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Monday, April 9, 2012

Broadcast Info And Preview As Tigers Play Furman And Georgia Mid Week

By Scott Rhymer

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Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues this week as Clemson plays Furman at Fluor Field and Georgia in Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The radio broadcast for both games will be provided by the Flagship Station for Clemson Sports, WCCP 104.9 FM. You can listen via the radio or stream the audio from

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.

Roy Philpott will give play by play for both games with Scott Rhymer offering color analysis vs. Furman and Tim Bourret vs. Georgia. You can reach Roy and Scott during the game at their respective Twitter sites:@royphilpott and @Tigerpregame

Broadcast time for Tuesday's game vs. Furman is 6:30 with first pitch at 7:00.

Brodcast time for Wednesday's game vs. Georgia is 6:30 with first pitch at 7:00.

Clemson and Furman have met 199 times on the diamond, with the Tigers leading 138-57-4 in the series dating back to the 1896 season. Clemson’s first two games in school history were against the Paladins, both losses in 1896, which were the Tigers’ only games that season. The two teams have played at least one game every year since 1983.

In 2011, the Tigers won both games. On April 26 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, the Tigers blanked the Paladins 5-0 behind Brad Miller’s three-run homer and four RBIs. Then on May 10, Clemson topped the Paladins 5-1 at Fluor Field. The Tigers have won five games in a row in the series dating to 2009. The Tigers lead 12-3-1 in neutral-site contests, including a 4-0 advantage at Fluor Field.

Jack Leggett is 19-5 against the Paladins as Clemson’s head coach. He was also 29-7 against Furman as Western Carolina’s head coach from 1983-91, meaning he is 48-12 all-time against the Paladins as a head coach.

Furman will start sophomore righthander Jacques de Gruy (1-0, 6.92 ERA) on the mound. The Dallas, TX native, who will be making his first career start, has made 13 relief appearances for a total of 13.0 innings pitched. He has allowed 14 hits (.269 opponents’ batting average), all singles, and 10 walks with nine strikeouts.

The Tigers will counter with junior righthander Jonathan Meyer (1-2, 4.61 ERA) on Tuesday. The San Diego, CA native has made 10 relief appearances and three starts for a total of 27.1 innings pitched. He has given up 36 hits (.308 opponents’ batting average) and six walks with 23 strikeouts.

Go Tigers!

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