Tigers Host Weekend Series With Tar Heels

CLEMSON, S.C. (CU SID) — 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 Crownover (CU) “¢ Saturday – RHP J.B. Bukauskas (UNC) vs. LHP Zack Erwin (CU) “¢ Sunday – RHP Benton Moss (UNC) vs. RHP Brody Koerner (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 Rohlman leads Clemson in batting average in ACC games (.327), while Chris Okey has a team-high 10 RBIs in ACC games. SLATON SCORING “¢ Senior outfielder Tyler Slaton 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.

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