Greenville, SC – No. 13 Clemson rallied late to defeat Furman 5-1 Tuesday night in front of 3,526 fans at Fluor Field. The win was the Tiger’s 19th in the last 22 games.
Will Lamb extended his hitting streak to 23 games and was 3-4 on the night with two RBIs. Jason Stolz was 2-3 on the night with one RBI while Richie Shaffer went 2-4.
Alex Frederick got the start for the Tigers. Frederick went four innings and gave up three hits and one unearned run with two walks and two strikeouts.
The Tigers got into trouble in the first inning thanks to a hit batter and a single by Furman. Frederick got to ground balls to first to get out of the inning. Furman stranded runners at second and third.
Furman took the lead in the second inning as they plated one run. The Paladins stranded two in the second.
Clemson got on the board in the fourth. Brad Miller walked with one out. Richie Shaffer singled to left advancing Miller to second. Will Lamb singled to center to score Miller. After the top of the fourth the score was tied 1-1.
Scott Firth came in to pitch the bottom of the fifth for the Tigers. Firth struck out the side in the fifth.
In the seventh Will Lamb beat out a bunt with one out. Jon McGibbon came in to hit for Kieboom and flied out to second. Will Lamb stole second. Chris Epps doubled to left center to score Lamb. Jason Stolz singled to center to score Epps. John Hinson doubled to center to score Stolz. After the top of the seventh Clemson led 4-1.
The Tigers added an insurance run in the top of the eighth. With two outs Will Lamb hit one off the pitcher’s leg to score Shaffer from third.
Clemson advanced to 33-15 with the victory. The Tigers play East Tennessee State Wednesday night at Doug Kingsmore. There is free admission for the game.