CLEMSON — Reed Rohlman and Seth Beer both totaled three hits and three RBIs in Clemson’s 11-2 win over James Madison at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Tigers (5-1) swept the series by a combined score of 27-4.
Trailing 1-0, Clemson erupted for five runs in the second inning, highlighted by Beer’s opposite-field, two-run homer, his second long ball of the season. The Tigers added three runs in both the fourth and sixth innings to pull away. Beer led the Tigers’ 15-hit attack by going 3 for 3 with a homer, three RBIs, two runs and a walk.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. —College of Charleston dropped the rubber game against Florida State at Dick Howser Stadium.
The Seminoles (5-1) opened with three runs in the first inning and never looked back, taking advantage of several C of C defensive mistakes leading to four unearned runs.
Bradley Jones got the Cougars on the board in the third with a solo home run. Dupree Hart scored the team’s second run in the eighth on a sacrifice fly by Danny Wondrack.
Jake Maziar continued to swing a hot bat as he finished 2 for 4 for the Cougars (3-3).
COLUMBIA — South Carolina scored four runs in the first three innings on the way to a win over Penn State to sweep a three-game series.
Highlighting the weekend was sophomore catcher John Jones, who went 8 for 8 in the series with two homers, four runs scored, 10 RBIs and six walks.
Junior right-hander Reed Scott (1-0) pitched 31/3 scoreless innings of relief, not allowing a hit and walking only one to earn the victory. Junior left-hander Josh Reagan pitched a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts to earn his second save of the year.
Butler’s Connor Dall delivered a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 11th inning to plate the game-winning run in a win over Charleston Southern in the series finale at Riley Park.
Dall’s sac fly off of Bucs reliever Evan Nations (0-1) pushed home Tyler Houston to give Butler the lead in the top of the 11th.
The Bucs (3-3) loaded the bases in the bottom half behind a single from Mike Sconzo and a walk to Mason McClellan, but Butler’s Connor Mitchel got Nate Blanchard to line out to first to end the game.
Fueled by a five-run eighth inning, The Citadel completed the sweep of Siena at Riley Park.
Drew Ellis delivered for The Citadel (5-1) in the bottom of the eighth inning, crushing a ball to right-center field to score the runners on first and third and tie the game at 3.
Ellis then plated the go-ahead run after an error by the left fielder allowed him to give the Bulldogs the lead for good.
Ellis finished the day with three RBI and went two-for-two. Jacob Watcher and Jason Smith also recorded two hits for the Bulldogs.
The Citadel used eight pitchers in the contest including three freshmen hurlers and five upperclassmen. Philip Watcher made his first start of the season on the mound and went three innings, giving up three hits and allowing just one run to score while fanning three. Kyle Smith picked up his first win of the season in relief, striking out two of the four batters he faced, and Zach Lavery earned his third save of the season. As a staff, the Bulldogs struck out 10 batters.