Clemson Baseball Preview vs. Duke & Notes


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Clemson Baseball Preview vs. Duke & Notes

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers wrap up their third straight five-game week with a three-game home series against Duke this weekend.

SERIES SETUP
• Who - Duke (22-15, 5-13 ACC) vs. Clemson (20-18, 9-9 ACC)
• Rankings - DUK - NR; CU - NR
• When - Friday (6:30 p.m.), Saturday (Doubleheader) (2 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 #1) - 90s Night
• Promotion (Friday #2) - The first 500 students get a free hot dog.

SERIES HISTORY
• Overall Record - Clemson leads 127-66-2 (1904-2014)
• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 66-25-1 (1905-2013)

STARTING PITCHERS
• Friday - LHP Dillon Haviland (DUK) vs. LHP Matthew CrownoverMatthew Crownover
Jr. LH Pitcher
#44 6-0, 210
Ringgold, GA

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(CU)
• Saturday (Game 1) - RHP Andrew Istler (DUK) vs. LHP Zack ErwinZack Erwin
Jr. LH Pitcher
#33 6-5, 195
Duluth, GA

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(CU)
• Saturday (Game 2) - RHP Bailey Clark (DUK) vs. RHP Brody KoernerBrody Koerner
Jr. RH Pitcher
#19 6-2, 200
Concord, NC

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(CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson won midweek home games against Western Carolina (14-2) and Gardner-Webb (7-5).
• The Tigers are averaging 6.2 runs per game and hitting .282 with a .369 on-base percentage and 42 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.76 ERA, .252 opponents’ batting average and 2.57 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .962.

DUKE OVERVIEW
• Duke is led by third-year head coach Chris Pollard.
• The Blue Devils won one of three games at home against Louisville. They are hitting .252 and have a 3.14 ERA and .964 fielding percentage.
• Peter Zyla is hitting .333, while Andy Perez is batting .302 with 26 steals.

QUICK HITS
• Clemson and Duke have played at least one game every year since 1990. The two did not play in 1989.
• Clemson and Duke wrapped up their last series in 2013 with a doubleheader on Saturday, March 23.
Reed RohlmanReed Rohlman
RS Fr. Outfielder
#26 6-0, 210
Moore, SC

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is fourth in the ACC in batting average at .373 and Tyler KriegerTyler Krieger
Jr. Infielder
#3 6-1, 170
Johns Creek, GA

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is ninth (.361).

RIGHTY DUO
• Righthanders Jake LongJake Long
RS Sr. RH Pitcher
#39 6-0, 190
Anderson, SC

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and Clate SchmidtClate Schmidt
Jr. RH Pitcher
#32 6-1, 205
Acworth, GA

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have given Clemson a much-needed boost as midweek starters on the mound in recent weeks.
• Long, a senior, is 1-0 with a 2.14 ERA, .187 opponents’ batting average and 21 strikeouts against seven walks in 21.0 innings pitched.
• Long did not pitch during the first half of the season while recovering from injury.
• Schmidt, a junior, is 1-1 with a 2.77 ERA and .250 opponents’ batting average in 39.0 innings pitched.

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Tags: Clate Schmidt, Tyler Krieger, Brody Koerner, Zack Erwin, Jake Long, Matthew Crownover, Reed Rohlman

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