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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Broadcast Info, Recap, and Notes As Tigers Look For Sweep

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

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Clemson vs. Miami...Tigers Look For The Sweep

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 Sunday's game 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 today with Bob Mahoney offering color analysis.

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

Richie Shaffer's two-out, two-run double in the seventh inning coupled with Dominic Leone's strong pitching performance lifted Clemson to a 3-1 victory over #7 Miami (FL) in front of 4,758 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers, who took a 2-0 series lead, improved to 14-12 overall and 5-6 in the ACC. The Hurricanes fell to 20-7 overall and 7-4 in ACC play.

Both starting pitchers (Leone and Miami's Eric Whaley) had solid outings in the low-scoring affair. But with runners on first and second with two outs in the seventh inning, Shaffer laced a double down the left-field line to score two runs, giving Clemson a 3-1 lead.

Patrick Andrews then pitched 2.0 scoreless innings to close out the game. The Tigers were also aided by two pickoffs of runners at third base by catcher Spencer Kieboom and three double plays.

In Game 1, 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 55 times on the baseball diamond, with the Hurricanes holding a 28-26-1 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 13-7.
The two teams did not meet in 2010 or 2011.

Clemson also holds a 11-6 advantage in ACC regular-season games. Jack Leggett has a 18-16 record against Miami as Clemson’s head coach, including an 10-4 mark at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

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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