Countdown to Opening Day: Schedule Preview

Countdown to Opening Day: Schedule Preview

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Countdown to Opening Day: Schedule Preview

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.

Schedule Tidbits

William & Mary

Tribe also opened the 2013 season at Clemson, the last time the Tigers won a season open

 

Furman

Teams schedule to play at both Clemson and Fluor Field for 11th straight season

 

Dallas Baptist

The Tigers last faced a team from Texas in 2005 (Baylor in Waco Super Regional)

 

Winthrop

Former Clemson assistant Tom Riginos brings his team to DKS for seventh straight season

 

South Carolina

Teams meet in the now annual home-neutral-home format for ninth straight season

 

Wofford

The Tigers are 13-0 against the Terriers at Doug Kingsmore Stadium

 

Michigan State

Teams meeting at Fluor Field for the sixth time since 2009

 

Georgia Tech

Tigers have won four of last five series at DKS

 

Charleston Southern

Last five meetings decided by two runs or less (two in extra innings)

 

NC State

Teams have met every season since 1953, Clemson’s longest streak against an ACC opponent

 

Coastal Carolina

Teams scheduled to meet in a true home-and-home for first time in series history

 

Louisville

Clemson looks for first series win over Cardinals since Louisville joined the ACC in 2015

 

Boston College

Clemson has won 20 of last 22 meetings and nine of last ten games at Clemson

 

Notre Dame

Tigers have won last six games in the series after losing five of the first seven

 

Georgia

The Bulldogs will not play at DKS for the first time since 1997

 

Miami (FL)

Hurricanes have won last three series (Tigers last series win was at DKS in 2012)

 

Wake Forest

Clemson has won last two series in Winston-Salem

 

Kennesaw State

First ever meeting between the two programs

 

Presbyterian College

Blue Hose return to the schedule following a one year break

 

Virginia

Cavaliers have won last five series in Charlottesville

 

Florida State

Tigers have won three of last four series in Clemson

 

Western Carolina

Teams scheduled to meet in Clemson for 33rd straight season

 

Austin Peay

Teams meet for first time since 1973 and first ever time at Clemson

 

Pittsburgh

Clemson won two of three games in both of the previous weekend series meetings

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