CLEMSON, SC — TCI takes a look back at #19 Clemson’s (15-3, 4-1 ACC) 6-1 win over Boston College (12-5, 2-3 ACC) on Saturday evening at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
The Eagles took an early lead with a single run in the second inning. The Tigers answered immediately in the bottom of the frame with four two-out runs as Adam Renwick drew a bases loaded walk, Chase Pinder had a two-run infield single, and a run came in on a dropped fly ball. Clemson added a run to their lead in the fourth as a Renwick came in to score on a double play. The Tigers plated their final run in the eighth as Robert Jolly lined a RBI double down the left field line to give Clemson a 6-1 advantage. Charlie Barnes, who threw a career-long 7.1 innings, and Brooks Crawford combined on mound to shut down Boston College as the Tigers won the series.
The game had two key moments. The first occurred in the second inning as Clemson scored four two-out runs to take an early lead. The second key moment came in the eighth inning as Crawford induced Joe Cronin to pop up on the infield with the bases loaded to end an Eagle threat.
What went right?
Seth Beer led the offensive attack with two of the Tigers seven hits, his sixth straight multi-hit game. As mentioned earlier, Barnes threw a career-high in innings allowing a single run on four hits with four strikeouts while Crawford earned his first save by tossing the final 1.2 innings.
What went wrong?
Clemson hit into three double plays in the contest while stranding nine runners. Defensively they committed two errors. The biggest thing that went wrong was the injury to Andrew Cox in the eighth inning as he may miss an extended period of time.