CLEMSON -- Jeff Schaus' two-out single in the eighth inning gave the Tigers the lead and Alex Frederick retired all five batters he faced in Clemson's 7-6 win over Florida Gulf Coast in the second game of a doubleheader in front of 4,745 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday. The Tigers, who took a 2-1 series lead and won both games of the doubleheader on Sunday, improved to 27-17. The Eagles fell to 28-15.
The Eagles held a 4-2 lead before Clemson scored three runs in the seventh inning to take a 5-4 lead. Florida Gulf Coast capitalized on an error in the top of the eighth to score two runs and regain the lead. But the Tigers rallied for the second inning in a row in the bottom of the eighth and scored two runs, capped by Schaus' go-ahead single.
Frederick (2-1) earned the win by retiring each of the last five Eagles with two strikeouts to close out the game. Jacob Barnes (2-2), the second of three Florida Gulf Coast pitchers, suffered the loss. He allowed two runs on three hits in 1 2/3 innings pitched.
The Tigers scored in six of their eight innings at the plate in a 9-3 win in the opener, Jack Leggett's 750th career win as Clemson's head coach.
Tiger starter Scott Weismann (4-2) earned the win with five solid, if unspectacular innings. Tomas Cruz pitched four scoreless innings to record his second save of the year. Weismann and Cruz combined to strand 11 runners.