Game times are 6:30 PM (Friday), 6:30 PM (Saturday), and 1:00 PM (Sunday). All three games will be broadcast live on the radio by WCCP (104.9 FM) out of Clemson and can be heard live on the internet at WCCPFM.com.
Clemson and UNC Wilmington have met 39 times, with the Tigers holding a 32-7 lead in the series dating back to 1976. The two teams last played in 1998, when Clemson swept the Seahawks in three games at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
Clemson has won seven games in row in the series dating back to a 5-1 Seahawk win in 1992 and 16 of the last 17 meetings. The Tigers also own an 11-game winning streak at Doug Kingsmore Stadium dating back to an 8-5 UNC Wilmington win in 1984.
The Tigers lead 19-2 in games at Clemson, all of which have taken place at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Jack Leggett is 5-0 against the Seahawks as Clemson's head coach.
The Starting Pitchers
In game-one, UNC Wilmington will start junior righthander Seth Frankoff (2-4, 5.02 ERA) on the mound. The Apex, NC native has made nine starts and one relief appearance for a total of 52.0 innings pitched. He has allowed 52 hits (.263 opponents' batting average) and 22 walks with 45 strikeouts.
The Tigers will counter with senior righthander Trey Delk (2-1, 2.40 ERA) on Friday. The Elgin, SC native has made seven starts for a total of 30.0 innings pitched. He has allowed 31 hits (.265 opponents' batting average) and 13 walks with 27 strikeouts.
In game-two, the Seahawks will send out sophomore lefthander Cameron Roth (0-1, 6.00 ERA) on the mound. The Poquoson, VA native has made five relief appearances and three starts for a total of 13.0 innings pitched. He has yielded 19 hits (.358 opponents' batting average) and eight walks with seven strikeouts.
Clemson will counter with sophomore lefty Casey Harman (5-3, 3.83 ERA) on Saturday. The South Burlington, VT native has made nine relief appearances and eight starts for a total of 56.1 innings pitched. He has given up 64 hits (.288 opponents' batting average) and 10 walks with 50 strikeouts.
UNC Wilmington's starter for game-three has yet to be determined.
The Tigers will start freshman lefty Chris Dwyer (4-4, 4.98 ERA) on Sunday. The Swampscott, MA native has made 12 starts for a total of 59.2 innings pitched. He has given up 54 hits (.242 opponents' batting average) and 23 walks with 63 strikeouts.
UNC Wilmington, led by 18th-year Head Coach Mark Scalf, enters the series at #19 Clemson with a 25-17 overall record and 8-7 Colonial Athletic Association mark after defeating N.C. State 5-1 on Wednesday night at home. Prior to that game, the Seahawks' last games came in a doubleheader sweep of North Carolina-Central on April 28. UNC Wilmington sports a 2-11 road record as well.
UNC Wilmington is averaging 7.0 runs per game and hitting .287 with a .425 slugging percentage and .385 on-base percentage. The team has also totaled 74 doubles, 16 triples, 30 home runs, and 49 stolen bases in 61 attempts.
Andrew Cain is hitting .358 with seven steals, while Grayson Evans is batting .327 with 18 doubles, three homers, and 40 RBIs. Cody Stanley leads the team in home runs (10) and RBIs (41) along with hitting .314 with eight steals.
The pitching staff has a 5.03 ERA and .266 opponents' batting average along with 284 strikeouts against 184 walks in 365.1 innings pitched. Freshman righthander Tyler McSwain has a team-high four saves along with a 3.06 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 35.1 innings pitched over 21 appearances this season. The Seahawks are fielding at a .966 clip as well.
Clemson, ranked as high as No. 19 in the nation, enters the series against UNC Wilmington with a 32-16 overall record and 16-11 ACC mark after winning two of three games against Maryland at home over the weekend. The Tigers are 24-7 at home this season.
The Tigers are averaging 6.8 runs per game and hitting .296 with a .449 slugging percentage and .387 on-base percentage. Clemson has also totaled 82 doubles, 13 triples, 49 homers, and 59 stolen bases in 79 attempts.
Ben Paulsen is hitting a team-best .381 with 15 doubles, four triples, 10 homers, and 50 RBIs. Jeff Schaus is hitting .331 with a .435 on-base percentage thanks to 30 walks against only 15 strikeouts. Kyle Parker has added 10 homers and 47 RBIs, while Mike Freeman is 11-for-20 (.550) with eight walks in the last six games.
The pitching staff has a 3.59 ERA and .250 opponents' batting average. The staff has allowed 148 walks against 405 strikeouts, good for a 2.7-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Ryan Hinson has made a team-high 21 appearances and has 41 strikeouts in 32.0 innings pitched, while Tomas Cruz and Matt Vaughn are tied for the team-lead with three saves apiece. The Tigers are fielding at a .968 clip as well.
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