Clemson, SC – Clemson scored 10 runs on 12 hits to take game three and win the series over Wake Forest.
“We played better today. I thought Meyer pitched really well. He just made one mistake in that first inning then he settled down really well. He threw strikes. We played good defense behind him. We got ourselves back in the game in the first which was good. They we had the five run inning,” said Leggett.
Jonathan Meyer went six inning for the Tigers in the 10-4 win. In just his second start for Clemson Meyer went 6 innings giving up only four hits, three earned runs with seven strikeouts.
Richie Shaffer was 2-3 for the Tigers with two RBIs. Jeff Schaus went 2-4 for the Tigers with three RBIs.
Wake Forest picked up where they left off Saturday night in the first inning. After Pat Blair doubled with one out, Mac Williamson hit a two-run homer to left field.
The Tigers fought back with one in the first. With two outs Brad Miller singled up the middle. Richie Shaffer doubled down the left field line to score Miller. After one the Deacs led 2-1.
Clemson took the lead in the second. Spencer Kieboom hit his first homerun of the year, a solo homer with one out. Dominic Attanasio followed with a single to second. John Hinson singled to left center scoring Attanasio to give the Tigers the lead 3-2.
The Deacs scored one in the top of the fifth to tie the score at 3-3.
The Tigers broke open the game in the fifth. Jason Stolz singled to start the inning. John Hinson bunted and reached on an error. Phil Pohl bunted to move the runners over. Brad Miller was intentionally walked to load the bases. Richie Shaffer worked a walk to score Stolz. Jeff Schaus singled to right scoring Miller and Hinson and advancing Shaffer to third. Will Lamb walked before Spencer Kieboom hit a sacrifice fly to score Shaffer. Will Lamb stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error. Schaus scored on the error. After five the Tigers led 8-3.
Wake scored one in the top of the seventh.
In the seventh Richie Shaffer reached on an error with one out. Shaffer stole second and then advanced to third on a throwing error. Jeff Schaus doubled to right center to score Shaffer. After seven Clemson led 9-4.
Clemson added another insurance run in the eighth. Steve Wilkerson walked with one out and stole second. Wilkerson advanced to third on a ground ball by Hinson. Jon McGibbon singled to center scoring Wilkerson. Heading to the ninth the Tigers led 10-4.
Scott Weismann went the final two innings for the Tigers only giving up one hit and no runs. Coach Leggett said after the game that Scott had now earned the role as the team’s closer.
The Tigers moved to 25-14 overall and 11-10 in the ACC with the win. Clemson plays Furman Tuesday night at 6:30.