Just as they did last weekend, Clemson hits the road as they travel up to Blacksburg to take on Virginia Tech. Fresh off of taking two of three from BC in Chestnut Hill last weekend and beating Charlotte in a rare midweek road game, the Tigers (19-6, 6-3) come into this series ranked as high as 15th (Collegiate Baseball) and are 27th in RPI.
The Hokies (16-9, 4-5) come in at #42 in RPI, unranked, and have lost three straight. After taking the first game of last weekends series against UNC, they went on to drop the next two, before losing 6-1 to Liberty at home Tuesday night.
Clemson pitching comes in with a staff ERA of 3.29, a 3.14 strikeout to walk ratio, and opponents are hitting just .232 against them.
Virginia Tech comes in with a team ERA of 3.03, a WHIP of 1.32, and opponents are hitting just .222 against them.
The projected pitching this weekend-
Friday 6 pm
RHP Davis Sharpe (3-1, 1.60 ERA, 1.02 WHIP) vs LHP Ian Seymour (4-0, 3.00 ERA, 1.12 WHIP)
Saturday 3 pm
LHP Mat Clark (5-0, 2.28 ERA. 0.88 WHIP) vs LHP Peyton Alford (1-2, 3.79 ERA, 1.47 WHIP
Sunday 1 pm
LHP Keyshawn Askew (2-1, 2.79 ERA, 1.03 WHIP) vs TBA
In their second year under head coach John Szefc, the Hokies are hitting .269 as a team, have 19 HRs, and are just 12-24 when attempting to steal. Luke Horanski leads the way with 7 HRs and 26 RBI. Kerry Carpenter (.303 BA, 6 HR, 26 RBI) and Jack Owens (.345 BA, .507 OBP) are a couple of other names to keep an eye on.
Monte Lee’s Tigers come in hitting .270 as a team and average just under 7 runs per game. They’ve hit 30 long balls, have an OBP of .380, 45 stolen bases, and are 16-2 when outhitting the opponent.
OF Bo Majkowski comes in with one of the hottest bats and has been as clutch as anyone in the lineup of late. The young sophomore has hit safely in his last 5 games, going 7-13 with 5 RBI, and has upped his average to .343. He’s also drawn 5 walks, and been hit by a pitch 5 times, meaning he’s reached safely 17 times over the 5 game stretch.
SS Logan Davidson has started to heat up as well and is now hitting .326 with 7 HR, 27 RBI, and has stolen 10 bases in 12 attempts.
All 3 games will be streamed on the WatchESPN app. You can catch the radio broadcast locally on WCCP, 105.5 The Roar, and at ClemsonTigers.com and the TuneIn Radio app.