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Baseball Series Preview: Clemson at Notre Dame

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The red hot Tigers head up to chilly South Bend for a weekend tilt with the Fighting Irish.

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Clemson Tigers (23-6) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-16)

Game Times: Changed due to windchill. Game 1-Saturday 1:05 PM, Games 2 &3- Sunday double header, game times TBA

Video: ACC Network Extra (all three games)

Audio: CTSN, ClemsonTigers.com TigerCast

Probable pitchers: Jacob Hennessy vs Scott Tully, Brooks Crawford vs Tommy Sheehan, Jake Higginbotham vs Cameron Junker

Getting the Greene Light

The Tigers come into this series hot offensively, and second baseman Jordan Greene may be one of the hotter hands. Prior to Sunday’s win over Boston College, Greene had jusr one career homer in a Tiger uniform. He’s now hit one in each of his past two games. With Logan Davidson leading off for the Tigers and Seth Beer in the two hole, having Greene batting ninth adds another challenge for opposing pitchers against the Tigers.

Inside the Irish

Notre Dame got off to a very good start on opening weekend, taking two out of three from LSU in Baton Rouge. Since then, the Irish have been just okay. The Irish have won just one conference series (taking two of three against Wake Forest in May), and are coming off being swept last weekend by Duke in Durham. This week the Irish got a much needed win over Chicago State, beating the Cougars 18-4 at home. Notre Dame’s scheduled exhibition with the Single A South Bend Cubs on Wednesday was cancelled due to weather.

Weather Watch

Folks in South Carolina have enjoyed some great Spring weather this week, so the Tigers may be in a little shock early when they get to Indiana. Highs in South Bend for the weekend will be in the upper thirties, with lows dipping down to twenty degrees.

Pregame Fun

If you’re heading to Saturday’s game, plan to head over a little early. With Fighting Irish baseball, men’s lacrosse, and softball all playing at home Saturday, Notre Dame will have a “fan fest” set up Saturday from 1:00-4:00 PM featuring food trucks from local vendors and a beer garden for patrons twenty one and older. Tiger fans in the area should consider heading out to at least one of the three games this weekend. Tickets should be readily availabe, as the average attendance last season for Notre Dame’s Frank Eck Stadium (capacity 2500) was a stunningly low 426. Tickets for Irish baseball are also just five dollars.