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The Tigers host No. 8 Louisville in a three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Louisville (23-6, 9-3 ACC) vs. Clemson (22-7, 9-3 ACC)• Best Ranking – LOU – No. 8 NCBWA; CU – No. 13 Collegiate Baseball• When – Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (5 p.m.), Sunday (Noon)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Video Announcers – Jose Alvarez, Pete Yanity• Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON• Promotion (Friday) – Giveaway – Trading cards set (3/5) for the first 1,000 fans• Promotion (Sunday) – Game Highlight – Kids run the bases
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 11-9 (1970-18)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 7-5 (1970-17)
STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – LHP Reid Detmers (LOU) vs. RHP Davis Sharpe (CU)• Saturday – LHP Nick Bennett (LOU) vs. LHP Mat Clark (CU)• Sunday – RHP Bobby Miller (LOU) vs. LHP Keyshawn Askew (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• No. 4 Georgia defeated Clemson 5-3 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night.• The Tigers are averaging 7.1 runs per game and hitting .271 with a .380 on-base percentage and 53 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.32 ERA, .260 opponents’ batting average and 2.91 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .965.
LOUISVILLE OVERVIEW• Louisville is led by 13th-year head coach Dan McDonnell.• The Cardinals have won six in a row after beating Kentucky 8-3. They are hitting .258 and have a 2.83 ERA and .977 fielding percentage.• Lucas Dunn is hitting .340, Tyler Fitzgerald is batting .293 with three homers and 25 RBIs and Michael McAvene has a team-high three saves.
QUICK HITS• The Tigers have answered each of their last 13 losses dating to 2018 with a win in their next game.• Clemson is 19-0 when scoring at least five runs and 3-7 when scoring less than five runs.• Clemson (2.92 ERA) and Louisville (3.17 ERA) are first and second in the ACC in ERA in conference games. Third place is NC State (3.75 ERA).
HAWKINS PATCHING THE TIGERS• Freshman infielder Bryar Hawkins has emerged as an everyday player at first base and designated hitter.• He is hitting .321 with four doubles, two homers, 14 RBIs, 19 runs and a .418 on-base percentage in 23 games (20 starts).• He is hitting .375 with a homer, four doubles, seven RBIs, 15 runs and a .455 on-base percentage in 12 ACC regular-season games.• He hit a three-run homer in his first career plate appearance against Virginia Military in the second game of a doubleheader on Feb. 23.• He had five straight two-hit games from March 24-31.