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Clemson Baseball- Tigers Beat Coastal Carolina 8-5

With the over the Chanticleers, the Tigers have now won 5 straight

Doug Kingsmore Stadium
Clemson Tigers Baseball

After watching Coastal Carolina push a run across on a sac fly in the top of the 1st, the Clemson bats came out intent on making a statement of their own. After a leadoff single by Sam Hall, Logan Davidson hit his 6th HR of the season out to left center, quickly giving the Tigers a lead they would never relinquish in an 8-5 .

Grayson Byrd then doubled, and Briar Hawkins singled, putting runners on the corners with no out. After a Davis Sharpe sac fly that made it 3-1, and a Jordan Greene fly ball to right, Bryce Teodosio hit a single to left, putting two aboard with two out, and bringing Adam Hackenberg to the plate. Getting the midweek start in place of Kyle Wilkie, the true freshman catcher launched launched a 2-1 pitch into the left center stands, giving the Tigers a 6-1 lead, and giving Hackenberg his 3rd HR in the first 18 at bats of his young career.

The 5 run cushion would not last long however, as Coastal got to starter Jackson Lindley for 3 more runs in the 2nd, cutting the deficit to 6-4. After an impressive debut last week against Furman, things did not go quite as smoothly for the freshman pitcher in his follow up outing. Lindley’s night would end after 2 IP, having allowed 4 runs on 4 hits, and walking a batter. He was also called for a balk, that forced in a runner from 3rd in the 2nd.

Owen Griffith would take over to start the 3rd, and turned in quite an impressive performance. He scattered 3 hits in 3 innings of work, and struck out 6, allowing just 1 unearned run in picking up his 1st win of the season. Carson Spiers pitched the final 1.2 innings for his 5th save, allowing just one hit and striking out one.

Clemson would add a run in the 4th on an RBI single from Hall to make it 7-4. Coastal got their unearned run in the 5th on a throwing , making it 7-5, and Jordan Greene’s sac fly in the bottom of the 5th made it 8-5 Tigers, and was the games final run.

Logan Davidson led Clemson at the plate, going 3-4 with the 2 RBI, as it seems his bat is starting to really heat up. Hall, Byrd, and Teo all finished with 2 hits each as well.

Scott Kobos suffered the loss for the Chants, dropping to 1-2. He never made it out of the 1st inning, facing just 7 batters while allowing 5 runs and 5 hits.

The 11th ranked Chants drop to 13-4-1 on the season, while the 12th ranked Tigers improve to 13-3. The two teams will square off once more this season when the Tigers travel to Conway on May 14.

Up next for the Tigers, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame will come to town for a 3 game series this weekend, with the first game scheduled for Friday at 6pm, in Doug Kingsmore Stadium.