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SPORTS LIBRARY, Clemson, baseball

CLEMSON -- 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.

Series setup

  • 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)

Starting pitchers

  • Friday - RHP MD Johnson (DBU) vs. LHP Jacob Hennessy (CU)
  • Saturday - LHP Jordan Martinson (DBU) vs. RHP Brooks Crawford (CU)
  • Sunday - RHP Luke Eldred (DBU) vs. LHP Jake Higginbotham (CU)

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

  • 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

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.

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