The Tigers had a nice surge of offense in Tuesday’s win over East Tennessee State. Kyle Wilkie worked a bases loaded walk in the first inning to plate Clemson’s first run and get the show going. In the fifth inning, Davis Sharpe, Wilkie, and Bryce Teodosio all ripped doubles to help Clemson climb up to a 7-0 lead. Freshman James Parker crushed a two-run homer in the sixth to get his first career hit, putting the Tigers up 12-0 at the time. Teodosio followed it up with a homer of his own. Teodosio went 3-4 and was a triple away from becoming the first Tiger to record a cycle in Doug Kingsmore Stadium history.
Keyshawn Askew went 5 innings, allowing no runs and just one hit to move to 2-0 on the year. The freshman lefty continues to impress, fitting nicely into the midweek starter role.
After a nice midweek win, the Tigers will now roll into the annual rivalry series with South Carolina. The Gamecocks come into the series at 7-1, having won 6 straight since their opening day loss at home to Liberty. The Tigers host South Carolina Friday night, play in Greenville Saturday, before heading to Columbia Sunday to conclude the series. First pitch for Friday will be at 6:00 PM and can be streamed on ACC Network Extra through the ESPN App.