The Tigers travel to Massachusetts for their first ACC road series of the season.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Clemson (16-5, 4-2 ACC) vs. Boston College (11-9, 2-4 ACC)• Best Ranking – CU – No. 20 Collegiate Baseball; BOC – NR• When – Friday (4 p.m.), Saturday (2 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)• Where – Brighton, Mass. (Harrington Athletics Village)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Video Announcers – Ben Altsher (Saturday), Eric Gallanty, Alex Vispoli (Friday), TBA (Sunday)• Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 31-8 (2006-18)• Record at Boston College – Clemson leads 15-3 (2006-17)
STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – RHP Davis Sharpe (CU) vs. LHP Dan Metzdorf (BOC)• Saturday – LHP Mat Clark (CU) vs. RHP Matt Gill (BOC)• Sunday – LHP Keyshawn Askew (CU) vs. RHP Mason Pelio (BOC)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson swept College of Charleston by scores of 13-1 and 4-1 in two midweek games, one at Clemson and one at Columbia, S.C.• The Tigers are averaging 6.9 runs per game and hitting .270 with a .374 on-base percentage and 36 steals.• The pitching staff has a 3.38 ERA, .223 opponents’ batting average and 3.20 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 split midweek games after winning a game at Wake Forest. They are hitting .285 and have a 5.44 ERA and .960 fielding percentage.• Sal Frelick is hitting .403 with three homers, 19 RBIs and 13 steals, while Cody Morissette is batting .358 with two homers and 14 RBIs.
QUICK HITS• Clemson, who has yet to play an ACC road game in 2019, won its last 11 ACC road games in 2018.• Clemson is 13-0 when scoring at least five runs and 3-5 when scoring less than five runs.• Clemson’s three weekend starters are a combined 8-1 with a 2.23 ERA and 84 strikeouts against 19 walks in 72.2 innings pitched in 2019.
JONES STANDING TALL• Sophomore righthander Holt Jones is one of the tallest Tigers in history at 6’8″.• The native of Santa Monica, Calif. pitched sparingly as a freshman in 2018, but he has become one of the team’s top relievers in 2019.• He is 0-0 with two saves, an 0.71 ERA, a .156 opponents’ batting average and 15 strikeouts in 12.2 innings pitched over eight appearances.• He has allowed just one of his eight inherited baserunners to score in 2019.• He pitched 4.0 scoreless innings of one-hit ball with three strikeouts to record the save against South Carolina on March 2.• In his career, he is 2-0 with two saves, a 2.79 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 29.0 innings pitched over 16 appearances (three starts).• He has allowed just 23 hits in his career, good for a .213 opponents’ batting average.