Tigers host Cavaliers in weekend series

Tigers host Cavaliers in weekend series

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Tigers host Cavaliers in weekend series

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After playing seven of their previous eight games away from home, the Clemson Tigers return home to host Virginia this weekend at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in Clemson.

SERIES SETUP

• Who – Virginia (14-14, 6-12 ACC) vs. Clemson (14-11, 8-7 ACC)
• Best Ranking – UVA – NR; CU – NR
• When – Friday (3 p.m.), Saturday (7 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)
• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
• Watch – ACC Network (Friday, Saturday), ESPN2 (Sunday)
• Video Announcers – Adam Greenberg, Mike Monaco
• Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM)

SERIES HISTORY
• Overall Record – Clemson leads 110-54 (1955-18)
• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 55-16 (1955-17)

STARTING PITCHERS
• Friday – LHP Andrew Abbott (UVA) vs. RHP Mack Anglin (CU)
• Saturday – RHP Mike Vasil (UVA) vs. LHP Keyshawn Askew (CU)
• Sunday – LHP Nate Savino (UVA) vs. RHP Nick Hoffmann (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson, who has an 8-5 home record, won two of three games at NC State last weekend and has won three ACC series in a row.
• The Tigers are averaging 5.8 runs per game and hitting .254 with a .415 slugging percentage, .358 on-base percentage and 16 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.30 ERA, .256 opponents’ batting average and 2.93 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .965.

VIRGINIA OVERVIEW
• Virginia, who has a 5-6 road record, is led by 18th-year Head Coach Brian O’Connor.
• The Cavaliers defeated William & Mary 7-6 in 12 innings on Tuesday. They are hitting .235 and have a 3.58 ERA and .977 fielding percentage.
• Kyle Teel is hitting .314 with three homers and nine RBIs, while Stephen Schoch has all five of the team’s saves.

QUICK HITS
• Clemson is halfway through its regular-season schedule. The farthest north the Tigers play a game left on their schedule is Clemson, S.C.
• Clemson is 8-0 when hitting two or more home runs in a game and 6-11 when hitting less than two homers.
• No Tiger has pitched more than 22.1 innings in 2021, meaning no Tiger qualifies for the NCAA lead in ERA.

THREE TIGERS IN THE MAJORS IN 2021
• Former Tigers Paul Campbell, Brad Miller and Eli White are on 2021 MLB rosters.
• Campbell is in his first MLB season, Miller is in his ninth MLB season and White is in his second MLB season.
• Campbell, who made 30 appearances (three starts) as a Tiger from 2015-17, made his MLB debut with the Miami Marlins on April 3.
• 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.
• White, who hit .275 with 104 runs and 36 steals at Clemson from 2014-16, made his MLB debut with the Texas Rangers on Sept. 1, 2020.
• Every Tiger team from 1974 to 2017 had at least one future major leaguer on its roster.

courtesy of Clemson Athletics Communications

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