Fullerton Regional Preview

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers head to the Fullerton (Calif.) Regional with No. 1 seed Cal State Fullerton, No. 2 seed Arizona State and No. 4 seed Pepperdine.

• Who - Clemson (32-27) vs. Arizona State (34-21)
• Rankings - CU - NR; ASU - No. 19 BA, No. 18 CB, No. 20 USA
• When - Friday (6 p.m.)
• Where - Fullerton, Calif. (Goodwin Field)
• Watch - ESPN3
• Listen - TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network
• CTSN Affiliates - Clemson (WCCP), Newberry (WKDK), Union (WBCU)

• Overall Record - Arizona State leads 3-1 (1977-10)
• Record at Neutral - Tied 1-1 (1977-10)
• Record in NCAA Tournament - Arizona State leads 3-1 (1977-10)

• LHP Matthew Crownover (CU) vs. TBA (ASU)

• Clemson won one of three games in the ACC Tournament at Durham, N.C. The Tigers downed No. 3 Louisville 7-2.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.3 runs per game and hitting .287 with a .376 on-base percentage and 61 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.91 ERA, .249 opponents’ batting average and 2.51 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .960.

• Arizona State is led by first-year head coach Tracy Smith.
• The Sun Devils won one game at Southern California last weekend. They are hitting .297 and have a 4.02 ERA and .974 fielding percentage.
• Johnny Sewald is hitting .328 with 20 steals, while Colby Woodmansee is batting .314 with 43 RBIs.

• Clemson (32-27), the No. 3 seed, opens the Fullerton Regional by playing No. 2 seed Arizona State (34-21) on Friday at 6 p.m. on ESPN3.
• The Tigers will be the designated visiting team and occupy the first-base dugout Friday.
• The winner of Clemson’s game plays the winner of the game between No. 1 seed Cal State Fullerton (34-22) and No. 4 seed Pepperdine (30-27).
• The winner of the Fullerton Regional plays the winner of the Louisville (Ky.) Regional from June 5-8.
• All four games against Arizona State have taken place in the NCAA Tourney. Clemson beat the Sun Devils 6-3 in the 2010 College World Series.
• The Tigers’ only game against Cal State Fullerton was in the 2006 College World Series (7-6 Titan win).
• The Tigers have never faced Pepperdine.

• The four teams in the Fullerton Regional have combined for 143 NCAA Tourney appearances (including 2015).
• Clemson is making its 40th appearance, followed by 38 by Arizona State, 37 by Cal State Fullerton and 28 by Pepperdine.
• The Fullerton Regional’s 143 combined NCAA Tourney appearances is the most of any regional, ahead of second-place Stillwater Regional (129).

• Clemson plays in its 40th all-time NCAA regional when it competes in the Fullerton Regional.
• The 40 appearances are fifth-most in NCAA history, trailing only Texas (57), Florida State (53), Miami (Fla.) (44) and Oklahoma State (41).
• Clemson has been to the NCAA Tournament every year since 1987 except one (2008).
• The Tigers have been to the NCAA Tournament 28 of the last 29 years (including 2015).
• Clemson is one of only 11 schools in the country to play in the NCAA Tournament each of the last seven seasons (including 2015).
• The others are Arkansas, Cal State Fullerton, Florida, Florida State, Miami (Fla.), Oregon State, Rice, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt and Virginia.
• Clemson has made nine super regional appearances, with its last in 2010.
• The Tigers have made 12 trips to the College World Series, with its last in 2010. • Clemson has a 113-85 record (.571) in NCAA Tournament games.
• Clemson is 68-45 (.602) under head coach Jack Leggett in NCAA Tournament play, including a 40-9 record (.816) in home NCAA Tournament games.
• Leggett has taken the Tigers to a regional 21 times in the 22 years he has been Clemson’s head coach.

• Clemson has made just two trips to California in its history.
• Clemson’s last game in the state of California was versus Missouri State in 1993 in a tournament in Fresno. Clemson was 3-3 in that tourney.
• The other trip was in a tournament in Fresno in 1988, when Clemson also went 3-3.
• Clemson has played 12 teams from the state of California and has a 12-16 record, incuding a 2-9 record in NCAA Tournament games.
• The Tigers’ most recent games against a team from the state of California happened in a three-game sweep over Pacific at Clemson in 2007.
• Clemson’s only meeting with Cal State Fullerton took place on June 20, 2006 in the College World Series. The Titans won 7-6.
• Clemson has never faced Pepperdine.
• Tyler Krieger was born in Laguna Hills, Calif. and played for Santa Barbara in the California Collegiate League during the summer of 2013.

• Clemson is 8-3 in its last 11 games, as five of the eight wins have been against top-25 ranked teams and four against top-10 ranked teams.
• Clemson, Louisville and Miami (Fla.) were the only ACC schools that did not suffer a three-game sweep during the 2015 regular season.
• Clemson is 28-7 when outhitting the opponent and 2-18 when getting outhit.

• Clemson had a 1-2 record in the ACC Tournament at Durham, N.C. The Tigers beat No. 1 seed Louisville 7-2.
• Clemson hit .245 with four doubles and two steals. Reed Rohlman (6-for-12) and Tyler Krieger (4-for-10) led Clemson at the plate.
• The pitching staff had a 2.16 ERA, .163 opponents’ batting average and 30 strikeouts against 12 walks in 25.0 innings pitched.

TOP-25 & TOP-10 WINS
• Clemson has an 8-4 record against top-25 teams and a 7-4 record against top-10 teams in 2015.
• Clemson is 4-0 against top-10 teams on opponents’ home fields (Florida State 3, South Carolina 1).
• Only four of the 11 games against top-10 teams have been played at Clemson.
• Clemson swept No. 8 Florida State in three games in Tallahassee from May 14-16. It was the Seminoles’ first series sweep at home since 2006.
• Clemson is hitting .287 with a .975 fielding percentage against top-25 teams. Reed Rohlman is batting .400 and 17 RBIs against top-25 teams.
• The Tigers have a 2.97 ERA and .229 opponents’ batting average against top-25 teams.

• Junior lefthander Matthew Crownover and freshman outfielder Reed Rohlman were named All-Americans by College Sports Madness.
• Crownover was named a first-team All-American, becoming the first Tiger pitcher to earn first-team honors since 1996 (Kris Benson).
• Rohlman was a third-team All-American, becoming the second Tiger freshman ever and first since 2005 (Taylor Harbin) to be an All-American.

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