#11 Coastal Carolina (13-3-1) at #12 Clemson (12-3)
First Pitch: 3/13 6:00 PM
Video: ACC Network Extra
Pitchers (CCU vs CU): Scott Kobos (LHP) vs Jackson Lindley (RHP)
While most of Tiger Nation prepare for the ACC hoops tournament and hopefully a second straight trip to the NCAA tourney, Clemson baseball continues to chug along after an impressive three game weekend sweep of #3 UNC in Doug Kingsmore Stadium, which featured a 17-3 shellacking of the Tar Heels, in between a pair of walk off wins. The series was just what the doctor ordered for Clemson, but things aren’t getting much easier for the Tigers.
The #11 Chanticleers come to the Doug on Wednesday night and when Clemson and Coastal get together it’s often pretty fun.
2017, the year Gary Gilmore and Chad Holbrook learned the perils of pitching to Seth Beer in clutch situations.
This year’s CCU squad is coming into Clemson off of an oddity of college baseball: a tie. The Chants tied the Oregon State Beavers 4-4 in an 11 inning game in the Seattle Baseball Showcase at T-Mobile park. The three day tournament had a 3.5 hour time limit for games, meaning that FSU and Mike Martin would barely make it through four innings at that tourney. Ties aren’t all that uncommon in baseball. A controversial weather delay in Durham wiped a Kyle Parker home run off the board and led to the 2008 Tigers finishing with a tie at Duke. The Chants also earned one of their losses on the year at that tournament to San Diego due to the time limit.
Outfielders Kieton Rivers and Parker Chavers lead the Sun Belt in RBI’s with 21 each. As a team, the Chants come in fourth in the nation in hits (187) and fourth in runs (147). Pitcher Scott Kobos comes in with a 1-1 record and 5.59 ERA on 9.2 innings pitched. Kobos’s one loss of the year came against an ACC foe, as the Chants fell 7-6 to NC State in eleven innings in Conway.
After Wednesday’s game, the Tigers will remain in the friendly confines of Doug Kingsmore stadium to host Notre Dame for a three game weekend series.