In his second start of the season, Sam Weatherly showed exactly why he was named the Friday night starter, as the Tigers knocked off Stony Brook 2-0 on Friday, improving to 5-0. The junior lefty went six strong, scoreless innings, striking out 14 of the 21 batters he faced, in picking up his first win of the season. In all, Clemson pitchers combined to strike out 19 batters in this one.
Weatherly surrendered just two hits, and issued just one walk after struggling with his command in the opener. Carter Raffield came on in relief in the seventh, going 1.1 IP, allowing 2 hits, striking out 2, and walking 1.
Geoffrey Gilbert came on in the 8th with the bases loaded, and one out. He struck out the next two, and was visibly pumped exiting the mound. It was a huge spot in the game, and shows the trust the staff has in the young freshman. Gilbert came back out for the ninth, but after getting the first batter to fly out, ran into trouble allowing the next two hitters to reach.
Carson Spiers came on and after a catchers interference by Adam Hackenberg loaded the bases, got a strike out and a ground out to thrid to end it, and pick up his third save.
Clemson picked up a run in the 1st when Mac Starcbuck scored from third on a fielders choice. They picked up another in the 2nd on an RBI triple by Sam Hall that brought in Dylan Brewer.
Kier Meredith and Elijah Henderson both went 2-3, leading the way at the plate. Davis Sharpe went 1-4 with a double.
The two teams will do it again tomorrow, with first pitch scheduled for 3pm at DKS. Davis Sharpe gets the start for the Tigers, while RHP Sam Turcotte is set to go for Stony Brook.