Clemson Baseball Preview vs. Boston College


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Clemson Baseball Preview vs. Boston College

KINGSTON, R.I. - The Tigers hit the road for their first weekend road series of the season when they face Boston College at Kingston, R.I.

SERIES SETUP

• Who - Clemson (17-4, 5-1 ACC) vs. Boston College (7-11, 1-5 ACC)

• Rankings - CU - No. 6 BA, No. 12 CB, No. 7 USA; BOC - NR

• When - Friday (1 p.m.), Saturday (1 p.m.), Sunday (11:30 a.m.)

• Where - Kingston, R.I. (Bill Beck Field)

• Listen - TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network

• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com

• Social Media - ClemsonBaseball

SERIES HISTORY

• Overall Record - Clemson leads 25-8 (2006-16)

• Record at Boston College - Clemson leads 12-3 (2006-15)

STARTING PITCHERS

• Friday - LHP Charlie Barnes (CU) vs. RHP Jacob Stevens (BOC)

• Saturday - RHP Alex Eubanks (CU) vs. LHP Dan Metzdorf (BOC)

• Sunday - LHP Pat Krall (CU) vs. RHP Brian Rapp (BOC)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW

• Clemson beat College of Charleston 8-4 on the road on Tuesday night after winning two of three games against No. 11 Virginia last weekend.

• The Tigers are averaging 6.3 runs per game and hitting .271 with a .387 on-base percentage and 21 stolen bases.

• The pitching staff has a 2.95 ERA, .238 opponents’ batting average and 4.18 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .965.

BOSTON COLLEGE OVERVIEW

• Boston College is led by seventh-year head coach Mike Gambino.

• The Eagles defeated Northeastern 10-7 on the road on Tuesday. They are hitting .228 and have a 4.69 ERA and .966 fielding percentage.

• Mitch Bigras is hitting .283 with a homer and 12 RBIs. He is one of nine Eagles with multiple stolen bases.

QUICK HITS

• The series was originally scheduled to be played at Boston College, but it was moved to Kingston, R.I., due to field conditions.

• The series marks Clemson's first weekend series on the road in 2017.

• Clemson has never played a game in the state of Rhode Island.

WILLIAMS REBOUNDS IN BIG WAY

• Junior Chris Williams missed the first seven games of the season due to injury, but has rebounded and put up big offensive numbers.

• He is hitting .356 with four doubles, five homers, 18 RBIs, eight runs and a .412 on-base percentage in 14 games (11 starts).

• He has hit five home runs in the last six games.

• He has a team-high .778 slugging percentage.

• He has only allowed four stolen bases in eight attempts.

• He earned ACC Player-of-the-Week honors on March 20 after going 8-for-19 (.421) with three homers, two doubles and 10 RBIs in five games.

• He hit two home runs in Clemson's 8-4 win at College of Charleston on March 21.

• In his career, he is hitting .266 with nine doubles, a triple, 13 homers, 56 RBIs, 42 runs and two steals in 71 games (63 starts).

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