Baseball: Clemson vs. demon deacons

April 11, 2013 

WHO: Clemson (23-11, 9-6 ACC) %vs. Wake Forest (19-17, 4-11)

WHEN: Today, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.

WHERE: Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Clemson

SERIES: Clemson leads 121-53-1

LAST MEETING: Wake Forest swept three games from the Tigers last year in Winston-Salem, N.C.

RANKINGS: Clemson is No. 22 in Baseball America

PITCHING MATCHUPS: Today, Clemson RHP Daniel Gossett, Soph., 4-2, 3.04 vs. Wake Forest RHP Matt Pirro, Soph., 3-4, 5.87; Saturday, Clemson LHP Matthew Crownover, Fr., 4-0, 2.94 vs. Wake Forest RHP Justin Van Grouw, Sr., 3-4, 4.54; Sunday, Clemson RHP Clate Schmidt, Fr., 3-1, 4.04 vs. Wake Forest LHP Austin Stadler, Sr., 5-2, 2.39

NOTES: Wake Forest is averaging 6.3 runs per game and hitting .278 with a .395 slugging percentage. ... Evan Stephens leads the Demon Deacons with a .391 batting average and 11 stolen bases. Matt Conway is hitting .341 with two homers, 11 doubles, and 25 RBIs, while Pat Blair is batting .288 with a team-high 16 steals. ... Wake’s pitching staff has a 4.54 ERA and .276 opponents’ batting average. ... The Tigers are averaging 5.3 runs per game and hitting .277 with a .362 slugging percentage. ... Clemson’s Tyler Slaton is hitting .341, while Garrett Boulware is hitting .325 with six doubles, six homers, and 30 RBIs. The Tigers’ pitching staff has a 3.33 ERA and .258 opponents’ batting average.

From Staff Reports

The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service