The Tigers travel to the 48th ACC Tournament as the No. 12 seed at Truist Field in Charlotte, N.C.
TOURNAMENT SETUP• Who (Tuesday) – Clemson (35-21) vs. North Carolina (34-19)• Who (Thursday) – Virginia Tech (40-11) vs. Clemson (35-21)• Best Ranking – CU – NR; UNC – NR; VAT – No. 2 Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, D1Baseball, Perfect Game, USA Today• When – Tuesday (7 p.m.), Thursday (7 p.m.)• Where – Charlotte, N.C. (Truist Field)• Watch – RSN, ACC Network Extra• Video Announcers – Eric Collins (Thursday), Nick Green, Lyndsay Rowley, Tom Werme (Tuesday)• Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
SERIES HISTORY (NORTH CAROLINA)• Overall Record – Clemson leads 102-95-1 (1901-2021)• Record at Neutral – Clemson leads 15-14 (1901-2015)• Record in ACC Tournament – Clemson leads 16-13 (1974-15)
SERIES HISTORY (VIRGINIA TECH)• Overall Record – Clemson leads 49-25-2 (1902-2021)• Record at Neutral – Clemson leads 5-2 (1902-2010)• Record in ACC Tournament – Virginia Tech leads 1-0 (2010)
STARTING PITCHERS• Tuesday – RHP Mack Anglin (CU) vs. RHP Max Carlson (UNC)• Thursday – TBA (VAT) vs. TBA (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has a 3-1 neutral record, swept Boston College in three games by a combined score of 26-3.• The Tigers are averaging 7.7 runs per game and hitting .284 with a .486 slugging percentage, .388 on-base percentage and 32 steals.• The pitching staff has a 4.61 ERA, .253 opponents’ batting average and 2.18 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .973.
NORTH CAROLINA OVERVIEW• North Carolina, who has an 0-1 neutral record and is averaging 6.5 runs per game, is led by second-year Head Coach Scott Forbes.• The Tar Heels swept Florida State at home last weekend. They are hitting .280 and have a 4.33 ERA and .972 fielding percentage.• Danny Serretti is hitting .369, Vance Honeycutt has 17 homers and 28 steals and Alberto Osuna has a team-high 19 home runs.
VIRGINIA TECH OVERVIEW• Virginia Tech, who has yet to play a neutral game and is averaging 8.4 runs per game, is led by fifth-year Head Coach John Szefc.• The Hokies, who are 30-5 in their last 35 games, swept Duke at home. They are hitting .309 and have a 4.06 ERA and .979 fielding percentage.• Jack Hurley is hitting .383 with 13 homers, Tanner Schobel is batting .366 with 16 homers and 66 RBIs and Kiernan Higgins has five saves.
QUICK HITS• Clemson is 2-1 at Truist Field, as it defeated Charlotte 8-5 on March 26, 2019 and split its two ACC Tournament games in 2021.• Clemson was 7-2 in its last nine ACC games.• Clemson’s run differential in ACC games (+20) was seventh best among ACC teams.
TIGERS TO PLAY IN 48TH ACC TOURNEY• Clemson (35-21), the No. 12 seed, opens its ACC Tournament by playing No. 8 seed North Carolina (34-19) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. on RSN.• The Tigers are the designated visiting team and occupy the first-base dugout on Tuesday.• The Tigers play No. 1 seed Virginia Tech (40-11) on Thursday at 7 p.m. on RSN.• Clemson is the designated home team and occupies the third-base dugout on Thursday.• The games are played at Truist Field in Charlotte, N.C.• It is the second time and second year in a row the ACC Baseball Tournament is held in Charlotte.• The 2022 tourney’s format has four three-team pools. The winner of each pool advances to a four-team, single-elimination tourney.• The format, in its fifth tournament, features four three-team pools that guarantees the 12 teams play a minimum of two games.• Pool A is comprised of No. 1 seed Virginia Tech, No. 8 seed North Carolina and No. 12 seed Clemson.• Pool B is comprised of No. 2 seed Louisville, No. 7 seed Georgia Tech and No. 11 seed Pittsburgh.• Pool C is comprised of No. 3 seed Miami (Fla.), No. 6 seed Wake Forest and No. 10 seed NC State.• Pool D is comprised of No. 4 seed Notre Dame, No. 5 seed Virginia and No. 9 seed Florida State.• The winners of pools A and D play Saturday at 1 p.m. on ACC Network and the winners of pools B and C play Saturday at 5 p.m. on ACC Network.• The ACC Championship Game is Sunday at noon on ESPN2, and the winner of the game receives an automatic bid into the 2022 NCAA Tournament.• All of Clemson’s ACC Tournament games are broadcast live on the radio by Clemson Athletic Network.• Live stats are available at ClemsonTigers.com.
CLEMSON’S ACC TOURNAMENT HISTORY• This is the 48th ACC Tournament, and Clemson has been to the finals in 22 of the previous 47 tournaments, eight more than any other school.• Clemson has won an ACC-high 10 ACC Tournament titles in history, including 2016, when it beat Florida State 18-13 in the title game.• Clemson’s 10 ACC Tournament titles came in 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 2006 and 2016.• Clemson has a 114-73 record (.610) in ACC Tournament games. The Tigers are tied for the most All-ACC Tournament selections (65) in history.• Clemson is one of only two teams to play in all 48 ACC Tournaments. The Tigers join Virginia as the only teams to play in every ACC Tourney.• Only Florida State (66.1) has a better winning percentage than Clemson (61.0) in ACC Tournament play.• Clemson’s 114 ACC Tournament wins are 27 more than any other team (NC State (87)).• The ACC Tournament began in 1973 and has been held every year but two (1979, 2020) since then.
THREE TIGERS NAMED TO ALL-ACC TEAM• Max Wagner (3B) earned First-Team All-ACC honors, while Mack Anglin (SP) and Blake Wright (2B) were Second-Team All-ACC selections.• It was the first time each was honored with an All-ACC accolade.
GORDON SHOWING COMMAND• Freshman righthander Austin Gordon has emerged as one of the team’s top relievers late in the season.• He is 1-0 with two saves, a 3.12 ERA and .196 opponents’ batting average in 26.0 innings pitched over 15 outings.• He has 27 strikeouts against only seven walks.• He was 1-0 with two saves, a 3.44 ERA and .203 opponents’ batting average in 18.1 innings pitched in ACC regular-season games.• He had 22 strikeouts against only two walks in ACC regular-season games.• He pitched 3.0 scoreless innings with four strikeouts to record the save in the first game of a doubleheader at No. 9 Virginia on May 15.• He retired all 10 batters he faced with seven strikeouts to record the save against Boston College on May 20.
WAGNER ACC PLAYER-OF-THE-YEAR• Max Wagner was named ACC Player-of-the-Year in a vote by the league head coaches.• He became the 14th Tiger to earn ACC Player-of-the-Year honors and the first since Seth Beer in 2016.