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Clemson Closes at NC State

Clemson Closes at NC State

The Tigers close the regular season with a three-game series at NC State from Thursday to Saturday.

SERIES SETUPWho – Clemson (38-15, 16-11 ACC) vs. NC State (31-21, 14-13 ACC)• Rankings – CU – No. 14 BA, No. 14 CB, No. 12 USA; NR• When – Thursday (6 p.m.), Friday (6:30 p.m.), Saturday (1 p.m.)• Where – Raleigh, N.C. (Doak Field)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Video Announcers – Adam Gold, Andrew Sanders• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network• Live Stats –• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball

SERIES HISTORYOverall Record – Clemson leads 116-80-1 (1921-16)• Record at NC State – Clemson leads 43-40 (1935-15)

STARTING PITCHERSThursday – LHP Charlie Barnes (CU) vs. RHP Johnny Piedmonte (NCS)• Friday – RHP Alex Eubanks (CU) vs. LHP Brian Brown (NCS)• Saturday – TBA (CU) vs. TBA (NCS)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson rallied for an 11-8 victory over No. 24 Coastal Carolina on Tuesday night at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.• The Tigers are averaging 6.3 runs per game and hitting .286 with a .386 on-base percentage and 46 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.26 ERA, .249 opponents’ batting average and 4.02 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .970.

NC STATE OVERVIEW• NC State is led by 21st-year head coach Elliott Avent.• The Wolfpack have won 11 of 12 games and swept Pittsburgh. They are hitting .278 and have a 3.83 ERA and .975 fielding percentage.• Brad Debo is hitting .347 with 39 RBIs, while Josh McLain is batting .320 with 11 steals. Joe Dunand has added 16 homers and 47 RBIs.

QUICK HITS• The last time the Tigers closed the regular season with a three-game series at NC State was during the 2009 season.• The Tigers are averaging 7.7 runs per game in their 38 wins and 2.7 runs per game in their 15 losses.• Righthander Jeremy Beasley leads the Tigers in opponent batting average on balls in play (.184), which excludes homers and strikeouts.

BYRD STEADY AT THIRD BASE• Sophomore Grayson Byrd sat out in 2016 after transferring from Louisiana State. He has emerged as the everyday starter at third base.• He has made 32 starts at third base and 12 starts at second base in 2017.• He is hitting .288 with four doubles, a homer, 17 RBIs, 19 runs and three steals in 47 games (44 starts).• He is hitting .323 with runners on base and a team-high .359 with two outs.• He has a solid .933 fielding percentage.• His father, Paul, played 14 years in the majors with the Mets, Braves, Phillies, Royals, Angels, Indians and Red Sox.