Tigers face Tar Heels at Home this Weekend


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Tigers are 14-14 overall so far this season.
Tigers are 14-14 overall so far this season.

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers continue their homestand with a three-game series against North Carolina this weekend.

SERIES SETUP
• Who - North Carolina (17-11, 6-6 ACC) vs. Clemson (14-14, 5-7 ACC)
• Rankings - UNC - NR; CU - NR
• When - Friday (6:30 p.m.), Saturday (6:30 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)
• Where - Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
• Watch - TigerCast
• Listen - TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network
• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media - Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)
• Tickets - ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON
• Promotion (Friday #1) - Sports Jersey Night - Fans age 12 and under receive free admission by wearing a Clemson sports jersey.
• Promotion (Friday #2) - Join us for an exciting 10-minute postgame fireworks show.
• Promotion (Sunday #1) - Family Four Pack - Purchase two reserved adult and two reserved youth tickets for only $20.
• Promotion (Sunday #2) - Sunday Funday - Fun and family-friendly activities during the game and throughout Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

SERIES HISTORY
• Overall Record - Clemson leads 97-87-1 (1901-2013)
• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 45-31-1 (1901-2012)

STARTING PITCHERS
• Friday - RHP Zac Gallen (UNC) vs. LHP Matthew CrownoverMatthew Crownover
Jr. LH Pitcher
#44 6-0, 210
Ringgold, GA

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(CU)
• Saturday - RHP J.B. Bukauskas (UNC) vs. LHP Zack ErwinZack Erwin
Jr. LH Pitcher
#33 6-5, 195
Duluth, GA

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

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(CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson split a pair of midweek home games against Furman (W, 5-4) and Presbyterian College (L, 5-4).
• The Tigers are averaging 5.9 runs per game and hitting .282 with a .365 on-base percentage and 35 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.84 ERA, .253 opponents’ batting average and 2.57 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .963.

NORTH CAROLINA OVERVIEW
• North Carolina is led by 17th-year head coach Mike Fox.
• The Tar Heels defeated Elon on the road 10-5 on Tuesday. They are hitting .281 and have a 3.68 ERA and .251 fielding percentage.
• Brian Miller is hitting a team-high .377, while Korey Dunbar is batting .338. Tyler Ramirez has added a team-high 12 stolen bases.

QUICK HITS
• Clemson last hosted North Carolina for a three-game series in 2012. The two teams did not play in 2014.
• Clemson is 12-1 when outhitting the opponent and 0-11 when getting outhit.
Reed RohlmanReed Rohlman
RS Fr. Outfielder
#26 6-0, 210
Moore, SC

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leads Clemson in batting average in ACC games (.327), while Chris OkeyChris Okey
So. Catcher
#25 5-11, 195
Mount Dora, FL

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has a team-high 10 RBIs in ACC games.

SLATON SCORING
• Senior outfielder Tyler SlatonTyler Slaton
Sr. Outfielder
#18 5-8, 200
Cumming, GA

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has scored 30 runs, 10 more than any other Tiger, in 2015.
• He is only hitting .179, but has a .360 on-base percentage thanks to a team-high 26 walks and four hit-by-pitches.
• He has a team-high four triples along with three doubles, one homer, eight RBIs and five steals.
• He has a team-tying-high three outfield assists, 56 putouts and has not made an error as the starting center fielder.
• In his career, he has 109 runs, 17 doubles, eight triples, four homers, 53 RBIs, 103 walks, 28 steals and 15 outfield assists in 195 games.

Tags: Tyler Slaton, Brody Koerner, Zack Erwin, Matthew Crownover, Chris Okey, Reed Rohlman
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