Clemson pitcher Patrick Andrews returned to the mound for the first time in two years earlier this week. In Game 1 of the 19th-ranked Tigers’ 12-1 victory over The Citadel on Tuesday night, the righty came on in the ninth inning and recorded all three outs without allowing a hit or a free pass.
Two of the three outs were by way of the strikeout.
It was the first time Andrews had pitched in a ballgame since March of 2014. That year he pitched in six games and threw in just five innings before suffering an elbow injury. He had “Tommy John” surgery to repair his elbow later that month and was granted a medical redshirt. He did not pitch in 2015 because of the injured elbow as well.
The Clemson Insider caught up with Andrews following Wednesday’s win over The Citadel and asked him about stepping back on the rubber for the first time in two years.
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