Tigers face Terriers Wednesday

Clemson (3-0), ranked as high as No. 19 in the nation, will host Wofford (2-2) on Wednesday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 PM.

The game will be broadcast live on the radio by WCCP (104.9 FM) out of Clemson and can be heard live on the internet at WCCPFM.com.

The Series
Clemson and Wofford have met 98 times on the diamond, with Clemson holding a 74-23-1 lead in the series dating back to 1898.

The two teams have played one game every year since 2001, including six of the last eight years at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The two also met at Clemson in 1999. Prior to the 1999 game, the last meetings came in 1976 and 1977 at Spartanburg, both Tiger victories.

In 2008, Clemson rallied from a 7-2 deficit to defeat Wofford 9-7 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Wilson Boyd's two-out, two-run single in the seventh inning gave the Tigers the lead for good.

Clemson holds a 37-8 lead in the series in games played at Clemson and 7-0 advantage in games played at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Jack Leggett is 9-0 against the Terriers as Clemson's head coach as well.

The Starting Pitchers
Wofford's starting pitcher has yet to be announced. Clemson will counter with freshman righty Kevin Brady (0-0, 0.00 ERA) on Wednesday. The Gaithersburg, MD native will be making his first career start on the mound. He made one relief appearance for a total of 1.1 innings pitched against Charlotte this past weekend. He allowed one hit, no runs, and no walks.

The Terriers
Wofford, led by second-year Head Coach Todd Interdonato, enters Wednesday's game at Clemson with a 2-2 record after splitting four games at home over the weekend. Virginia Tech downed the Terriers in both meetings, while Wofford won games against Southern Illinois- Edwardsville and UNC Asheville.

Wofford is hitting .318 with a .393 on-base percentage and is averaging 9.0 runs per game. The Terriers have hit six homers and stole 13 bases in 13 attempts.

Alex Lee and Konstantine Diamaduros both are hitting a team-best .500 and have each scored five runs. Mike McDonnell has hit a team-high two homers with six RBIs. Michael Gilmartin has a .579 on-base percentage had three stolen bases as well.

The pitching staff has a 8.50 ERA and .338 opponents' batting average. Freshman righthander Bobby DeLuria has a 3.86 ERA in 4.2 innings pitched over two relief appearances. The team is fieling at a .975 clip as well.

The Tigers
Clemson, ranked as high as #19 in the nation, enters Wednesday's game against Wofford with a 3-0 record after sweeping Atlantic 10 favorite Charlotte at Doug Kingsmore Stadium last weekend.

The Tigers are hitting .265 with a .360 on-base percentage. The team has 12 steals in 14 attempts. Freshman shortstop Brad Miller leads the team with a .417 batting average along with one homer and four RBIs. Ben Paulsen is hitting .400 with a homer and two RBIs, while Kyle Parker has three RBIs.

The pitching staff has a 2.57 ERA and .225 opponents' batting average. The staff has also allowed just four walks against 29 strikeouts. Reliever Ryan Hinson has allowed just one hit, no runs, and no walks with three strikeouts in 3.0 innings pitched over two relief appearances. The team is fielding at a .991 clip as well.

Clemson moved into Collegiate Baseball's top 25 this week at No. 25 and remained at No. 19 in the Baseball America poll. There will not be another Sports Weekly poll released until next week, as Clemson was ranked No. 25 in its preseason poll.

Clemson has had at least one final top-25 ranking in 12 of Head Coach Jack Leggett's first 15 seasons in Tigertown. The Tigers have also been ranked #1 for 20 weeks by at least one of the three major polls under Leggett.

Stolen Base Totals Up in 2009
In three games, Clemson has stolen 12 bases in 14 attempts. The Tigers did not steal their 12th bases until the 14th game of the 2008 season. A big reason for Clemson's 4.0 steals per game is the nine steals the Tigers had against Charlotte in the season-opener on February 20. The Tigers were a perfect 9-9 on steals, including three by Addison Johnson and two each by three other Tigers. It was the most stolen bases by the Tigers in a game since April 19, 1989, when Clemson swiped 10 bases in a 16-5 win over Georgia Tech.

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