Tigers begin ACC Play at NC State this weekend


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Leggett will lead his team to Raleigh, N.C this weekend.
Leggett will lead his team to Raleigh, N.C this weekend.

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers open ACC play on the road in a three-game series at NC State this weekend.

SERIES SETUP
• Who - Clemson (7-4, 0-0 ACC) vs. NC State (7-3, 0-0 ACC)
• Rankings - CU - NR; NCS - NR
• When - Friday (3 p.m.), Saturday (3 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)
• Where - Raleigh, N.C. (Doak Field)
• Watch - ESPN3
• TV Announcers - Pat Kinas, TBA
• Listen - TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network (Saturday’s game is only available on TigerCast)
• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media - Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)

SERIES HISTORY
• Overall Record - Clemson leads 113-77-1 (1921-14)
• Record at NC State - Clemson leads 42-38 (1935-13)

STARTING PITCHERS
• Friday - LHP Matthew CrownoverMatthew Crownover
Jr. LH Pitcher
#44 6-0, 210
Ringgold, GA

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(CU) vs. TBA (NCS)
• Saturday - LHP Zack ErwinZack Erwin
Jr. LH Pitcher
#33 6-5, 195
Duluth, GA

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(CU) vs. TBA (NCS)
• Sunday - RHP Brody KoernerBrody Koerner
Jr. RH Pitcher
#19 6-2, 200
Concord, NC

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(CU) vs. TBA (NCS)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson is coming off two wins in three games against South Carolina and a loss at home to Winthrop on Tuesday.
• The Tigers are averaging 5.8 runs per game and hitting .299 with a .372 on-base percentage and 13 stolen bases.
• The pitching staff has a 2.18 ERA, .215 opponents’ batting average and 3.48 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .963.

NC STATE OVERVIEW
• NC State is led by 19th-year Head Coach Elliott Avent.
• The Wolfpack have won three games in a row. They are hitting .291 and have a 2.97 ERA and .968 fielding percentage.
• Logan Ratledge is hitting a team-high .400 with a .511 on-base percentage and Preston Palmeiro is batting .395 with one homer and 14 RBIs.

QUICK HITS
• Clemson has outscored its opponents 10-0 in the first inning and 17-2 in the seventh inning.
Steven DuggarSteven Duggar
Jr. Outfielder
#9 6-2, 195
Moore, SC

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and Tyler KriegerTyler Krieger
Jr. Infielder
#3 6-1, 170
Johns Creek, GA

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have both reached base in all 11 games.
• Fourteen of Clemson’s first 23 games are away from home.

WILSON SHOWING POWER
• Sophomore infielder Weston WilsonWeston Wilson
So. Infielder
#8 6-3, 195
High Point, NC

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has shown his power in 2015 with a team-high three homers and nine RBIs in 10 games.
• He is hitting .268 with two steals as the starting third-baseman.
• Against No. 10 South Carolina on February 27, he hit two homers with four RBIs in Clemson’s 11-4 win.
• He earned ACC Player-of-the-Week honors on March 2 for his three homers and seven RBIs in three games from February 25-28.
• In his career, he is hitting .246 with five homers, six doubles, 32 RBIs and five steals in 65 games.

Tags: Tyler Krieger, Brody Koerner, Zack Erwin, Matthew Crownover, Steven Duggar, Weston Wilson
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