Clemson tops Wofford, 9-2, in baseball
Clemson 9, Wofford 2
CLEMSON — Jay Baum and Shane Kennedy both went 3 for 3 and Steven Duggar added four RBIs as Clemson (7-4) beat Wofford.
Clemson 9, Wofford 2
The Tigers won their 14th game in a row over Wofford.
The Terriers dropped to 7-6.
The win was Jack Leggett’s 1,231st as a head coach, moving him ahead of Jim Dietz into sole possession of 13th place in career wins by a head coach at a Division I school.
Matthew Crownover (1-0) earned his first career win by tossing five strong innings. He gave up just three hits, one run, and no walks with three strikeouts. Patrick Andrews and Brody Koerner combined to pitch the final four innings without allowing an earned run.
Dominick Del Monte (0-2), the first of seven Terriers pitchers, yielded four hits, three runs, and three walks with one strikeout in 41/3 innings pitched.
In the first inning, Thomas Brittle led off with a walk and moved to second on Baum’s sacrifice bunt. Steve Wilkerson and Kennedy walked to load the bases, then Steven Duggar walked to score Brittle.
The Tigers added to their lead in the third inning. Wilkerson hit a one-out, bloop single down the right-field line and scored on Kennedy’s triple to center. Duggar plated Kennedy with a sacrifice fly to center.
Josh Hyman dented the scoreboard for the Terriers in the fourth inning when he belted a leadoff homer to left field, his second homer of the season.
In the fifth inning, Jay Baum slapped a single through the left side and stole second. After Wilkerson walked, Kennedy singled through the left side to score Baum. Duggar followed with a double off the top of the wall in left-center to score Wilkerson and Kennedy.
In the sixth inning, Matthew Ramsay reached on a one-out, infield single. After stealing second and third, he scored on an error on a failed pickoff attempt with two outs.
Clemson tacked on three runs on four hits in the seventh inning.
Baum added two runs and two steals, while Kennedy had a triple, three RBIs, two runs and a steal. Brittle went 2 for 4 with two runs and a steal. Wilkerson went 1-for-1 with a game-high three runs.