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The No. 20 Tigers begin ACC play with a three-game home series against No. 3 North Carolina this weekend.
SERIES SETUP• Who – North Carolina (12-1, 0-0 ACC) vs. Clemson (9-3, 0-0 ACC)• Best Rankings – UNC – No. 3 Baseball America, D1Baseball, USA Today; CU – No. 20 Collegiate Baseball• When – Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (3 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Video Announcers – Jose Alvarez, Fred Cunningham (Sunday), Kendall Lewis (Friday), Nathan McCreary (Saturday)• 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 (1/5) for the first 1,000 fans• Promotion (Saturday) – Giveaway – Pennant for the first 1,000 fans• Promotion (Sunday) – Game Highlight – Kids run the bases
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 99-92-1 (1901-2017)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 47-32-1 (1901-2015)
STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – RHP Gianluca Dalatri (UNC) vs. RHP Davis Sharpe (CU)• Saturday – RHP Tyler Baum (UNC) vs. LHP Mat Clark (CU)• Sunday – RHP Austin Bergner (UNC) vs. LHP Keyshawn Askew (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson defeated Furman 3-1 at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C., on Tuesday night.• The Tigers are averaging 7.1 runs per game and hitting .257 with a .380 on-base percentage and 27 steals.• The pitching staff has a 4.12 ERA, .220 opponents’ batting average and 3.62 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .979.
NORTH CAROLINA OVERVIEW• North Carolina is led by 21st-year head coach Mike Fox.• The Tar Heels beat Charleston Southern at home 7-6 on Tuesday. They are hitting .268 and have a 2.59 ERA and .967 fielding percentage.• Ike Freeman is hitting .390 with three homers and 15 RBIs, while Michael Busch is batting .343 with three homers and 10 RBIs.
QUICK HITS• The Tar Heels swept Clemson in three games in Chapel Hill in 2017 in the most recent meetings between the two teams.• In Clemson’s last series against North Carolina at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in 2015, the Tigers won two of three games.• The last seven matchups (in 2015, 2017) between Clemson and North Carolina have been decided by a combined 14 runs, with four one-run games.
DAVIDSON DOING IT ALL• Junior shortstop Logan Davidson has shown the ability to impact the game in a variety of ways.• He was voted as a co-captain (alongside Carson Spiers) by his teammates prior to the 2019 season.• He is hitting .250 with three doubles, four homers, 12 RBIs, 11 runs, a .407 on-base percentage and seven steals in 12 games.• He has committed only two errors in 45 chances at shortstop, good for a .956 fielding percentage.• In his career, he is hitting .286 with 30 doubles, 31 homers, 99 RBIs, 127 runs, a .399 on-base percentage and 27 steals in 138 games.• He has started every Clemson game of his career.• His father, Mark, a former Tiger and MLB player, was a student assistant coach on the 2018 team.