Clemson 14 - Presbyterian 4
Unlike our friends in Columbia, the Tigers had no problem with the Blue Hose on Wednesday night.
Sam Hall, playing 3rd for an injured Patrick Cromwell, got the scoring started in this one. He picked up his first career hit and RBI with two outs in the 2nd. Starting pitcher Holt Jones promptly gave up 2 runs in the 3rd to give the Blue Hose a 2-1 lead.
Then 3rd inning happened. Clemson has lived off walks and home runs all season and Wednesday night was no different. After a couple batters got on got on, Grayson Byrd continued his good work hitting a 3 run homer, his 7th on the season. The scoring didn’t stop as new power threat Kyle Wilkie followed Byrd with a solo shot to give the Tigers a 5-2 lead. This was Wilkie’s 3rd homer in the last 4 games.
Travis Marr came in to start the 4th, and pitched 3 1⁄3 innings to pick up the win. Clemson would score one in the 4th, three in the 5th, four in the 6th, and one in the 8th. Clemson had 6 SB’s and 4 HBP, and remember those walks I mentioned earlier, try 12 of them.
Clemson improves to 31-11 on the season and is one game behind NC State heading into the weekend. Next up is a trip to Charlottesville this weekend to visit a surprising middle of the pack Virginia team. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00pm Friday night.