Crawford, Davidson lead Clemson over Austin Peay

Crawford, Davidson lead Clemson over Austin Peay

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Crawford, Davidson lead Clemson over Austin Peay

Lee wins 400th game

Brooks Crawford pitched a gem and Logan Davidson went 3-for-3 with four RBIs to lead Clemson to a 10-1 win over Austin Peay.

The win was also Lee’s 400th of his career.

Crawford was outstanding on the mound going 6 2/3 innings and only giving up four hits, one run and one earned run. His 10 strikeouts were a career high. Carson Spiers finished off the game going 2 1/3 scoreless innings.

Logan Davidson got the Tigers on the board early. He hit a lead-off home run. It was Davidson’s 11th on the season.

Austin Peay battled back to tie the game in the third.

Clemson responded in the bottom of the third. Logan Davidson walked and then advanced to third on a bad pick-off throw. After a wild pitch Davidson slid in safely at home to put the Tigers back on top 2-1.

In the fifth inning, Jordan Greene walked and once again Davidson responded. This time it was a double to left field that scored Greene to make it 3-1.

Clemson took control of the game in the seventh inning. With one out Davidson smashed what looked like a home run over the roof of the Chapman Grandstands. The umpire, however, called it foul.

Davidson then walked and stole second and advanced to third on a bad throw. Seth Beer walked before Kyle Wilkie doubled down the right field line scoring Davidson and advancing Beer to third.

Chris Williams was intentionally walked before Beer scored on a passed ball and the runners advanced. Sam Hall was intentionally walked to load the bases, again. But Drew Donathan hit a sacrifice fly to right scoring Wilkie.  Hall tried to steal second and the bad throw allowed Williams to score from third. After seven innings the Tigers led 7-1.

Clemson added more insurance runs in the eighth inning. Patrick Cromwell singled to center before Greene walked. Davidson then smashed a double to right center scoring Cromwell and Greene for a 9-1 lead.

With the bases loaded Williams hit into a double play but Davidson scored and the Tigers led 10-1.

With the win Clemson moved to 38-13 overall. The Tigers and Austin Peay play the final game of the series Sunday at 1 p.m.

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