Austin Peay 6 Clemson 3
Jacob Hennessy didn’t have a good night and may be running out of gas as the regular season comes to a close. Austin Peay scored four runs in the first two innings and led throughout. Seth Beer hit a two run-homer in the 3rd, his 50th in a Tiger uniform. The two teams would trade runs in the 4th and the score remained unchanged until AP tacked on an insurance run in the 9th. Ryan Miller came out of the pen and pitched a career high 4 2⁄3 innings with a career high 9 strikeouts.
Clemson 10 Austin Peay 1
Saturdays game was a two man wrecking crew. On offense Logan Davidson was the hero. Going 3-3 with a HR, two doubles, four RBI’s, four runs scored, two walks, and two SB’s. On the Pitching side starter Brooks Crawford continued his good work. Shutting down the governors with 6 2⁄3 only allowing four hits on one run, along with no walks and a career high ten punch outs. The game was close until Clemson scored four in the 7th and three in the 8th. Carson Spiers pitched the final 2 1⁄3 for his fourth save. Also of note the win was #400 for head coach Monte Lee.
Clemson 3 Austin Peay 2
Sundays game was a pitchers duel, as the first five innings went scoreless. Austin Peay struck first, scoring two runs in the 6th off of back to back bases loaded walks. Clemson would answer in the bottom of the inning with a bases loaded walk of their own and a Grayson Byrd sac fly. The game would remain tied, but Clemson had their chances in the 9th and 10th inning stranding multiple runners in both frames - including getting no runs out of a 2nd and 3rd no outs situation. The Tigers wouldn’t be denied though as the long ball saved the day again.
This time it was Grayson Byrd who had the walkoff solo shot in the 11th. The one run victory was Clemson’s 14th one run victory of the season - a school record.
The series wasn't pretty, but the Governors never should have been overlooked. A fringe Top 100 RPI team that picked up their game trying to upset a top 10 team. Next up is a rare non power 5 road trip, as Clemson heads to play Kennesaw State on Tuesday. First pitch is at 6pm on ESPN+.