The Tigers travel to Indiana to face No. 6 Notre Dame this weekend in a three-game series.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Clemson (19-9, 2-6 ACC) vs. Notre Dame (17-5, 5-4 ACC)• Best Ranking – CU – NR; UND – No. 6 Perfect Game• When – Friday (5 p.m.), Saturday (2 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)• Where – Notre Dame, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Video Announcers – Ben Bailey (Saturday, Sunday), Cesar Sanchez (Friday), Colin Stoecker• Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 13-10 (1994-21)• Record at Notre Dame – Clemson leads 6-3 (2014-18)
STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – RHP Mack Anglin (CU) vs. LHP John Michael Bertrand (UND)• Saturday – RHP Nick Hoffmann (CU) vs. RHP Austin Temple (UND)• Sunday – RHP Nick Clayton (CU) vs. TBA (UND)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has a 2-2 road record, defeated No. 10 Georgia 4-3 at home on Tuesday.• The Tigers are averaging 7.9 runs per game and hitting .284 with a .465 slugging percentage, .401 on-base percentage and 15 steals.• The pitching staff has a 4.12 ERA, .241 opponents’ batting average and 2.31 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .977.
NOTRE DAME OVERVIEW• Notre Dame, who has a 3-1 home record, is led by third-year Head Coach Link Jarrett.• The Fighting Irish defeated Butler 5-2 at home on Tuesday. They are hitting .286 and have a 3.28 ERA and .989 fielding percentage.• Carter Putz is hitting .366 with four homers and 19 RBIs, David LaManna is batting .348 and Ryan Cole is hitting .329 with 10 steals.
QUICK HITS• Clemson is 2-6 in ACC games, but has scored the same number of runs (55) in those eight games as its opponents.• Clemson is 16-1 when totaling at least as many hits as its opponent and 3-8 when getting outhit.• Benjamin Blackwell (13), Cooper Ingle (13) and Max Wagner (12) all have 12+ game streaks of reaching base via a hit, walk or hit-by-pitch.
OLENCHUK RELIABLE OUT OF BULLPEN• Sophomore righthander Ty Olenchuk has emerged as one of the team’s top relievers in 2022.• He is 2-0 with a 1.45 ERA, .206 opponents’ batting average and 21 strikeouts against five walks in 18.2 innings pitched over 13 outings.• He has allowed just two extra-base hits, both doubles, in 2022.• In his career, he is 3-4 with a 3.89 ERA and 39 strikeouts against 11 walks in 41.2 innings pitched over 21 appearances (six starts).