The Tigers hit the road for the second weekend in a row, this time to No. 23 Wake Forest.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Clemson (20-12, 2-9 ACC) vs. Wake Forest (26-7, 9-6 ACC)• Best Ranking – CU – NR; WFU – No. 23 Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball• When – Friday (7 p.m.), Saturday (4:30 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)• Where – Winston-Salem, N.C. (David F. Couch Ballpark)• Watch – ACC Network (Friday), ACC Network Extra (Saturday, Sunday)• Video Announcers – Stan Cotten (Saturday, Sunday), Gregg Olson (Friday), Matt Schick (Friday), Lary Sorensen (Saturday, Sunday)• 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 140-59-1 (1901-2021)• Record at Wake Forest – Clemson leads 53-32 (1952-18)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has a 2-5 road record, defeated USC Upstate 11-2 at Greenville, S.C. on Tuesday night.• The Tigers are averaging 7.4 runs per game and hitting .277 with a .449 slugging percentage, .390 on-base percentage and 17 steals.• The pitching staff has a 4.25 ERA, .250 opponents’ batting average and 2.25 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .977.
WAKE FOREST OVERVIEW• Wake Forest, who has a 19-4 home record and is averaging 9.8 runs per game, is led by 13th-year Head Coach Tom Walter.• The Demon Deacons beat UNC Greensboro 10-7 on the road on Tuesday. They are hitting .322 and have a 3.91 ERA and .976 fielding percentage.• Pierce Bennett is hitting .356, Nick Kurtz is batting .354, Brendan Tinsman is hitting .350 with 12 homers and Brock Wilken has 10 homers.
QUICK HITS• Due to the shortened season in 2020, Clemson has not played at Wake Forest since 2018, when the Tigers swept the three-game series.• Clemson was slated to travel to Wake Forest for a three-game series the day (March 12) the 2020 season was shut down.• Cooper Ingle (17) and Max Wagner (16) both have active on-base streaks of at least 16 games.
DILL COUNTED ON AS A FRESHMAN• Freshman righthander Jay Dill has been one of the team’s top relievers in 2022.• He is 0-0 with one save, a 3.60 ERA, .241 opponents’ batting average and 21 strikeouts against nine walks in 17 relief appearances in 2022.• He is tied for the team lead in appearances.• He is holding opponents to a .154 batting average with runners on base and .160 batting average with two outs.• He has not allowed a stolen base in two attempts.