College Baseball: No. 13 Clemson clobbers Maine, 13-3
CLEMSON - Head coach Jack Leggett notched his 1,268th career victory to move into sole possession of 10th place on the Division I wins list as Clemson rolled past Maine, 13-3, on Saturday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
Leggett, a 1976 Maine graduate, moved ahead of the late Ron Fraser, who had 1,267 wins in his coaching career.
The Tigers took a 2-0 series lead and improved to 4-1 overall, while the Black Bears fell to 1-4.
Clemson led 2-0 before Maine plated three unearned runs in the top of the fifth inning on Kyle Silva's two-out, three-run double. However, the Tigers responded with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take the lead and blew the game open with nine more runs the rest of the way.
Clemson totaled 18 hits, its highest total since 2012. Every Tigers starter had at least one hit. Tyler Slaton tied a career high with four hits, while freshman Weston Wilson hit his first career homer. Steven Duggar extended his hitting streak to 14 games.
"When you start hitting the ball, it gets contagious," said Leggett. "It's nice to have one of those games, and hopefully we can build off that.
Tigers starter Matthew Crownover (2-0) earned the win, allowing eight hits, three unearned runs, and one walk with four strikeouts.
Maine reliever Logan Fullmer (0-1) suffered the loss.
Clemson and Maine play the series finale on Sunday at noon.