The Tigers welcome Notre Dame to Doug Kingsmore Stadium for the first time since 1994 this weekend.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Notre Dame (12-3, 1-2 ACC) vs. Clemson (8-7, 1-2 ACC)• Rankings – UND – NR; CU – NR• When – Friday (6:30 p.m.), Saturday (2 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – ESPN3• TV Announcers – Marty Clary, Bob Mihalic (Friday, Saturday), Pete Yanity (Sunday)• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON• Promotion (Friday #1) – Children 12 and under receive free admission with a paying adult.• Promotion (Friday #2) – 70s Night.• Promotion (Friday #3) – Join us for an exciting 10-minute postgame fireworks show.• Promotion (Saturday) – Children 12 and under receive free admission with a paying adult.• Promotion (Sunday #1) – Family Four Pack – Purchase two reserved adult & two reserved youth tickets for $20.• Promotion (Sunday #2) – Children 12 and under receive free admission with a paying adult.• Promotion (Sunday #3) – Sunday Funday – Fun and family-friendly activities during the game and throughout Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Notre Dame leads 3-1 (1994-14)• Record at Clemson – Notre Dame leads 1-0 (1994)
STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – RHP Scott Kerrigan (UND) vs. LHP Matthew Crownover (CU)• Saturday – RHP Brandon Bielak (UND) vs. RHP Brody Koerner (CU)• Sunday – RHP Nick McCarty (UND) vs. LHP Zack Erwin (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson scored three runs late but fell to Michigan State 8-6 at Fluor Field in Greenville on Wednesday.• The Tigers are averaging 5.7 runs per game and hitting .289 with a .372 on-base percentage and 15 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.77 ERA, .241 opponents’ batting average and 3.10 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .967.
NOTRE DAME OVERVIEW• Notre Dame is led by fifth-year Head Coach Mik Aoki.• The Fighting Irish downed Savannah State 5-3 on the road Wednesday. They are hitting .274 and have a 3.40 ERA and .968 fielding percentage.• Cavan Biggio is hitting a team-high .404 with eight doubles, two triples, two homers, 11 RBIs, a .521 on-base percentage and three steals.
QUICK HITS• Clemson is 8-1 when it outhits the opponent and 5-0 when the opponent commits two or more errors.• Steven Duggar and Tyler Krieger have both reached base in all 15 games in 2015.• Eli White is hitting a team-high .471 with runners in scoring position, while Chase Pinder is hitting a team-high .538 with two outs.
ROHLMAN FITTING IN AS FRESHMAN• Freshman outfielder Reed Rohlman has burst onto the scene and taken over the starting spot in left field.• He is hitting .389, second-best on the team, with four doubles, two homers, nine RBIs and 10 runs in 15 games.• He has six multi-hit games, including two three-hit games and one four-hit game.• He went 4-for-4 with his first career homer, a double, four runs and a walk in Clemson’s 11-5 win over Wofford on February 25.
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