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Mar 05, 2020

Tigers Begin ACC Play At Home Against Boston College

By: Brian Hennessy

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The Tigers begin ACC play with a three-game series against Boston College at Doug Kingsmore this weekend.

Who – Boston College (5-6, 0-0 ACC) vs. Clemson (9-3, 0-0 ACC)
Best Ranking – BOC – NR; CU – No. 21 Perfect Game
When – Friday (4 p.m.), Saturday (3 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)
Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
Watch – ACC Network Extra (Saturday, Sunday)
Video Announcers – Tim Bourret (Sunday), Marty Clary (Saturday), Fred Cunningham (Saturday, Sunday)
Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate
Listen (Internet) –, TuneIn (Saturday, Sunday)
Live Stats –
Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
Tickets –, 1-800-CLEMSON
Promotion (Friday) – Giveaway – Trading cards set (1/5) for the first 1,000 fans
Promotion (Sunday) – Game Highlight – Kids run the bases

Overall Record – Clemson leads 33-10 (2006-19)
Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 16-5 (2007-18)

Friday – RHP Mason Pelio (BOC) vs. LHP Sam Weatherly (CU)
Saturday – RHP Joe Mancini (BOC) vs. RHP Davis Sharpe (CU)
Sunday – RHP Emmet Sheehan (BOC) vs. RHP Spencer Strider (CU)

• Clemson, who has an 8-2 home record, was defeated at home by College of Charleston 11-2 on Wednesday.
• The Tigers are averaging 3.6 runs per game and hitting .243 with a .348 on-base percentage, .345 slugging percentage and 19 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 2.64 ERA, .206 opponents’ batting average and 2.47 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .962.

• Boston College is led by 10th-year Head Coach Mike Gambino.
• The Eagles won two of four games in North Carolina last weekend. They are hitting .326 and have a 5.71 ERA and .971 fielding percentage.
• Joe Suozzi is hitting .439 with 12 RBIs, Jack Cunningham is batting .429, Cody Morissette is hitting .405 and Brian Dempsey is batting .390.

• Clemson is 6-0 when outhitting its opponent and 3-3 when not outhitting its opponent.
• Clemson has started at least three players at every position with the exception of catcher. Adam Hackenberg has started all 12 games there.
• Kier Meredith is the only Tiger in the 2020 season to start in the same spot (No. 2) in the batting order in all 12 games.

• Sophomore utility player Davis Sharpe is continuing his dual role from his freshman season by doing the same in 2020.
• He is 1-1 with a 2.51 ERA, .250 opponents’ batting average and 16 strikeouts against three walks in 14.1 innings pitched over three starts.
• He is hitting .345 with two homers, two doubles, five RBIs, four runs, a .486 on-base percentage and a steal in nine games on offense.
• In his first two starts of 2020 (against Liberty and Stony Brook) in February, he pitched 11.0 scoreless innings with 12 strikeouts.
• In his career, he is 8-5 with a 3.10 ERA and 100 strikeouts against 36 walks in 98.2 innings pitched over 18 appearances (17 starts).
• In his career, he is hitting .278 with six doubles, five homers, 23 RBIs, a .398 on-base percentage and four steals in 47 games (43 starts).