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Apr 25, 2024

Tigers To Play At Louisville

By: Brian Hennessy

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The No. 4 Tigers travel to Louisville for a three-game series this weekend.

Who – Clemson (32-8, 13-5 ACC) vs. Louisville (24-16, 9-9 ACC)
Best Ranking – CU – No. 4 Baseball America, NCBWA, Perfect Game, USA Today; LOU – NR
When – Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (1 p.m.), Sunday (4 p.m.)
Where – Louisville, Ky. (Jim Patterson Stadium)
Watch – ACC Network Extra (Friday, Saturday), ESPN2 (Sunday)
Video Announcers (Friday) – Joey Lindstrom, Jeff Milby
Video Announcers (Saturday) – Jack Kizer, Jeff Milby
Video Announcers (Sunday) – Kevin Fitzgerald, Devon Travis
Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))
Listen (Internet) –
Live Stats –
Social Media – ClemsonBaseball

Overall Record – Clemson leads 20-14 (1970-23)
Record at Louisville – Louisville leads 7-2 (2016-22)

Friday – LHP Tristan Smith (CU) vs. LHP Sebastian Gongora (LOU)
Saturday – LHP Ethan Darden (CU) vs. LHP Evan Webster (LOU)
Sunday – TBA (CU) vs. TBA (LOU)

• Clemson, which has a 7-3 road record, lost at No. 17 Georgia 4-3 in 15 innings on Tuesday night.
• The Tigers are averaging 7.7 runs per game and hitting .286 with a .496 slugging percentage, .397 on-base percentage and 40 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.83 ERA, .225 opponents’ batting average and 2.54 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .968.

• Louisville, which has a 20-8 home record and is averaging 8.7 runs per game, is led by 18th-year Head Coach Dan McDonnell.
• The Cardinals defeated Western Kentucky 16-5 at home on Tuesday. They are hitting .325 and have a 6.16 ERA and .963 fielding percentage.
• Zion Rose is hitting .391, Gavin Kilen is batting .368, JT Benson has 25 steals and Tucker Biven has a team-high four saves.

• The home team has won each of the last nine regular-season games in the Clemson vs. Louisville series dating to 2021.
• Clemson is in the midst of a stretch of 12 games where nine of them are on the road.
• Clemson’s bullpen has a 20-4 record, 11 saves, a 3.96 ERA, .205 opponents’ batting average and 193 strikeouts in 179.2 innings pitched.

• Junior righty Lucas Mahlstedt transferred to Clemson from Wofford and has been one of the team’s top relievers with his sidearm delivery.
• He is 3-0 with one save, a 2.84 ERA, .254 opponents’ batting average and 22 strikeouts against six walks in 31.2 innings pitched.
• He leads the team in appearances (17), all out of the bullpen.
• He is holding opponents to .152 with two outs.
• He has not allowed a steal.
• He is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 10 strikeouts against two walks in 14.2 innings pitched over nine relief outings in ACC regular-season games.