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Mar 16, 2023

Clemson Opens ACC Play Against Duke

By: Brian Hennessy

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The Tigers begin ACC play against Duke at Doug Kingsmore Stadium this weekend.

Who – Duke (11-6, 1-2 ACC) vs. Clemson (11-6, 0-0 ACC)
Best Ranking – DUK – NR; CU – NR
When – Friday (7 p.m.), Saturday (3 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)
Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
Watch – ACC Network Extra
Video Announcers – Ron Smith, Daron Vaught
Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))
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Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
Tickets –, 1-800-CLEMSON

Overall Record – Clemson leads 130-75-2 (1904-2021)
Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 68-31-1 (1905-2021)

Friday – LHP Jonathan Santucci (DUK) vs. RHP Austin Gordon (CU)
Saturday – RHP Adam Bouchard (DUK) vs. LHP Tristan Smith (CU)
Sunday – RHP Alex Gow (DUK) vs. LHP Caden Grice (CU)

• Clemson, who has an 11-3 home record, defeated College of Charleston 4-3 at home on Tuesday.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.9 runs per game and hitting .297 with a .447 slugging percentage, .391 on-base percentage and 42 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.14 ERA, .260 opponents’ batting average and 2.68 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .968.

• Duke, who has yet to play a road game and is averaging 9.6 runs per game, is led by 11th-year Head Coach Chris Pollard.
• The Blue Devils beat Presbyterian 15-2 at Fluor Field on Wednesday. They are hitting .298 and have a 2.57 ERA and .981 fielding percentage.
• Alex Mooney is hitting .375 with seven steals, Andrew Fischer is batting .370 and James Tallon has both of the team’s saves.

• Clemson is 3-2 when trailing entering the seventh inning and 3-4 when trailing entering the eighth inning.
• Clemson’s bullpen has a 9-5 record and 3.90 ERA in 90.0 innings pitched.
• Clemson is 9-1 when holding opponents to five runs or less.

• Junior catcher Cooper Ingle has proven why he is one of the best hitters in the ACC, including with some power.
• He is hitting .348 with four homers, four doubles, 14 RBIs, 14 runs, a .392 on-base percentage and a steal in 16 games in 2023.
• He is hitting .441 with runners on base.
• He has thrown out four of the nine basestealers in 2023.
• He is riding an 11-game hitting streak, including going 10-for-18 (.556) with a homer, eight RBIs and six runs in the last four games.
• He went 5-for-6 with a homer, four RBIs and two runs in Clemson’s 9-8 walkoff win over Georgia State on March 10.
• He joined Cam Cannarella, who also had five hits, as the first Tigers with five hits in a game since 2012.
• Ingle and Cannarella became the first Tiger duo with five hits apiece in a game since 1982.
• In his career, he is hitting .334 with 17 doubles, 12 homers, 61 RBIs, 66 runs and a .424 on-base percentage in 80 games (74 starts).