Clemson scored early and often as they pounded Boston College 9-2 Friday night to take game one.
The Tigers put up nine hits on the afternoon including two solo homeruns. Phil Pohl picked up three RBIs and Spencer Kieboom two for Clemson.
Dominic Leone had his best performance of the season for the Tigers. Leone went six innings pitching 97 pitches and only giving up five hits and two earned runs. Jonathan Meyer and Kevin Pohle pitched combined for three scoreless innings of relief.
John Hinson started off the first inning for the Tigers with a solo homerun. After one the Tigers led 1-0.
In the second inning with one out Will Lamb hit his first homer of the year. Lamb’s homerun was his first of the season and put the Tigers up 2-0 after the top of the second.
Boston College got on the board in the third with a run to cut the lead to one run. Another run by the Eagles in the bottom of the fifth tied the game 2-2.
Clemson bounced back in the top of the sixth to regain the lead. With one out Richie Shaffer doubled down the left field line. Brad Miller walked before Will Lamb grounded out to move the runners to second and third. Spencer Kieboom got a clutch double down the left field line to score Shaffer and Miller. Chris Epps drove in Kieboom but was thrown out at second. After the top of the sixth the Tigers led 5-2.
The Tigers added some insurance in the seventh. With one out John Hinson walked. Phil Pohl doubled down the left field line to score Hinson. Going to the bottom of the seventh the Tigers led 6-2.
In the eighth inning the Tigers loaded the bases with no outs. Will Lamb walked to leadoff the inning. Spencer Kieboom doubled down the left field line for the second time. Boston College intentionally walked Chris Epps. With one out John Hinson grounded out to second scoring Lamb. With two outs Phil Pohl doubled to score Kieboom and Epps and put the Tigers up 9-2.
The Tigers moved to 20-13 overall and 7-9 in the ACC. Clemson and Boston College will play a doubleheader on Saturday to conclude the series.