The Tigers travel to Durham, N.C., to take on Duke in a three-game series at Jack Coombs Field this weekend.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Clemson (22-7, 7-5 ACC) vs. Duke (15-14, 4-8 ACC)• Rankings – CU – No. 21 BA, No. 17 CB, No. 16 USA; DUK – NR• When – Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (1 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)• Where – Durham, N.C. (Jack Coombs Field)• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 129-66-2 (1904-2015)• Record at Duke – Clemson leads 50-28-1 (1916-12)
STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – RHP Clate Schmidt (CU) vs. RHP Bailey Clark (DUK)• Saturday – LHP Charlie Barnes (CU) vs. LHP Trent Swart (DUK)• Sunday – TBA (CU) vs. RHP Brian McAfee (DUK)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson rallied to defeat Georgia 11-6 on the road on Tuesday night.• The Tigers are averaging 7.3 runs per game and hitting .287 with a .400 on-base percentage and 25 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.60 ERA, .243 opponents’ batting average and 2.42 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .961.
DUKE OVERVIEW• Duke is led by fourth-year head coach Chris Pollard.• The Blue Devils downed UNC Greensboro 7-4 on Tuesday. They are hitting .252 and have a 3.71 ERA and .974 fielding percentage.• Justin Bellinger is batting .410, Chris Proctor is hitting .313, Jimmy Herron has 10 steals and Zack Kone has four homers and 25 RBIs.
QUICK HITS• Clemson pitching coach Andrew See was the pitching coach at Duke from 2013-15.• Clemson has trailed entering the seventh inning of a game 10 times this season and has won five of those games.• Seth Beer (25) and Chase Pinder (23) both have active on-base streaks of 23+ games.
GREENE STEPPING UP AT THIRD BASE• Freshman Jordan Greene played sparingly in the first quarter of the season. But with no one taking command at third, he has stepped up.• He has started the last six games at third and has played 12 games overall (seven starts). Clemson is 6-1 with him in the starting lineup.• He is hitting .269 with one double, four RBIs, seven runs, a .424 on-base percentage and one steal.• He has reached base in all five plate appearances when leading off an inning.• He hit the go-ahead, run-scoring single in the eighth to give Clemson a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh on April 3.• The next game, he led off the ninth inning with a walk in a tie game and came around to score the winning run at Georgia on April 5.
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