Clemson returns home to host Wake Forest in a three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium this weekend.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Wake Forest (17-10, 4-5 ACC) vs. Clemson (12-11, 4-5 ACC)• Rankings – WFU – 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 – ESPN3• TV Announcers – Marty Clary, Roy Philpott• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON• Promotion (Friday #1) – 70s Night.• Promotion (Friday #2) – Join us for an exciting 10-minute postgame fireworks show.• Promotion (Saturday) – The first 1,000 fans to enter Doug Kingsmore Stadium receive a Head Coach Jack Leggett bobblehead.• 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.Note: Due to a concert in Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday at 9 p.m., postgame traffic patterns will be altered.
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 126-54-1 (1901-2014)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 64-19-1 (1901-2013)
STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – RHP Matt Pirro (WFU) vs. LHP Matthew Crownover (CU)• Saturday – RHP Will Craig (WFU) vs. RHP Brody Koerner (CU)• Sunday – RHP Connor Johnstone (WFU) vs. LHP Zack Erwin (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson defeated Western Carolina 19-2 on the road Tuesday after winning two of three games at Virginia Tech last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 6.3 runs per game and hitting .292 with a .375 on-base percentage and 27 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.81 ERA, .250 opponents’ batting average and 2.55 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .965.
WAKE FOREST OVERVIEW• Wake Forest is led by sixth-year Head Coach Tom Walter.• The Demon Deacons won midweek games (Charlotte, Appalachian State). They are hitting .316 and have a 5.84 ERA and .970 fielding percentage.• Will Craig leads the ACC with a .430 batting average along with 12 doubles, one triple, eight homers and 40 RBIs in 27 games.
QUICK HITS• Clemson is scheduled to play 15 of its next 18 games at home.• Of Clemson’s 210.1 innings pitched in 2015, 131.0 (62 percent) have been thrown by lefthanders.• Clemson is 11-1 when outhitting the opponent and 0-9 when getting outhit.
DUGGAR DYNAMIC• Junior outfielder Steven Duggar is one of the team’s most dynamic players with his speed and arm.• He is hitting .267 with five doubles, 17 RBIs, 16 runs, 17 walks against only 13 strikeouts and four steals in 23 games.• He has reached base safely in all 23 games in 2015 and 25 in a row dating to 2014.• In his career, he is hitting .293 with 26 doubles, five triples, three homers, 83 RBIs, 100 runs and 44 steals in starting all 146 games.• He has two outfield assists in 2015 and 16 in his career.
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