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Tigers Host WF in Top-20 Clash
By: Brian Hennessy, Clemson Athletic Communications  
Release:  04/20/2017

The Tigers host No. 17 Wake Forest in a three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium this weekend.


SERIES SETUP
Who - Wake Forest (28-11, 12-6 ACC) vs. Clemson (31-7, 14-4 ACC)
Rankings - WFU - No. 17 BA, No. 17 CB, No. 17 USA; CU - No. 5 BA, No. 5 CB, No. 4 USA
When - Friday (6:30 p.m.), Saturday (4 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)
Where - Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
Watch - ACC Network Extra
Listen - TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network
Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com
Social Media - ClemsonBaseball
Tickets - ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON
Promotion (Friday) - Baseball Trading Cards - The first 1,000 fans receive player trading cards (part of a set of the entire roster).


SERIES HISTORY
Overall Record - Clemson leads 130-57-1 (1901-2016)
Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 65-21-1 (1901-2015)


STARTING PITCHERS
Friday - RHP Parker Dunshee (WFU) vs. LHP Charlie Barnes (CU)
Saturday - RHP Donnie Sellers (WFU) vs. RHP Alex Eubanks (CU)
Sunday - RHP Connor Johnstone (WFU) vs. LHP Pat Krall (CU)


CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson defeated Georgia 9-7 on Wednesday at home.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.5 runs per game and hitting .283 with a .390 on-base percentage and 39 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.02 ERA, .242 opponents’ batting average and 4.01 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .968.


WAKE FOREST OVERVIEW
• Wake Forest is led by eighth-year head coach Tom Walter.
• Charlotte defeated the Demon Deacons 6-1 on Tuesday. They are hitting .315 and have a 3.98 ERA and .973 fielding percentage.
• Jonathan Pryor is hitting .384, while Johnny Aiello (13), Gavin Sheets (13) and Stuart Fairchild (11) all have double-digit home runs.


QUICK HITS
• Tiger leadoff batters have reached base 43.3 percent of the innings in 2017.
• Clemson has only allowed six steals in 11 attempts in its 18 ACC games in 2017.
Charlie Barnes, Alex Eubanks and Pat Krall have all faced exactly 156 batters in ACC games in 2017.


WINNING SEASONS THE NORM
• The Tigers have had a winning record every year since 1965.
• With its 31-7 record in the 2017 season, Clemson is guaranteed a winning record for the 53rd season in a row.
• Clemson’s 53-year streak is the third-longest active streak in the nation, trailing two ACC schools (Florida State 69, Miami (Fla.) 59).
• Clemson has had a non-losing record, which includes seasons with equal number of wins and losses, every season since 1958.
• Bill Wilhelm took over as head coach of the Clemson program in 1958, therefore the Tigers have not had a losing record since he took over.
• Clemson’s 60-year streak of non-losing records is the second-longest active streak in the nation, trailing only Florida State (69).



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