The Tigers travel northward to take on Notre Dame in a three-game series this weekend.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Clemson (23-6, 8-4 ACC) vs. Notre Dame (12-16, 4-8 ACC)• Best Rankings – CU – No. 6 Collegiate Baseball; UND – NR• When – Friday (5:05 p.m.), Saturday (2:05 p.m.), Sunday (1:05 p.m.)• Where – Notre Dame, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Video Announcers – David Korzeniowski (Friday), Tom Peterson (Saturday, Sunday), Nik Valdiserri• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tigers Network• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 8-5 (1994-17)• Record at Notre Dame – Clemson leads 4-2 (2014-16)
STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – LHP Jacob Hennessy (CU) vs. LHP Scott Tully (UND)• Saturday – RHP Brooks Crawford (CU) vs. LHP Tommy Sheehan (UND)• Sunday – LHP Jake Higginbotham (CU) vs. RHP Cameron Junker (UND)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson hit four home runs in its 6-1 home win over No. 18 Coastal Carolina on Tuesday night.• The Tigers are averaging 6.1 runs per game and hitting .249 with a .371 on-base percentage and 18 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.11 ERA, .234 opponents’ batting average and 2.35 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .974.
NOTRE DAME OVERVIEW• Notre Dame is led by eighth-year head coach Mik Aoki.• The Fighting Irish beat Chicago State at home 18-4 on Tuesday. They are hitting .268 and have a 5.44 ERA and .974 fielding percentage.• Nick Podkul is hitting .347 three homers, 22 RBIs and seven steals, while Alex Kerschner is batting .338.
QUICK HITS• Clemson hit four homers versus Coastal Carolina on Tuesday, its most in a game since totaling four against the Chanticleers on May 16, 2017.• Ten different Tigers have hit at least one home run and nine different Tigers have hit at least two home runs.• Chris Williams leads the team in multiple-hit games (8) and multiple-RBI games (8).
GREENE PROVIDING SPARK AT BOTTOM• Junior infielder Jordan Greene has come on to become the starter at second base and has provided a spark at the bottom of the lineup.• Clemson is 8-1 in his nine starts and 5-0 when Greene is batting in the No. 9 spot in the starting lineup.• He is hitting .300 with a double, two homers, four RBIs, 10 runs, a .432 on-base percentage and a steal in 16 games in 2018.• In ACC regular-season games, he has a .400 batting average with a .571 on-base percentage in seven games (five starts).• In his career, he is hitting .259 with 14 doubles, three homers, 29 RBIs, 53 runs and nine steals in 113 games (87 starts).
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