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May 15, 2019

Clemson Hosts Demon Deacons To Close Regular Season

By: Brian Hennessy

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The Tigers conclude the regular season with a three-game home series against Wake Forest from Thursday to Saturday.


SERIES SETUP
Who – Wake Forest (29-23, 13-14 ACC) vs. Clemson (31-22, 13-14 ACC)
Best Ranking – WFU – NR; CU – NR
When – Thursday (6 p.m.), Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (12:30 p.m.)
Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
Watch – ACC Network Extra (Thursday, Friday), RSN (Saturday)
Video Announcers – Jose Alvarez (games 1,2), Fred Cunningham (games 1,2), Wes Durham (game 3), Nick Green (game 3), Ron Smith (games 1,2)
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 (Thursday) – Giveaway – Seth Beer bobblehead for the first 1,000 fans
Promotion (Friday) – Giveaway – Trading cards set (5/5) for the first 1,000 fans
Promotion (Saturday) – Senior Day – Clemson honors its seniors with a pregame ceremony.
Promotion (Saturday) – Game Highlight – Kids run the bases
Promotion (Saturday) – Giveaway – Color Me Pennant


SERIES HISTORY
Overall Record – Clemson leads 135-58-1 (1901-2018)
Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 67-22-1 (1901-2017)


STARTING PITCHERS
Thursday – RHP Colin Peluse (WFU) vs. LHP Mat Clark (CU)
Friday – LHP Jared Shuster (WFU) vs. RHP Davis Sharpe (CU)
Saturday – RHP Ryan Cusick (WFU) vs. TBA


CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson, who has a 19-11 home record, defeated Coastal Carolina 14-3 on the road on Tuesday night.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.7 runs per game and hitting .267 with a .366 on-base percentage, .444 slugging percentage and 87 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.26 ERA, .244 opponents’ batting average and 2.34 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .971.


WAKE FOREST OVERVIEW
• Wake Forest is led by 10th-year Head Coach Tom Walter.
• The Demon Deacons lost at Radford 8-6 on Tuesday. They are hitting .289 and have a 5.95 ERA and .969 fielding percentage.
• Bobby Seymour is hitting .377 with 82 RBIs, Chris Lanzilli is batting .341 with 15 homers and William Fleming has nine saves.


QUICK HITS
• This weekend’s series marks the first time since 2014 that Clemson closes a regular season with a home game.
• Clemson is 26-7 when outhitting its opponent and 3-13 when getting outhit.
• Sixteen different Tigers have started at least eight games in the batting order in 2019.


WINNING SEASONS THE NORM
• The Tigers have had a winning record every year since 1965.
• With its 31-22 record in 2019, Clemson has clinched a winning record for the 55th season in a row.
• Clemson’s 55-year streak is the third-longest active streak in the nation, trailing two ACC schools (Florida State 72, Miami (Fla.) 62).
• Clemson has had a non-losing record, which includes seasons with equal number of wins and losses, every season since 1958.
• Bill Wilhelm took over as head coach of the Clemson program in 1958, therefore the Tigers have not had a losing record since he took over.
• Clemson’s 62-year streak of non-losing records is tied for the second-longest active streak in the nation, trailing only Florida State (72).

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