Tigers host No. 23 Georgia

Tigers host No. 23 Georgia

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Tigers host No. 23 Georgia

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The Clemson baseball team returns home tonight to face No. 23 Georgia at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in Clemson.

The Tigers come in tonight’s game owning a five-game winning streak and as winners in seven of their last eight games.

GAME SETUP
• Who – Georgia (16-7) vs. Clemson (12-9)
• Best Ranking – UGA – No. 23 Collegiate Baseball; CU – NR
• When – Tuesday (6 p.m.)
• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
• Watch – ACC Network
• Video Announcers – Adam Greenberg, Mike Monaco
• Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM)

SERIES HISTORY
• Overall Record – Georgia leads 126-108-2 (1900-2019)
• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 57-51-2 (1901-2019)

STARTING PITCHERS
• LHP Charlie Goldstein (UGA) vs. RHP Carter Raffield (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson, who has an 8-4 home record, swept Boston College in three games on the road by a combined score of 32-17 last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 5.8 runs per game and hitting .253 with a .413 slugging percentage, .358 on-base percentage and 13 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.29 ERA, .254 opponents’ batting average and 3.19 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .964.

GEORGIA OVERVIEW
• Georgia, who has a 3-3 road record, is led by eighth-year Head Coach Scott Stricklin.
• The Bulldogs won one of three games at Texas A&M last weekend. They are hitting .286 and have a 3.13 ERA and .979 fielding percentage.
• Josh McAllister is hitting .361 with five homers and 13 RBIs, while Connor Tate is batting .356 with three homers and 15 RBIs.

QUICK HITS
• Clemson’s most-recent game against Georgia was a 3-2 Bulldog win in 20 innings in Athens on April 16, 2019.
• Clemson has won five games in a row and seven of its last eight games after starting the season 5-8.
• The Tigers hit .355 with 44 hits, 32 runs, a .492 slugging percentage and .450 on-base percentage in the three-game sweep at Boston College.

HOFFMANN THROWING STRIKES
• Freshman righthander Nick Hoffmann has been effective mainly due to his ability to throw strikes.
• He is 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA, .213 opponents’ batting average and 12 strikeouts against no walks in 16.2 innings pitched in 2021.
• He tossed a complete game in his first career start in Clemson’s 7-2 win at Boston College in the second game of a doubleheader on March 27.
• Against the Eagles, he gave up just six hits (all singles), two runs and no walks with seven strikeouts, throwing 111 pitches.
• It was the first complete game by a Tiger since 2017.
• In his career, he is 5-1 with a 2.28 ERA and .219 opponents’ batting average in 27.2 innings pitched over 12 appearances (one start).
• He has 23 strikeouts against no walks in his career. He has also hit just one batter and has not thrown a wild pitch in his career.

courtesy of Clemson Athletics Communications

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