Clemson started today with a chance to sweep their second weekend series to start the season. Spencer Strider went 2.2 innings, gave up 3 hits, and struck out 5. The number of innings doesn’t sound really good but with his strict pitch count, he looked pretty good in the short time he was in.
The Tigers used three pitchers (Spencer Strider, Mat Clark, and Carson Spiers) to combine for 1 unearned run, given up on 5 hits, while striking out 12. It was the only run allowed all weekend, as Clemson at one point had gone 33 innings without allowing a run.
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— Clemson Baseball (@ClemsonBaseball) February 23, 2020
The Tigers took their first lead in the bottom of the fifth inning. After Chad Fairey popped up to third and Bryce Teodosio grounded out to third, Dylan Brewer singled to center field. He then stole second and the failed pickoff attempt by Stony Brook’s pitcher allowed him to advance to third. Pierce Gallo then walked and stole second. Brewer later advanced on a balk.
The Seawolves scoring came in the top of the seventh, when John Tuccillo singled up the middle, advanced to third on an error by Chad Fairey, and scored on a foul out by Shane Paradine to right field.
The Tigers took the lead back in the bottom of the eighth. After loading the bases with two outs, Bryar Hawkins pinch hit for Chad Fairey and drew a four pitch walk that plated a run. Bryce Teodosio then singled to second and got his first RBI of the season to put the Tigers up 3-1.
Clemson is scheduled to take on East Tennessee State on Tuesday at 4p.m. at Doug Kingsmore. It is the final game before their weekend series with South Carolina next weekend.