Tigers, Gamecocks meet again

Clemson and South Carolina battle Saturday night for bracket title and right to advance to College World Series Finals.

Clemson (45-24), ranked as high as No. 8 in the nation, will face No. 5 South Carolina (51-16) on Saturday at 7:00 PM EDT on ESPN to determine the winner of Bracket No. 2 in the College World Series. Sean McDonough, Robin Ventura, and Erin Andrews will call the game on ESPN.

The Tigers, who are 2-1 in the College World Series, will be the designated visiting team and occupy the first-base dugout on Saturday against the Gamecocks, who are 3-1 in Omaha. The winner of the game will face the winner of Saturday's TCU vs. UCLA game in the Championship Series starting Monday.

Saturday's game will be broadcast live on the radio by Clemson Tiger Sports Network. Live stats will also be available at ClemsonTigers.com.

Worth Noting
• Of Clemson's 69 games in 2010, 37 have been against teams that played in the NCAA Tournament. Clemson is 21-16 in those 37 games.

• Clemson is 8-4 against SEC teams in 2010, including 2-0 against Georgia, 2-1 against both Alabama and Auburn, and 2-2 against South Carolina.

• Clemson is 3-0 in elimination games in the 2010 NCAA Tournament. All three games were against SEC teams, including one win over Auburn in the Auburn Regional and two wins over Alabama in the Clemson Super Regional.

Brad Miller is riding a current 20-game hitting streak, the longest by a Tiger in 2010. He has also hit safely in 30 of his last 31 games. He has gone hitless just one time since April 21, that coming at Maryland on May 9. In that game, he went 0-for-3 with a walk and run. Therefore, he has reached base via a hit or walk in 31 straight games. Miller has also reached base via a hit or walk in 66 of his 68 games in 2010.

During his 20-game hitting streak, Miller is hitting .410 with five homers, five doubles, one triple, 22 RBIs, 25 runs, a .675 slugging percentage, and a .473 on-base percentage. Miller's hitting streak is the 18th in Clemson history of 20 games or more and the first since Doug Hogan had a 24-game hitting streak that started in 2007 and ended in 2008.

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