Tigers travel to South Bend

No. 24 Clemson rides a 5-game winning streak to South Bend, Ind. to tangle with new ACC rival Notre Dame.

• Who - Clemson (30-19, 12-11 ACC) vs. Notre Dame (17-30, 4-20 ACC)
• Rankings - CU - No. 24 USA; UND - NR
• When - Friday (7:30 p.m.), Saturday (2:05 p.m.), Sunday (12:05 p.m.)
• Where - South Bend, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)
• Watch - ESPNU (Friday)
• TV Announcers - Gabe Gross, Clay Matvick
• Listen - TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network

• Overall Record - Notre Dame leads 1-0 (1994)
• Record at Notre Dame - 0-0

• Friday - LHP Matthew Crownover (CU) vs. RHP Pat Connaughton (UND)
• Saturday - RHP Daniel Gossett (CU) vs. LHP Michael Hearne (UND)
• Sunday - TBA (CU) vs. TBA (UND)

• Clemson has won five games in a row, including its 1-0 win over High Point at home Wednesday.
• The Tigers are averaging 5.8 runs per game and hitting .284 with a .358 on-base percentage and 78 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.72 ERA, .236 opponents' batting average and 1.98 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .964.

• Notre Dame is led by fourth-year Head Coach Mik Aoki.
• The Fighting Irish were swept at Maryland last weekend. Notre Dame is hitting .246 and has a 3.19 ERA and .963 fielding percentage.
• Blaise Lezynski is hitting a team-high .308.

• Clemson is on a five-game winning streak, its third-longest streak in 2014. The Tigers had two six-game winning streaks earlier this season.
• Tiger pitchers have combined for 14 pickoffs even though no Tiger has more than three pickoffs.
• Steve Wilkerson has 15 RBIs in his last 12 games.
• Clay Bates, Matt Campbell, Joe Costigan, Mike Dunster, Jon McGibbon and Steve Wilkerson will graduate Friday.
• The six Tigers who are graduating will not be on hand at commencement ceremonies due to Clemson's road series to Notre Dame.

• Junior righthander Clay Bates has made a team-high 22 appearances this season.
• He has a 4.78 ERA, one save and a .250 opponents' batting average.
• He has only allowed five extra-base hits in 26.1 innings pitched.
• He has allowed only four steals in eight attempts.
• He has 38 groundball outs compared to only 13 flyball outs.

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