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May 04, 2023

Clemson Hosts No. 22 Cardinals

By: Brian Hennessy

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After five days off for final exams, the Tigers host No. 22 Louisville in a three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium this weekend.

Who – Louisville (29-15, 9-12 ACC) vs. Clemson (28-17, 11-10 ACC)
Best Ranking – LOU – No. 22 NCBWA; CU – No. 18 Perfect Game
When – Friday (4 p.m.), Saturday (2 p.m.), Sunday (Noon)
Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
Watch – ACC Network Extra
Video Announcers – William Qualkinbush (Friday), Ron Smith, Pete Yanity (Saturday, Sunday)
Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))
Listen (Internet) –
Live Stats –
Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
Tickets –, 1-800-CLEMSON

Overall Record – Clemson leads 17-14 (1970-22)
Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 12-6 (1970-21)

Friday – TBA (LOU) vs. TBA (CU)
Saturday – TBA (LOU) vs. TBA (CU)
Sunday – TBA (LOU) vs. TBA (CU)

• Clemson, who has a 17-10 home record, won two of three games at No. 11 Boston College last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.9 runs per game and hitting .295 with a .446 slugging percentage, .391 on-base percentage and 66 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.54 ERA, .254 opponents’ batting average and 2.52 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .976.

• Louisville, who has a 5-8 road record and is averaging 7.4 runs per game, is led by 17th-year Head Coach Dan McDonnell.
• The Cardinals defeated Bellarmine 18-7 on Tuesday. They are hitting .295 and have a 3.92 ERA and .970 fielding percentage.
• Jack Payton is hitting .382 with 10 homers and 32 RBIs, Ryan McCoy has 11 homers and 38 RBIs and Tate Kuehner has a team-high four saves.

• Clemson Assistant Coach Jimmy Belanger was a pitcher at Louisville in 2007 and 2008.
• Clemson is outhitting ACC opponents .284 to .252.
• The Tiger bullpen has an 18-9 record, nine saves, a 4.15 ERA, .261 opponents’ batting average and 226 strikeouts in 212.2 innings pitched.

• Clemson is ranked as high as No. 18 in the country by Perfect this week, its first weekly ranking of the 2023 season.
• The Tigers have been ranked in at least one weekly poll every year since 1987, when Clemson began tracking weekly polls.

• Clemson’s second-half surge is due in large part to its success in road games, as it has won eight of its last nine road contests.
• The Tigers have a 10-5 road record on the season after starting the year 2-4 in road games.
• Clemson won the final two games at Florida State, downed Georgia, swept NC State and won two of three games at No. 11 Boston College.
• Clemson is 8-4 in road ACC games.
• Excluding the shortened 2020 season, Clemson has not finished with a .500 or better road record since 2018 (15-5).