The Tigers travel to Raleigh to take on No. 16 NC State in their final ACC road series of the season.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Clemson (29-20, 12-12 ACC) vs. NC State (37-13, 14-10 ACC)• Best Ranking – CU – NR; NCS – No. 16 USA Today• When – Friday (6:30 p.m.), Saturday (6:30 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)• Where – Raleigh, N.C. (Doak Field)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Video Announcers – Michael Lananna, Andrew Sanders• 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 117-85-1 (1921-18)• Record at NC State – Clemson leads 44-42 (1935-17)
STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – LHP Mat Clark (CU) vs. RHP Jason Parker (NCS)• Saturday – RHP Davis Sharpe (CU) vs. RHP Reid Johnston (NCS)• Sunday – TBA (CU) vs. TBA (NCS)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has an 8-9 road record, defeated The Citadel 17-3 at home on Wednesday.• The Tigers are averaging 6.8 runs per game and hitting .269 with a .368 on-base percentage, .450 slugging percentage and 83 steals.• The pitching staff has a 4.23 ERA, .241 opponents’ batting average and 2.42 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .971.
NC STATE OVERVIEW• NC State is led by 23rd-year Head Coach Elliott Avent.• The Wolfpack lost to Campbell 5-3 at home on Tuesday. They are hitting .282 and have a 4.04 ERA and .981 fielding percentage.• Evan Edwards is hitting .347 with 13 homers and 54 RBIs, Will Wilson is batting .333 with 14 homers and Dalton Feeney has seven saves.
QUICK HITS• Clemson has a 7-5 record against top-25 ranked teams in 2019. All 12 games were against teams ranked in the top 11.• Clemson is 95-for-267 (.356) with 67 runs, 24 doubles, a triple and 17 homers in the last seven games, including 12+ hits in each game.• Grayson Byrd and Kyle Wilkie have combined to go 13-for-17 (.765) in the last two games.
GRADUATES• Five Tiger players and one student assistant coach received their diplomas during commencement ceremonies in Littlejohn Coliseum on May 9.• Infielder Justin Hawkins and student assistant coach Will Lamb, who played at Clemson (2009-11), graduated with a degree in communication.• Infielder and outfielder Grayson Byrd graduated with a degree in parks, recreation & tourism management.• Righthander Brooks Crawford graduated with a degree in sports communication.• Shortstop Logan Davidson graduated with a degree in management in only three years.• Righthander Bo Gobin graduated with a degree in marketing in only three years.