Tigers travel to No. 3 North Carolina
CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers travel to Chapel Hill to face No. 3 North Carolina in a three-game series and top-five matchup this weekend.
• Who - Clemson (34-8, 16-5 ACC) vs. North Carolina (33-9, 16-5 ACC)
• Rankings - CU - No. 6 BA, No. 5 CB, No. 3 USA; UNC - No. 3 BA, No. 4 CB, No. 4 USA
• When - Friday (6:30 p.m.), Saturday (4 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)
• Where - Chapel Hill, N.C. (Boshamer Stadium)
• Watch - ACC Network Extra
• Video Announcers - John Manuel, Paul Shuey
• Listen - TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network
• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media - ClemsonBaseball
• Overall Record - Clemson leads 99-89-1 (1901-2015)
• Record at North Carolina - North Carolina leads 43-37 (1951-13)
• Clemson defeated College of Charleston 7-2 at home on Tuesday night.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.6 runs per game and hitting .288 with a .391 on-base percentage and 40 stolen bases.
• The pitching staff has a 3.06 ERA, .245 opponents’ batting average and 3.99 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .969.
NORTH CAROLINA OVERVIEW
• North Carolina is led by 19th-year head coach Mike Fox.
• The Tar Heels won both midweek home games over Elon and Campbell. They are hitting .278 and have a 2.68 ERA and .977 fielding percentage.
• Logan Warmoth is hitting .348 with seven homers, 32 RBIs and 15 steals, while Brian Miller is batting .322 with 34 RBIs and 18 steals.
• Clemson has not faced North Carolina in Chapel Hill since March 30 to April 1, 2013, when the Tar Heels won two of three games.
• This weekend's series marks Clemson's first games in the state of North Carolina in 2017.
• Seth Beer (Clemson) and J.B. Bukauskas (North Carolina) were roommates during the USA Collegiate National Team's trip overseas last summer.
JACKSON SHOWING VALUE ON MOUND
• Graduate righthander Tyler Jackson transferred from USC Upstate for his one and only season at Clemson in 2017.
• He is a big reason the Tigers are 12-0 in midweek games this season, as he has made all 10 of his starts in midweek contests.
• He is 7-1 with a 3.62 ERA, .265 opponents' batting average and 57 strikeouts against eight walks in 59.2 innings pitched over 12 outings.