Clemson defeated Western Carolina 6-4 Wednesday night in a rain-shortened game as the Tigers won for the 13th time in their last 15 games.
Alex Frederick got the start for the Tigers. Frederick went 4.1 innings giving up four hits and four earned runs. David Haselden picked up the win going 2.2 innings and only giving up three hits and no runs.
Brad Miller was perfect on the night going 3-3 with two RBIs. John Hinson also had a great night going 3-5 for the Tigers with an RBI.
For the second night in a row Clemson jumped out to a lead in the first inning. John Hinson singled to right to start things off for the Tigers. Hinson then stole second and third. Phil Pohl walked to put runners on the corners. Brad Miller doubled down the left field line to score Hinson and Pohl. Miller stole third before scoring on a wild pitch. After the top of the first the Tigers led 3-0.
Clemson plated two more runs in the fifth. Brad Miller singled to center with one out. Richie Shaffer doubled down the left field line to score Miller. Jeff Schaus grounded out to move Shaffer to third. Will Lamb doubled to right to score Shaffer and put the Tigers up 5-0.
Western Carolina fought back with four runs in the fifth. David Haselden came in for Frederick in the fifth.
In the top of the eighth inning Clemson added an insurance run. Chris Epps singled down the right field line. Jason Stolz bunted Epps over to second. John Hinson singled to second to score Epps. The Tigers threatened to score more, but stranded two runners.
Jonathan Meyer came in for the eighth and stuck out the side.
The game went into a weather delay in the ninth inning with Jeff Schaus on second and no outs. The game was later called giving the Tigers a 6-4 victory.
With the win Clemson moved to 27-14 on the season. The Tigers play a series with Georgia Tech starting Friday at Doug Kingsmore.