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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Broadcast Info, Recap, and Notes As Tigers Look For Sweep Vs. Duke

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Clemson Looks For The Sweep Vs. Duke!
Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson travels to Duke.

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

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 all three games with Bob Mahoney offering color analysis.

Broadcast time for Sunday’s game is 12:30 with first pitch at 1:00

Thomas Brittle went 4-for-6 with a triple, double, five RBIs, and three runs to lead Clemson’s 15-hit attack in its 11-5 win over Duke in front of 1,123 fans at Jack Coombs Field on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers, who took a 2-0 series lead, improved to 17-14 overall and 7-7 in the ACC. The Blue Devils fell to 13-19 overall and 5-9 in ACC play.
For the second game in a row, the Tigers did not trail at any point. The Tigers held a 3-2 lead until they scored two runs in the sixth and one run in the top of the seventh to take a 6-2 lead. Duke clawed back with three runs in the bottom of the seventh to cut Clemson’s lead to one run.

However, the Tigers added five runs in the ninth inning, keyed by Brittle’s three-run double, and won their fifth game in a row over the Blue Devils.

Starter Dominic Leone (5-2) earned the victory by striking out nine in 6.1 innings pitched. He gave up nine hits, four runs, and two walks, but worked out of several jams. Patrick Andrews recorded his second save of the year by pitching the final 2.2 innings. He surrendered three hits and one run with one strikeout.

Clemson and Duke have met 190 times on the diamond, with the Tigers holding a 123-65-2 lead in the series dating back to the 1904 season. Last year at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, the Tigers swept the three-game series by a combined score of 34-16.

The two teams last met in a three-game series in Durham in 2010. The Blue Devils won two of the three games at Durham Bulls Athletic Park despite both teams scoring 22 runs in the series.
In the last series at Jack Coombs Field in 2008, the two teams split the three-game series 1-1-1. The Tigers hold a 48-28-1 lead in games played at Duke and a 96-34-2 advantage in ACC regular-season games.

Jack Leggett has a 43-15-1 record against Duke as Clemson’s head coach, including a 19-9-1 mark in Durham in ACC regular-season contests. Clemson also holds a 11-6 advantage in ACC regular-season games.

In game-three, Duke will start sophomore righty Robert Huber (3-3, 4.11 ERA) on the mound. The Plano, TX native has made seven starts for a total of 35.0 innings pitched. He has yielded 41 hits (.297 opponents’ batting average) and 22 walks with 24 strikeouts.

The Tigers will counter with sophomore righty Kevin Pohle (3-1, 1.82 ERA) on Sunday. The Saint Louis, MO native has made five starts and two relief appearances for a total of 34.2 innings pitched. He has given up 35 hits (.267 opponents’ batting average) and 13 walks with 23 strikeouts.

Go Tigers!

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