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Tigers Host Austin Peay To Close Home Schedule
By: Brian Hennessy, Clemson Athletic Communications  
Release:  05/10/2018

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
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) - 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 FIELDING AT RECORD RATE
• Clemson has committed only 46 errors in 49 games, good for a .975 fielding percentage.
• The Tiger record for fielding percentage in a season is .973, set in 2012.
• Clemson has been errorless in 22 games and had one error in 15 games, meaning it has committed less than two errors in 37 of the 49 games.
• The Tigers are 30-7 when committing less than two errors and 7-5 when committing two or more errors.
• No Tiger infielder has committed more than six errors.
• Clemson infielders have combined to commit only 22 errors, including only one by first basemen.
• Shortstop Logan Davidson has committed only six errors and has a .972 fielding percentage.



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