#11 Tigers host Paladins on the Baseball Diamond

 

 

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Tigers play their first midweek game when they host Furman at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

GAME SETUP 

• Who – Furman (3-0) vs. Clemson (3-0) 
• Best Rankings – FUR – NR; CU – No. 11 BA 
• When – Tuesday (4 p.m.) 
• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium) 
• Watch – ACC Network Extra 
• Video Announcers – Bob Mihalic, Kyle Parker 
• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tigers Network 
• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com 
• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball 
• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON 
• Promotion – Fans can purchase a ticket for only $2.

 

SERIES HISTORY 
• Overall Record – Clemson leads 150-57-4 (1896-2017) 
• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 81-26-1 (1896-2017)

 

STARTING PITCHERS 
• RHP Trent Alley (FUR) vs. LHP Sam Weatherly (CU)

 

CLEMSON OVERVIEW 
• Clemson swept William & Mary at home in three one-run games last weekend. 
• The Tigers are averaging 4.7 runs per game and hitting .230 with a .398 on-base percentage and three steals. 
• The pitching staff has a 3.54 ERA, .192 opponents’ batting average and 18.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .991.

 

FURMAN OVERVIEW 
• Furman is led by second-year head coach Brett Harker. 
• The Paladins swept Marist in three games at home last weekend. They are hitting .311 and have a 2.57 ERA and .956 fielding percentage. 
• Jake Crawford is 7-for-9 (.778) with a homer and three RBIs, while Jason Costa has totaled two homers and four RBIs.

 

QUICK HITS 
• Clemson is 3-0 for the first time since 2010. 
• The Tigers committed just one error in the series against William & Mary. That error was by a pitcher on a failed pickoff attempt. 
• Taylor Harbin, an assistant coach at Furman, played three seasons (2005-07) at Clemson.

 

HIGGINBOTHAM BACK ON THE MOUND 
• Sophomore lefthander Jake Higginbotham was a midweek starter as a freshman in 2016, but suffered an arm injury and missed all of 2017. 
• He returned to action against William & Mary on Feb. 18 and earned the win in 5.1 strong innings pitched, allowing just one run on two hits. 
• In his career, he is 4-0 with a 4.19 ERA and 31 strikeouts against 21 walks in 38.2 innings pitched over nine appearances (eight starts).

 

ATTENDANCE 
• Clemson is averaging 5,393 fans per home date (3), the fifth-highest figure in the nation and first in the ACC (through games of Feb. 18). 
• Entering 2018, Clemson had a top-20 national figure in average attendance 24 straight seasons and a top-15 figure 16 years in a row.

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