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Clemson Hosts VT This Weekend

Clemson Hosts VT This Weekend

The Tigers host Virginia Tech in a three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium this weekend.

SERIES SETUPWho – Virginia Tech (17-14, 6-6 ACC) vs. Clemson (25-5, 10-2 ACC)• Rankings – VAT – NR; CU – No. 5 BA, No. 5 CB, No. 4 USA• When – Friday (6:30 p.m.), Saturday (5:30 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – ACC Network Extra (Friday, Sunday)• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON• Promotion (Friday) – Baseball Trading Cards – The first 1,000 fans receive player trading cards (part of a set of the entire roster).

SERIES HISTORYOverall Record – Clemson leads 41-24-2 (1902-2015)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 24-7-1 (1916-14)

STARTING PITCHERSFriday – RHP Connor Coward (VAT) vs. LHP Charlie Barnes (CU)• Saturday – LHP Kit Scheetz (VAT) vs. RHP Alex Eubanks (CU)• Sunday – RHP Nick Anderson (VAT) vs. LHP Pat Krall (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson blanked Georgia 4-0 on the road on Tuesday night.• The Tigers are averaging 6.2 runs per game and hitting .273 with a .386 on-base percentage and 31 steals.• The pitching staff has a 2.76 ERA, .236 opponents’ batting average and 4.15 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .970.

VIRGINIA TECH OVERVIEW• Virginia Tech is led by fourth-year head coach Patrick Mason.• The Hokies, who have 57 homers, lost at Marshall 3-1 on Wednesday. They are hitting .295 and have a 5.41 ERA and .966 fielding percentage.• Jack Owens is hitting .388, Ryan Tufts is batting .361 with seven homers and Sam Fragale is hitting .325 with 12 homers and 44 RBIs.

QUICK HITS• Clemson and Virginia Tech last met at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in 2014, when the Tigers swept the series 3-0.• The Tigers have outscored opponents 33-3 in the first inning and 23-7 in the second inning in 2017.• Clemson’s bullpen is 8-1 with a 2.54 ERA and .205 opponents’ batting average in 2017.

DAVIDSON COMING ON AS FRESHMAN• Freshman Logan Davidson has been Clemson’s most dynamic freshman, as he has a .396 on-base percentage in starting all 30 games.• The switch-hitter is batting .274 with 27 runs, five doubles, four homers, 17 RBIs, 24 walks and six steals.• In ACC regular-season games, he is hitting .250 with a .455 on-base percentage and .950 fielding percentage at shortstop.• He has reached base via a hit or walk each of the last 14 games and in 29 of the 30 games in 2017.• He leads the team in multi-hit games (11).• His dad, Mark, played at Clemson (1982) and played six years (1986-91) in the majors with the Twins (1987 World Series champion) and Astros.

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