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Cam Cannarella and the Tigers look to bounce back from the midweek loss back in ACC play hosting NC State this weekend.
Cam Cannarella and the Tigers look to bounce back from the midweek loss back in ACC play hosting NC State this weekend.

No. 2 Tigers host Wolfpack for weekend series


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Neither team announced full weekend starting pitchers as of Friday.

No. 2 Clemson hosts NC State in a three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium this weekend.

SERIES SETUP

• Who – NC State (18-12, 8-7 ACC) vs. Clemson (28-4, 10-2 ACC)

• Best Ranking – NCS – NR; CU – No. 2

• When – Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (8 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)

• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)

• Watch – ACC Network Extra (Friday, Sunday), ACC Network (Saturday)

• Video Announcers (Friday) – William Qualkinbush, Ron Smith

• Video Announcers (Saturday) – Mike Ferrin, Gaby Sanchez

• Video Announcers (Sunday) – Ron Smith, Pete Yanity

• Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))

• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com

• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com

• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball

• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON

FRIDAY STARTERS

Starting Pitchers – RHP Sam Highfill (NCS) vs. RHP Matthew Marchal (CU)

SERIES HISTORY

• Overall Record – Clemson leads 124-90-1 (1921-2023)

• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 60-32-1 (1921-2022)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW

• Clemson, which has an 18-2 home record, lost at home against USC Upstate by a score of 9-5 on Tuesday night.

• The Tigers are averaging 8.2 runs per game and hitting .289 with a .507 slugging percentage, .408 on-base percentage and 34 steals.

• The pitching staff has a 4.07 ERA, .232 opponents’ batting average and 2.54 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .969.

NC STATE OVERVIEW

• NC State, which has a 2-8 road record and is averaging 7.7 runs per game, is led by 28th-year Head Coach Elliott Avent.

• The Wolfpack lost at UNCW 5-4 on Tuesday. They are hitting .288 and have a 6.73 ERA and .969 fielding percentage.

• Garrett Pennington is hitting .374 with 10 homers, Alec Makarewicz is batting .350 with 13 homers and Jacob Dudan has three saves.

QUICK HITS

• Clemson, which hosted Florida State in March, is the only ACC team that has played less than two home conference series in 2024.

• Clemson’s bullpen has an 18-2 record, nine saves, a 4.53 ERA, .221 opponents’ batting average and 150 strikeouts in 139.0 innings pitched.

• Clemson pitchers are holding opponents to a .190 batting average with two outs, including 13-for-110 (.118) in the last 12 games.

SERIES WIN STREAK

• Clemson has won all eight weekend series in 2024 and has a current streak of 15 regular-season weekend series wins in a row dating to 2023.

• It is Clemson’s longest such streak since winning 15 regular-season weekend series in a row from 2001 (5) to 2002 (10).

• Six of the 15 series wins were ACC road series.

• Eight of the 15 series wins were three-game sweeps, one was a two-game sweep of South Carolina (2024) and the other six were won 2-1.

• In the 14 three-game series, Clemson is 14-0 in the series finales.

• In the six series that Clemson won 2-1, five of the Tigers’ losses in the series were in series openers.

• The last series loss for the Tigers came against No. 2 Wake Forest at Doug Kingsmore Stadium from March 30 to April 1, 2023.

• The Tiger record for the longest regular-season weekend series winning streak is 20, set from 1993 (1) to 1994 (11) to 1995 (8).

• Clemson won its last seven ACC regular-season series in 2023 and has won all four in 2024. It has an active streak of 11 in a row.

• It is Clemson’s longest such streak since winning 15 ACC regular-season series in a row from 1993 (1) to 1994 (8) to 1995 (6).

• Six of the ACC regular-season series wins were three-game sweeps and the other five were won 2-1. Clemson is 28-5 in the last 11 ACC series.

• Clemson lost its first game of the first series during the streak, meaning it is 28-4 in its last 32 ACC regular-season games.

• Clemson also went 4-0 in the 2023 ACC Tournament. Therefore, Clemson is 32-4 in its last 36 games against ACC teams.

• Clemson began playing three-game ACC weekend series in 1990.

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