Game times are 6:30 PM (Saturday), 6:30 PM (Sunday), and 1:00 PM (Monday). All three games will be available live via webcast at ACCSelect.com. All three games will also be broadcast live on the radio by Clemson Tiger Sports Network.
For Monday's matinee, all middle school-and-under students will
receive free admission. All businessmen and businesswomen will
receive free admission by presenting their business card. All
graduating Clemson students will be allowed to stand on the field
during the playing of the National Anthem. Posters will also be
distributed to all fans in attendance while supplies last.
Clemson and Maryland have met 147 times on the diamond, with the
Tigers holding a 109-38 lead in the series dating back to the 1923
season. The two teams have faced each other at least once every year
since 1954 and at least twice every year since 1961.
In the three-game series at Shipley Field in 2008, the Tigers won the
first and third games of the series, while Maryland won game-two 5-3.
The two teams also played a three-game series at Shipley Field in
2007, as the Terrapins won two of three games. Neither team scored
more than six runs in a game in any of those six contests in College
Park. In 2006 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, the Tigers swept Maryland by
a combined score of 21-10.
The Tigers hold a 61-6 lead in games played at Clemson and a 51-1
advantage at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. In fact, Clemson has won 21
consecutive games against Maryland at Doug Kingsmore Stadium dating
back to a 10-9 Maryland victory in the 1992 series-finale. The Tigers
also hold a 96-35 lead in ACC regular-season games.
Jack Leggett is 40-7 against the Terrapins as Clemson's head coach,
including a 21-0 mark at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
The Starting Pitchers
In game-one, Maryland will start junior righty Scott Swinson (3-6,
5.29 ERA) on the mound. The Ellicott City, MD native has made 10
starts and two relief appearances for a total of 63.0 innings
pitched. He has allowed 75 hits (.298 opponents' batting average) and
19 walks with 50 strikeouts.
The Tigers will counter with senior righthander Trey Delk (2-1, 2.81
ERA) on Saturday. The Elgin, SC native has made six starts for a
total of 25.2 innings pitched. He has allowed 28 hits (.275
opponents' batting average) and 11 walks with 25 strikeouts.
In game-two, the Terrapins will send out sophomore righthander Brett
Harman (3-4, 6.10 ERA) on the mound. The Westminster, MD native has
made nine starts and nine relief appearances for a total of 59.0
innings pitched. He has yielded 65 hits (.270 opponents' batting
average) and 16 walks with 61 strikeouts.
Clemson will counter with sophomore lefty Casey Harman (5-3, 3.71
ERA) on Sunday. The South Burlington, VT native has made nine relief
appearances and seven starts for a total of 51.0 innings pitched. He
has given up 58 hits (.287 opponents' batting average) and nine walks
with 47 strikeouts.
In game-three, Maryland will start freshman lefthander Matt Fullerton
(5-4, 6.13 ERA) on the mound. The Williamsport, PA native has made 10
starts and three relief appearances for a total of 39.2 innings
pitched. He has given up 43 hits (.276 opponents' batting average)
and 14 walks with 26 strikeouts. He has also allowed just one homer.
The Tigers will counter with freshman lefty Chris Dwyer (4-4, 4.94
ERA) on Monday. The Swampscott, MA native has made 11 starts for a
total of 54.2 innings pitched. He has given up 48 hits (.240
opponents' batting average) and 22 walks with 57 strikeouts.
Maryland, led by ninth-year Head Coach Terry Rupp, enters the series
at #17 Clemson with a 22-24 overall record and 6-18 ACC mark after
winning both midweek games this week. The Terrapins downed James
Madison at home 17-10 on Tuesday, then they beat West Virginia 8-7 on
the road on Wednesday. Maryland, who is 5-15 on the road, also was
swept in a three-game series at North Carolina last weekend.
Maryland is averaging 5.9 runs per game and hitting .278 with a .421
slugging percentage and .364 on-base percentage. The team has also
totaled 87 doubles, nine triples, 40 home runs, and 35 stolen bases in
A.J. Casario is hitting a team-best .327 with eight homers, 36 RBIs,
and eight stolen bases. Mike Murphy is batting .325 with 14 doubles,
10 home runs, and 39 RBIs, while David Poutier is hitting .319 with
The pitching staff has a 5.87 ERA and .289 opponents' batting average
along with 332 strikeouts against 187 walks in 400.0 innings pitched.
Junior righthander Dan Gentzler has a team-high five saves and a 3.03
ERA in 23 relief appearances. The Terrapins are fielding at a .968
clip as well.
Clemson, ranked as high as #17 in the nation, enters the series
against Maryland with a 30-15 overall record and 14-10 ACC mark after
downing #4 Georgia Tech twice in three games at Doug Kingsmore Stadium
last weekend. The Tigers, who had five days off for final exams,
sport a 22-6 home record.
The Tigers are averaging 6.7 runs per game and hitting .292 with a .
442 slugging percentage and .384 on-base percentage. Clemson has also
totaled 73 doubles, 12 triples, 45 homers, and 56 stolen bases in 75
Ben Paulsen is hitting a team-best .386 with 14 doubles, four
triples, nine homers, and 47 RBIs. Jeff Schaus is hitting .331 with
a .436 on-base percentage thanks to 28 walks against only 15
strikeouts. Kyle Parker has added 10 homers and 46 RBIs along with a .
296 batting average.
The pitching staff has a 3.63 ERA and .252 opponents' batting
average. The staff has allowed 135 walks against 384 strikeouts, good
for a 2.8-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Ryan Hinson has made 20
appearances, while Tomas Cruz has three saves and a 3.18 ERA in 17
relief appearances. The Tigers are fielding at a .969 clip as well.
The Tigers jumped three spots to #17 in the Sports Weekly coaches
poll this week after going 4-1 in five games last week. Clemson also
moved up to #19 in the Collegiate Baseball poll and #21 in the
Baseball America poll after being unranked in those two polls last week.
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
The Tigers are in second place in the ACC Atlantic Division standings
with a 14-10 record. Clemson is two games behind first-place Florida
State, who is 15-7 in the ACC. Boston College is third with an 11-11
league mark. The Tigers also own the fifth-best record in the ACC
standings among the 12 league members. North Carolina (16-7) has the
ACC's best record.
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