The Clemson Insider looks back at Clemson’s 11-0 win over Wake Forest in game one of a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
The Tigers (33-7, 16-4 ACC) got the scoring going in the third inning. Jordan Greene drew a one-out walk and Grayson Byrd followed with a single before Chase Pinder reached on a fielder’s choice as a fielding error allowed a run to come in. Reed Rohlman then hit a RBI single for the second run and the final run on the inning came in on a wild pitch to make it 3-0. Clemson doubled their lead in the fifth as Pinder again got things going with a HBP and stolen base before coming in to score on a Rohlman RBI double. Logan Davidson followed with another RBI double before Seth Beer brought him in on a RBI single and stretched the lead to 6-0. In the sixth, the Tigers added two runs to their lead on a sac fly from Davidson and another run-scoring wild pitch. Clemson put the finishing touches on their 11-0 win in the seventh as Byrd drove in a run with a RBI single before Pinder hit a two-run shot for his first homer of the year. The Demon Deacons (28-13, 12-8 ACC) never really threatened in the game as Alex Eubanks kept them off balance the entire game and did not allow a runner past first base until the eighth inning.
The game changed in the third inning as the Tigers broke a scoreless tie with three runs on a walk, two hits, and an error to give Eubanks all the offensive support he would need.
What went right?
Eubanks was outstanding in tossing a complete game, seven-hit shutout with no walks and 12 strikeouts. Rohlman, who continued his hot hitting with a team-best three hits to extend his hitting streak to 17 games, and Pinder had two hits led Clemson’s 10-hit attack. Pinder, Rohlman, and Davidson each drove in two runs.
What went wrong?
Nothing really went wrong for the Tigers in the contest as they played one of their best games of the year.