Clemson Baseball Preview vs. VT & Notes


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SERIES SETUP
• Who - Virginia Tech (6-4, 0-0 ACC) at Clemson (6-5, 0-0 ACC)
• Rankings - VAT - NR; CU - #15 BA, #20 USA
• When - Friday (6:30 PM), Saturday (1 PM), Sunday (1 PM)
• Where - Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
• Watch - ESPN3 (Friday), TigerCast (Saturday), ESPN3 (Sunday)
• Listen - TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network
• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media - Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)
• Tickets - ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON
• Promotion (Sunday) #1 - Get a Family Four Pack of tickets (two adults, two youth) for $20 at ClemsonTigers.com or at the gate.
• Promotion (Sunday) #2 - Social Sunday. Show coupon on Twitter/Instagram at @ClemsonBaseball and receive $2 funnel cake fries.

SERIES HISTORY
• Overall Record - Clemson leads 36-23-2 (1902-2011)
• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 21-7-1 (1916-10)

STARTING PITCHERS
• Friday - RHP Brad Markey (VAT) vs. RHP Daniel GossettDaniel Gossett
Jr. RH Pitcher
#23 6-0, 180
Lyman, SC

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(CU)
• Saturday - LHP Kit Scheetz (VAT) vs. LHP Matthew CrownoverMatthew Crownover
So. LH Pitcher
#44 5-11, 205
Ringgold, GA

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(CU)
• Sunday - LHP Sean Kennedy (VAT) vs. RHP Jake LongJake Long
RS Jr. RH Pitcher
#39 5-10, 180
Anderson, SC

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(CU)

VIRGINIA TECH OVERVIEW
• Virginia Tech is led by first-year Head Coach Pat Mason.
• The Hokies are coming off a 7-0 defeat at home against William & Mary on Wednesday after winning five of their previous six games.
• Freshman Saige Jenco leads the team with a .379 batting average along with five RBIs, a .591 on-base percentage, and nine stolen bases.

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson is coming off an 18-10 setback at Western Carolina on Tuesday, who extended the nation’s longest home winning streak to 18.
• The Tigers average 6.5 runs per game and hit .304 with a .376 on-base percentage and 19 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.78 ERA, .276 opponents’ batting average, 2.91 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and .955 fielding percentage.

QUICK HITS
• Clemson has not faced Virginia Tech since 2011, when the Tigers won two of three games in Blacksburg.
• Clemson leads the ACC in batting average (.304), nine points ahead of second-place Florida State (.295).
• Clemson is 5-1 when outhitting its opponent and 1-4 when getting outhit.
• The series features two coaches (Stephen Faris of Clemson and Robert Woodard of Virginia Tech) who dueled in the 2006 College World Series.
• Faris and Woodard (North Carolina) both pitched complete games in the Tar Heels’ 2-0 win over Clemson in Omaha on June 18, 2006.
Tyler KriegerTyler Krieger
So. Infielder
#3 6-2, 170
Johns Creek, GA

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extended his hitting streak to 12 on Tuesday, but Steven DuggarSteven Duggar
So. Outfielder
#9 6-1, 185
Moore, SC

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’s 19-game hitting streak ended.

BOULWARE PICKING UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF
• Junior catcher Garrett BoulwareGarrett Boulware
Jr. Catcher
#30 6-1, 210
Anderson, SC

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was Clemson’s top offensive player in 2013 and has improved upon his numbers in 2014.
• He is hitting .350 with four doubles, 11 RBIs, seven runs, seven walks against only five strikeouts, and a .440 on-base percentage.
• He is 9-for-16 (.563) with runners in scoring position and 4-for-7 (.571) with two outs.
• He has reached base safely in all 11 games in 2014 and 13 games in a row dating to 2013.

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