The No. 19 Tigers return home to host No. 22 Boston College in a three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium this weekend.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Boston College (12-3, 2-1 ACC) vs. Clemson (13-3, 2-1 ACC)• Rankings – BOC – No. 22 CB; CU – No. 19 CB, No. 21 USA• When – Friday (6:30 p.m.), Saturday (4 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – ESPN3• TV Announcers – Marty Clary & Pete Yanity• Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON• Promotion (all three games) – Family Four Pack – Purchase four tickets and a $10 concession voucher for only $30.• Promotion (Saturday No. 1) – Super Hero Day – Celebrate your favorite super hero and our local heroes.• Promotion (Saturday No. 2) – Trading Card Set No. 1 Giveaway – The first 500 fans receive the first pack of player trading cards.• Promotion (Saturday No. 3) – Local public servants can receive a free ticket and their immediate family members can purchase tickets for $5. Click HERE for more info.• Promotion (Sunday) – IPTAY Tiger Cub Club & CATS Day – All members can get in for free by showing their ID at the gates. Click HERE for more info.
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 22-8 (2006-15)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 10-5 (2007-14)
STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – RHP Mike King (BOC) vs. RHP Clate Schmidt (CU)• Saturday – LHP Jesse Adams (BOC) vs. LHP Charlie Barnes (CU)• Sunday – RHP Jacob Stevens (BOC) vs. TBA (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson won both of its midweek games at The Citadel by a combined score of 17-5.• The Tigers are averaging 7.4 runs per game and hitting .289 with a .401 on-base percentage and 17 stolen bases.• The pitching staff has a 2.85 ERA, .210 opponents’ batting average and 2.72 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .966.
BOSTON COLLEGE OVERVIEW• Boston College is led by sixth-year head coach Mike Gambino.• The Eagles won two of three games at NC State last weekend. They are hitting .289 and have a 2.67 ERA and .980 fielding percentage.• Joe Cronin is hitting .389 with five doubles, two triples, two homers, 19 RBIs and four steals, while Mitch Bigras is batting .360.
QUICK HITS• Clemson’s 13-3 start is its best through 16 games since 2010, when it started 14-2.• Clemson batters have faced a righthanded pitcher in 240 consecutive plate appearances over the last 5+ games.• Clemson has committed 20 errors, but has only allowed five unearned runs.
OKEY DRIVING THEM IN• Junior catcher Chris Okey got off to a slow start, but has come on of late and is producing runs.• He has 21 RBIs along with hitting .304 with two doubles, one triple and three home runs in 16 games.• He has a .458 on-base percentage thanks to 13 walks and three hit-by-pitches.• In the last three games, he is 7-for-12 (.583) with a homer, five RBIs and five runs.• In his career, he is hitting .284 with 90 runs, 27 doubles, three triples, 19 homers, 119 RBIs and six steals in 138 games (138 starts).
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