No. 19 Clemson sweeps Furman in baseball doubleheader by combined score of 26-4

GREENVILLE — Jon McGibbon went 4 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs to lead No. 19 Clemson to a 12-2 win over Furman in the second game of a doubleheader sweep in front of 3,410 fans at Fluor Field on Wednesday night.

The Tigers (34-15) swept the doubleheader by a combined score of 26-4 after winning 14-2 in the opener against the Paladins (26-22). It was Clemson’s ninth win in a row in the series.

In the opener, freshman Brody Koerner (1-1) earned his first career win with six scoreless innings.

The Tigers racked up a season-high 14 runs behind 14 hits. Steve Wilkerson, Shane Kennedy and Thomas Brittle all had three hits apiece.

In the second game, the Tigers broke open a close game with four runs in the sixth inning, three in the seventh, and two in the eighth.

Kennedy hit his fourth home runs of the season in the second inning.

Meanwhile, the Tiger bullpen did not allow a hit in the final four innings of the game.

Kyle Schnell (2-0) pitched 21/3 perfect innings in relief with two strikeouts to earn the win. Jackson Campana pitched two hitless and scoreless innings with two strikeouts to close out the game. Schnell, Campana and starter Jonathan Meyer combined to allow only one earned run, the only earned run allowed by the Tigers during the doubleheader.

Nate Smith (4-4), the first of eight Furman pitchers, suffered the loss.

Clemson will host Georgia Southern in a three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium this weekend starting Friday at 7 p.m.