Chris Williams knocked his fourth homer of the year in the second inning to get the Tigers rolling, and the runs kept coming from there. After Chase Pinder would score on a wild pitch in the 3rd, Williams would crush another homer in the top of the 4th, and was followed by Logan Davidson swatting his 3rd homer of the year to put the Tigers up 5-1. Seth Beer would put the finishing touch on the game by launching a 9th inning homer to make it 8-4. The homer is Beer’s 6th of the season.
Starting pitcher Tyler Jackson went 5 innings to pick up his 3rd win on the year, striking 4. Riley Gilliam came in to get his second save of the year by pitching the bottom of the 9th. After giving up 9 hits in the first 7 innings of the game, Tiger pitching would go on to allow 0 hits for the remainder.
Clemson moves on to 17-4 on the season. The Tigers return to ACC play this weekend as they head north to face the Boston College Eagles. The series, originally scheduled to be played at Boston College’s Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at John Shea Field (lol, that’s a mouthful), has been moved to Kingston, Rhode Island due to field conditions. The games will be played at Bill Beck Field, home to the University of Rhode Island Rams baseball team. The Cougars fall to 8-13 on the year. They will resume CAA play this weekend at Patriots Point with a 3 game series against the Hofstra Pride.