After five days off for final exams, Clemson hosts Nevada in a three-game series from Saturday to Monday.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Nevada (14-29) vs. Clemson (34-11)• Rankings – NEV – NR; CU – No. 10 BA, No. 9 CB, No. 6 USA• When – Saturday (6:30 p.m.), Sunday (4 p.m.), Monday (Noon)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Video Announcers – Marty Clary (Saturday, Sunday), Ron Smith (Monday), Pete Yanity• Listen – TigerCast, WCCP (105.5 FM)• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Tied 1-1 (1997-99)• Record at Clemson – 0-0
STARTING PITCHERS• Saturday – RHP Trevor Charpie (NEV) vs. LHP Charlie Barnes (CU)• Sunday – RHP Mark Nowaczewski (NEV) vs. RHP Alex Eubanks (CU)• Monday – TBA (NEV) vs. LHP Pat Krall (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• The Tigers were swept in three games at No. 3 North Carolina by a combined six runs last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 6.3 runs per game and hitting .282 with a .383 on-base percentage and 41 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.11 ERA, .245 opponents’ batting average and 3.89 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .970.
NEVADA OVERVIEW• Nevada is led by second-year head coach T.J. Bruce.• The Wolf Pack defeated Sacramento State 6-5 on the road on Tuesday. They are hitting .271 and have a 5.85 ERA and .970 fielding percentage.• Grant Fennell is hitting .326, while Keaton Smith is batting .310 with four homers and 20 RBIs.
QUICK HITS• Clemson plays 11 regular-season games after final exams in 2017. In 2016, the Tigers played 16 regular-season games after final exams.• Rep. Gary Clary & Sen. Thomas Alexander co-sponsored a concurrent resolution through the state legislature recognizing Seth Beer.• They will recognize Beer before Saturday’s game for his 2016 accomplishments.
TIGERS RECOGNIZED FOR APR SCORE• Baseball was one of six Tiger programs in the top-10 percent of their sport nationally in the eligibility, graduation and retention metric.• It was the first time the Clemson baseball program was lauded by the NCAA for its APR.• Clemson was the only ACC institution to earn recognition for baseball.
COX THE SENIOR LEADER• Graduate Andrew Cox is the team leader of the 2017 squad, has been solid at the plate and showed off his glove at first base.• He is hitting .279 with three homers, five doubles, 22 RBIs, 22 runs, a .368 on-base percentage and five steals in 44 games (41 starts).• In his career, he is hitting .241 with 15 doubles, a triple, five homers, 49 RBIs, 62 runs and 14 steals in 168 games (126 starts).• He is a four-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member.
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