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Instant Replay: No. 9 Clemson 10, Yale 6

The Clemson Insider looks back at Clemson’s 10-6 win over Yale on Tuesday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

What happened?

The Tigers (13-3) continued their string of hot starts. Chase Pinder started it off with a walk and Reed Rohlman followed with a double before Seth Beer brought them both in with a double. Beer would later come in on a double play ball and Clemson had a 3-0 lead after the first inning. The next frame, the Tigers would add another run on a Pinder sac fly to make it 4-0. The Bulldogs (3-6) roared back in the fifth as they scored six runs on six hits, including two big home runs, to take a 6-4 lead. In the seventh, Clemson would start a two-out rally as Rohlman walked and Beer singled to bring up Chris Williams who launched a three-run homer to put the Tigers pack on top 7-4. Andrew Cox followed a homer of his own to go back-to-back with Williams to extend the lead to 8-6. In the eighth, Clemson plated two more runs thanks to two Yale errors to take home the 10-6 win.

Game-Changing Moment:

The game changed in the seventh as the Tigers used a two-out rally and struck two big blows with the long ball to charge back into the lead for good.

What went right?

Beer and Williams led the offensive attack with three hits each as Clemson totaled 11 hits in the contest. The Tigers showed some power with five extra base hits as six players had at least one base knock. Jacob Hennessy continued his strong start with 3.1 scoreless innings to earn his first career win. Tyler Jackson (8), Hennessy (5), and Patrick Andrews combined to strike out 14 Bulldogs in the win while walking only one batter.

What went wrong?

After cruising through 4.0 innings and retiring the first 12 batters, Jackson hit a major snag in the fifth as he allowed the six runs on six hits. Defensively, the Tigers committed two errors though neither proved costly.

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