CLEMSON - Tyler Krieger, Jay Baum and Steven Duggar all hit solo homers in Clemson's win over Boston College at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Thursday night.
Clemson (33-21, 14-13 ACC), who earlier in the evening clinched an ACC Tournament berth by virtue of Notre Dame's victory over Pittsburgh, took a 1-0 lead in the series over the Eagles (21-32, 9-19 ACC).
After the Eagles scored an unearned run in the top of the first inning, Clemson responded with two runs in the bottom of the first thanks in part to Krieger's solo homer, his second of the season and career. After Baum's first career home run in the third inning, the Tigers scored three runs on only one hit in the third inning. Duggar added a solo homer in the seventh inning, his first of the year and third of his career. Clemson hit a season-high three long balls.
Sophomore lefty Matthew Crownover (7-5) earned the win as he allowed six hits, one unearned run and no walks with five strikeouts in 7.0 innings pitched. Eagle starter John Gorman gave up six runs (four earned) on five hits in 3.0 innings pitched and suffered the loss.
The series continues Friday at 6:30 p.m.