The Clemson Insider takes a look back at Clemson’s 13-5 win over Elon on Saturday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
The Tigers (4-2) jumped out to a quick lead as Western Jackson brought in the first run on a sac fly before Andrew Cox drove in one run while Logan Davidson singled home two runs. The Phoenix (3-3) answered with a run in the second inning to cut the deficit to 4-1 but again Clemson answered with two runs in the second on RBIs from Reed Rohlman and Jackson. Elon responded again with another run in the third but the Tigers put the game away in the third on two-run double from Chase Pinder to make it 8-2. After a sac fly RBI from Davidson, the Phoenix cut the lead to 9-5 on a three-run homer. Clemson pulled away with two runs in the fifth before single runs in the sixth and seventh make to 13-5 to give the Tigers the series victory.
After last night’s pitcher’s duel, Clemson came out swinging as five of the first six Tigers reached base and they charged out to an early 4-0 lead on their way to scoring at least one run in the first seven at-bats of the game.
What went right?
Clemson seemed to have found their best offensive lineup as they scored 13 runs on 15 hits in the game. Pinder, Rohlman and Robert Jolly each had three hits, while Andrew Cox and Logan Davidson added two knocks a piece. The bullpen had another strong night, tossing 3.1 scoreless innings of two-hit ball.
What went wrong?
The Tigers probably played their best overall game of the season. Starter Pat Krall admitted after the game he did not have his best stuff, allowing five runs on nine hits in 5.2 innings but his offense gave him more than enough support.