Tigers Win 12-3, Leggett Passes Wilhelm

Tigers Win 12-3, Leggett Passes Wilhelm

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Tigers Win 12-3, Leggett Passes Wilhelm

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Clemson score 12 runs on 10 hits on their way to a 12-3 victory over Western Carolina Wednesday night at Doug Kingsmore. 

Coach Leggett earned his 1162 victory to move to No. 16 on the Division 1 all-time win list and pass another Clemson legend, Bill Wilhelm.

Scott Weismann picked up the win for the Tigers.  Scott went six innings giving up seven hits and one earned run. 

Brad Miller continued to play well at the plate going 2-4.  Over the past three games Miller is 7-12.  Jason Stolz was 2-3 on the night including a homerun.

Western Carolina took the lead in the top of the third as they plated one run.

Clemson got on the board in the bottom of the third.  With one out Jason Stolz singled to short and advanced to second on a throwing error.  Addison Johnson singled to second advancing Stolz to third.  Dominic Attanasio singled to left center scoring Stolz.  Phil Pohl doubled down the right field line to score Johnson and Attanasio.  With two outs Richie Shaffer doubled to center scoring Attanasio.  Brad Miller singled to right to score Shaffer.  After three the Tigers led 5-1.

The Tigers added some insurance in the bottom of the fourth.  John Hinson walked to start things off and then stole second.  Jason Stolz hit his first homerun of the season to put the Tigers up 7-1.

Clemson plated two more runs in the fifth.  Jeff Schaus walked to start the inning.  Richie Shaffer reached on a fielder’s choice.  Brad Miller singled to left advancing Shaffer to third.  Miller stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error while Shaffer scored on the error.  John Hinson hit this third homerun of the season, a solo shot to make the score 10-1.

Western scored two in the top of the seventh to cut the Clemson lead to 10-3.

John Hinson and Mike Dunster walked to leadoff the eighth inning for the Tigers.  Jon McGibbon hit a grounder to first to move the runners over.  Joe Costigan struck out but reached on a wild pitch ball as Hinson scored.  Phil Pohl hit a sacrifice RBI to score Dunster.  After eight the Tigers led 12-3.

Clemson moved to 16-12 on the season with the win.  The Tigers play the Terps Friday night at 6:30 PM.

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