Clemson Baseball Preview vs. #9 N.C. State


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Clemson Baseball Preview vs. #9 N.C. State

SERIES SETUP

• 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.

SERIES HISTORY

• Overall Record - Clemson leads 114-79-1 (1921-15)

• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 57-26-1 (1921-14)

STARTING PITCHERS

• Friday - RHP Cory Wilder (NCS) vs. LHP Charlie Barnes (CU)

• Saturday - LHP Brian Brown (NCS) vs. TBA (CU)

• Sunday - LHP Ryan Williamson (NCS) vs. TBA (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW

• 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.

QUICK HITS

• 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).

GRADUATES

• 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.

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