Clemson (20-12, 9-5 ACC) vs. Virginia (28-5,
CU - No. 14 BA, No. 22 CB, No. 14 USA;
UVA - No. 2 BA, No. 3 CB, No. 2 USA
Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (2:30 p.m.), Sunday
Charlottesville, Va. (UVa Baseball Stadium)
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SPORTSMANSHIP WEEK IN THE ACC
The ACC is sponsoring "ACC Sportsmanship Week"
from April 7-13. The two teams will shake hands prior
to each game this weekend.
Overall Record -
Clemson leads 103-50 (1955-13)
Record at Virginia -
Clemson leads 40-27 (1956-12)
LHP Matthew Crownover (CU) vs. LHP Nathan
TBA (CU) vs. RHP Josh Sborz (UVA)
TBA (CU) vs. LHP Brandon Waddell (UVA)
The Tigers are coming off a 6-2 loss at home against
Georgia on Tuesday night.
The Tigers are averaging 6.5 runs per game and hitting
.292 with a .361 on-base percentage and 57 stolen
The pitching staff has a 4.17 ERA, .245 opponents'
batting average and 2.15 strikeout-to-walk ratio and
Clemson is fielding .957.
Virginia, who is 18-1 at home in 2014, is led by 11th-
year Head Coach Brian O'Connor.
The Cavaliers defeated James Madison on the road 9-3
Tuesday. They are hitting .283 and have a 2.01 ERA
and .987 fielding percentage.
Mike Papi is hitting .330 and leads the team in runs
(33), homers (6), RBIs (30) and walks (31).
Virginia is holding ACC opponents to a .177 batting
average and only 16 extra-base hits in 15 games.
Virginia has allowed more than four runs in a game only
two times in 2014. Three of its five losses have been
by one run as well.
In its first 30 games, Clemson had three outfield assists.
In the last two games, it has four outfield assists.
Clemson is in third place in the ACC Atlantic Division
standings with a 9-5 league mark behind Florida State
(13-2) and Wake Forest (10-5).
In the overall ACC standings, Clemson is in fifth place
behind Florida State, Virginia (12-3), Miami (Fla.)
(11-4) and Wake Forest.
Clemson is averaging 4,629 fans per home date (20) in
2014, the eighth-highest figure in the nation (through
games of April 6).
Clemson has had a top-20 national figure in average
attendance 20 straight seasons and a top-10 figure 12
years in a row (entering 2014).
Clemson is second in the ACC in steals with 57, an
average of 1.8 steals per game.
Steven Duggar (15), Tyler Krieger (9) and Tyler Slaton
(8) lead the team in steals.
ROCK SOLID ROTATION
The regular weekend rotation of Daniel Gossett, Matthew Crownover and Jake Long has been a bright spot
of the pitching staff in 2014.
The trio has combined for an 11-2 record, a 2.72 ERA
and 112 strikeouts and has allowed just 102 hits in
119.1 innings pitched.
Gossett is 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA, Crownover is 6-2 with
a 2.23 ERA and Long is 2-0 with a 4.06 ERA.
In ACC games, the trio has combined for a 7-1 record,
2.49 ERA and 64 strikeouts and has allowed just 52
hits in 72.1 innings pitched.
In ACC games, Gossett is 2-0 with a 1.98 ERA,
Crownover is 4-1 with a 2.05 ERA and Long is 1-0
with a 4.40 ERA.
LEGGETT BY THE NUMBERS
Leggett was inducted into the
Hall of Fame on
Jan. 3, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.
In his 35th overall year, he has 1,284 wins, 10th-
most in Division I history and fifth-most among active
His 907 wins as head coach at Clemson (1994-14)
are seventh-most in the nation during that span.
He has led Clemson to a winning ACC regular-season
record 19 times in 20 seasons at Clemson.
He has 234 top-25 wins, 126 top-10 wins and 61
top-five wins as head coach at Clemson.
BAUM KEY TO CLEMSON'S OFFENSE
Junior infielder/outfielder Jay Baum has been Clemson's
best hitter in league games, as he is hitting .392 in
He has seven doubles, one triple, nine RBIs, 10 runs
and five steals in ACC games.
Overall, he is hitting .313 with 10 doubles, two triples,
16 RBIs, 21 runs and seven steals.
He has started 23 games in left field and nine games
at third base.
Clemson is 7-0 when he totals multiple hits.
BOULWARE PICKING UP
Junior catcher Garrett Boulware was Clemson's top
offensive player in 2013 and has matched many of
his numbers in 2014.
He is hitting .298 with 10 doubles, two homers, 22
RBIs, 24 runs, 16 walks, 13 strikeouts and a .371
on-base percentage in 32 games.
He is 16-for-40 (.400) with runners in scoring position.
He was named to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List
on March 6. It was the second year in a row he was
named to the list.
Senior righty Matt Campbell has allowed just one
earned run in 20.0 innings pitched (0.45 ERA) over
16 relief appearances as the closer.
He is 2-0 and has given up just 12 hits (.167 opponents' batting average) with 32 strikeouts (14.40strikeouts per nine innings pitched).
He has six of the team's nine saves.
In 10.1 innings pitched in ACC games, he has allowed
six hits (.162 opponents' batting average) and no runs
with 16 strikeouts.
In 96.2 innings pitched over 69 relief outings in his
career, he is 5-3 with 17 saves, a 2.89 ERA and .183
opponents' batting average.
His 17 career saves are fourth-most in Tiger history.
He has 121 strikeouts in his career (11.27 strikeouts
per nine innings pitched).
CROWNOVER SPEEDS UP
Sophomore lefthander Matthew Crownover had "Tommy
John" surgery in March of 2012, therefore he was not
100 percent as a freshman in 2013.
He is 6-2 with a 2.23 ERA and 43 strikeouts against
only nine walks in 44.1 innings pitched over nine appearances (eight starts) in 2014.
He has a 13-5 career record and 2.20 ERA along
with 88 strikeouts against 26 walks in 114.1 innings
pitched over 24 outings (22 starts).
His 2.20 ERA is fifth, 3.38 strikeout-to-walk ratio is
sixth and 2.05 walks per nine innings pitched is third
in Clemson history.
He pitched his first career game in Clemson's 7-1 win in
the second game of a doubleheader at No. 25 Maryland
on March 28.
In his complete game against the Terrapins, he allowed
just four hits and no walks with nine strikeouts.
DUGGAR RIDING LAST SEASON'S WAVE
Sophomore outfielder Steven Duggar is hitting .3120
with nine doubles, two triples, 23 RBIs, 23 runs and
a team-high 15 steals in 2014.
He is hitting .315 with four doubles, one triple, six
RBIs, nine runs, a .383 on-base percentage and six
steals in ACC games.
He had a 19-game hitting streak, which included the
last nine games of 2013 and the first 10 games of
GOSSETT TOPS ROTATION
Junior righthander Daniel Gossett was Clemson's Friday
starter all of 2013 and has been the same for most of
the 2014 season.
He has a 3-0 record, 2.25 ERA, .193 opponents'
batting average and 46 strikeouts against 15 walks in
44.0 innings pitched (seven starts).
In ACC games, he is 2-0 with a 1.98 ERA, .168 opponents' batting average and 27 strikeouts in 27.1
innings pitched (four starts).
He is holding opponents to 6-for-48 (.125) with two
He only has a 3-0 record, but Clemson had the lead in
all seven games when he was replaced on the mound.
He earned the win against No. 1 Florida State on March
21 by allowing one run on four hits with eight strikeouts
in 7.1 innings pitched.
In his career, he is 19-7 with a 3.12 ERA, .212 opponents' batting average and 224 strikeouts against
92 walks in 219.1 innings pitched.
His 9.19 career strikeout-per-nine-innings-pitched
mark is ninth-best in Clemson history.
KENNEDY MAKES SPLASH WITH RETURN
Senior utility player Shane Kennedy tore his ACL on
Oct. 20, 2013, but made a quick recovery and only
missed the first 18 games.
He has taken over the starting job at first base and is
hitting .222 with one double, one triple, one homer,
seven RBIs and four steals.
In the first game of a doubleheader at Maryland on
March 28, he went 4-for-4 with a homer and the go-
ahead, run-scoring triple in the ninth.
KRIEGER AMONG LEADERS AT THE PLATE
Sophomore infielder Tyler Krieger is hitting .309 with
eight doubles, one homer, 19 RBIs, a team-high 28
runs and nine steals.
He had a 16-game hitting streak, which included the
last game of 2013 and first 15 games of 2014.
He has started all 94 games of his Tiger career at
MOYER STEPPING UP IN BULLPEN
Freshman righthander Drew Moyer has provided valuable innings in long relief.
In 19.1 innings pitched over 12 relief appearances, he
is 1-0 with one save, a 3.26 ERA and 19 strikeouts.
In 17.0 innings pitched over his last eight outings, he
has allowed just two earned runs (1.06 ERA) and 17
He pitched 4.0 scoreless innings in relief at Wake Forest in the first game of a doubleheader on March 15 to
earn his first career save.
In his next outing, he tossed 4.0 scoreless innings of
two-hit ball at Georgia Southern on March 19 to earn
his first career win.
OKEY BETTER THAN OK AS FRESHMAN
Freshman catcher Chris Okey is hitting .270 and leads
the team in RBIs (30) along with three homers and five
The last Tiger freshman to lead or tie for the team lead
in RBIs was Jeff Baker, who tied sophomore Khalil
Greene with 64 RBIs in 2000.
He leads the team in two-out RBIs (12).
He is hitting .358 with two doubles, two homers, 16
RBIs, 10 runs and two steals in ACC games.
Against his home-state team in No. 1 Florida State in
March, he went 6-for-12 (.500) and had two hits in
each of the three games.
Sophomore righthander Clate Schmidt has had a decision in nine games this season.
He has a 4-5 record, but has a solid 3.92 ERA and
.257 opponents' batting average in 13 appearances
He has not allowed a home run thanks to 60 groundball
outs compared to just 13 flyball outs.
SLATON LEADING OFF SLATE
Junior outfielder Tyler Slaton is hitting .328 with a
.396 on-base percentage and eight steals as Clemson's
He has reached base as the leadoff batter of an inning
28 times in 58 opportunities (48 percent) and has a
team-high 13 multiple-hit games.
He had a 12-game hitting streak in 2014.
He received the Bob Bradley Award as Clemson's MVP
of the South Carolina series from Feb. 28 to March 2,
when he was 7-for-14.
WILKERSON STEADY AT SECOND
Senior infielder Steve Wilkerson is hitting a team-high
.347 with 11 doubles, one triple, four homers, 18 RBIs
and four steals.
He leads the team in slugging percentage (.594) and
extra-base hits (16) despite missing three games early
in the season.
In the last nine games, he has six doubles and two
In three games during the week of March 24-30, he
went 6-for-11 with five doubles and one homer to earn
ACC Co-Player-of-the-Week honors.
WILSON SOLIDIFIES ROLE AT THIRD
Freshman infielder Weston Wilson has cemented his
starting spot at third base of late with his timely hitting
and solid defense.
He is hitting .321 with five doubles, two homers, 19
RBIs, 12 runs and two steals in 27 games (25 starts).
He is hitting .400 with two outs.
He has committed only four errors in 63 chances (.937
fielding percentage) and has made many diving stops.
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