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CLEMSON, S.C. - After five days off for final exams, Clemson returns to action when it hosts Louisville from Saturday to Monday.

SERIES SETUP
• Who - Louisville (35-10, 19-2 ACC) vs. Clemson (23-21, 12-11 ACC)
• Rankings - LOU - No. 4 BA, No. 3 CB, No. 4 USA; CU - NR
• When - Saturday (1 p.m.), Sunday (6:30 p.m.), Monday (7 p.m.)
• Where - Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
• Watch - RSN (Saturday), ESPN3 (Saturday, Sunday), ESPNU (Monday)
• TV Announcers - Nick Belmonte (Saturday), Marty Clary (Sunday), Wes Durham (Saturday), Tom Hart (Monday), Roy Philpott (Sunday), Mike Rooney (Monday)
• Listen - TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network
• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media - Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)
• Tickets - ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON
• Promotion (all three games) - Youth 12 and under receive free admission by showing their report card.
• Promotion (Saturday) - Beach Bash - Themed in-game music and promotions, including water, beach balls, sand and sun.
• Promotion (Sunday #1) - Family Four Pack - Purchase two reserved adult and two reserved youth tickets for only $20.
• Promotion (Sunday #2) - Sunday Funday - Fun and family-friendly activities, including a balloon animal artist and face painting.
• Promotion (Monday) - Join us for an exciting 10-minute postgame fireworks show.

SERIES HISTORY
• Overall Record - Clemson leads 6-0 (1970-72)
• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 6-0 (1970-72)

STARTING PITCHERS
• Saturday - RHP Kyle Funkhouser (LOU) vs. LHP Matthew CrownoverMatthew Crownover
Jr. LH Pitcher
#44 6-0, 210
Ringgold, GA

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(CU)
• Sunday - LHP Brendan McKay (LOU) vs. LHP Zack ErwinZack Erwin
Jr. LH Pitcher
#33 6-5, 195
Duluth, GA

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(CU)
• Monday - LHP Josh Rogers (LOU) vs. TBA (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson lost two of three games by a combined three runs at Georgia Tech last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.0 runs per game and hitting .279 with a .367 on-base percentage and 43 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.62 ERA, .249 opponents’ batting average and 2.51 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .963.

LOUISVILLE OVERVIEW
• Louisville is led by ninth-year head coach Dan McDonnell.
• The Cardinals defeated Kentucky 2-1 in 10 innings at home Tuesday. They are hitting .281 and have a 2.29 ERA and .965 fielding percentage.
• Louisville, who is 24-0 when scoring first, is led by Corey Ray, who is hitting .324 with nine homers, 42 RBIs and 25 stolen bases.

QUICK HITS
• Clemson became the ninth Division I program in history to reach the 2,700-win mark with its 11-3 victory at Georgia Tech on April 25.
• Clemson is 19-4 when outhitting the opposition and 2-15 when getting outhit.
Steven DuggarSteven Duggar
Jr. Outfielder
#9 6-2, 195
Moore, SC

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, Tyler KriegerTyler Krieger
Jr. Infielder
#3 6-1, 170
Johns Creek, GA

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, Chris OkeyChris Okey
So. Catcher
#25 5-11, 195
Mount Dora, FL

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and Eli WhiteEli White
So. Infielder
#4 6-2, 185
Easley, SC

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have started all 44 games in 2015.

CLOSE LOSSES
• Clemson has outscored the opposition by 64 runs (266-202) (+1.5 runs per game) in 2015.
• Clemson started the season 3-3 in one-run games, but is 0-5 in its last five one-run games.
• Clemson has also lost three two-run games, therefore 11 of its 21 losses have been by one or two runs.
• The Tigers are 8-4 in their last 12 ACC games, and the four losses have been by a combined five runs. The eight wins have been by 39 runs.
• In the last 12 ACC games, Clemson has outscored the opposition 82-48. The Tigers were 4-7 in their first 11 ACC games.

Tags: Tyler Krieger, Zack Erwin, Matthew Crownover, Steven Duggar, Eli White, Chris Okey
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