Logan Davidson’s three-run homer in the fifth inning lifted No. 14 Clemson to a 6-2 victory over South Alabama at Doug Kingsmore Stadium Friday afternoon in both team’s season opener.
Michael Green doubled the Tigers’ lead in the seventh inning with a solo homer, his first as a Tiger, then Sam Hall laced a two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning. Kyle Wilkie’s 29-game hitting streak came to an end, but he extended his on-base streak to 40 games with two walks.
Mat Clark earned the win by pitching 3.0 strong innings in relief, allowing three hits, no runs and one walk with four strikeouts. Carson Spiers pitched the final 1.1 innings to record the save. Jaguar reliever Jared Proctor suffered the loss.
—Courtesy Clemson Athletic Communications