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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Broadcast Info, Recap, and Preview As Tigers And Wolfpack Play Game Three

Broadcast Information For Baseball Weekend Series Vs. NC State
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Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson hosts NC State for Game 3.

The radio broadcast for today 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 with Tim Bourret giving color analysis

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

Carlos Rodon tossed 8.0 innings of three-hit ball and #17 N.C. State escaped a jam in the ninth inning to defeat Clemson 3-1 in front of 5,619 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Wolfpack, who evened the series 1-1, improved to 23-10 overall and 10-7 in the ACC.
The Tigers dropped to 20-16 overall and 9-8 in ACC play.

Despite Rodon's strong outing, the Tigers scored a run in the sixth inning to take a 1-0 lead. But Trea Turner's two-out, two-run double in the seventh inning gave the Wolfpack the lead for good. The Tigers put two runners in scoring position with no outs in the ninth inning, but both runners were stranded there and N.C. State held on for the two-run victory.

Rodon (6-0), who threw 129 pitches, allowed just three hits, one run, and four walks with eight strikeouts to earn the win. Chris Overman retired both batters he faced in the ninth inning to record his third save of the year. N.C. State's four pitchers combined to limit Clemson to 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position, 1-for-10 with two outs, and only five hits overall.

Tiger starter Dominic Leone (5-3) suffered the loss. He gave up nine hits, three runs, and one walk with seven strikeouts in 7.1 innings pitched.

Clemson and N.C. State have met 183 times on the diamond, with the Tigers holding a 110-72-1 lead in the series dating back to the 1921 season. The two have faced each other at least one time every season since 1953. The Tigers have won 11 of the last 16 games in the series.

Last year in Raleigh, the Wolfpack defeated the Tigers twice in three games. Clemson then topped N.C. State 6-3 in the ACC Tournament in Durham, NC. In the three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in 2010, Clemson won all three games by scores of 12-7, 12-6, and 7-6. Then in the ACC Tourney, the Wolfpack downed the Tigers 13-8.

The Tigers hold a 56-23-1 lead over the Wolfpack in games played at Clemson and a 43-15 lead at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Clemson also holds an 87-57 advantage in ACC regular-season games.

Jack Leggett has a 44-22 record against N.C. State as Clemson’s head coach, including a 22-6 mark at Doug Kingsmore Stadium and a 18-9 record against top-25 ranked Wolfpack squads. Leggett was 7-18 against N.C. State as head coach at Western Carolina, meaning he is 51-40 all-time against the Wolfpack.

In game-three, N.C. State will start freshman righty Logan Jernigan (3-1, 5.08 ERA) on the mound. The Four Oaks, NC native has made seven starts and one relief appearance for a total of 28.1 innings pitched. He has allowed 15 hits (.147 opponents’ batting average) and 20 walks with 35 strikeouts.

The Tigers will counter with sophomore righty Kevin Pohle (4-1, 1.94 ERA) on Sunday. The Saint Louis, MO native has made six starts and two relief appearances for a total of 41.2 innings pitched. He has given up 39 hits (.257 opponents’ batting average) and 14 walks with 27 strikeouts.

Go Tigers!

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