Baseball Gameday: No. 17 Wake Forest at No. 3 Clemson
April 20, 2017

Gameday Central | No. 17 Wake Forest at No. 3 Clemson
Game 40 Friday, April 21, 6:30 p.m.
Coverage Live Stats | ACC Network Extra
Game 41 Saturday, April 22, 2:00 p.m.
Coverage Live Stats | ACC Network Extra
Game 42 Sunday, April 22, 5:30 p.m.
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Location Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium) - Facility Info | Tickets | Weather
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The Last Meeting
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May 28, 2016
Durham, N.C. (Durham Bulls Athletic Park)
No. 12 Clemson Edges Wake Forest, 5-4
The Demon Deacons were eliminated from ACC Championshi play, as a ninth-inning wild pitch proved to be the difference.
Final Stats

The Matchup
• The Demon Deacons hit the road for five straight, beginning with a three-game ACC series at No. 3-ranked Clemson from Friday-Sunday.

Last Time Out
• Wake Forest had its midweek streaks snapped, as Charlotte claimed a 6-1 win on Tuesday to end the Demon Deacons' 21-game Tuesday winning streak and 13-game midweek winning streak.
Stuart Fairchild was named the Player of the Week by the ACC, NCBWA, Perfect Game and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. He finished last week with a .500 average, four home runs, three doubles and 14 RBIs as the Deacs went 5-0. In the series sweep against Notre Dame, he homered on both Saturday and Sunday. He has reached base in 40 straight games.

Wake Forest Storylines
• The Deacons are a consensus top-25 team for the first time in more than a decade. Wake Forest is ranked by Baseball America (17), Collegiate Baseball (17), USA Today Coaches (17), D1Baseball (18), NCBWA (18) and Perfect Game (18).
• During its undefeated last week in which the team went 5-0, Wake Forest didn't commit a single error. The Demon Deacons are now 18-0 when they play error-free baseball this season.
• Three different Demon Deacons have double-digit home run totals: Gavin Sheets (13), Johnny Aiello (13) and Stuart Fairchild (11), with Bruce Steel (nine). The last time Wake Forest had at least three players in double figures was 2001: Jamie D'Antona (17), Carlos Brackley (14), Cory Sullivan (13) and Corey Slavik (10).

Opponent And Series History
• With complete records dating back to 1957, Clemson leads the series 127-50. The first known meeting came in 1901. The Tigers claimed 3-of-4 from the Deacs last year, including a series win in Winston-Salem. Wake Forest won its first-ever series in Clemson in 2015, taking 2-of-3 on the road.
• Clemson enters the weekend with a 31-7 overall record, including 14-4 in the ACC. After winning their first five ACC series, the Tigers dropped their Saturday-Monday series at Florida State, two games to one.

Looking Ahead
• Wake Forest travels to UNCG and Davidson next Tuesday and Wednesday before heading into a break for final exams.

 

 

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