GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Clemson Insider looks back at Clemson’s 10-5 win over Furman on Tuesday at Fluor Field in Greenville.
The Tigers (37-12) started strong as Logan Davidson led off the game with a solo homer as a part of a three-run inning with RBI singles from Andrew Cox and Jordan Greene. The Paladins (25-23) were able to get a run back in the bottom of the frame to make it 3-1. Clemson responded with a run in the second on a RBI single from Davidson to stretch the lead back to three at 4-1. The Tigers extended their lead in the third as Weston Jackson drove in a run on a triple and came in to score on a Grayson Byrd single to make it 6-1. A solo homer from Furman in the fourth cut the lead down to 6-2 but again Clemson created some separation with a three-run fifth inning. Kyle Wilkie drew a bases loaded walk to bring the first run in before Reed Rohlman lined a two-run double to right to extend the score to 9-2. The Tigers capped off their scoring in the sixth as Jackson hit another RBI triple, making it 10-2 Clemson. The Paladins rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth to cut the lead to 10-5, but were able to get no closer as the Tigers won their 17th straight game in the series.
The game had a couple of key moments. Clemson put up three run innings in both the first and sixth innings, the latter of which provided some key insurance runs. Another big moment game in the bottom of the six as Furman had cut the lead to 10-5 and Owen Griffith entered with runners on first and second with only one out. Griffith was able to get a ground ball double play to end the threat and the Paladins could get no closer.
What went right?
Every starter had at least one hit as the Tigers pounded out 15 hits in the contest, including seven extra-base hits. Davidson, Rohlman, Cox, Jackson, Greene, and Byrd each had two hits while Davidson, Rohlman, and Jackson all drove in two runs. Tyler Jackson pitched an effective 5.1 innings while Griffith allowed a single hit in 2.2 innings and Jeremy Beasley closed out the game in the ninth.
What went wrong?
The Tigers had two defensive errors, one leading to an unearned run while also having a couple of guys thrown out on the base paths in the midst of stranding 10 runners in the game.