PREVIEW: ACC Tournament

CUTrevor 2019-05-21 08:10:13

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers travel to the 46th ACC Tournament as the No. 8 seed at Durham (N.C.) Bulls Athletic Park.

 Who (Tuesday) - Boston College (29-26) vs. Clemson (33-23)
 Who (Thursday) - Clemson (33-23) vs. Louisville (43-13)
 Best Ranking - BOC - NR; LOU - No. 7 Collegiate Baseball, USA Today; CU - NR
 When - Tuesday (11 a.m.), Thursday (11 a.m.)
 Where - Durham, N.C. (Durham Bulls Athletic Park)
 Watch - RSN, ACC Network Extra (subject to blackout)
 Video Announcers - Wes Durham (Tuesday), Nick Green, Lyndsay Rowley, Tom Werme (Thursday)
 Listen (Radio) - WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate
 Listen (Internet), TuneIn
 Live Stats -
 Social Media - ClemsonBaseball

 Overall Record - Clemson leads 33-9 (2006-19)
 Record at Neutral - 0-0
 Record in ACC Tournament - 0-0

 Overall Record - Clemson leads 13-10 (1970-19)
 Record at Neutral - Clemson leads 2-0 (2015-16)
 Record in ACC Tournament -Clemson leads 2-0 (2015,16)

 Tuesday - RHP Mason Pelio (BOC) vs. RHP Travis Marr (CU)
 Thursday - TBA (CU) vs. TBA (LOU)

 Clemson, who has a 2-0 neutral record, won two of three home games over Wake Forest last weekend.
 The Tigers are averaging 6.7 runs per game and hitting .267 with a .365 on-base percentage, .446 slugging percentage and 91 steals.
 The pitching staff has a 4.44 ERA, .248 opponents’ batting average and 2.30 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .970.

 Boston College is led by ninth-year Head Coach Mike Gambino.
 The Eagles won two of three home games over Notre Dame last weekend. They are hitting .289 and have a 5.31 ERA and .970 fielding percentage.
 Jake Alu is batting .351 with 10 steals, Cody Morissette is hitting .321 with eight steals and Matt Gill has a team-high six saves.

  Louisville is led by 13th-year head coach Dan McDonnell.
 The Cardinals won two of three home games over Florida State. They are hitting .298 and have a 3.65 ERA and .977 fielding percentage.
 Tyler Fitzgerald is hitting .338 with seven homers, 60 RBIs and 15 steals, and Alex Binelas is batting .327 with 13 homers and 52 RBIs.

 For the 18th straight year, Clemson played its full 56-game schedule in the regular season in 2019.
 Clemson has an 8-7 record against top-25 teams. All 15 games were against teams ranked in the top 16 and 12 were against top-11 teams.
 Clemson has never faced Boston College in an ACC Tournament game nor in a neutral-site game.

 Clemson (33-23), the No. 8 seed, opens its ACC Tournament by playing No. 12 seed Boston College (29-26) on Tuesday at 11 a.m., on RSN.
 The Tigers are the designated home team and occupy the third-base dugout on Tuesday.
 The Tigers play No. 1 seed Louisville (43-13) on Thursday at 11 a.m., on RSN.
 Clemson is the designated visiting team and occupies the first-base dugout on Thursday.
 The games are played at Durham (N.C.) Bulls Athletic Park.
 It is the 12th time the ACC Baseball Tournament is held in Durham after being held there in 2018.
 The 2010 tourney’s format has four three-team pools. The winner of each pool advances to a four-team, single-elimination tourney.
 The format, in its third year, features four three-team pools that guarantees the 12 teams play a minimum of two games.
 Pool A is comprised of No. 1 seed Louisville, No. 8 seed Clemson and No. 12 seed Boston College.
 Pool B is comprised of No. 2 seed Georgia Tech, No. 7 seed Duke and No. 11 seed Notre Dame.
 Pool C is comprised of No. 3 seed NC State, No. 6 seed Florida State and No. 10 seed Wake Forest.
 Pool D is comprised of No. 4 seed Miami (Fla.), No. 5 seed North Carolina and No. 9 seed Virginia.
 The winners of pools A and B play in a semifinal game on Saturday at 1 p.m., and the winners of pools C and D play on Saturday at 5 p.m.
 The ACC Championship Game is Sunday at noon on ESPN2, and the winner of the game receives an automatic bid into the 2019 NCAA Tournament.
 All of Clemson’s ACC Tournament games are broadcast live on the radio by Clemson Tigers Network.
 Live stats are available at for all Tiger games.

 This is the 46th ACC Tournament, and Clemson has been to the finals in 22 of the previous 45 tournaments, eight more than any other school.
 Clemson has won an ACC-high 10 ACC Tournament titles in history, including 2016, when it beat Florida State 18-13 in the title game.
 Clemson’s 10 ACC Tournament titles came in 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 2006 and 2016.
 Clemson has a 112-71 record (.612) in ACC Tournament games. The Tigers have the second-most All-ACC Tournament selections (63) in history.
 Clemson is one of only two teams to play in all 46 ACC Tournaments. The Tigers join Virginia as the only teams to play in every ACC Tourney.
 Only Florida State (66.7) has a better winning percentage than Clemson (61.2) in ACC Tournament play (minimum 10 games).
 Clemson’s 112 ACC Tournament wins are 27 more than any other team (NC State, 85).
 The ACC Tournament began in 1973 and has been held every year but one (1979) since then.

 Grayson Byrd (OF) earned First-Team All-ACC honors. It was the second time Byrd was named All-ACC.
 Logan Davidson (SS) and Davis Sharpe (SP) were Second-Team All-ACC selections. It was Davidson's second career All-ACC honor.
 Mat Clark (SP), Carson Spiers (RP) and Kyle Wilkie (C) were Third-Team All-ACC picks. It was Wilkie's second career All-ACC honor.
 Clemson’s six All-ACC selections tied for most in the league with Florida State, Georgia Tech and Louisville.
 Davis Sharpe (SP/DH) earned All-ACC Freshman honors.