Clemson opens 2015 baseball season

The Tigers begin their 2015 baseball season hosting West Virginia.

WHAT: West Virginia (0-0) vs. Clemson (0-0)
RANKINGS: WVU - NR; CU - No. 24 BA
WHEN: Friday (4 p.m.), Saturday (2:30 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)
WHERE: Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)

• Promotion (Saturday) - Present your ticket stub from Saturday’s men’s basketball game in Littlejohn Coliseum and receive free admission.
• Promotion (Sunday) #1 - Family Four Pack - Purchase two reserved adult and two reserved youth tickets for only $20.
• Promotion (Sunday) #2 - Sunday Funday - Fun and family-friendly activities during the game and throughout Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

WVU OVERVIEW
West Virginia is led by third-year Head Coach Randy Mazey, who hit .331 with 20 homers and 65 steals in 216 games as a Tiger from 1985-88.

• The Mountaineers, who will start three pitchers from the state of Texas, had a 28-26 overall record and 9-14 Big 12 Conference mark in 2014.

• Senior outfielder Brad Johnson, who played at USC Sumter in 2013, returns after hitting .318 in 2014.

STARTING PITCHERS
• Friday - RHP BJ Myers (WVU) vs. LHP Matthew Crownover (CU)
• Saturday - LHP Ross Vance (WVU) vs. LHP Zack Erwin (CU)
• Sunday - RHP Chad Donato (WVU) vs. RHP Brody Koerner (CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson had a 36-25 overall record and 15-14 ACC mark in 2014.

• The Tigers return five of nine position starters and 59 percent of their innings pitched from the 2014 team.

• Clemson begins the season with a nine-game homestand.

LEGGETT BY THE NUMBERS
• In 35 overall years, he has 1,300 wins, tied for ninth-most in Division I history and fifth-most among active coaches.

• He won his 1,300th career game in Clemson’s 3-2 walkoff win over No. 3 Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. on May 22.

• His 923 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 20 times in his first 21 seasons.

• He has 236 top-25 wins, 128 top-10 wins and 63 top-five wins as head coach at Clemson.


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