The Tigers travel to Chapel Hill to face No. 3 North Carolina in a three-game series and top-five matchup this weekend.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Clemson (34-8, 16-5 ACC) vs. North Carolina (33-9, 16-5 ACC)• Rankings – CU – No. 6 BA, No. 5 CB, No. 3 USA; UNC – No. 3 BA, No. 4 CB, No. 4 USA• When – Friday (6:30 p.m.), Saturday (4 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)• Where – Chapel Hill, N.C. (Boshamer Stadium)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Video Announcers – John Manuel, Paul Shuey• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 99-89-1 (1901-2015)• Record at North Carolina – North Carolina leads 43-37 (1951-13)
STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – LHP Charlie Barnes (CU) vs. RHP J.B. Bukauskas (UNC)• Saturday – RHP Alex Eubanks (CU) vs. RHP Luca Dalatri (UNC)• Sunday – LHP Pat Krall (CU) vs. TBA (UNC)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson defeated College of Charleston 7-2 at home on Tuesday night.• The Tigers are averaging 6.6 runs per game and hitting .288 with a .391 on-base percentage and 40 stolen bases.• The pitching staff has a 3.06 ERA, .245 opponents’ batting average and 3.99 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .969.
NORTH CAROLINA OVERVIEW• North Carolina is led by 19th-year head coach Mike Fox.• The Tar Heels won both midweek home games over Elon and Campbell. They are hitting .278 and have a 2.68 ERA and .977 fielding percentage.• Logan Warmoth is hitting .348 with seven homers, 32 RBIs and 15 steals, while Brian Miller is batting .322 with 34 RBIs and 18 steals.
QUICK HITS• Clemson has not faced North Carolina in Chapel Hill since March 30 to April 1, 2013, when the Tar Heels won two of three games.• This weekend’s series marks Clemson’s first games in the state of North Carolina in 2017.• Seth Beer (Clemson) and J.B. Bukauskas (North Carolina) were roommates during the USA Collegiate National Team’s trip overseas last summer.
JACKSON SHOWING VALUE ON MOUND• Graduate righthander Tyler Jackson transferred from USC Upstate for his one and only season at Clemson in 2017.• He is a big reason the Tigers are 12-0 in midweek games this season, as he has made all 10 of his starts in midweek contests.• He is 7-1 with a 3.62 ERA, .265 opponents’ batting average and 57 strikeouts against eight walks in 59.2 innings pitched over 12 outings.
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