Clemson heads to Durham

The Tigers head to Durham, N.C. with an opportunity to earn an NCAA Tournament berth.

TOURNAMENT SETUP
• Who (Wednesday) - Clemson (31-25) vs. Florida State (37-19)
• Who (Thursday) - Louisville (42-14) vs. Clemson (31-25)
• Who (Friday) - North Carolina (32-22) or Virginia Tech (27-26) vs. Clemson (31-25)
• Rankings - CU - NR; FSU - No. 17 BA, No. 10 CB, No. 14 USA; LOU - No. 3 BA, No. 5 CB, No. 4 USA; UNC - NR; VAT - NR
• When - Wednesday (11 a.m.), Thursday (3 p.m.), Friday (3 p.m.)
• Where - Durham, N.C. (Durham Bulls Athletic Park)
• Watch - RSN

SERIES HISTORY (FLORIDA STATE)
• Overall Record - Florida State leads 70-63-1 (1958-15)
• Record at Neutral - Clemson leads 13-12 (1958-12)
• Record in ACC Tournament - Florida State leads 11-9 (1992-12)

SERIES HISTORY (LOUISVILLE)
• Overall Record - Clemson leads 7-2 (1970-15)
• Record at Neutral - 0-0
• Record in ACC Tournament - 0-0

SERIES HISTORY (NORTH CAROLINA)
• Overall Record - Clemson leads 99-88-1 (1901-2015)
• Record at Neutral - Clemson leads 15-13 (1901-2013)
• Record in ACC Tournament - Clemson leads 16-12 (1974-13)

SERIES HISTORY (VIRGINIA TECH)
• Overall Record - Clemson leads 41-24-2 (1902-2015)
• Record at Neutral - Clemson leads 5-2 (1902-2010)
• Record in ACC Tournament - Virginia Tech leads 1-0 (2010)

STARTING PITCHERS
• Wednesday - LHP Matthew Crownover (CU) vs. RHP Boomer Biegalski (FSU)
• Thursday - RHP Kyle Funkhouser (LOU) vs. LHP Zack Erwin (CU)
• Friday - TBA (UNC or VAT) vs. RHP Jake Long (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson swept No. 8 Florida State by a combined score of 20-7 in a three-game series in Tallahassee last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.5 runs per game and hitting .289 with a .379 on-base percentage and 59 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.99 ERA, .253 opponents’ batting average and 2.51 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .960.

FLORIDA STATE OVERVIEW
• Florida State is led by 36th-year head coach Mike Martin.
• The Seminoles were swept at home by Clemson last weekend. They are hitting .258 and have a 3.95 ERA and .963 fielding percentage.
• DJ Stewart is hitting a team-high .326 with 13 homers, 50 RBIs, 54 runs, 62 walks and a .514 on-base percentage.

LOUISVILLE OVERVIEW
• Louisville is led by ninth-year head coach Dan McDonnell.
• The Cardinals won two of three games at NC State last weekend. They are hitting .275 and have a 2.65 ERA and .966 fielding percentage.
• Corey Ray is hitting a team-high .329 with 13 doubles, four triples, 11 homers, 48 RBIs, 45 runs and 31 stolen bases.

NORTH CAROLINA OVERVIEW
• North Carolina is led by 17th-year head coach Mike Fox.
• The Tar Heels were swept at home by Virginia last weekend. They are hitting .265 and have a 3.54 ERA and .970 fielding percentage.
• Tyler Ramirez is hitting .291 with nine homers, 39 RBIs and 17 steals, while Skye Bolt is batting .264 with nine homers and 39 RBIs.

VIRGINIA TECH OVERVIEW
• Virginia Tech is led by second-year head coach Pat Mason.
• The Hokies won one of three games at Pittsburgh last weekend. They are hitting .266 and have a 5.17 ERA and .969 fielding percentage.
• Erik Payne is hitting a team-high .347 with nine homers and 53 RBIs, while Brendon Hayden is batting .314 with 11 homers and 51 RBIs.

QUICK HITS
• Clemson is 7-3 against top-25 ranked teams and 6-3 against top-10 ranked teams.
• Clemson (16-13) finished just 0.5 games out of third place in the overall ACC standings.
• ACC Atlantic Division teams combined for a 50-33 record against ACC Coastal Division teams during the regular season.

TIGERS TO PLAY IN 42ND ACC TOURNEY
• Clemson (31-25), the No. 5 seed, opens its ACC Tourney by playing No. 4 seed Florida State (37-19) on Wednesday at 11 a.m. on RSN and ESPN3.
• The Tigers will be the designated visiting team and occupy the first-base dugout Wednesday.
• The Tigers play No. 1 seed Louisville (42-14) on Thursday at 3 p.m. on RSN and ESPN3.
• Clemson will be the designated home team and occupy the third-base dugout Thursday.
• Clemson’s third game is against either No. 8 seed North Carolina (32-22) or No. 9 seed Virginia Tech (27-26) on Friday at 3 p.m.
• Clemson will be the designated visiting team and occupy the first-base dugout Friday for the game on RSN and ESPN3.
• The games will be played at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.
• It will be the ninth time the ACC Baseball Tournament is held in Durham and the first time since 2013.
• For the second time under the current format, the tournament has a 10-team field, with two single-elimination games Tuesday.
• The round-robin format, in its ninth year, features two four-team brackets that guarantees the eight teams play a minimum of three games.
• The other bracket features No. 2 seed Miami, No. 3 seed Notre Dame, No. 6 seed NC State, No. 7 seed Virginia and No. 10 seed Georgia Tech.
• The winner of each bracket meets in the ACC Championship Game on Sunday at 1 p.m.
• The title game will be televised by ESPN2 and the winner of the game receives an automatic bid into the 2015 NCAA Tournament.
• All of Clemson’s ACC Tournament games are broadcast live on the radio by Clemson Tiger Sports Network.
• Live stats are available at ClemsonTigers.com for all Tiger games.


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