Clemson’s pitching staff put together a remarkable performance in the weekend series against Boston College. Clemson held the Eagles to eighteen hits and two runs over the three games, walking just two batters and striking out thirty-two. Pat Krall went 7.1 innings on Sunday, allowing seven hits and no runs in Clemson’s 2-0 win. The game was a 0-0 tie going into the top of the eight, before Reed Rohlman lifted a sacrifice fly to score Logan Davidson, giving Clemson the 1-0 lead. To lead off the ninth, Seth Beer crushed a huge home run to give the Tigers their final run of the game.
Friday saw the Tigers’ bats come alive as they would get an 8-2 win to start off the series. Seth Beer got things going in the first with a double that scored Chase Pinder. Chris Williams would then tack on a ground rule double to score Beer. Jordan Greene scored Williams off of a single to put give the Tigers an early 3-0 lead. Clemson added 5 more runs on the day, and Charlie Barnes tossed 6.0 innings, striking out 11 and only giving up one run. Patrick Andrews came in to throw the last three innings. Andrews gave up a RBI triple in the 8th, but that would be the only other run the Eagles could get across the plate.
Saturday’s game was a low scoring game, as the Tigers finally broke out of the 0-0 tie when Robert Jolly grounded out in the seventh to score Logan Davidson, and give Clemson the 1-0 lead. That would be all the Tigers would need, as Alex Eubanks tossed a complete game shutout to clinch the series. Eubanks allowed 3 BC hits on the day.
At 20-4 (8-1 ACC), the Tigers return to Doug Kingsmore Stadium Tuesday night for a midweek game with instate foe Furman. The Paladins come in with an 11-11 record, and went 1-3 in a 4 game weekend series with Wofford Terriers in Spartanburg over the weekend. The first pitch is scheduled 6:30 PM and the game will be available for streaming on ACC Network Extra. The game is also Military Appreciation Day. Wednesday night Clemson will host the Winthrop Eagles. Winthrop is 13-11 on the year and swept Big South foe High Point in a three game series over the weekend. That game is also set for a 6:30 pitch on ACC Network Extra.
Boston College falls to 7-14 (1-8 ACC) on the year. Tuesday, they will head to Storrs, Connecticut to face the UCONN Huskies in an afternoon matchup (3:00 PM first pitch). Wednesday, they will host the UMass Minutemen in another weekday 3:00 PM start.