FRIDAY: Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Clemson, 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Fluor Field, Greenville, 2 p.m.
SUNDAY: Carolina Stadium, 2 p.m.
COACHES: USC's Ray Tanner (980-441-3 in 23 seasons), Clemson's Jack Leggett (1,108-621-1 in 32 seasons)
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SERIES: Clemson leads 165-120-2.
LAST MEETING: The teams split four games in 2009, with USC winning the first two and Clemson the last two.
RECORDS: USC 5-2, Clemson 7-0
RANKINGS: USC is No. 15 and Clemson No. 13 in Baseball America
PITCHING MATCHUPS: Friday, USC RHP Blake Cooper, Sr., 2-0, 3.00 vs. Clemson LHP Casey Harman, Jr., 2-0, 0.84; Saturday, USC RHP Sam Dyson, Jr., 1-0, 2.35 vs. Clemson LHP Will Lamb, Soph., 1-0, 1.42; Sunday, USC LHP Tyler Webb, Fr., 0-0, 0.00 vs. Clemson RHP Scott Weismann, Soph., 1-0, 2.89
NOTES: Four of Clemson's wins have come by three runs or less. ... USC 1B Nick Ebert is 2-for-13 since his return, both hits are doubles. ... Clemson OF Kyle Parker is hitting a team-high .464 with four HRs and 10 RBIs. ... USC OF Whit Merrifield has a 21-game hitting streak dating back to last season, leaving him four shy of the school record. ... Clemson SS Brad Miller is hitting .423 with five doubles. ... USC 2B Scott Wingo, who has been hit-by-pitch six times in seven games, has tied a career school record with 34. ... USC P Tyler Webb hasn't allowed a run in 8 2/3 innings this season, while Clemson P Casey Harman has allowed only one in 10 2/3 innings. ... USC OF Jackie Bradley, who began the season with a broken hand, started his first game against PC.
- Neil White