Clemson, SC – Dominic Leone pitched one of the best games of his career Friday night leading the Tigers to a 2-0 victory over Wake Forest. It was the tenth win in eleven tries for Clemson.
Leone pitched 118 pitches and 8.1 innings only giving up three hits and no runs. Dominic also had a career high ten strikeouts. Scott Weismann came in to get the final two outs for the Tigers and preserve the shutout.
Coach Leggett called Leone’s performance the best of the year for the Tigers.
Brian Holmes pitched well for the Deacons going seven innings and only giving up four hits and one run.
Clemson only managed six hits on the night. Brad Miller led the Tigers going 2-4 and scoring a big run in the eighth.
The Tigers took the lead in the bottom of the first. John Hinson worked a walk to leadoff the inning. Phil Pohl doubled down the right field line to score Hinson. After one the Tigers led 1-0.
Clemson added an insurance run in the eighth. Brad Miller singled with two outs. Miller then stole second and third. Will Lamb doubled to right field to score Miller. After eight the Tigers led 2-0.
With the win Clemson moved to 24-12 overall and 10-9 in the ACC. The Tigers and Deacs play game two Saturday night at 6:30 at Doug Kingsmore.