The Tigers continue their homestand with a three-game series against North Carolina this weekend.
SERIES SETUP• Who – North Carolina (17-11, 6-6 ACC) vs. Clemson (14-14, 5-7 ACC)• Rankings – UNC – NR; CU – NR• When – Friday (6:30 p.m.), Saturday (6:30 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – TigerCast• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON• Promotion (Friday #1) – Sports Jersey Night – Fans age 12 and under receive free admission by wearing a Clemson sports jersey.• Promotion (Friday #2) – Join us for an exciting 10-minute postgame fireworks show.• Promotion (Sunday #1) – Family Four Pack – Purchase two reserved adult and two reserved youth tickets for only $20.• Promotion (Sunday #2) – Sunday Funday – Fun and family-friendly activities during the game and throughout Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 97-87-1 (1901-2013)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 45-31-1 (1901-2012)
STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – RHP Zac Gallen (UNC) vs. LHP Matthew Crownover (CU)• Saturday – RHP J.B. Bukauskas (UNC) vs. LHP Zack Erwin (CU)• Sunday – RHP Benton Moss (UNC) vs. RHP Brody Koerner (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson split a pair of midweek home games against Furman (W, 5-4) and Presbyterian College (L, 5-4).• The Tigers are averaging 5.9 runs per game and hitting .282 with a .365 on-base percentage and 35 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.84 ERA, .253 opponents’ batting average and 2.57 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .963.
NORTH CAROLINA OVERVIEW• North Carolina is led by 17th-year head coach Mike Fox.• The Tar Heels defeated Elon on the road 10-5 on Tuesday. They are hitting .281 and have a 3.68 ERA and .961 fielding percentage.• Brian Miller is hitting a team-high .377, while Korey Dunbar is batting .338. Tyler Ramirez has added a team-high 12 stolen bases.
QUICK HITS• Clemson last hosted North Carolina for a three-game series in 2012. The two teams did not play in 2014.• Clemson is 12-1 when outhitting the opponent and 0-11 when getting outhit.• Reed Rohlman leads Clemson in batting average in ACC games (.327), while Chris Okey has a team-high 10 RBIs in ACC games.
SLATON SCORING• Senior outfielder Tyler Slaton has scored 30 runs, 10 more than any other Tiger, in 2015.• He is only hitting .179, but has a .360 on-base percentage thanks to a team-high 26 walks and four hit-by-pitches.• He has a team-high four triples along with three doubles, one homer, eight RBIs and five steals.• He has a team-tying-high three outfield assists, 56 putouts and has not made an error as the starting center fielder.• In his career, he has 109 runs, 17 doubles, eight triples, four homers, 53 RBIs, 103 walks, 28 steals and 15 outfield assists in 195 games.
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