Jacob Hennessy
Photo Courtesy of Jessica Jones, Clemson Athletic Communications
Tigers Begin ACC Play vs. GT
By: Brian Hennessy, Clemson Athletic Communications  
Release:  03/08/2018

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The Tigers begin ACC play with a three-game series against Georgia Tech at Doug Kingsmore Stadium this weekend.


SERIES SETUP
Who - Georgia Tech (9-3, 0-0 ACC) vs. Clemson (12-1, 0-0 ACC)
Best Rankings - GAT - NR; CU - No. 6 CB
When - Friday (4 p.m.), Saturday (4 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)
Where - Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
Watch - ACC Network Extra
Video Announcers - Kyle Parker, Pete Yanity
Listen - TigerCast, Clemson Tigers Network
Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com
Social Media - ClemsonBaseball
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) - The first 500 fans receive a free Clemson watch on the first day of daylight saving time.


SERIES HISTORY
Overall Record - Clemson leads 111-109-3 (1902-20)
Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 48-26-1 (1904-2016)


STARTING PITCHERS
Friday - RHP Xzavion Curry (GAT) vs. LHP Jacob Hennessy (CU)
Saturday - LHP Brant Hurter (GAT) vs. RHP Brooks Crawford (CU)
Sunday - LHP Connor Thomas (GAT) vs. LHP Jake Higginbotham (CU)


CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson won both its midweek games, a 6-3 home win over Wofford and a 9-7 win over Michigan State at Greenville, S.C.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.8 runs per game and hitting .261 with a .401 on-base percentage and seven steals.
• The pitching staff has a 2.96 ERA, .228 opponents’ batting average and 2.52 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .978.


GEORGIA TECH OVERVIEW
• Georgia Tech is led by 25th-year head coach Danny Hall.|
• The Yellow Jackets won at Georgia State 12-6 on Wednesday. They are hitting .333 and have a 3.55 ERA and .966 fielding percentage.
• Chase Murray is hitting .458 with two homers and 11 RBIs, while Tristin English is batting .327 with three homers and 15 RBIs.


QUICK HITS
• Clemson and Georgia Tech have played at least one game every year since 1974.
• The opponent has outhit the Tigers in eight games in 2018. Clemson is 7-1 in those eight games.
Seth Beer (RF), Logan Davidson (SS) and Kyle Wilkie (C) are the only Tigers to start every game at the same position in 2018.


CROMWELL GETTING ON BASE
• Senior Patrick Cromwell has emerged as one of Clemson's top offensive threats in 2018.
• He is hitting a team-high .350 with two homers, two doubles, nine RBIs, 14 runs and a team-high .526 on-base percentage in 13 games.
• He has 19 putouts and 17 assists without committing an error.
• He hit the game-tying, solo homer in the ninth against Winthrop on Feb. 27, a game the Tigers went on to win.
• In his career, he is hitting .257 with two doubles, four homers, 14 RBIs, a .401 on-base percentage and a steal in 46 games (33 starts).



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