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Clemson Hosts Catamounts
By: Brian Hennessy, Clemson Athletic Communications  
Release:  05/08/2018

The Tigers host Western Carolina on Tuesday night in their final non-conference, midweek home game.


GAME SETUP
Who - Western Carolina (6-39) vs. Clemson (36-12)
Best Rankings - WCU - NR; CU - No. 5 Collegiate Baseball, Perfect Game
When - Tuesday (6:30 p.m.)
Where - Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
Watch - ACC Network Extra
Video Announcers - Fred Cunningham, Ron Smith
Listen (Radio) - WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate
Listen (Internet) - ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn
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 64-16 (1974-17)
Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 45-5 (1974-17)


STARTING PITCHERS
• LHP Corey Sikes (WCU) vs. LHP Sam Weatherly (CU)


CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson defeated top-15 Florida State twice in three home games from Saturday to Monday.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.1 runs per game and hitting .253 with a .372 on-base percentage and 39 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.42 ERA, .235 opponents’ batting average and 2.25 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .975.


WESTERN CAROLINA OVERVIEW
• Western Carolina is led by 11th-year head coach Bobby Moranda.
• The Catamounts won two of three games at Furman last weekend. They are hitting .261 and have a 7.28 ERA and .957 fielding percentage.
• Justice Bigbie is hitting .356 with four homers and 40 RBIs, while Spencer Holcomb is batting .322.


QUICK HITS
• Clemson has won 10 of its last 11 games.
• Clemson secured a top-four seed in the ACC Tournament with its 5-4 win over No. 13 Florida State on Monday.
• In 2018, Clemson's nine-hole hitter has totaled 10 home runs, tied for third most among the nine spots.


TIGERS AMONG LEADERS IN HOME RUNS
• Clemson has 74 home runs in 48 games, good for 1.54 per game, in 2018.
• The Tigers are tied for second in the nation in home runs with Arkansas and only trail Tennessee Tech (106).
• Clemson is 21-3 when it hits at least two home runs in 2018.
• Clemson has hit 24 home runs in the last 11 games.
Seth Beer (14), Chris Williams (14), Logan Davidson (9), Grayson Byrd (8) and Drew Wharton (6) lead the team in long balls.



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