Omaha, NE – The special season for the Tigers ended one game early as Clemson fell to South Carolina 4-3 and were eliminated from the College World Series.
Once again South Carolina jumped out to an early lead. In the first inning the Gamecocks scored one run. The first three batters for the Cocks all reached on singles. Walker grounded into a double play, but scored Marzilli.
The Tigers got on the board in the third inning. Will Lamb was hit by a pitch with one out. Mike Freeman singled through the right to advance Lamb to third. Jeff Schaus reached on a fielder’s choice scoring Lamb. After the top of the third the score was tied 1-1.
South Carolina took the lead back in the bottom of the fourth. Walker homered to left to leadoff the inning. After four the Gamecocks led 2-1.
The Tigers threatened in the top of the sixth, but couldn’t score. John Hinson singled up the middle with one out and advanced to second on a passed ball. Brad Miller grounded out to second advancing Hinson to third. Richie Shaffer hit it down the third base line, but was thrown out at first.
In the top of the seventh the Tigers plated one run to tie the game 2-2. Chris Epps came in as a pitch hitter for Kieboom and walked with one out. Will Lamb singled to right advancing Epps to second. Mike Freeman reached on a fielder’s choice and Chris Epps scored on a throwing error.
South Carolina bounced right back in the bottom of the seventh as they plated two runs to lead 4-2.
Clemson finished the season with a 45-25 record.