CLEMSON - No.10 Clemson scored four runs in the seventh inning on a homer, five walks and a costly error to rally for a 6-3 victory over Wofford at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night.
The Tiger (11-1) improved to 14-0 all-time against Wofford at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
Andrew Orzel hit a two-out, two-run double in the first inning, the first runs allowed by Clemson in the first inning this season.
Wofford led 3-1 going into the sixth before the Tigers rallied. Justin Hawkins belted a solo homer, his second of the year, in the sixth to cut the lead to one.
Logan Davidson crushed a solo homer, his second of the season, in the seventh inning to tie the score, then Seth Beer scored on an error later in the inning to give Clemson the lead. The Tigers added two more runs in the inning on bases-loaded walks to go up 6-3.
Carson Spiers (1-0) pitched the final 32/3 innings in relief for his first career win.
Reliever Jake Hershman (0-1) suffered the loss for Wofford (6-6).
The Tigers travel to Greenville to take on Michigan State at Fluor Field on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Clemson is the designated visiting team and will occupy the third-base dugout.
Georgia 9, The Citadel 4
The Citadel pulled to within one run of Georgia on Tuesday night in the bottom of the sixth inning and appeared to have momentum until a grand slam in the next inning derailed any hopes the home Bulldogs had at Joe Riley Park.
The Citadel (5-6) recorded four double plays in the first six innings. The four double plays, one away from the program record, helped keep The Citadel within striking distance of Georgia (8-5).
Back-to-back doubles in the first by William Kinney and Jonathan Sabo got The Citadel on the board in the first inning.
Despite the early offensive firepower, UGA was able to answer by tying things up in the top of the second when Mason Meadows scored Aaron Schunk with a one-out single.
Georgia then opened up a little bit of breathing room in the top of the third frame with three two-out runs. In the top of the fifth, Georgia opened up a four-run lead.
In the bottom of the fifth, The Citadel's Andrew Judkins batted in Kinney for the second of his three runs on the evening. Then, in the next inning, Kinney pulled the home Bulldogs to within one run with a two-run homer that went right down the left-field foul line.
But in the top of the seventh, Meadows hit his first career grand slam.
From there, Schunk came on to pitch the final 22/3 frames of scoreless ball that saw him strike out four without giving up a walk or a hit. Kevin Smith (2-1) earned the win as he pitched 21/3 innings of one-hit ball while striking out a game-high five batters.
Devin Beckley (0-1) took his first loss on the year in 22/3 innings despite striking out three of the first four batters he faced.
Kinney was 2 for 3 with three runs scored and two runs batted in. The Citadel is next at Winthrop on Wednesday.
USC, C of C rained out
South Carolina's game against Appalachian State in Charlotte was canceled due to steady rain in the area.
If South Carolina and Appalachian State are able to find a makeup date to play later this season, the game would not be in Charlotte. Fans who purchased tickets for Tuesday's game can call 704-274-8282 for a refund.
The Gamecocks are back in action Wednesday at home against North Carolina A&T. First pitch at Founders Park was moved up to 4 p.m. due to cold temperatures forecast.
Rain also canceled the series opener between College of Charleston and East Carolina. The Cougars and Pirates will play a single game on Wednesday at 3 p.m.