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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Broadcast Notes And Game Info As Tigers Conclude Series With William and Mary

The Road To Omaha Continues!


Tiger Baseball, and the Road To Omaha, continues today as Clemson completes the series with William and Mary 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.   

Roy Philpott will give play by play for all three games with Bob Mahoney offering color analysis on Sunday.

Game time today is 1:00 PM.

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

At 1:00 PM, Women's Basketball vs. Virginia Tech at Littlejohn Coliseum will air on Clemson Tiger Sports Network (CTSN) in its entirety with game audio will also be available for free via TigerCast on ClemsonTigers.com

The baseball game will also begin at 1:00 PM and will be available via TigerCast on ClemsonTigers.com in its entirety.  WCCP will join the game in progress following the conclusion of women's basketball.

Should the baseball game be extended, CTSN and WCCP FM will cut to men's basketball pregame beginning at 5:30 PM.

Finally, at 6:00 PM, Men's Basketball vs. Miami will air on CTSN and WCCP FM in its entirety.

The Starting Pitchers
In game-three, William & Mary will start sophomore righty Jason Inghram on the mound.  The Chesapeake, VA native had a 3-2 record and 3.20 ERA in 39.1 innings pitched over 16 appearances (six starts) in 2012.  He allowed 35 hits (.241 opponents’ batting average) and 13 walks with 41 strikeouts.

The Tigers will counter with senior righthander Scott Firth on Sunday.  The Buffalo Grove, IL native had a 4-0 record and 2.09 ERA in 51.2 innings pitched over 24 relief appearances in 2012.  He gave up 44 hits (.229 opponents’ batting average) and 33 walks with 44 strikeouts.  Firth will be making his first start since 2011 when he earned the win against Sacred Heart in the Clemson Regional on June 3.

The Series
On Friday, Shane Kennedy's two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning scored the game's only runs to lift Clemson to a 2-0 win over William & Mary in front of 5,947 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. 
On Saturday, William & Mary totaled 16 hits to defeat Clemson 11-2 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.  The Tribe, who evened the series 1-1, improved to 1-1 on the season.  The Tigers dropped to 1-1.  It was William & Mary's first-ever win over Clemson in five all-time meetings.

The Tribe broke the game open with three runs in the third inning, two runs in the fourth inning, and two more runs in the fifth inning.  In all, William & Mary combined to score its 11 runs in five different innings.  In each of those five innings, the Tribe's leadoff batter was retired. 

Starter John Farrell (1-0) earned the win by tossing 7.0 effective innings.  He allowed nine hits, two runs, and one walk with four strikeouts.  J.T. Castner and Mitchell Aker both pitched a scoreless inning to close out the game.

Sophomore Patrick Andrews (0-1) suffered the loss in his first career start.  He yielded five hits, four runs, and one walk with three strikeouts in 3.0 innings pitched.  Six pitchers in all took the mound for the Tigers, including freshman Clate Schmidt, who pitched the final 2.2 innings without allowing a run.

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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