John A. Carlos II

Clemson third baseman Grayson Byrd extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a leadoff homer Wednesday night in the Tigers' 17-3 win over The Citadel at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

CLEMSON — The Clemson Tigers scored 11 runs in the fourth inning and totaled 16 hits in their 17-3 victory over The Citadel at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Tigers improved to 29-20, while the Bulldogs dropped to 10-37. It was the first meeting between the two teams at Doug Kingsmore Stadium since 2004.

Grayson Byrd extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a leadoff homer in the second inning. An inning later, Michael Green hit a run-scoring double and Byrd added a run-scoring single with two outs. Clemson then erupted for 11 runs on seven hits in the fourth inning. Chad Fairey hit a two-run single to start the scoring, then he hit a two-run homer, the first of his career, to cap the scoring. In between, Logan Davidson, Kyle Wilkie and Justin Hawkins all hit run-scoring doubles.

Hawkins added a run-scoring single in the sixth inning, then in the seventh inning, Byrd blasted a two-run homer, his second of the game, sixth in the last six games and 11th of the season. Byrd led the Tigers at the plate in the game by going 4-for-4 with two homers, a double, four RBIs and four runs.

Tigers starter Jackson Lindley (2-0) earned the win by throwing just 61 pitches (42 strikes). Bulldogs starter Alex Bialakis (0-6) suffered the loss.

Furman 7,

South Carolina 4

The Gamecocks allowed three runs in the ninth inning to drop a non-conference game to Furman at Founders Park.

USC’s T.J. Hopkins hit his 10th home run of the season.

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