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May 09, 2024

Clemson Travels To Wake Forest For ACC Showdown

By: Brian Hennessy

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The No. 2 Tigers travel to No. 12 Wake Forest for an ACC showdown this weekend.

Who – Clemson (37-10, 17-7 ACC) vs. Wake Forest (33-16, 12-12 ACC)
Best Ranking – CU – No. 2 D1Baseball; WFU – No. 12 D1Baseball, NCBWA
When – Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (4 p.m.), Sunday (Noon p.m.)
Where – Winston-Salem, N.C. (David F. Couch Ballpark)
Watch – ACC Network Extra (Friday), ACC Network (Saturday), ESPN2 (Sunday)
Video Announcers – Stan Cotten (Friday), Clay Matvick (Saturday, Sunday), Kyle Peterson (Saturday, Sunday), Lary Sorensen (Friday)
Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))
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Live Stats –
Social Media – ClemsonBaseball

Overall Record – Clemson leads 142-63-1 (1901-2023)
Record at Wake Forest – Clemson leads 55-33 (1952-22)

Friday – LHP Ethan Darden (CU) vs. RHP Chase Burns (WFU)
Saturday – LHP Tristan Smith (CU) vs. RHP David Falco (WFU)
Sunday – RHP Aidan Knaak (CU) vs. LHP Josh Hartle (WFU)

• Clemson, which has a 10-4 road record, rallied to defeat Charlotte 14-12 at Truist Field on Tuesday night.
• The Tigers are averaging 8.3 runs per game and hitting .298 with a .518 slugging percentage, .402 on-base percentage and 51 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.24 ERA, .236 opponents’ batting average and 2.3 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .967.

• Wake Forest, which has a 22-7 home record and is averaging 8.6 runs per game, is led by 15th-year Head Coach Tom Walter.
• The Demon Deacons defeated North Carolina A&T 24-7 on Tuesday. They are hitting .286 and have a 5.16 ERA and .974 fielding percentage.
• Seaver King is hitting .329 with 14 homers, Nick Kurtz has a team-high 19 homers and Cole Roland and David Falco both have four saves.

• Clemson has scored 63 runs in the fourth inning, its highest-scoring inning.
• Clemson is hitting .330 with runners in scoring position.
• Clemson’s bullpen has a 25-6 record, 13 saves, a 4.65 ERA, .221 opponents’ batting average and 224 strikeouts in 213.0 innings pitched.

• Five Tiger players received their diplomas during commencement ceremonies in Littlejohn Coliseum on May 9.
• B.J. Bailey, Tristan Bissetta, Ty Olenchuk, Will Taylor and Blake Wright earned their bachelor’s degrees.
• Bissetta and Taylor earned their degrees in only three years.
• Andrew Ciufo, Nick Clayton, Rob Hughes, Alden Mathes and Jimmy Obertop earned their certificates.