For its first ACC series away from home, Clemson headed up north to Chestnut Hill, taking two out of three from the Boston College Eagles, moving to 18-6 overall and 6-3 in conference play. The Tigers came into the weekend ranked #20 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and find themselves currently sitting at 28th in RPI. BC drops to 12-11 overall and 3-6 in ACC play.
Clemson won game one 8-1 behind another strong outing from Davis Sharpe (3-1). The young freshman continues to impress as he went 7 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits and striking out 6, despite the very cold temperatures.
The offense got going early, striking for 3 runs in the second inning, highlighted by a 2 run double from Adam Parker. They would add 1 in the fifth and 4 more in the eighth, and finished the game with 9 hits.
Bo Majkowski finished 1-2 with an RBI and scored 2 runs, also reaching base twice on a HBP.
Game two saw the Tiger bats pound out 14 hits en route to a 9-5 win. Bo Majkowski had another productive day going 3-3 with 2 RBI, and 2 runs scored. Logan Davidson and Bryce Teodosio knocked in 2 runs each, with Teo being credited with an inside the park homerun in the second, his 6th on the season. Some might argue he caught a break from the official scorer, and maybe he did, but they stuck with the original scoring on the play.
Mat Clark picked up the win, improving to 5-0, scattering 7 hits in 5.2 IP, and allowing 4 runs (3 ER). Carson Spiers came on with the bases loaded and two out in the ninth to record the final out and pick up his 7th save.
Game three saw the Tiger bats go cold, as they could muster just 5 hits in a 3-2 loss. Logan Davidson and Bryar Hawkins had 2 hits each, with Bo Majkowski accounting for the other.
BC pitchers did walk 7 Tiger hitters, leading to multiple opportunities for Clemson, but they could never get that big hit when they needed it. They stranded 2 runners in the third, two more in the fifth, and left them loaded in the eighth, leaving 12 stranded in all.
Keyshawn Askew suffered the loss to drop to 2-1 on the season. The freshman went 5 innings, giving up 2 runs (1 ER), on 7 hits.
The Tigers will be in action next on Tuesday, as they travel to Charlotte to face the 49er’s at BB&T Ballpark at 7pm.