The No. 11 Tigers face No. 10 Dallas Baptist for the first time when they play a three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium this weekend.
• Who - Dallas Baptist (3-0) vs. Clemson (4-0) • Best Rankings - DBU - No. 10 CB; CU - No. 11 BA • When - Friday (4 p.m.), Saturday (1 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.) • Where - Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium) • Watch - ACC Network Extra (Friday, Sunday) • Video Announcers - Fred Cunningham, Kyle Parker • Listen - TigerCast, Clemson Tigers Network • Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com • Social Media - ClemsonBaseball • Tickets - ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON • Promotion (Saturday) - Young fans can stand on the field during the national anthem and run the bases after the game.
• Overall Record - 0-0
Friday - RHP MD Johnson (DBU - 1-0, 1.80 ERA) vs. LHP Jacob Hennessy (CU - 0-0, 5.79) • Saturday - LHP Jordan Martinson (DBU - 0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Brooks Crawford (CU - 0-0, 4.50) • Sunday - RHP Luke Eldred (DBU - 1-0, 0.00) vs. LHP Jake Higginbotham (CU - 1-0, 1.69)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW • Clemson defeated Furman 12-4 at home on Tuesday after sweeping William & Mary at home in three one-run games last weekend. • The Tigers are averaging 6.5 runs per game and hitting .270 with a .418 on-base percentage and three steals. • The pitching staff has a 3.65 ERA, .193 opponents’ batting average and 6.14 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .993.
DALLAS BAPTIST OVERVIEW • Dallas Baptist is led by 11th-year head coach Dan Heefner. • The Patriots swept Monmouth at home in three games last weekend. They are hitting .287 and have a 2.67 ERA and .964 fielding percentage. • Tim Millard is 5-for-11 (.455) with two homers, two doubles and five RBIs, while Evan Sandmann and Jameson Hannah are both 4-for-10 (.400).
QUICK HITS • Clemson is 4-0 for the first time since 2010, when the Tigers started the season 8-0. • Clemson is hitting .313 with two outs in the 2018 season. • Seth Beer has reached base three times in each of the four games this season.
JOLLY HAPPY AS A SENIOR • Robert Jolly is enjoying his best season as a senior in 2018. After being a catcher from 2015-17, he has moved to the outfield. • He is hitting .500 with a double, three RBIs, two runs, four walks against only one strikeout and a .643 on-base percentage in four games. • In his career, he is hitting .282 with 16 doubles, a homer, 38 RBIs, a .382 on-base percentage and three steals in 120 games (62 starts).