The Clemson Baseball team returns home Tuesday night for a midweek showdown with SEC-foe Georgia.
After a slow start to the season, the Tigers now have momentum going in the right direction. After the weekend sweep of Boston College, Clemson has won five consecutive games, and seven of their last eight.
RHP Carter Raffield gets the nod for Clemson, with LHP Charlie Goldstein getting the nod for the Dawgs.
• 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)
• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com
• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
• Tickets – Sold out (available on StubHub.com)
• Overall Record – Georgia leads 126-108-2 (1900-2019)
• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 57-51-2 (1901-2019)
• LHP Charlie Goldstein (UGA) vs. RHP Carter Raffield (CU)
• 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, 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.
• 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.