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Clemson Baseball

Clemson Hosts Charleston Southern on Tuesday Night

March 12, 2018
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CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers host Charleston Southern and former Clemson player Adam Ward who is the Buccaneers head coach on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

GAME SETUP

Who - Charleston Southern (6-11) vs. Clemson (15-1)

Best Rankings - CSU - NR; CU - No. 2 CB

When - Tuesday (6:30 p.m.)

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

Watch - ACC Network Extra

Video Announcers - Bob Mihalic, Ron Smith

Listen - TigerCast, Clemson Tigers Network

Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com

Tickets - ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON

Promotion - Fans can purchase a ticket for only $2.

 

SERIES HISTORY

Overall Record - Clemson leads 19-1 (1976-17)

Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 16-1 (1976-17)

 

STARTING PITCHERS

LHP Jaret Bennett (CSU) vs. RHP Holt Jones (CU)

 

CLEMSON OVERVIEW

  • Clemson swept Georgia Tech in a three-game home series by a combined score of 23-7 last weekend.
  • The Tigers are averaging 7.0 runs per game and hitting .268 with a .395 on-base percentage and 11 steals.
  • The pitching staff has a 2.84 ERA, .236 opponents’ batting average and 2.80 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .979.

 

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN OVERVIEW

  • Charleston Southern is led by second-year head coach Adam Ward, who lettered as a catcher at Clemson from 2007-09.
  • The Buccaneers were swept at home by Holy Cross last weekend. They are hitting .231 and have a 5.12 ERA and .962 fielding percentage.
  • Christian Maggio is hitting .368 and Kyle Vesnesky is batting .333. Righthander Cody Smith has all three of the team's saves as well.

 

QUICK HITS

  • Clemson's 15-1 start is its best since 2002, when it started 26-1.
  • Tiger relievers have combined for a 2.66 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 71.0 innings pitched this season.
  • Seth Beer (RF) and Logan Davidson (SS) are the only Tigers to start every game at the same position this year.

 

ACC STANDINGS

  • Clemson is in first place in the ACC Atlantic Division standings with a 3-0 league mark.
  • Overall in the ACC standings, Clemson is in first place.

 

HENNESSY LEADING ROTATION

  • Sophomore left-hander Jacob Hennessy was a reliever as a freshman in 2017, but has become the Friday starter in 2018.
  • He is 1-0 with a 1.96 ERA, .205 opponents' batting average and 23 strikeouts against four walks in 23.0 innings pitched over four starts.
  • He is holding opponents to a .148 batting average with two outs.
  • In the first three innings of games in 2018, he has allowed four hits, no runs and two walks with 15 strikeouts in 12.0 innings pitched.
  • In his career, he is 3-1 with a 3.02 ERA and 60 strikeouts against 15 walks in 53.2 innings pitched over 30 appearances (four starts).
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