Baseball: Clemson vs. demon deacons

04/11/2013 11:22 PM

04/11/2013 11:24 PM

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.

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