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Clemson Faces No. 2 Louisville

Clemson Faces No. 2 Louisville

The Tigers play their final home weekend series of the season against No. 2 Louisville.

SERIES SETUPWho – Louisville (43-6, 20-4 ACC) vs. Clemson (37-12, 16-8 ACC)• Rankings – LOU – No. 2 BA, No. 2 CB, No. 2 USA; CU – No. 11 BA, No. 9 CB, No. 7 USA• When – Friday (1 p.m.), Saturday (4 p.m.), Sunday (Noon)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – ACC Network Extra (Friday, Saturday), ESPN2 (Sunday)• Video Announcers – Marty Clary (Sat.), Fred Cunningham (Sat.), Tom Hart (Sun.), Bob Mihalic (Fri.), Kyle Peterson (Sun.), Ron Smith (Fri.)• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network• Live Stats –• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball• Tickets –, 1-800-CLEMSON• Promotion (Friday) – Baseball Trading Cards – The first 1,000 fans receive player trading cards (part of a set of the entire roster).• Promotion (Saturday) – Senior Day – Clemson will honor its seniors during pregame festivities.

SERIES HISTORYOverall Record – Clemson leads 9-5 (1970-16)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 7-2 (1970-15)

STARTING PITCHERSFriday – LHP Brendan McKay (LOU) vs. LHP Charlie Barnes (CU)• Saturday – RHP Kade McClure (LOU) vs. RHP Alex Eubanks (CU)• Sunday – LHP Nick Bennett (LOU) vs. LHP Pat Krall (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson defeated Furman 10-5 on Tuesday at Fluor Field after winning two of three home games against Nevada from Saturday to Monday.• The Tigers are averaging 6.4 runs per game and hitting .286 with a .388 on-base percentage and 43 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.12 ERA, .246 opponents’ batting average and 3.99 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .969.

LOUISVILLE OVERVIEW• Louisville is led by 11th-year head coach Dan McDonnell.• The Cardinals own the nation’s longest active winning streak (12). They are hitting .295 and have a 2.58 ERA and .980 fielding percentage.• Drew Ellis is hitting .384 with 13 homers and 45 RBIs, while Brendan McKay is batting .379 with 15 homers, 46 RBIs and a 1.92 ERA.

QUICK HITS• Clemson has scored first in each of its last nine ACC games and 20 of its 24 ACC games in 2017.• The Tigers are 29-3 when totaling at least as many hits as the opponent and 8-9 when getting outhit.• The 2006 season (43) was the last time Clemson totaled 40+ wins during the regular season.

GRADUATES• Four Tiger players will receive or have received their degrees during commencement ceremonies in Littlejohn Coliseum on Thursday and Friday.• Lefthander Charlie Barnes and outfielder Reed Rohlman will graduate with a degree in parks, recreation & tourism management on Friday.• Barnes will graduate in three years.• Lefthander Pat Krall graduated with a degree in management on Thursday.• Righthander Patrick Andrews graduated with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering on Thursday.• Bullpen coordinator and former Tiger lefthander Andrew Towns graduated with a degree in economics on Thursday.• Andrew Cox already has his degree, while Tyler Jackson (USC Upstate) and Weston Jackson (Presbyterian College) are graduate transfers.