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Tigers Host Austin Peay To Close Home Schedule

May 11, 2018
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CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers host the Governors in a three-game series this weekend at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

SERIES SETUP

• Who - Austin Peay (29-20) vs. Clemson (37-12)

• Best Rankings - APS - NR; CU - No. 5 Collegiate Baseball, Perfect Game

• When - Friday (6:30 p.m.), Saturday (4 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)

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

• Watch - ACC Network Extra

• Video Announcers - Fred Cunningham (Sunday), Ron Smith, Pete Yanity (Friday, Saturday)

• Listen (Radio) - WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate

• Listen (Internet) - ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn

• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com

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

• Promotion (Friday) - The first 1,000 fans receive trading cards of Tiger players and coaches.

• Promotion (Saturday) - Young fans can stand on the field during the national anthem and run the bases after the game.

• Promotion (Sunday) - Mother’s Day & Senior Day - Clemson honors its mothers and seniors with a pregame ceremony.

SERIES HISTORY

Overall Record - Clemson leads 1-0 (1973)

Record at Clemson - 0-0

STARTING PITCHERS

  • Friday - LHP Michael Costanzo (APS) vs. LHP Jacob Hennessy (CU)
  • Saturday - LHP Jacques Pucheu (APS) vs. RHP Brooks Crawford (CU)
  • Sunday - RHP Brandon Vial (APS) vs. LHP Jake Higginbotham (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW

  • Clemson defeated Western Carolina at home 10-8 on Wednesday night.
  • The Tigers are averaging 6.2 runs per game and hitting .255 with a .373 on-base percentage and 41 steals.
  • The pitching staff has a 3.49 ERA, .237 opponents’ batting average and 2.25 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .975.

AUSTIN PEAY OVERVIEW

  • Austin Peay is led by third-year head coach Travis Janssen.
  • The Governors downed Lipscomb 19-5 at home on Tuesday. They are hitting .282 and have a 6.48 ERA and .963 fielding percentage.
  • Garrett Kueber is hitting .375 with 10 steals, Parker Phillips has 17 homers and 56 RBIs and Nick Walker has 10 homers and 39 RBIs.

QUICK HITS

  • The only meeting with the Tigers and Governors took place on March 18, 1973 in Livingston, Ala. Clemson won that game 8-4.
  • Clemson has allowed an ACC-low 20 stolen bases.
  • Jacob Hennessy, Brooks Crawford and Jake Higginbotham have a combined career record of 28-6.

TIGERS AMONG LEADERS IN HOME RUNS

  • Clemson has 76 home runs in 49 games, good for 1.6 per game, in 2018.
  • The Tigers are second in the nation in home runs (through games of May 9) and only trail Tennessee Tech (106).
  • Clemson is 22-3 when it hits at least two home runs in 2018.
  • Clemson's 76 home runs are the most in the head coach Monte Lee era (2016-18), besting the 2016 total (75), and the most since 2010 (93).
  • Seth Beer (15), Chris Williams (14), Logan Davidson (10), Grayson Byrd (8) and Drew Wharton (6) lead the team in long balls.
 
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