The Clemson Insider looks back at Clemson’s 10-8 win over Yale on Wednesday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
The Bulldogs (3-7) broke a scoreless tie in a big way in the fourth inning. Yale used four walks, a HBP, and an error along with two hits to plate five runs and jump out to a 5-0 lead. The Tigers (14-3) cut into the lead in the fifth as Chase Pinder led off the inning by reaching on an error and Chris Williams hit a two-out, two-run homer to make it 5-2. Clemson wasn’t done there as they had a big sixth inning. Logan Davidson and Jordan Green hit back-to-back one out singles before a groundout scored one run. Pinder hit a RBI single before pinch hitter Weston Jackson launched a two-run homer into the Chapman Grandstands to put the Tigers on top 6-5. The Bulldogs would reclaim the lead in the eighth as they used four hits to score three runs and go back on top 8-6. Clemson again fought back in the bottom of the frame as Pinder drove in another run and Seth Beer hit a sac fly to tie the game. Williams would give the Tigers the lead for good as he hit a two-run double down the left field line to make it 10-8 as Clemson completed the two-game midweek sweep.
The game changed in the eighth inning as both teams went back and forth before the Tigers finally put the game away to claim their eighth straight win.
What went right?
Four different players (Pinder, Williams, Davidson, and Greene) each had two hits while Williams had a game-high four RBI. Clemson also drew twice as many walks (6) as they had strikeouts (3). Reliever Jeremy Beasley had his best outing as a Tiger, tossing 3.2 scoreless innings while not allowing a hit and striking out three.
What went wrong?
Starter Paul Campbell looked strong for three innings before running into trouble in the fourth where Alex Schnell also struggled with two walks and a HBP without recording an out. Defensively, Clemson struggled as they committed four errors.