Blue Hose hold off Tigers

Glen Casaceli’s two-out single in the ninth inning scored Brandon Martin and Guy Casaceli to break a 3-3 tie in Presbyterian College’s 5-4 win over Clemson (14-14) on Wednesday night at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

The Blue Hose (17-12) scored two runs in the top of the first inning on Cam McRae’s opposite-field home run. Chris Okey belted a two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the first inning to tie the score.

Both teams scored single runs in the fifth inning.

With two outs and no runners on base in the ninth inning, Martin doubled and Guy Casaceli walked to set up Glen Casaceli’s game-winning single. The Tigers scored a run in the ninth, but it was not enough.

Hayden Deal (2-0) earned the win in 1.1 hitless innings pitched, while Brian Kehner pitched the final 1.0 innings to record his third save of the season. Paul Campbell (0-2) suffered the loss.