Tigers host Demon Deacons This Weekend


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Tigers host Demon Deacons This Weekend

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson returns home to host Wake Forest in a three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium this weekend.

SERIES SETUP
• Who - Wake Forest (17-10, 4-5 ACC) vs. Clemson (12-11, 4-5 ACC)
• Rankings - WFU - 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 - 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) - 70s Night.
• Promotion (Friday #2) - Join us for an exciting 10-minute postgame fireworks show.
• Promotion (Saturday) - The first 1,000 fans to enter Doug Kingsmore Stadium receive a Head Coach Jack Leggett bobblehead.
• 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.
Note: Due to a concert in Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday at 9 p.m., postgame traffic patterns will be altered.

SERIES HISTORY
• Overall Record - Clemson leads 126-54-1 (1901-2014)
• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 64-19-1 (1901-2013)

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

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(CU)
• Saturday - RHP Will Craig (WFU) vs. RHP Brody KoernerBrody Koerner
Jr. RH Pitcher
#19 6-2, 200
Concord, NC

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(CU)
• Sunday - RHP Connor Johnstone (WFU) vs. LHP Zack ErwinZack Erwin
Jr. LH Pitcher
#33 6-5, 195
Duluth, GA

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(CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson defeated Western Carolina 19-2 on the road Tuesday after winning two of three games at Virginia Tech last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.3 runs per game and hitting .292 with a .375 on-base percentage and 27 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.81 ERA, .250 opponents’ batting average and 2.55 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .965.

WAKE FOREST OVERVIEW
• Wake Forest is led by sixth-year Head Coach Tom Walter.
• The Demon Deacons won midweek games (Charlotte, Appalachian State). They are hitting .316 and have a 5.84 ERA and .970 fielding percentage.
• Will Craig leads the ACC with a .430 batting average along with 12 doubles, one triple, eight homers and 40 RBIs in 27 games.

QUICK HITS
• Clemson is scheduled to play 15 of its next 18 games at home.
• Of Clemson’s 210.1 innings pitched in 2015, 131.0 (62 percent) have been thrown by lefthanders.
• Clemson is 11-1 when outhitting the opponent and 0-9 when getting outhit.

DUGGAR DYNAMIC
• Junior outfielder Steven DuggarSteven Duggar
Jr. Outfielder
#9 6-2, 195
Moore, SC

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is one of the team’s most dynamic players with his speed and arm.
• He is hitting .267 with five doubles, 17 RBIs, 16 runs, 17 walks against only 13 strikeouts and four steals in 23 games.
• He has reached base safely in all 23 games in 2015 and 25 in a row dating to 2014.
• In his career, he is hitting .293 with 26 doubles, five triples, three homers, 83 RBIs, 100 runs and 44 steals in starting all 146 games.
• He has two outfield assists in 2015 and 16 in his career.

Tags: Brody Koerner, Zack Erwin, Matthew Crownover, Steven Duggar
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