Clemson Baseball Preview vs. Virginia Tech


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Clemson Baseball Preview vs. Virginia Tech

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers host Virginia Tech in a three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium this weekend.

SERIES SETUP

• Who - Virginia Tech (17-14, 6-6 ACC) vs. Clemson (25-5, 10-2 ACC)

• Rankings - VAT - NR; CU - No. 5 BA, No. 5 CB, No. 4 USA

• When - Friday (6:30 p.m.), Saturday (5:30 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)

• Where - Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)

• Watch - ACC Network Extra (Friday, Sunday)

• Listen - TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network

• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com

• Social Media - ClemsonBaseball

• Tickets - ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON

• Promotion (Friday) - Baseball Trading Cards - The first 1,000 fans receive player trading cards (part of a set of the entire roster).

SERIES HISTORY

• Overall Record - Clemson leads 41-24-2 (1902-2015)

• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 24-7-1 (1916-14)

STARTING PITCHERS

• Friday - RHP Connor Coward (VAT) vs. LHP Charlie Barnes (CU)

• Saturday - LHP Kit Scheetz (VAT) vs. RHP Alex Eubanks (CU)

• Sunday - RHP Nick Anderson (VAT) vs. LHP Pat Krall (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW

• Clemson blanked Georgia 4-0 on the road on Tuesday night.

• The Tigers are averaging 6.2 runs per game and hitting .273 with a .386 on-base percentage and 31 steals.

• The pitching staff has a 2.76 ERA, .236 opponents’ batting average and 4.15 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .970.

VIRGINIA TECH OVERVIEW

• Virginia Tech is led by fourth-year head coach Patrick Mason.

• The Hokies, who have 57 homers, lost at Marshall 3-1 on Wednesday. They are hitting .295 and have a 5.41 ERA and .966 fielding percentage.

• Jack Owens is hitting .388, Ryan Tufts is batting .361 with seven homers and Sam Fragale is hitting .325 with 12 homers and 44 RBIs.

QUICK HITS

• Clemson and Virginia Tech last met at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in 2014, when the Tigers swept the series 3-0.

• The Tigers have outscored opponents 33-3 in the first inning and 23-7 in the second inning in 2017.

• Clemson's bullpen is 8-1 with a 2.54 ERA and .205 opponents' batting average in 2017.

DAVIDSON COMING ON AS FRESHMAN

• Freshman Logan Davidson has been Clemson's most dynamic freshman, as he has a .396 on-base percentage in starting all 30 games.

• The switch-hitter is batting .274 with 27 runs, five doubles, four homers, 17 RBIs, 24 walks and six steals.

• In ACC regular-season games, he is hitting .250 with a .455 on-base percentage and .950 fielding percentage at shortstop.

• He has reached base via a hit or walk each of the last 14 games and in 29 of the 30 games in 2017.

• He leads the team in multi-hit games (11).

• His dad, Mark, played at Clemson (1982) and played six years (1986-91) in the majors with the Twins (1987 World Series champion) and Astros.

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