Tigers Set to Host Harford for Weekend Series

Press Release/CUAD

SERIES SETUP
• Who – Hartford (0-0) vs. Clemson (4-0)
• Best Ranking – HAR – NR; CU – NR
• When – Friday (4 p.m.), Saturday (3 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)
• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
• Watch – ACCNX
• Video Announcers – Marty Clary (Saturday, Sunday), Noah Frary (Sunday), Ron Smith (Friday), Pete Yanity (Friday, Saturday)
• Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))
• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com
• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON

SERIES HISTORY
• Overall Record – 0-0

STARTING PITCHERS
• Friday – RHP Tim Blaisdell (HAR) vs. RHP Mack Anglin (CU)
• Saturday – RHP James Judenis (HAR) vs. RHP Nick Clayton (CU)
• Sunday – RHP Will Nowak (HAR) vs. RHP Nick Hoffmann (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson, who has a 4-0 home record, edged College of Charleston 2-1 at home on Tuesday.
• The Tigers are averaging 8.8 runs per game and hitting .260 with a .374 slugging percentage and .444 on-base percentage.
• The pitching staff has a 2.19 ERA, .179 opponents’ batting average and 2.29 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .987.

HARTFORD OVERVIEW
• Hartford is led by first-year Head Coach Steve Malinowski.
• The Hawks had an 18-20 overall record in 2021.
• They hit .247 with a .346 on-base percentage and 95 steals, a 6.16 ERA and .970 fielding percentage in 2021.

QUICK HITS
• Clemson is 4-0 despite the opponent scoring first in each of the last three games.
• Clemson’s bullpen has an 0.78 ERA, .150 opponents’ batting average and 31 strikeouts in 23.0 innings pitched over 23.0 innings pitched.
• Cooper Ingle has hit safely in all four games and has multiple hits in three games.

ATTENDANCE
• Clemson is averaging 4,842 fans per home date (4), the ninth-highest figure in the nation and first in the ACC (through games of Feb. 23).
• Entering 2022, Clemson had a top-20 national figure in average attendance in 28 straight seasons.

GRICE POWERING LINEUP AGAIN
• After leading the 2021 team in home runs as a freshman, Caden Grice is again leading the way in the power department in 2022.
• He is hitting .500 with two homers, eight RBIs, five runs, six walks and a .619 on-base percentage in four games in 2022.
• He is also 1-0 with an 0.00 ERA, a .250 opponents’ batting average and a strikeout in 1.0 innings pitched.
• He has hit safely in each game in 2022 after finishing 2021 on an eight-game hitting streak, meaning he is riding a 12-game hitting streak.
• He was named John Olerud Two-Way Player-of-the-Week on Feb. 22 for his three games against Indiana from Feb. 18-20.
• He was 6-for-12 (.500) with a homer, six RBIs, four runs, a .588 on-base percentage and a win on the mound against the Hoosiers.
• He was named to the Golden Spikes Award Watch List in the preseason.

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