The Streaking Clemson Tigers will face the College of Charleston at Segra Park
After its Georgia Tech sweep weekend, Clemson will now travel to Segra Park in Columbia for a neutral-site game against College of Charleston.
• Who – Clemson (31-17) vs. College of Charleston (31-15)
• When – Tuesday (7:05 p.m.)
• Or – Columbia, SC (Segra Park)
• Watch – Additional ACC network
The Tigers have now won 12 of their last 18 games, and head coach Monte Lee said after the most recent 14-2 win over the Yellow Jackets that his team treats every game as if it were of a playoff game, a conference game or not.
“We feel like we’re in the playoffs every game,” Lee said. “I told the team and I’m not going to give it up. We’re going to have to show up and bring everything we can, every game in order to win every game to continue playing in the next two weeks. .
• Overall record – Clemson leads 30-4 (1899-2022)
• Save to neutral – Clemson leads 1-0 (2019)
• RHP Ricky Williams (CU) v RHP Reed Parris (COC)
The Tigers beat the Cougars 2-1 at Doug Kingsmore in February, in Billy Barlow’s first career start. With Barlow now part of the weekend rotation, second Ricky Williams will get his third midweek start to the season. Last time out, Williams went 6.2 innings against Presbyterian, allowing just two runs on five hits, earning his second win of the season.
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“When you watch our games, when our starting pitcher comes out, the save is in the first inning,” Lee said. “When we come out of the first set with no runs allowed and score first, we win a lot of games. I think that’s key for us. We have to start on the right foot.”
College of Charleston will pit Reed Parris, who has made 21 appearances this season but has yet to start. Parris sports an ERA of 2.25 and an impressive WHIP of 0.89 in 36 IP. Opponents are batting just .206 against him and he has 34 strikeouts on just eight walks.
• Clemson, who is 3-0 neutral, swept No. 21 Georgia Tech in three games at Doug Kingsmore Stadium last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 8.0 carries per game and hitting .285 with a .492 striking percentage, .391 on-base percentage and 25 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.44 ERA, .255 batting average and 2.20 strikeout ratio, and Clemson has a .972 average.
CHARLESTON COLLEGE OVERVIEW
• College of Charleston, which has yet to play a neutral game and is averaging 6.5 points per game, is led by fifth-year head coach Chad Holbrook.
• The Cougars won two of three games at UNCW last weekend. They hit .281 and have a 3.77 ERA and .965 field percentage.
• JT Marr is hitting .326 with six home runs and 37 RBIs, and William Privette has a .76 ERA, 10 saves and a .162 batting average.
• Clemson are the designated visiting team and occupy the first base dugout on Tuesday.
• Clemson beat College of Charleston 2-1 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on February 22 after 17 combined strikeouts from five Tiger pitchers.
• Clemson have played half their game against the top 25 teams in 2022 and are 12-12 in those 24 games.
TIGERS AT SEGRA PARK
• Clemson has an all-time record of 2-1 in three games at Segra Park in Columbia, SC
• In the only previous meeting at Segra Park, Clemson beat the Cougars 4-1 on March 20, 2019, in a game Jackson Lindley started on the mound.
• Clemson is No.18 in the RPI until matches on May 8. This is the sixth highest RPI among ACC teams in the 2022 season.
• One of the reasons for his solid rating is due to the tough schedule of the Tigers, who are No. 8 in the country.
• Clemson has eight wins over RPI’s top 25 teams, tied for sixth in the nation. The Tigers also have three wins over No. 29 Georgia Tech.
• Clemson has 12 wins over RPI’s top 50 teams, tied for eighth in the nation.
• The Tigers are 12-12 against top-25 teams in at least one poll. All 24 of those games have come in their last 32 contests.
• Clemson is 9-5 in its last 14 games against ranked teams.
• Seven of Clemson’s eight ACC series, including each of the past six ACC series, have been against ranked teams.
• Clemson’s 12 wins against ranked teams are the most tied in a season under head coach Monte Lee. He also had 12 in 2016.
Clemson Athletics Communications contributed to this story.
The Tigers’ odds of winning the College World Series are currently +20,000, according to FanDuel.
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