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May 20, 2019

Clemson’s ACC Tournament Notes

By: Brian Hennessy

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The Tigers travel to the 46th ACC Tournament as the No. 8 seed at Durham (N.C.) Bulls Athletic Park.


TOURNAMENT SETUP
Who (Tuesday) – Boston College (29-26) vs. Clemson (33-23)
Who (Thursday) – Clemson (33-23) vs. Louisville (43-13)
Best Ranking – BOC – NR; LOU – No. 7 Collegiate Baseball, USA Today; CU – NR
When – Tuesday (11 a.m.), Thursday (11 a.m.)
Where – Durham, N.C. (Durham Bulls Athletic Park)
Watch – RSN, ACC Network Extra (subject to blackout)
Video Announcers – Wes Durham (Tuesday), Nick Green, Lyndsay Rowley, Tom Werme (Thursday)
Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate
Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn
Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com
Social Media – ClemsonBaseball


SERIES HISTORY (BOSTON COLLEGE)
Overall Record – Clemson leads 33-9 (2006-19)
Record at Neutral – 0-0
Record in ACC Tournament – 0-0


SERIES HISTORY (LOUISVILLE)
Overall Record – Clemson leads 13-10 (1970-19)
Record at Neutral – Clemson leads 2-0 (2015-16)
Record in ACC Tournament – Clemson leads 2-0 (2015,16)


STARTING PITCHERS
Tuesday – RHP Mason Pelio (BOC) vs. RHP Travis Marr (CU)
Thursday – TBA (CU) vs. TBA (LOU)


CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson, who has a 2-0 neutral record, won two of three home games over Wake Forest last weekend.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.7 runs per game and hitting .267 with a .365 on-base percentage, .446 slugging percentage and 91 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.44 ERA, .248 opponents’ batting average and 2.30 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .970.


BOSTON COLLEGE OVERVIEW
• Boston College is led by ninth-year Head Coach Mike Gambino.
• The Eagles won two of three home games over Notre Dame last weekend. They are hitting .289 and have a 5.31 ERA and .970 fielding percentage.
• Jake Alu is batting .351 with 10 steals, Cody Morissette is hitting .321 with eight steals and Matt Gill has a team-high six saves.


LOUISVILLE OVERVIEW
• Louisville is led by 13th-year head coach Dan McDonnell.
• The Cardinals won two of three home games over Florida State. They are hitting .298 and have a 3.65 ERA and .977 fielding percentage.
• Tyler Fitzgerald is hitting .338 with seven homers, 60 RBIs and 15 steals, and Alex Binelas is batting .327 with 13 homers and 52 RBIs.


QUICK HITS
• For the 18th straight year, Clemson played its full 56-game schedule in the regular season in 2019.
• Clemson has an 8-7 record against top-25 teams. All 15 games were against teams ranked in the top 16 and 12 were against top-11 teams.
• Clemson has never faced Boston College in an ACC Tournament game nor in a neutral-site game.


TIGERS TO PLAY IN 46TH ACC TOURNEY
• Clemson (33-23), the No. 8 seed, opens its ACC Tournament by playing No. 12 seed Boston College (29-26) on Tuesday at 11 a.m., on RSN.
• The Tigers are the designated home team and occupy the third-base dugout on Tuesday.
• The Tigers play No. 1 seed Louisville (43-13) on Thursday at 11 a.m., on RSN.
• Clemson is the designated visiting team and occupies the first-base dugout on Thursday.
• The games are played at Durham (N.C.) Bulls Athletic Park.
• It is the 12th time the ACC Baseball Tournament is held in Durham after being held there in 2018.
• The 2010 tourney’s format has four three-team pools. The winner of each pool advances to a four-team, single-elimination tourney.
• The format, in its third year, features four three-team pools that guarantees the 12 teams play a minimum of two games.
• Pool A is comprised of No. 1 seed Louisville, No. 8 seed Clemson and No. 12 seed Boston College.
• Pool B is comprised of No. 2 seed Georgia Tech, No. 7 seed Duke and No. 11 seed Notre Dame.
• Pool C is comprised of No. 3 seed NC State, No. 6 seed Florida State and No. 10 seed Wake Forest.
• Pool D is comprised of No. 4 seed Miami (Fla.), No. 5 seed North Carolina and No. 9 seed Virginia.
• The winners of pools A and B play in a semifinal game on Saturday at 1 p.m., and the winners of pools C and D play on Saturday at 5 p.m.
• The ACC Championship Game is Sunday at noon on ESPN2, and the winner of the game receives an automatic bid into the 2019 NCAA Tournament.
• All of Clemson’s ACC Tournament games are broadcast live on the radio by Clemson Tigers Network.
• Live stats are available at ClemsonTigers.com for all Tiger games.


CLEMSON’S ACC TOURNAMENT HISTORY
• This is the 46th ACC Tournament, and Clemson has been to the finals in 22 of the previous 45 tournaments, eight more than any other school.
• Clemson has won an ACC-high 10 ACC Tournament titles in history, including 2016, when it beat Florida State 18-13 in the title game.
• Clemson’s 10 ACC Tournament titles came in 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 2006 and 2016.
• Clemson has a 112-71 record (.612) in ACC Tournament games. The Tigers have the second-most All-ACC Tournament selections (63) in history.
• Clemson is one of only two teams to play in all 46 ACC Tournaments. The Tigers join Virginia as the only teams to play in every ACC Tourney.
• Only Florida State (66.7) has a better winning percentage than Clemson (61.2) in ACC Tournament play (minimum 10 games).
• Clemson’s 112 ACC Tournament wins are 27 more than any other team (NC State, 85).
• The ACC Tournament began in 1973 and has been held every year but one (1979) since then.


SIX TIGERS NAMED TO ALL-ACC TEAM
• Grayson Byrd (OF) earned First-Team All-ACC honors. It was the second time Byrd was named All-ACC.
• Logan Davidson (SS) and Davis Sharpe (SP) were Second-Team All-ACC selections. It was Davidson’s second career All-ACC honor.
• Mat Clark (SP), Carson Spiers (RP) and Kyle Wilkie (C) were Third-Team All-ACC picks. It was Wilkie’s second career All-ACC honor.
• Clemson’s six All-ACC selections tied for most in the league with Florida State, Georgia Tech and Louisville.
• Davis Sharpe (SP/DH) earned All-ACC Freshman honors.

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