With baseball season right around the corner, The Clemson Insider continues our preseason coverage as we take a brief look at the 2018 Clemson baseball schedule.
The Tigers will again play a top schedule in 2018, with 18 games against teams that played in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Clemson will play 33 games in the friendly confines of Doug Kingsmore Stadium while also playing three games at Fluor Field in Greenville and hosting a home game at the new SRP Park in North Augusta.
Clemson will host ACC series against Boston College, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami (FL), and NC State while traveling to Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Virginia, and Wake Forest The Tigers will not face Duke, North Carolina, or Virginia Tech in regular-season ACC play.
In addition to the 30 ACC games, Clemson has the annual weekend series with South Carolina along with home weekend series against William & Mary, Dallas Baptist, and Austin Peay. The Tigers will play home-and-home midweek series with Furman (road game at Fluor Field), Coastal Carolina, Georgia (home game at SRP Park), and Kennesaw State while single games against Winthrop, Wofford, Michigan State, Charleston Southern, Presbyterian College, and Western Carolina wrap up the slate.
The 2018 ACC Baseball Championship returns to Durham Bulls Athletic Park and will continue last season’s 12-team format. Four pools of three teams will make up the field with pool play games Tuesday to Friday (three per day). Saturday will feature two semifinals with the winner of each pool advancing with the Championship Game on Sunday.
William & Mary
Tribe also opened the 2013 season at Clemson, the last time the Tigers won a season open
Teams schedule to play at both Clemson and Fluor Field for 11th straight season
The Tigers last faced a team from Texas in 2005 (Baylor in Waco Super Regional)
Former Clemson assistant Tom Riginos brings his team to DKS for seventh straight season
Teams meet in the now annual home-neutral-home format for ninth straight season
The Tigers are 13-0 against the Terriers at Doug Kingsmore Stadium
Teams meeting at Fluor Field for the sixth time since 2009
Tigers have won four of last five series at DKS
Last five meetings decided by two runs or less (two in extra innings)
Teams have met every season since 1953, Clemson’s longest streak against an ACC opponent
Teams scheduled to meet in a true home-and-home for first time in series history
Clemson looks for first series win over Cardinals since Louisville joined the ACC in 2015
Clemson has won 20 of last 22 meetings and nine of last ten games at Clemson
Tigers have won last six games in the series after losing five of the first seven
The Bulldogs will not play at DKS for the first time since 1997
Hurricanes have won last three series (Tigers last series win was at DKS in 2012)
Clemson has won last two series in Winston-Salem
First ever meeting between the two programs
Blue Hose return to the schedule following a one year break
Cavaliers have won last five series in Charlottesville
Tigers have won three of last four series in Clemson
Teams scheduled to meet in Clemson for 33rd straight season
Teams meet for first time since 1973 and first ever time at Clemson
Clemson won two of three games in both of the previous weekend series meetings