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Tigers Travel To Wake Forest

Tigers Travel To Wake Forest

The Tigers face one of the ACC’s best pitching rotations when they play at Wake Forest in a three-game series this weekend.


SERIES SETUP
Who – Clemson (26-11, 11-7 ACC) vs. Wake Forest (18-20, 10-8 ACC)
Best Rankings – CU – No. 12 Perfect Game; WFU – NR
When – Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (4 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)
Where – Winston-Salem, N.C. (David F. Couch Ballpark)
Watch – ACC Network Extra
Video Announcers – Stan Cotten, Lary Sorensen
Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate
Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn
Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com
Social Media – ClemsonBaseball


SERIES HISTORY
Overall Record – Clemson leads 132-58-1 (1901-2017)
Record at Wake Forest – Clemson leads 50-32 (1952-16)


STARTING PITCHERS
Friday – LHP Jacob Hennessy (CU) vs. RHP Griffin Roberts (WFU)
Saturday – RHP Brooks Crawford (CU) vs. RHP Morgan McSweeney (WFU)
Sunday – LHP Jake Higginbotham (CU) vs. RHP Colin Peluse (WFU)


CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• No. 12 Georgia defeated Clemson 6-1 at Athens, Ga., on Tuesday night.
• The Tigers are averaging 5.8 runs per game and hitting .242 with a .363 on-base percentage and 24 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.43 ERA, .241 opponents’ batting average and 2.29 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .975.


WAKE FOREST OVERVIEW
• Wake Forest is led by ninth-year head coach Tom Walter.
• The Demon Deacons rallied to win 11-9 at UNC Greensboro on Tuesday. They are hitting .260 and have a 4.38 ERA and .967 fielding percentage.
• Bobby Seymour is hitting .328, while Jake Mueller is hitting .327. Griffin Roberts has an ACC-high 90 strikeouts in 64.0 innings pitched.


QUICK HITS
• Nine Tigers have at least two wins on the mound.
• Clemson is outscoring its opponents in each of the first eighth innings in 2018.
• Clemson has started Jacob Hennessy, Brooks Crawford and Jake Higginbothamon the mound in that order for all nine weekend series in 2018.


BULLPEN STRONG
• Tiger relievers have combined for a 13-4 record, 12 saves, a 2.84 ERA and .234 opponents’ batting average in 158.2 innings pitched in 2018.
• The bullpen also has 159 strikeouts against 69 walks, good for a 2.30 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
• Ryley Gilliam leads with a 2-1 record, five saves, a 1.10 ERA, .235 opponents’ batting average and 26 strikeouts in 16.1 innings pitched.

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