Clemson Tigers (26-10, 11-7 ACC) at Georgia Bulldogs (25-11, 9-6 SEC)
Time: 7:00 PM
Video: SEC Network (yes, actual real TV)
Audio: Clemson Tigers Sports Network, TigerCast
Probably Pitchers (CU vs UGA): Travis Marr vs Will Proctor (no, not that Will Proctor)
Last week, Clemson and Georgia faced off down in North Augusta where the Tigers were doomed by a five run third for the Dawgs in a 6-3 loss to UGA. After a rough weekend where the Tigers dropped two of three to a struggling Miami club, Clemson looks to get back on track, and a win in the Classic City could go a long way to getting that started. The Dawgs are coming off their own rough weekend, dropping two of three in a home series against the top ten Kentucky Wildcats. Yes, if you haven’t been following college baseball this year, then you might be shocked to learn that we live in a world where Duke and Kentucky are both top ten ranked baseball teams. I know, I don’t like it much either, but here we are.
The Tigers are going to give righty Travis Marr the start tonight. Last week Marr limited the Dawgs to two hits in 3.2 innings of work in some middle relief duty. UGA is sending Will Proctor to the mound. No, not the former Clemson QB. This Will Proctor is a sophomore from Manhattan Beach, California, with a 2-2 record and a 3.24 ERA. Proctor is a converted infielder, who played in 46 games last season and hit .241 for the Dawgs.
Like last week, it will probably come down to how Clemson responds to the UGA bullpen. The positives from the Miami series is that Clemson hit well in games one and three. Tiger pitching just needs to avoid giving up the big inning like they did last Tuesday in Augusta and then on Friday against the Canes. A win here would be huge for Clemson going into this weekend’s road series against a tough Wake Forest team.