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CU Hosts BC Starting Thursday

CU Hosts BC Starting Thursday

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The No. 8 Tigers host Boston College at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in a three-game series from Thursday to Saturday.


SERIES SETUP
Who – Boston College (9-13, 4-5 ACC) vs. Clemson (19-6, 5-4 ACC)
Best Rankings – BOC – NR; CU – No. 8 CB
When – Thursday (4 p.m.), Friday (6:30 p.m.), Saturday (2 p.m.)
Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
Watch – ACC Network Extra
Video Announcers – Kyle Parker, Pete Yanity
Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tigers Network
Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com
Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON
Promotion (Friday) – The first 1,000 fans receive trading cards of Tiger players and coaches.
Promotion (Saturday) – Young fans can stand on the field during the national anthem and run the bases after the game.


SERIES HISTORY
Overall Record – Clemson leads 28-8 (2006-17)
Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 13-5 (2007-16)


STARTING PITCHERS
Thursday – RHP Jacob Stevens (BOC) vs. LHP Jacob Hennessy (CU)
Friday – LHP Dan Metzdorf (BOC) vs. RHP Brooks Crawford (CU)
Saturday – RHP Brian Rapp (BOC) vs. LHP Jake Higginbotham (CU)


CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson defeated Furman 10-5 on Tuesday night at Fluor Field behind a grand slam and five RBIs by Seth Beer.
• The Tigers are averaging 5.8 runs per game and hitting .245 with a .365 on-base percentage and 16 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.28 ERA, .243 opponents’ batting average and 2.29 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .975.


BOSTON COLLEGE OVERVIEW
• Boston College is led by eighth-year head coach Mike Gambino.
• The Eagles fell to Connecticut 4-0 at home on Tuesday. They are hitting .267 and have a 5.64 ERA and .971 fielding percentage.
• Jake Palomaki is batting .415 with two homers, 19 RBIs and 10 steals, while Chris Galland is hitting .357 with 13 steals.


QUICK HITS
• Clemson is 18-2 when scoring three or more runs and 1-4 when scoring less than three runs in 2018.
• Tiger opponents have committed just 19 errors in 25 games, good for a .978 fielding percentage, in 2018.
• A total of 15 Tigers have started at least one game at a non-pitching position in 2018.


GILLIAM CLOSING THE DEAL
• Junior righthander Ryley Gilliam has been the team’s closer each of the last two seasons and has a team-tying-high three saves in 2018.
• He is 2-1 with a 1.69 ERA, .184 opponents’ batting average and 17 strikeouts against six walks in 10.2 innings pitched over 10 appearances.
• In his career, he is 8-4 with seven saves, a 3.87 ERA and 83 strikeouts in 76.2 innings pitched over 52 appearances (six starts).

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