The Clemson-Elon series opened up with a thrilling pitchers’ duel on Friday. The Tigers and Phoenix were knotted up a 0-0 by the end of 9 and found themselves playing in extra innings. The game remained scoreless until the bottom 13the win first baseman Seth Beer smacked a 2 out single with bases loaded that would send Tiger catcher Robert Jolly home to score the winning run. Charlie Barnes, Ryley Gilliam and Brooks Crawford combined to throw 23 strikeouts while allowing 0 walks on the day. Crawford, who came in for the 13th inning, is credited with the win. Beer’s single extended his streak of games where he’s reached base to 65.
Saturday’s game was a more comfortable rout for Clemson. The Tigers jumped out to a big 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first and never looked back. Clemson racked up 15 hits en route to a 13-5 win. Pat Krall got the win for the Tigers, tossing 5.2 innings. Seth Beer, playing right field, went 1-1 with a single and 3 walks, extending his on base streak to 66 games.
The Tigers finished out the sweep with a 3-0 win on Sunday. Alex Eubanks pitched 7 innings and held Elon to 3 hits to get the win, with Jacob Hennessy coming in to pitch the final 2 innings and earn the save. The Tigers and Phoenix were knotted up at 0-0 going into the bottom of the 5th, and the 3rd baseman Patrick Cromwell broke the tie with a 1 run homer. Robert Jolly would later score from third on a wild pitch in the inning, and then in the sixth Logan Davidson would also score on a wild pitch. Beer went 0-4 with no walks, so unfortunately his on base streak ends at 65 straight games. The last time Seth Beer did not reach base as a Clemson Tigers was his first ever collegiate game, last season’s opener against Maine.
The Tigers move to 5-2 on the year after getting the series sweep and picking up a midweek home win against Western Carolina. Clemson returns to action Tuesday evening, hosting the Wofford Terriers at 4:00 PM. The game can be streamed on ACC Network Extra. Clemson then will take on rival South Carolina in the annual series. Friday’s game will be at Doug Kingsmore Stadium with a 6:30 PM opening pitch. It will be available on ACC Network Extra. Saturday, the teams head to Greenville to play at Flour Field at 1:00 PM. There is no scheduled video for that game, however audio of the game will be broadcasted on the Clemson Tigers Sports Network. The series concludes Sunday at 1:30 PM in at the Gamecocks’ home field, Founders Park in Columbia. That game can be seen on SEC Network +.