SERIES SETUP• Who – Clemson (31-11, 14-7 ACC) vs. Virginia (24-17, 9-12 ACC)• Best Rankings – CU – No. 8 Perfect Game; UVA – NR• When – Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (4 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)• Where – Charlottesville, Va. (Disharoon Park)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Video Announcers – Alex Close, Channing Poole• Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 107-54 (1955-17)• Record at Virginia – Clemson leads 41-29 (1956-14)
STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – LHP Jacob Hennessy (CU) vs. RHP Derek Casey (UVA)• Saturday – RHP Brooks Crawford (CU) vs. LHP Daniel Lynch (UVA)• Sunday – LHP Jake Higginbotham (CU) vs. RHP Noah Murdock (UVA)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has won five games in a row, won both midweek home games (Kennesaw State, Presbyterian College) after sweeping Wake Forest.• The Tigers are averaging 6.1 runs per game and hitting .251 with a .374 on-base percentage and 35 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.45 ERA, .237 opponents’ batting average and 2.29 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .976.
VIRGINIA OVERVIEW• Virginia is led by 15th-year head coach Brian O’Connor.• The Cavaliers won two of three games at Louisville last weekend. They are hitting .271 and have a 3.75 ERA and .970 fielding percentage.• Andy Weber is hitting .359 with 16 doubles, two triples, three homers and 37 RBIs, while Tanner Morris is batting .309.
QUICK HITS• Clemson is 17-2 when it outhits the opponent and 14-9 when it does not outhit the opponent.• Clemson is hitting .312 during its five-game winning streak.• Clemson had a season-high six stolen bases against Presbyterian College on Wednesday night.
WINNING SEASONS THE NORM• The Tigers have had a winning record every year since 1965.• With its 31-11 record in 2018, Clemson is guaranteed of having a winning record for the 54th season in a row.• Clemson’s 54-year streak is the third-longest active streak in the nation, trailing two ACC schools (Florida State 70, Miami (Fla.) 60).• Clemson has had a non-losing record, which includes seasons with equal number of wins and losses, every season since 1958.• Bill Wilhelm took over as head coach of the Clemson program in 1958, therefore the Tigers have not had a losing record since he took over.• Clemson’s 61-year streak of non-losing records is tied for the second-longest active streak in the nation, trailing only Florida State (71).