No. 12 Tigers host Notre Dame for weekend series


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Freshman Davis Sharpe holds a starting staff-best 2.18 ERA.
Freshman Davis Sharpe holds a starting staff-best 2.18 ERA.

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers host Notre Dame in a weekend series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

SERIES SETUP

• Who - Notre Dame (6-9, 2-1 ACC) vs. Clemson (13-3, 3-0 ACC)

• Best Rankings - UND - NR; CU - No. 12 Collegiate Baseball

• When - Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (3 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)

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

• Watch - ACC Network Extra

• Video Announcers - Jose Alvarez (Friday, Saturday), Don Munson (Sunday), William Qualkinbush (Sunday), Pete Yanity (Friday, Saturday)

• Listen (Radio) - WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate

• Listen (Internet) - ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn

• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com

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

• Promotion (Friday) - Giveaway - Trading cards set (2/5) for the first 1,000 fans

• Promotion (Saturday) - Giveaway - Mini bat for the first 1,000 fans

• Promotion (Sunday) - Game Highlight - Kids run the bases

SERIES HISTORY

• Overall Record - Clemson leads 11-6 (1994-18)

• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 4-3 (1994-17)

STARTING PITCHERS

• Friday - LHP Tommy Sheehan (UND - 2-1, 3.86 ERA) vs. RHP Davis Sharpe (CU - 2-0, 2.18)

• Saturday - LHP Cameron Brown (UND - 0-1, 5.95) vs. LHP Mat Clark (CU - 3-0, 2.40)

• Sunday - RHP Cameron Junker (UND - 1-2, 4.82) vs. LHP Keyshawn Askew (CU - 2-0, 3.44)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW

• Clemson, who has won five games in a row, defeated No. 11 Coastal Carolina 8-5 at home on Wednesday night.

• The Tigers are averaging 7.4 runs per game and hitting .279 with a .386 on-base percentage and 30 steals.

• The pitching staff has a 3.84 ERA, .224 opponents’ batting average and 3.22 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .975.

NOTRE DAME OVERVIEW

• Notre Dame is led by ninth-year head coach Mik Aoki.

• The Fighting Irish fell at Western Carolina 16-9 on Wednesday. They are hitting .255 and have a 6.44 ERA and .961 fielding percentage.

• Eric Gilgenbach is hitting .271 with five homers and 19 RBIs, while Cole Kmet has 27 strikeouts and two of the team's three saves.

QUICK HITS

• Clemson is 42-for-112 (.375) with 30 runs in the last three games, two against No. 3 North Carolina and one against No. 11 Coastal Carolina.

Logan Davidson (13), Davis Sharpe (12) and Kyle Wilkie (10) all have active double-digit on-base streaks.

• In each of Clemson's last eight games, the team that scored first lost.

BYRD PROVIDING SENIOR LEADERSHIP

• Senior infielder Grayson Byrd has been a steadying influence as a team leader and due to his ability to play both first base and third base.

• He has started nine games at third base and seven games at first base.

• He is hitting .333 with two homers, four doubles, 14 RBIs, 13 runs, a .420 on-base percentage and two steals in 16 games in 2019.

• In the last three games, he is 8-for-13 (.615) with two doubles, five RBIs, four runs and a steal.

• In his three seasons as a Tiger, he is hitting .276 with 12 homers, 60 RBIs, 58 runs and eight steals in 121 games (109 starts).

• He is the son of former MLB pitcher Paul Byrd.

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