After five days off for final exams, Clemson returns to action when it hosts Louisville from Saturday to Monday.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Louisville (35-10, 19-2 ACC) vs. Clemson (23-21, 12-11 ACC)• Rankings – LOU – No. 4 BA, No. 3 CB, No. 4 USA; CU – NR• When – Saturday (1 p.m.), Sunday (6:30 p.m.), Monday (7 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – RSN (Saturday), ESPN3 (Saturday, Sunday), ESPNU (Monday)• TV Announcers – Nick Belmonte (Saturday), Marty Clary (Sunday), Wes Durham (Saturday), Tom Hart (Monday), Roy Philpott (Sunday), Mike Rooney (Monday)• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON• Promotion (all three games) – Youth 12 and under receive free admission by showing their report card.• Promotion (Saturday) – Beach Bash – Themed in-game music and promotions, including water, beach balls, sand and sun.• 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, including a balloon animal artist and face painting.• Promotion (Monday) – Join us for an exciting 10-minute postgame fireworks show.
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 6-0 (1970-72)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 6-0 (1970-72)
STARTING PITCHERS• Saturday – RHP Kyle Funkhouser (LOU) vs. LHP Matthew Crownover (CU)• Sunday – LHP Brendan McKay (LOU) vs. LHP Zack Erwin (CU)• Monday – LHP Josh Rogers (LOU) vs. TBA (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson lost two of three games by a combined three runs at Georgia Tech last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 6.0 runs per game and hitting .279 with a .367 on-base percentage and 43 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.62 ERA, .249 opponents’ batting average and 2.51 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .963.
LOUISVILLE OVERVIEW• Louisville is led by ninth-year head coach Dan McDonnell.• The Cardinals defeated Kentucky 2-1 in 10 innings at home Tuesday. They are hitting .281 and have a 2.29 ERA and .965 fielding percentage.• Louisville, who is 24-0 when scoring first, is led by Corey Ray, who is hitting .324 with nine homers, 42 RBIs and 25 stolen bases.
QUICK HITS• Clemson became the ninth Division I program in history to reach the 2,700-win mark with its 11-3 victory at Georgia Tech on April 25.• Clemson is 19-4 when outhitting the opposition and 2-15 when getting outhit.• Steven Duggar, Tyler Krieger, Chris Okey and Eli White have started all 44 games in 2015.
CLOSE LOSSES• Clemson has outscored the opposition by 64 runs (266-202) (+1.5 runs per game) in 2015.• Clemson started the season 3-3 in one-run games, but is 0-5 in its last five one-run games.• Clemson has also lost three two-run games, therefore 11 of its 21 losses have been by one or two runs.• The Tigers are 8-4 in their last 12 ACC games, and the four losses have been by a combined five runs. The eight wins have been by 39 runs.• In the last 12 ACC games, Clemson has outscored the opposition 82-48. The Tigers were 4-7 in their first 11 ACC games.
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