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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Broadcast Info, Recap, and Preview As Tigers Travel To Maryland

Broadcast Information For Baseball Weekend Series At Maryland
By Scott

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Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson travels to College Park, Maryland for a key ACC Weekend Series.

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.

The two teams will play a double header Saturday, starting at 11:00.

Richie Shaffer’s two-out, two-run triple in the ninth inning gave Clemson a 5-3 lead and the Tigers held on for a 5-4 victory in front of 878 fans at Bob Smith Stadium on Friday night. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 series lead, improved to 22-17 overall and 10-9 in the ACC. The Terrapins dropped to 25-15 overall and 7-12 in ACC play.

The Tigers scored one run in the third inning and two runs in the fifth inning to take a 3-0 lead. Clemson maintained that lead until the eighth inning, when Maryland scored three runs on three two-out hits to tie the score. But with runners on first and second with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, Shaffer hit high flyball to deep right field that fell for a triple to score two runs. Jordan Hagel responded with a two-out solo homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, but it was not enough, as Clemson won its sixth game in a row away from home.

Scott Firth (4-0) earned the win despite allowing five hits, four runs, and one walk with two strikeouts in the final 2.0 innings pitched.  Starter Kevin Brady, who was pitching less than 25 miles from his hometown of Gaithersburg, MD, tied his career high with 7.0 innings pitched. He yielded just five hits, no runs, and two walks with eight strikeouts.

Charlie Haslup (3-4), the second of three Terrapin hurlers, suffered the loss. He gave up a single to his only batter, who ended up scoring the go-ahead run in the ninth inning. Starter Jimmy Reed surrendered eight hits, three runs (two earned), and three walks with five strikeouts in 8.1 innings pitched.

Clemson and Maryland have met 157 times on the diamond, with the Tigers holding a 117-40 lead in the series dating back to the 1923 season. The two teams have faced each other at least one time every year since the 1954 season.

The two teams last met at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in 2011, when the Tigers won the first two games by scores of 12-3 and 7-0 before Maryland edged Clemson 7-6 in the series-finale.

In the three-game series at Bob Smith Stadium in 2010, Clemson swept the Terrapins by a combined score of 37-19.

The Tigers hold a 41-28 lead in games played at Maryland and a 104-36 advantage in ACC regular-season games. Jack Leggett has a 48-9 record against Maryland as Clemson’s head coach, including a 20-7 mark at Bob Smith Stadium.

In game-two, the Terrapins will send out senior righty Brett Harman (5-2, 2.64 ERA) on the mound. The Westminster, MD native has made nine starts for a total of 58.0 innings pitched. He has given up 55 hits (.261 opponents’ batting average) and 12 walks with 48 strikeouts.

Clemson will counter with junior righty Dominic Leone (5-3, 4.94 ERA) on Saturday. The Norwich, CT native has made nine starts for a total of 47.1 innings pitched. He has surrendered 46 hits (.267 opponents’ batting average) and 23 walks with 41 strikeouts.

In game-three, Maryland will start senior righthander David Carroll (3-1, 3.24 ERA) on the mound. The Las Vegas, NV native has made nine starts and one relief appearance for a total of 50.0 innings pitched. He has yielded 47 hits (.251 opponents’ batting average), no home runs, and 12 walks with 32 strikeouts.

The Tigers will counter with sophomore righty Kevin Pohle (4-2, 2.74 ERA) on Sunday. The Saint Louis, MO native has made seven starts and two relief appearances for a total of 46.0 innings pitched. He has given up 45 hits (.268 opponents’ batting average) and 18 walks with 27 strikeouts.

Go Tigers!

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