CLEMSON - Garrett Boulware and Tyler Krieger tied their career highs with four hits apiece to lead No. 20 Clemson to a 9-6 win over Coastal Carolina at a chilly Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night.
It was the first meeting between the Tigers (21-14) and Chanticleers (17-21) since 2012.
Boulware belted a solo homer, his fourth long ball of the year, in the first inning to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead, then the Tigers broke a 1-1 tie with four runs in the third inning, highlighted by Chris Okey's two-run double.
Coastal Carolina rallied with three unearned runs on one hit in the top of the sixth inning to tie the score 5-5, but Steven Duggar's two-out, run-scoring single in the bottom of the sixth inning gave Clemson the lead for good.
Freshman righthander Drew Moyer (2-0) earned the win by tossing 1.1 hitless and scoreless innings in relief. Clay Bates pitched 2.0 innings to record his first career save. Chanticleer reliever Brock Hunter (0-1) suffered the loss.
The Tigers travel to Pittsburgh this weekend to face the Panthers in the first-ever meeting between the two schools. The series begins Friday at 6 p.m.