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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Broadcast Info, Recap, and Notes For Tiger Baseball

Broadcast Information, Recap, and Notes For Baseball Weekend Series Vs. Miami
By Scott Rhymer

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Clemson vs. Miami...Tigers Take Game 1

Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson hosts Miami.

The radio broadcast for the weekend series will be provided by the Clemson Tiger Sports Network, including the Flagship Station for Clemson Sports, WCCP 104.9 FM. You can listen via the radio or stream the audio from Saturday’s game will be televised live by ESPNU, while the game on Sunday will be available via webcast on ESPN3.

If you do not have access to a computer or radio, you can download the Tune In App (it is free) for your Droid, Blackberry, or IPhone/IPad and choose WCCP 104.9 FM. This will allow you to stream the audio from the game on your smart phone.

Don Munson will give play by play for all three games with Bob Mahoney offering color analysis.

Saturday’s broadcast time is 3:30 with first pitch at 4:00.

Broadcast time for Sunday’s game is 11:30 with first pitch at 12:00.

Relievers Matt Campbell and Scott Firth combined to allow only one hit, no runs, and no walks with nine strikeouts in the final 5.2 innings pitched to lead Clemson to a 3-1 victory over #7 Miami (FL) at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday night.

The Tigers, who took a 1-0 lead in the series, improved to 13-12 overall and 4-6 in the ACC. The Hurricanes fell to 20-6 overall and 7-3 in ACC play. It was the first meeting between the two since 2009.

The Tigers scored a run in the first inning, then Miami tied the score with a run in the second inning. The two teams were both scoreless during the next three frames until the sixth inning, when Clemson scored the game's final two runs. Meanwhile, Campbell and Firth limited a Hurricane squad that entered the game with a .300 batting average to only one hit in the final six innings.

Campbell (1-2) established career highs for innings pitched (4.0) and strikeouts (7) to earn the win. He gave up just one hit, no runs, and no walks. Firth recorded his first career save by tossing 1.2 perfect innings with two strikeouts. Kevin Brady, Campbell, and Firth combined for 13 strikeouts and did not allow a Hurricane leadoff batter of an inning to reach base.

Miami starter Eric Erickson (4-3) suffered the loss. In 6.0 innings pitched, he yielded seven hits, three runs, and two walks with six strikeouts.

Clemson and Miami (FL) have met 54 times on the baseball diamond, with the Hurricanes holding a 28-25-1 advantage in the series dating back to the 1977 season. Since the Hurricanes joined the ACC for the 2005 season, the Tigers lead the series 12-7.
The two teams did not meet in 2010 or 2011.

Clemson also holds a 10-6 advantage in ACC regular-season games. Jack Leggett has a 17-16 record against Miami as Clemson’s head coach, including an 9-4 mark at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

In game-two, the Hurricanes will send out junior righthander Eric Whaley (3-1, 2.21 ERA) on the mound. The Pompano Beach, FL native has made six starts for a total of 36.2 innings pitched. He has surrendered 37 hits (.257 opponents’ batting average) and seven walks with 29 strikeouts.

Clemson will counter with junior righty Dominic Leone (3-2, 6.08 ERA) on Saturday. The Norwich, CT native has made six starts for a total of 26.2 innings pitched. He has allowed 22 hits (.239 opponents’ batting average) and 17 walks with 19 strikeouts.

In game-three, Miami will start junior lefty Steven Ewing (3-0, 2.23 ERA) on the mound. The Orlando, FL native has made six starts and one relief appearance for a total of 40.1 innings pitched. He has allowed 35 hits (.238 opponents’ batting average) and 11 walks with 37 strikeouts.

The Tigers will counter with sophomore righthander Kevin Pohle (3-1, 1.88 ERA) on Sunday. The Saint Louis, MO native has made four starts and two relief appearances for a total of 28.2 innings pitched. He has given up 29 hits (.266 opponents’ batting average) and 12 walks with 20 strikeouts.

Go Tigers!

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