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The Tigers host Notre Dame in a weekend series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Notre Dame (6-9, 2-1 ACC) vs. Clemson (13-3, 3-0 ACC)• Best Rankings – UND – NR; CU – No. 12 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 (Friday, Saturday), Don Munson (Sunday), William Qualkinbush (Sunday), Pete Yanity (Friday, 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 (2/5) for the first 1,000 fans• Promotion (Saturday) – Giveaway – Mini bat for the first 1,000 fans• Promotion (Sunday) – Game Highlight – Kids run the bases
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 11-6 (1994-18)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 4-3 (1994-17)
STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – LHP Tommy Sheehan (UND) vs. RHP Davis Sharpe (CU)• Saturday – LHP Cameron Brown (UND) vs. LHP Mat Clark (CU)• Sunday – RHP Cameron Junker (UND) vs. LHP Keyshawn Askew (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has won five games in a row, defeated No. 11 Coastal Carolina 8-5 at home on Wednesday night.• The Tigers are averaging 7.4 runs per game and hitting .279 with a .386 on-base percentage and 30 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.84 ERA, .224 opponents’ batting average and 3.22 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .975.
NOTRE DAME OVERVIEW• Notre Dame is led by ninth-year head coach Mik Aoki.• The Fighting Irish fell at Western Carolina 16-9 on Wednesday. They are hitting .255 and have a 6.44 ERA and .961 fielding percentage.• Eric Gilgenbach is hitting .271 with five homers and 19 RBIs, while Cole Kmet has 27 strikeouts and two of the team’s three saves.
QUICK HITS• Clemson is 42-for-112 (.375) with 30 runs in the last three games, two against No. 3 North Carolina and one against No. 11 Coastal Carolina.• Logan Davidson (13), Davis Sharpe (12) and Kyle Wilkie (10) all have active double-digit on-base streaks.• In each of Clemson’s last eight games, the team that scored first lost.
BYRD PROVIDING SENIOR LEADERSHIP• Senior infielder Grayson Byrd has been a steadying influence as a team leader and due to his ability to play both first base and third base.• He has started nine games at third base and seven games at first base.• He is hitting .333 with two homers, four doubles, 14 RBIs, 13 runs, a .420 on-base percentage and two steals in 16 games in 2019.• In the last three games, he is 8-for-13 (.615) with two doubles, five RBIs, four runs and a steal.• In his three seasons as a Tiger, he is hitting .276 with 12 homers, 60 RBIs, 58 runs and eight steals in 121 games (109 starts).• He is the son of former MLB pitcher Paul Byrd.