The game will be broadcast live on the radio by Clemson Tiger Sports Network.
Clemson and Coastal Carolina have met 43 times on the diamond, with the Tigers holding a 37-6 lead in the series that dates back to 1986.
Clemson has won six games in a row in the series, four of which have taken place at Clemson. The Tigers have also won six games in a row in the series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
The Chanticleers' last win in the series took place in 2005 in a tournament at Myrtle Beach, SC, while their last win at Clemson came in 2003.
In 2008, the Tigers downed the Chanticleers 9-6 thanks to Doug Hogan's two home runs and five RBIs. In 2007, the Tigers beat Coastal Carolina 4-0 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, then they defeated the Chanticleers twice in two games by a combined score of 26-11 in the Myrtle Beach Regional.
The Tigers lead 27-4 in games at Clemson, all of which have been played at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Jack Leggett has a 24-4 mark against Coastal Carolina as Clemson's head coach, including a 20-3 record at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
The Starting Pitchers
Coastal Carolina will start freshman lefty Keith Hessler (1-0, 5.40 ERA) on the mound. The Silver Spring, MD native has made eight relief appearances and four starts for a total of 21.2 innings pitched. He has allowed 24 hits (.282 opponents' batting average) and 13 walks with 20 strikeouts.
Clemson will counter with sophomore righty Graham Stoneburner (5-3, 4.23 ERA) on Tuesday. The Richmond, VA native has made seven relief appearances and six starts for a total of 44.2 innings pitched. He has given up 50 hits (.289 opponents' batting average) and 15 walks with 53 strikeouts.
Coastal Carolina, led by 14th-year Head Coach Gary Gilmore and ranked as high as No. 19 in the nation, enters Tuesday's game at No. 20 Clemson with a 30-9 overall record and 10-4 Big South mark after falling twice in three games at High Point over the weekend. The Chanticleers, who are 6-2 in one-run games, are 10-7 on opponents' home fields. They also have two different winning streaks of 14 and 11 games this season.
Coastal Carolina is averaging 8.4 runs per game and hitting .325 with a .538 slugging percentage and .414 on-base percentage. The team has also totaled 92 doubles, eight triples, 59 home runs, and 73 stolen bases in 93 attempts.
David Anderson is hitting .394 with 14 homers and 50 RBIs. Tyler Bortnick is batting .353 with eight homers, 29 RBIs, and eight steals, while Rice Noel (25) and Scott Woodward (21) have both totaled at least 21 stolen bases.
The pitching staff has a 3.64 ERA and .243 opponents' batting average along with 284 strikeouts against 120 walks in 343.1 innings pitched. Junior righthander Nick McCully has a 3-0 record, 0.98 ERA, eight saves, and a .200 opponents' batting average along with 35 strikeouts against 10 walks in 27.2 innings pitched over 19 relief appearances. The Chanticleers are fielding at a .971 clip as well.
Clemson, ranked as high as No. 20 in the nation, enters Tuesday's game against No. 19 Coastal Carolina with a 26-14 overall record and 12-9 ACC mark after falling twice in three games at Virginia Tech over the weekend. Clemson has a 19-5 home record.
The Tigers are averaging 6.7 runs per game and hitting .293 with a .447 slugging percentage and .384 on-base percentage. Clemson has also totaled 67 doubles, 11 triples, 41 homers, and 47 stolen bases in 62 attempts.
Ben Paulsen is hitting a team-best .391 with 13 doubles, for triples, eight homers, and 342 RBIs. Jeff Schaus is hitting .313 with a .433 on-base percentage thanks to 27 walks against only 14 strikeouts. Kyle Parker has added nine homers and 42 RBIs along with a .304 batting average in 37 games.
The pitching staff has a 3.69 ERA and .251 opponents' batting average. The staff has allowed 121 walks against 341 strikeouts, good for a 2.8-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Ryan Hinson has made a team-high 17 appearances, while Tomas Cruz has a 2-1 record, three saves, and a 2.12 ERA in 15 relief appearances. The Tigers are fielding at a .967 clip as well.
• Clemson has hit a home run in nine consecutive games. Earlier this season, the Tigers had a 10-game streak of hitting at least one homer.
The Tigers fell two spots to No. 20 in the Sports Weekly coaches poll this week after going 3-2 in five games last week. Clemson fell out of the Collegiate Baseball poll and remain unranked in the Baseball America 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.
Weismann Working Through Injuries
Freshman righthander Scott Weismann (Boxborough, MA) has been hampered by arm injuries this season. He has only made nine relief appearances for a total of 10.2 innings pitched. All he has done is allow nine hits (.220 opponents' batting average), one run (0.84 ERA), and one walk with 12 strikeouts. When healthy, Weismann figures to be one of the top candidates to close out games for the Tigers. Clemson has eight saves, but five different Tigers have accounted for those eight saves.
Tigers battle No. 19 Coastal
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