Clemson Baseball

Tigers Hit the Road Again to Play At Virginia Tech

March 28, 2019
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CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers travel for the second weekend in a row, this time to Virginia Tech for a three-game series.

SERIES SETUP

• Who - Clemson (19-6, 6-3 ACC) vs. Virginia Tech (16-9, 4-5 ACC)

• Best Ranking - CU - No. 15 Collegiate Baseball; VAT - NR

• When - Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (3 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)

• Where - Blacksburg, Va. (Union Park)

• Watch - ACC Network Extra

• Video Announcers - Evan Hughes, Andrew Wells

• Listen (Radio) - WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate

• Listen (Internet) - ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn

• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com

• Social Media - ClemsonBaseball

SERIES HISTORY

• Overall Record - Clemson leads 44-24-2 (1902-2017)

• Record at Virginia Tech - Virginia Tech leads 15-12-1 (1916-15)

STARTING PITCHERS

• Friday - RHP Davis Sharpe (CU) vs. LHP Ian Seymour (VAT)

• Saturday - LHP Mat Clark (CU) vs. LHP Peyton Alford (VAT)

• Sunday - LHP Keyshawn Askew (CU) vs. TBA (VAT)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW

• Clemson defeated Charlotte 8-5 at BB&T Ballpark on Tuesday night.

• The Tigers are averaging 6.8 runs per game and hitting .270 with a .380 on-base percentage and 45 steals.

• The pitching staff has a 3.29 ERA, .232 opponents’ batting average and 3.14 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .967.

VIRGINIA TECH OVERVIEW

• Virginia Tech is led by second-year head coach John Szefc.

• Liberty defeated the Hokies 6-1 in Blacksburg on Tuesday. They are hitting .269 and have a 3.03 ERA and .976 fielding percentage.

• Jack Owens is hitting .345, Kerry Carpenter has six homers and 26 RBIs and Luke Horanski has seven homers and 26 RBIs.

QUICK HITS

• Clemson won two of three games in its last series at Virginia Tech in 2015.

• The Tigers have answered each of their last 13 losses dating to 2018 with a win in their next game.

• Clemson is 16-2 when outhitting the opponent and 3-4 when getting outhit.

FAMILY CONNECTIONS

• Clemson has several players who have family ties to current and former professional athletes as well as former Tigers.

• Grayson Byrd's father, Paul Byrd, was a righthander at Louisiana State and played 14 seasons (1995-02,04-09) in the major leagues.

• Logan Davidson's father, Mark Davidson, played at Clemson in 1982 and played six seasons (1986-91) in the majors with the Twins and Astros.

• Chad Fairey's uncle, Burke Fairey, played baseball at Clemson (1985-88) and his grandfather, Jim Fairey, played six MLB seasons (1968-73).

• Adam Hackenberg's brother, Christian Hackenberg, was a quarterback at Penn State from 2013-15.

• Ryne Huggins' father, Mike Huggins, played three seasons (1986,87,89) at Clemson and had a 4-3 record and four saves in 41 relief outings.

• Bo Majkowski's father, Don Majkowski, played football at Virginia, then played 10 years (1987-96) in the NFL, totaling 12,700 passing yards.

• James Parker's father, Tim Parker, was a pitcher at Clemson in 1987,88,90 and was a third-round draft pick by the Chicago Cubs.

• Carson Spiers' cousin, Will Spiers, was a sophomore starting punter on Clemson’s 2018 national championship team.

• Carson Spiers' father, Michael Spiers, hit .301 with 16 homers, 110 RBIs and 32 steals in 184 games over four seasons (1988-91) at Clemson.

• Carson Spiers' uncle, Bill Spiers, played three seasons (1985-87) at Clemson and played 13 seasons (1989-01) in the major leagues.

• Carson Spiers' grandfather, Bud Spiers, hit .254 with seven homers and 44 RBIs in three seasons (1956-58) at Clemson.

 
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