By Trey McCurry.
By Trey McCurry
CLEMSON — Here is a look back at Clemson’s 4-2 win over Presbyterian College on Tuesday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
The Tigers overcame an early one run deficit with a five-hit, three-run first inning, highlighted by Steven Duggar’s two-out, two-run triple. The bullpen did the rest with 7.2 innings of one-hit ball as Clemson won its sixth straight game.
The game changing moment Tuesday came off the bat of Duggar, as he extended his hitting streak to 16 games, with his first inning triple that scored Tyler Krieger & Chris Okey to give Clemson a 2-1 lead it would never relinquish.
What went right?
The Tiger bullpen had it’s best outing of the year, highlighted by 4.2 innings of one-hit ball by Clate Schmidt and single innings by Clay Bates, Patrick Andrews, and Matt Campbell. Krieger continued his hot start with two more hits and Weston Wilson added two as well to pace Clemson’s eight hit attack. The Tiger defense was also solid, not committing an error in the contest.
What went wrong?
Zack Erwin struggled in his first start of the year, leading to questions about your midweek starter going forward. McGibbon continued his slow start, going 0-for-3 on the day to drop his season average to .056.
They said it.
Clemson Head Coach Jack Leggett
“We played really well offensively and had a good approach. Clate did a great job slowing things down on the mound. Our relief pitching was very good and our defensive was very good. We had 18 assists with no errors. PC is a pesky team, they continued to come at us and we had to make plays to win. It was a very good win for us.”