Coastal Carolina knocks off Clemson
Clemson — Rich Witten’s two-run double in the eighth inning broke a 7-7 tie and Coastal Carolina used its 15 hits to defeat Clemson 10-7 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night. The Chanticleers improved to 27-13, while the Tigers dropped to 24-18.
Four Coastal Carolina errors in the sixth inning enabled the Tigers to score five runs and take a 7-5 lead. However, Coastal Carolina scored one run in the seventh inning and four more runs in the eighth inning to pull out the three-run win.
Aaron Burke (5-3), the second of five Coastal Carolina pitchers, earned the win despite allowing four hits, two runs (one earned), and two walks in 2.2 innings pitched. Ben Smith retired all three batters he faced with two strikeouts to record his first save of the season.