Clemson Hosts BC In Final ACC Series

CLEMSON, S.C. (CU SID) — The Tigers wrap up the regular season with a home series against Boston College this weekend at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. SERIES SETUP “¢ Who – Boston College (21-31, 9-18 ACC) vs. Clemson (32-21, 13-13 ACC) “¢ Rankings – BOC – NR; CU – NR “¢ When – Thursday (6:30 p.m.), Friday (6:30 p.m.), Saturday (noon) “¢ Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium) “¢ Watch – ESPN3 “¢ ESPN3 Announcers – Marty Clary, Roy Philpott “¢ Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network “¢ Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com “¢ Social Media – Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball) “¢ Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON “¢ Promotion – Youth Leaguers & Campers – Any youth under the age of 12 wearing a youth league jersey or camp shirt receives free admission. SERIES HISTORY “¢ Overall Record – Clemson leads 18-6 (2006-13) “¢ Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 8-4 (2007-12) STARTING PITCHERS “¢ Thursday – RHP John Gorman (BOC) vs. LHP Matthew Crownover (CU) “¢ Friday – LHP Andrew Chin (BOC) vs. RHP Daniel Gossett (CU) “¢ Saturday – RHP Jeff Burke (BOC) vs. TBA (CU) CLEMSON OVERVIEW “¢ Clemson scored late to defeat Furman 7-2 at Fluor Field in Greenville on Tuesday night. “¢ The Tigers are averaging 5.8 runs per game and hitting .279 with a .356 on-base percentage and 85 steals. “¢ The pitching staff has a 3.72 ERA, .235 opponents‘ batting average and 1.99 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .964. BOSTON COLLEGE OVERVIEW “¢ Boston College is led by fourth-year Head Coach Mike Gambino. “¢ The Eagles fell to Maine 12-3 Tuesday. They are hitting .244 and have a 4.27 ERA and .967 fielding percentage. “¢ Chris Shaw is hitting .332 with 18 doubles, five homers, 40 RBIs and a .503 slugging percentage in 52 games. QUICK HITS “¢ Clemson has won 15 games in a row when it scores at least five runs and 18 games in a row when it scores at least six runs. “¢ Clemson is 27-5 when outhitting the opponent and 3-14 when getting outhit. “¢ Clemson has won 10 games in a row against Boston College since the Eagles‘ 11-5 victory at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on April 3, 2010. WILHELM RING OF HONOR CELEBRATION THURSDAY “¢ The late Head Coach Bill Wilhelm (1958-93) will be honored prior to the Boston College game at Clemson on Thursday (game time 6:30 p.m.). “¢ From 4-6 p.m., there will be a drop-in (open to the public) to meet and greet the Wilhelm family in the McFadden Building team room. “¢ There will be a pregame ceremony at 6:15 p.m., as his former players will be part of the ceremony recognizing his Ring of Honor induction. PRESIDENT TO PRESENT DIPLOMAS FRIDAY “¢ Clemson University President Jim Clements will be on hand prior to Friday‘s game to present diplomas to the six Tigers who graduated May 9. “¢ The six Tigers were unable to attend commencement ceremonies due to Clemson‘s series at Notre Dame. “¢ Clay Bates, Matt Campbell, Joe Costigan, Mike Dunster, Jon McGibbon and Steve Wilkerson will all receive diplomas from President Clements. “¢ President Clements will also present diplomas to other sports‘ student-athletes who were unable to attend commencement ceremonies. 60-YEAR REUNION FOR 1954 TEAM FRIDAY “¢ The 1954 Tigers will celebrate their 60-year anniversary Friday. It was Clemson‘s first ACC team and it won the league with an 8-4 record. “¢ Doug Kingsmore, who earned First-Team All-ACC honors, will be on hand along with other members of the 1954 team. SENIOR DAY SATURDAY “¢ At 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Clemson‘s seniors will be honored prior to the last regular-season game. “¢ Clemson‘s seniors have helped the Tigers reach the NCAA Tournament each of the three previous seasons.

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