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Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson hosts College of Charleston. The radio broadcast for the game today will be provided exclusively by WCCP 104.9 FM in Clemson.
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.
Roy Philpott will give play by play with Tim Bourret doing color.
Monday's broadcast time is 3:30 with first pitch at 4:00.
Behind 13 hits and 7.0 scoreless innings pitched from starter Kevin Pohle, Clemson defeated College of Charleston 12-3 in front of 4,382 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday night.
The Tigers, who took a 2-0 series lead, improved to 28-19, while the Cougars dropped to 31-15. Clemson also upped its all-time record against College of Charleston to 23-0.
The Tigers scored two runs in the fifth inning to take a 4-0 lead, then they blew the game open with eight runs on seven hits in the seventh inning. The eight runs were the most in a frame by Clemson in 2012, besting its previous high of six runs. All nine Tiger starters scored at least one run in the contest as well.
Pohle (5-2) tied his career high for innings pitched and strikeouts (5) to earn the win. He also allowed six hits and one walk. Clay Bates retired all six batters he faced to close out the game.
College of Charleston starter Josh Renfro (6-5) suffered the loss, as he yielded six hits, four runs (three earned), and three walks with two strikeouts in 4.0 innings pitched.
Clemson and College of Charleston have met 23 times on the diamond. The Tigers have won all 23 games, including the last meeting in 2009 by a score of 5-2 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Tigers also won 7-6 in Mount Pleasant on February 29, 2008, then Clemson won 12-6 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on May 13, 2008.
The Tigers and Cougars have never played more than two games in a season. The Tigers also registered victories over College of Charleston in 2007 (1), 2006 (2), 2005 (2), 2004 (2), 2003 (2), 2002 (2), and 2001 (1). Prior to the matchup in the 2001 season, the two teams had not played since 1912.
The Tigers hold a 16-0 lead over the Cougars in games played at Clemson and a 12-0 advantage at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Jack Leggett is 17-0 against College of Charleston as Clemson’s head coach, including a 12-0 mark in games played at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
In game-three, College of Charleston will start junior righthander Matt Pegler (7-2, 2.83 ERA) on the mound. The Greenville, SC native has made 11 starts for a total of 63.2 innings pitched. He has yielded 54 hits (.228 opponents’ batting average) and 16 walks with 46 strikeouts.
Clemson’s starting pitcher for game-three on Monday has yet to be determined.
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