Tigers take on No. 16 Wolfpack

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Clark takes the hill for a Friday start at NC State.
Clark takes the hill for a Friday start at NC State.

The Tigers travel to Raleigh to take on No. 16 NC State in their final ACC road series of the season.

SERIES SETUP
• Who – Clemson (29-20, 12-12 ACC) vs. NC State (37-13, 14-10 ACC)
• Best Ranking – CU – NR; NCS – No. 16 USA Today
• When – Friday (6:30 p.m.), Saturday (6:30 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)
• Where – Raleigh, N.C. (Doak Field)
• Watch – ACC Network Extra
• Video Announcers – Michael Lananna, Andrew Sanders
• Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate
• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn
• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball

SERIES HISTORY
• Overall Record – Clemson leads 117-85-1 (1921-18)
• Record at NC State – Clemson leads 44-42 (1935-17)

STARTING PITCHERS
• Friday – LHP Mat Clark (CU - 7-1, 3.31 ERA) vs. RHP Jason Parker (NCS - 4-2, 4.37)
• Saturday – RHP Davis Sharpe (CU - 6-3, 2.93) vs. RHP Reid Johnston (NCS - 5-1, 4.05)
• Sunday – TBA (CU) vs. TBA (NCS)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson, who has an 8-9 road record, defeated The Citadel 17-3 at home on Wednesday.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.8 runs per game and hitting .269 with a .368 on-base percentage, .450 slugging percentage and 83 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.23 ERA, .241 opponents’ batting average and 2.42 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .971.

NC STATE OVERVIEW
• NC State is led by 23rd-year Head Coach Elliott Avent.
• The Wolfpack lost to Campbell 5-3 at home on Tuesday. They are hitting .282 and have a 4.04 ERA and .981 fielding percentage.
• Evan Edwards is hitting .347 with 13 homers and 54 RBIs, Will Wilson is batting .333 with 14 homers and Dalton Feeney has seven saves.

QUICK HITS
• Clemson has a 7-5 record against top-25 ranked teams in 2019. All 12 games were against teams ranked in the top 11.
• Clemson is 95-for-267 (.356) with 67 runs, 24 doubles, a triple and 17 homers in the last seven games, including 12+ hits in each game.
Grayson Byrd and Kyle Wilkie have combined to go 13-for-17 (.765) in the last two games.

GRADUATES
• Five Tiger players and one student assistant coach received their diplomas during commencement ceremonies in Littlejohn Coliseum on May 9.
• Infielder Justin Hawkins and student assistant coach Will Lamb, who played at Clemson (2009-11), graduated with a degree in communication.
• Infielder and outfielder Grayson Byrd graduated with a degree in parks, recreation & tourism management.
• Righthander Brooks Crawford graduated with a degree in sports communication.
• Shortstop Logan Davidson graduated with a degree in management in only three years.
• Righthander Bo Gobin graduated with a degree in marketing in only three years.

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