Clemson Baseball Preview vs. #9 N.C. State
• Who - NC State (31-12, 12-7 ACC) vs. Clemson (29-15, 11-13 ACC)
• Rankings - NCS - No. 11 BA, No. 9 CB, No. 9 USA; CU - NR
• When - Friday (6:30 p.m.), Saturday (4 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)
• Where - Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
• Watch - ESPN3
• TV Announcers - Marty Clary, Roy Philpott
• Listen - TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network
• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media - Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)
• Tickets - ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON
• Promotion (Friday & Sunday) - Family Four Pack - Purchase four tickets and a $10 concession voucher for only $30.
• Promotion (Saturday) - Trading Card Set Giveaway - The first 500 fans receive a pack of player trading cards.
• Promotion (Sunday) - Mother’s Day & Senior Day - Help us honor our seniors and all of the moms on Mother’s Day.
• Overall Record - Clemson leads 114-79-1 (1921-15)
• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 57-26-1 (1921-14)
• Clemson defeated Furman 7-6 in 11 innings at home on Wednesday night after winning two of three games against a top-five Florida State team.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.6 runs per game and hitting .273 with a .385 on-base percentage and 39 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.31 ERA, .264 opponents’ batting average and 2.14 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .960.
NC STATE OVERVIEW
• NC State is led by 20th-year head coach Elliott Avent.
• The Wolfpack beat Duke twice in three games at home last weekend. They are hitting .310 and have a 3.65 ERA and .974 fielding percentage.
• Evan Mendoza is hitting .365, Brock Deatherage is batting .336 with 12 steals and Chance Shepard has 11 homers and 39 RBIs.
• Clemson is 21-2 when outhitting its opponent and 6-12 when it gets outhit.
• Chris Okey, Chase Pinder, Reed Rohlman, Eli White and Weston Wilson have started all 44 games in 2016.
• Seth Beer and Chris Okey are tied for the team lead in multiple-hit games (20).
• Five Tiger players will receive their degrees during commencement ceremonies in Greenville on Saturday morning.
• Utility player Jackson Campana and outfielder Maleeke Gibson graduate with a degree in management.
• Utility player Andrew Cox and righties Garrett Lovorn and Clate Schmidt graduate with a degree in parks, recreation & tourism management.