No. 12 Clemson struck first against Notre Dame in the bottom of the second inning at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday, scoring four runs on three hits to take a 4-0 lead over the Fighting Irish.
Kyle Wilkie singled to right-center field to get the frame started, then advanced to second on a fielder’s choice before reaching third on a throwing error by Notre Dame catcher Jack Alexander.
Davis Sharpe then hit a single to right field to score Wilkie, and Bryce Teodosio followed with a double to left-center to drive in Bryar Hawkins.
After a walk by Kier Meredith loaded the bases with one out, Sam Hall struck out but Sharpe scored on wild pitch. Teodosio later crossed home plate on a double steal and failed pickoff attempt to give the Tigers a 4-0 advantage.