Tigers head to the cold northeast

KINGSTON, R.I. – The Tigers hit the road for their first weekend road series of the season when they face Boston College at Kingston, R.I.

SERIES SETUP

  • Who – Clemson (17-4, 5-1 ACC) vs. Boston College (7-11, 1-5 ACC)
  • Rankings – CU – No. 6 BA, No. 12 CB, No. 7 USA; BOC – NR
  • When – Friday (1 p.m.), Saturday (1 p.m.), Sunday (11:30 a.m.)
  • Where – Kingston, R.I. (Bill Beck Field)
  • Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network
  • Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com
  • Social Media – ClemsonBaseball

SERIES HISTORY

  • Overall Record – Clemson leads 25-8 (2006-16)
  • Record at Boston College – Clemson leads 12-3 (2006-15)

STARTING PITCHERS

  • Friday – LHP Charlie Barnes (CU) vs. RHP Jacob Stevens (BOC)
  • Saturday – RHP Alex Eubanks (CU) vs. LHP Dan Metzdorf (BOC)
  • Sunday – LHP Pat Krall (CU) vs. RHP Brian Rapp (BOC)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW

  • Clemson beat College of Charleston 8-4 on the road on Tuesday night after winning two of three games against No. 11 Virginia last weekend.
  • The Tigers are averaging 6.3 runs per game and hitting .271 with a .387 on-base percentage and 21 stolen bases.
  • The pitching staff has a 2.95 ERA, .238 opponents’ batting average and 4.18 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .965.

BOSTON COLLEGE OVERVIEW

  • Boston College is led by seventh-year head coach Mike Gambino.
  • The Eagles defeated Northeastern 10-7 on the road on Tuesday. They are hitting .228 and have a 4.69 ERA and .966 fielding percentage.
  • Mitch Bigras is hitting .283 with a homer and 12 RBIs. He is one of nine Eagles with multiple stolen bases.

QUICK HITS

  • The series was originally scheduled to be played at Boston College, but it was moved to Kingston, R.I., due to field conditions.
  • The series marks Clemson’s first weekend series on the road in 2017.
  • Clemson has never played a game in the state of Rhode Island.

WILLIAMS REBOUNDS IN BIG WAY

  • Junior Chris Williams missed the first seven games of the season due to injury, but has rebounded and put up big offensive numbers.
  • He is hitting .356 with four doubles, five homers, 18 RBIs, eight runs and a .412 on-base percentage in 14 games (11 starts).
  • He has hit five home runs in the last six games.
  • He has a team-high .778 slugging percentage.
  • He has only allowed four stolen bases in eight attempts.
  • He earned ACC Player-of-the-Week honors on March 20 after going 8-for-19 (.421) with three homers, two doubles and 10 RBIs in five games.
  • He hit two home runs in Clemson’s 8-4 win at College of Charleston on March 21.
  • In his career, he is hitting .266 with nine doubles, a triple, 13 homers, 56 RBIs, 42 runs and two steals in 71 games (63 starts).
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