Clemson 16 Boston College 12
It was a high scoring, back and fourth affair, but Clemson’s seven run seventh inning finally gave the Tigers enough insurance to knock off BC. Middle relief pitcher Evan Estridge went 1.2 innings to get his first win of the season (1-1). Hot hitting DH Caden Grice went four for six on the day and brought in seven RBI’s for Clemson.
Clemson 9 Boston College 3 (10 innings)
The Tigers and Eagles had a bit of a pitchers’ duel going for most of the day. Lefty Keyshawn Askew went an impressive 6.2 innings on the day, which was huge for the Tigers to get in game one of the double header. In the tenth, pinch hitter Alex Urban singled with the bases loaded to score a run, and Grice doubled to score three Tigers. Catcher Jonathan French brought in DH Adam Hackenberg to make it 9-3, and the Tigers never looked back. Nick Clayton went 2.1 innings to close the game and get his third win of the season (3-0).
Clemson 7 Boston College 2
In game two of the Saturday double header (the Sunday finale was moved up due to weather concerns), Nick Hoffman gave Clemson a brilliant complete game performance in the win against BC. In nine innings, Hoffman held BC to two runs and six hits. First baseman Davis Sharpe went three for five on the day, scoring twice and bringing in an RBI. The win gets Clemson to 6-6 in ACC play.
Georgia 2 Clemson 0
After the big offensive weekend at Boston College, Clemson seemingly had no answer for the UGA pitching staff in Tuesday’s renewal of the rivalry series. The Dawgs used eight pitchers to hold Clemson to no runs on five hits in the loss. Tigers starter Carter Raffield gets his second loss on the season, despite holding UGA to two hits (which, unfortunately led to those two runs) in 3.1 innings of work. Clemson had many opportunities, including having the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the eighth. But, French struck out and Bryce Teodosia grounded out to first to end the threat. The Tigers then couldn’t get anything going offensively in the ninth.
Despite Tuesday’s loss, things are looking up for a Tiger squad that had a very rough start. Heading into the UGA game, Clemson was riding a five game winning streak and won back to back ACC series, beating Virginia Tech and then Boston College. Following the BC sweep, Clemson’s RPI soared to twenty-three, per D1Baseball’s RPI. As of this writing, Clemson is sitting at 34, but baseball RPI’s fluctuate a good deal. Clemson now heads on the road to Raleigh for a three game series with NC State that could get the Tigers over .500 in ACC play.