Tigers Face College of Charleston Today

The Clemson Tigers will look to go above .500 for the first time this year when they travel to play College of Charleston this afternoon in Mount Pleasant. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 PM.

Clemson vs. College of Charleston
Clemson (3-3), ranked as high as #18, will travel to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina to play at College of Charleston (6-3) Friday at Patriots Point Field. The game will start at 5:00 PM. There will be no Clemson broadcast or livestats for the game.

The Tigers will then travel directly to Columbia to take on South Carolina (10-0) Saturday at 1:30 PM. The game will be carrried by WCCP, 104.9 FM out of Clemson. The two teams will then matchup at Clemson on Sunday at 2:00 PM. The Sunday game will be broadcast live on the radio by Clemson Tiger Sports Network and can be heard live via the internet at www.clemsontigers.com. Live stats will also be available for both games against South Carolina on Clemson's website.

The Starting Pitchers
College of Charleston will start junior lefthander Reid Price (0-1, 4.35 ERA). The Fletcher, NC native has made one start and one relief appearance in 2004. He has struck out 12 and allowed just eight hits in 10.1 innings pitched.

Clemson will counter with sophomore righty Kris Harvey (1-0, 0.00 ERA). In his last start, Harvey threw 5.0 shutout innings, allowing just three hits in a victory over Georgia Southern. The Catawba, NC native has a win to his credit against the Cougars, as he picked up the decision last season.

The Series vs. College of Charleston
Clemson and College of Charleston have met 11 times on the baseball diamond. The Tigers have won all 11 games, including four at College of Charleston. Last season, Clemson won both games, including a 7-6 come-from-behind win at Mount Pleasant, SC on March 18 thanks to Russell Triplett's two-strike, two-out, two-run single in the ninth inning. Clemson also won 6-2 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on March 5, 2003. Clemson also won two games in 2002 and the only meeting in 2001. Before that game, the two had not played each other since 1912. Head Coach Jack Leggett is 5-0 against the Cougars.

Clemson Overview
Clemson enters the weekend action with a 3-3 record after an 8-5 win over Gardner-Webb Saturday. Clemson is hitting .251 as a team, led by Brad McCann's .462 batting average. Six different Tigers have accounted for the team's seven homers, led by McCann's two. Clemson also has a 2.77 ERA and a .970 fielding percentage.

Tigers Go Deep to Beat Gardner-Webb
All eight of Clemson's runs were driven in by the 7-8-9 hitters in the lineup, as the Tigers defeated Gardner-Webb 8-5 on March 3 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. After Zane Green hit a two-run single in the second inning, Herman Demmink followed with his first career homer, a two-run shot, to give Clemson a 4-3 lead. Then in the fifth inning, Russell Triplett hit his first career grand slam, while Patrick Hogan earned his first save of the season.

Tigers Sporting a 2.77 Team ERA
Despite the team's 3-3 record, Clemson's pitching staff has been impressive in the early going. Clemson has a 2.73 team ERA and is holding opponents to a .232 batting average. The staff also has 59 strikeouts against only 18 walks (3.28 ratio) and already has two team shutouts. Sophomores Kris Harvey and Jason Berken have been especially good, as he has yet to allow a run in 6.0 innings pitch.

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