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Monday, April 2, 2012

Broadcast Info And Preview For Tiger Baseball Vs. Winthrop

By Scott Rhymer

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Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues this week as Clemson hosts Winthrop and Western Carolina 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. You can reach Roy and Scott during the game at their respective Twitter sites:@royphilpott and @Tigerpregame

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

Winthrop will start freshman lefthander Josh Strong (0-1, 11.30 ERA) on the mound. The Orlando, FL native has made six relief appearances and one start for a total of 14.1 innings pitched. He has allowed 25 hits (.379 opponents’ batting average) and nine walks with nine strikeouts.

The Tigers will counter with freshman righty Daniel Gossett (2-2, 6.75 ERA) on Tuesday. The Lyman, SC native has made five relief appearances and three starts for a total of 20.0 innings pitched. He has surrendered 21 hits (.269 opponents’ batting average) and 10 walks with 22 strikeouts.

Clemson and Winthrop have met 21 times on the diamond, with the Tigers holding a 17-4 lead in the series that dates back to 1981. The two teams have not met since the 2007 season, when Clemson defeated the Eagles 6-4 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Winthrop beat the Tigers in the only meetings in 2006 (6-3) and 2005 (8-2). Each of the last nine games in the series have been played at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

The Tigers lead 13-3 over the Eagles in games played at Clemson, all of which have been played at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

Jack Leggett has a 6-3 mark against Winthrop as Clemson’s head coach, as all nine games have been played at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Leggett was 3-0 against the Eagles as Western Carolina’s head coach, meaning he is 9-3 all-time against Winthrop.

Go Tigers!

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