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.