The Clemson Tigers got the brooms out Sunday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium as they defeated Elon 3-0 to sweep the three-game series. It was Clemson’s fourth straight victory.
“What a great game again by our guys,” Clemson head coach Monte Lee said afterwards. “Very good pitching and defense today. Alex Eubanks threw the ball really, really well and Jacob Hennessy was really good.”
Alex Eubanks pitched a gem for the Tigers (5-2) going seven innings and only give up three hits with no runs. Eubanks threw 92 pitches with seven strikeouts. Jacob Hennessy came in to finish things off for the Tigers. The freshman went two innings and only gave up two hits and no runs.
Robert Jolly continued to be on fire at the plate going 2-for-4. Jolly was the only Tiger with multiple hits on Sunday.
The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fifth inning. Patrick Cromwell put the Tigers on the board with a solo home run, the first of his career. Jolly then singled to right, and Chase Pinder walked advancing Jolly to second. Seth Beer hit one to the track in right center advancing Jolly to third, who scored on a wild pitch moments later to put the Tigers up 2-0.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Logan Davidson walked to start another scoring inning for the Tigers. Jason Byrd doubled, advancing Davidson to third. With one out Jolly struck out but it was on a wild pitch, allowing Davidson to score from third for the third and final run of the game.
The Tigers will play Wofford on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Doug Kingsmore Stadium before beginning next weekends big three-game series against rival South Carolina.