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Mar 21, 2019

Tigers Travel To Boston College For Weekend Series

By: Brian Hennessy

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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.

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