.03 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .946.

USC UPSTATE OVERVIEW
• USC Upstate, who has yet to play a road game and is averaging 9.6 runs per game, is led by fifth-year Head Coach Mike McGuire.
• The Spartans have won four in a row by a combined score of 57-15. They are hitting .317 and have a 4.71 ERA and .972 fielding percentage.
• Vance Sheahan is hitting .440, Jace Rinehart is batting .406 with five homers and 11 RBIs and Julian Parson has the team's lone save.

QUICK HITS
• Tuesday’s game is the first of three against USC Upstate in 2024, as the two play again at Greenville on April 2 and at Clemson on April 9.
• Clemson has won nine regular-season weekend series in a row dating to 2023. The last time Clemson did that was from 2011 (7) to 2012 (2).
• A total of 34 Tigers have seen action in at least one game in 2024.

MATHES PUTTING UP NUMBERS
• Senior outfielder Alden Mathes has transferred in from Richmond and has made an immediate impact.
• He is hitting .400 with a homer, double, seven RBIs, six runs, a .594 on-base percentage and a steal in seven games in 2024.
• He has 10 walks and a hit-by-pitch against only two strikeouts.
• He hit a grand slam in his first plate appearance as a Tiger against Xavier on Feb. 16.

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