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Tigers travel to Boston College this weekend

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson hits the road for the first time since March 24 to play Boston College in Chestnut Hill this weekend.

SERIES SETUP
• Who - Clemson (16-17, 7-8 ACC) vs. Boston College (15-16, 5-9 ACC)
• Rankings - CU - NR; BOC - NR
• When - Friday (2:30 p.m.), Saturday (1:30 p.m.), Sunday (Noon)
• Where - Chestnut Hill, Mass (Commander Shea Field)
• Listen - TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network (Friday, Sunday)
• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media - Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)

SERIES HISTORY
• Overall Record - Clemson leads 20-7 (2006-14)
• Record at Boston College - Clemson leads 10-2 (2006-13)

STARTING PITCHERS
• Friday - LHP Matthew CrownoverMatthew Crownover
Jr. LH Pitcher
#44 6-0, 210
Ringgold, GA

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(CU) vs. RHP Mike King (BOC)
• Saturday - LHP Zack ErwinZack Erwin
Jr. LH Pitcher
#33 6-5, 195
Duluth, GA

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(CU) vs. RHP John Gorman (BOC)
• Sunday - TBA (CU) vs. TBA (BOC)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson lost a pair of midweek home games against Georgia (3-2) and Charleston Southern (4-3).
• The Tigers are averaging 5.6 runs per game and hitting .276 with a .359 on-base percentage and 39 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.65 ERA, .253 opponents’ batting average and 2.62 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .962.

BOSTON COLLEGE OVERVIEW
• Boston College is led by fifth-year head coach Mike Gambino.
• The Eagles won both midweek games versus Dartmouth and Northeastern. They are hitting .265 and have a 4.71 ERA and .976 fielding percentage.
• Chris Shaw is hitting .339 with eight doubles, 11 homers, 41 RBIs and a .696 slugging percentage.

QUICK HITS
• Clemson has a 10-2 record in its four previous road series at Boston College.
• Freshman righthander Paul CampbellPaul Campbell
Fr. RH Pitcher
#17 6-0, 190
Malden, MA

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is a native of Malden, Mass., the same state where the Tigers face Boston College this weekend.
• Boston College freshman righthander Kyle Dunster is the brother of former Tiger infielder Mike DunsterMike Dunster
Infielder (2011 - 2014)
#10 5-10, 185
Greenwich, CT

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(2011-14).

ROAD BATS
• Clemson is hitting 24 points higher in games away from home compared to home games in 2015.
• In 14 games away from home (8-6 record), the Tigers are hitting .289, led by Tyler KriegerTyler Krieger
Jr. Infielder
#3 6-1, 170
Johns Creek, GA

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’s .379 mark.
• In 19 games at home (8-11 record), Clemson is hitting .265, led by Tyler Krieger and Reed RohlmanReed Rohlman
RS Fr. Outfielder
#26 6-0, 210
Moore, SC

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, who are both hitting .362 at home.
• Clemson is averaging 7.1 runs per game away from home compared to 4.5 runs per game at home.

THREE TIGERS ON MLB ROSTERS
• Former Tigers Jeff BakerJeff Baker
1st Base
# 6-2, 210
Clemson, SC

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(Marlins), Brad MillerBrad Miller
Infielder (2009 - 2011)
#13 6-1, 185
Windermere, FL

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(Marineres) and Tony Sipp (Astros) are on 2015 MLB rosters.
• Baker is in his 11th MLB season, Miller is in his third MLB season and Sipp is in his seventh MLB season.
• Baker batted .334 in his Clemson career, is tied for the Tiger record with 59 career homers and was a two-time, first-team All-American.
• Miller, the 2011 ACC Player-of-the-Year, hit .339 with 36 doubles, eight triples, 16 homers, 135 RBIs and 46 steals in 191 games as a Tiger.
• Sipp batted .280 and had a 2-2 pitching record for the Tigers in 2004.
• Every Tiger team from 1974 to 2012 has had at least one future major leaguer on its roster.

Tags: Mike Dunster, Brad Miller, Jeff Baker, Tyler Krieger, Zack Erwin, Matthew Crownover, Reed Rohlman, Paul Campbell
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