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Clemson Baseball Preview vs. Nevada

CLEMSON, S.C. - After five days off for final exams, Clemson hosts Nevada in a three-game series from Saturday to Monday.

SERIES SETUP

• Who - Nevada (14-29) vs. Clemson (34-11)

• Rankings - NEV - NR; CU - No. 10 BA, No. 9 CB, No. 6 USA

• When - Saturday (6:30 p.m.), Sunday (4 p.m.), Monday (Noon)

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

• Watch - ACC Network Extra

• Video Announcers - Marty Clary (Saturday, Sunday), Ron Smith (Monday), Pete Yanity

• Listen - TigerCast, WCCP (105.5 FM)

• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com

• Social Media - ClemsonBaseball

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

SERIES HISTORY

• Overall Record - Tied 1-1 (1997-99)

• Record at Clemson - 0-0

STARTING PITCHERS

• Saturday - RHP Trevor Charpie (NEV) vs. LHP Charlie Barnes (CU)

• Sunday - RHP Mark Nowaczewski (NEV) vs. RHP Alex Eubanks (CU)

• Monday - TBA (NEV) vs. LHP Pat Krall (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW

• The Tigers were swept in three games at No. 3 North Carolina by a combined six runs last weekend.

• The Tigers are averaging 6.3 runs per game and hitting .282 with a .383 on-base percentage and 41 steals.

• The pitching staff has a 3.11 ERA, .245 opponents’ batting average and 3.89 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .970.

NEVADA OVERVIEW

• Nevada is led by second-year head coach T.J. Bruce.

• The Wolf Pack defeated Sacramento State 6-5 on the road on Tuesday. They are hitting .271 and have a 5.85 ERA and .970 fielding percentage.

• Grant Fennell is hitting .326, while Keaton Smith is batting .310 with four homers and 20 RBIs.

QUICK HITS

• Clemson plays 11 regular-season games after final exams in 2017. In 2016, the Tigers played 16 regular-season games after final exams.

• Rep. Gary Clary & Sen. Thomas Alexander co-sponsored a concurrent resolution through the state legislature recognizing Seth Beer.

• They will recognize Beer before Saturday’s game for his 2016 accomplishments.

TIGERS RECOGNIZED FOR APR SCORE

• Baseball was one of six Tiger programs in the top-10 percent of their sport nationally in the eligibility, graduation and retention metric.

• It was the first time the Clemson baseball program was lauded by the NCAA for its APR.

• Clemson was the only ACC institution to earn recognition for baseball.

COX THE SENIOR LEADER

• Graduate Andrew Cox is the team leader of the 2017 squad, has been solid at the plate and showed off his glove at first base.

• He is hitting .279 with three homers, five doubles, 22 RBIs, 22 runs, a .368 on-base percentage and five steals in 44 games (41 starts).

• In his career, he is hitting .241 with 15 doubles, a triple, five homers, 49 RBIs, 62 runs and 14 steals in 168 games (126 starts).

• He is a four-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member.

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