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Tiger Baseball @ Georgia Tech
Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson travels to Atlanta to continue a weekend series with Georgia Tech. 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 http://www.wccpfm.com/. 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 with Bob Mahoney offering color analysis.
Sunday's broadcast time is 12:30 with first pitch at 1:00.
Clemson made Jack Leggett’s 1,900th career game as a head coach a memorable one, as the Tigers pounded out 17 hits en route to a 13-7 victory over Georgia Tech in front of 1,947 fans at Russ Chandler Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers, who evened the series 1-1, improved to 25-19 overall and 13-10 in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets dropped to 26-18 overall and 10-13 in ACC play.
The win was Leggett’s 1,214th in his 33rd year as a head coach. He moved into a tie for 14th place with Richard Jones, who ended his career as head coach at Illinois.
Spencer Kieboom, a native of nearby Marietta, GA, totaled a career-high five RBIs thanks in large part to his grand slam in the fourth inning that broke a 2-2 tie. Clemson added four more runs in the top of the fifth inning before the Yellow Jackets responded with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. However, the Tigers pulled away with two runs in the seventh inning and another run in the ninth inning.
Mike Kent (1-1) entered the game with no outs in the fifth inning and pitched the rest of the game. He allowed just four hits, one run, and no walks with one strikeout in 5.0 innings pitched to earn the win.
Georgia Tech starter Dusty Isaacs (5-3) suffered the loss, as he gave up six hits, six runs, and one walk with two strikeouts in 3.0 innings pitched.
Clemson and Georgia Tech have met 208 times on the diamond, with the Tigers holding a 104-101-3 lead in the series dating back to the 1902 season.
The two teams have faced each other at least one time every year since 1974. Georgia Tech has won each of the last seven series against Clemson at Russ Chandler Stadium, as the Tigers’ last series win in Atlanta came in 1996.
Last season at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, the Tigers won the first (4-2) and last (3-1) games of the series, while Georgia Tech won game-two 5-1. Then in the ACC Tournament in Durham, NC, Clemson blanked the Yellow Jackets 9-0.
In 2010 in Atlanta, the Yellow Jackets swept the Tigers by scores of 8-6, 4-3, and 11-3. Then in the ACC Tourney in Greensboro, NC, Clemson topped Georgia Tech 9-3.
The Yellow Jackets hold a 71-40-2 lead in games played at Georgia Tech, while the Tigers own a 47-42 advantage in ACC regular-season games.
Jack Leggett has a 39-32 record against Georgia Tech as Clemson’s head coach, including an 9-20 mark at Russ Chandler Stadium. Leggett was 3-5 against the Yellow Jackets as Western Carolina’s head coach, meaning he is 41-36 all-time against Georgia Tech.
In game-three, Georgia Tech will start freshman righthander Cole Pitts (4-3, 4.38 ERA) on the mound. The Moultrie, GA native has made seven starts and six relief appearances for a total of 49.1 innings pitched. He has yielded 58 hits (.291 opponents’ batting average) and 23 walks with 49 strikeouts.
The Tigers will counter with sophomore righty Kevin Pohle (4-2, 3.00 ERA) on Sunday. The Saint Louis, MO native has made eight starts and two relief appearances for a total of 48.0 innings pitched. He has given up 47 hits (.267 opponents’ batting average) and 20 walks with 28 strikeouts.
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