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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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