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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Baseball Recap And Sunday Preview As Tigers Hosts Wright State

The Road To Omaha Continues!


Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson completes the series with Wright State at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

The radio broadcast for the weekend series will be provided exclusively by the Flagship Station for Clemson Sports, WCCP 104.9 FM.   

Tom Van Hoy will give play by play for Sunday’s game with Scott Rhymer offering color analysis on Sunday.

Game time Sunday is 1:00 PM.

The game day broadcast is a little unique today balancing women’s basketball and baseball.

At 1:00 PM, women's basketball at Boston College will air on Clemson Tiger Sports Network (CTSN) in its entirety.

The baseball game will also begin at 1:00 PM and will be available on WCCP 104.9 FM online only.  The baseball broadcast will join WCCP’s radio feed at the conclusion of the women’s basketball game.

The Starting Pitchers
In game-three, Wright State will start freshman lefty Robby Sexton (1-0, 2.25 ERA) on the mound.  The Pataskala, OH native has made one start for a total of 4.0 innings pitched.  He has yielded three hits (.214 opponents’ batting average) and one walk with three strikeouts.
The Tigers will counter with senior righty Scott Firth (1-0, 1.29 ERA) on Sunday.  The Buffalo Grove, IL native has made one start for a total of 7.0 innings pitched.  He has allowed two hits (.091 opponents’ batting average) and one walk with five strikeouts.

The Series
On Saturday, Steve Wilkerson went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBIs to lead Clemson to a 5-3 win over Wright State in the first game of a doubleheader at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.  The Tigers, who took a 1-0 lead in the series, improved to 3-1 on the season.  The Raiders fell to 3-1 in 2013.

Daniel Gossett (1-0) earned the win by tossing 5.0 effective innings in a starting role.  He gave up six hits, one run, and two walks with six strikeouts.  Matt Campbell recorded his second save of the year by retiring the last batter of the game.

Wright State starter Casey Henn (1-1) suffered the loss, as he allowed five hits, three runs (two earned), and four walks with two strikeouts.

In Game 2 on Saturday, five Tiger pitchers combined to blank Wright State in Clemson's 6-0 The Tigers, who took a 2-0 lead in the series, improved to 4-1 on the season.  The Raiders dropped to 3-2.

The Tigers scored a run in the first inning and two more runs in the third inning to give them an early lead.  The Raiders put pressure on the Clemson defense all game, putting six leadoff batters on base and 19 batters in all on base.  But the Tigers turned four double plays and did not allow any of the Raiders' 19 baserunners to score.

Freshman Clate Schmidt (1-0) earned his first career win by tossing 4.0 scoreless innings.  In his first career start, the righthander allowed five hits and one walk with two strikeouts.  Patrick Andrews, Zack Erwin, Jackson Campana, and Clay Bates combined to pitch the last 5.0 innings to close out the game.

Taylor Braun (0-1), the first of four Raider pitchers, suffered the loss.  He gave up seven hits, three runs, and one walk with three strikeouts in 5.0 innings pitched.

Additional Broadcast Information
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.

We look forward to seeing you at Doug Kingsmore Stadium this season.

Go Tigers!

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