The Tigers came into today’s game at Segra Park with a chance to win the series against the Gamecocks with Davis Sharpe on the mound. However, they dug themselves too big of a hole, and saw a would be ninth inning rally fall short, losing 8-5.

Sharpe (1-1) surrendered his first earned runs of the season, allowing four runs on six hits, in 3.1 innings. Certainly not the type of outing he wanted after his shushing gesture that he gave the Gamecock fans after a two run blast on Friday night.

Clemson did not go down without a fight. The Tigers loaded the bases in the ninth with one out and down by 4. Pinch-hitter Drew Donathan struck out, and Elijah Henderson drew a walk to bring a run in. Kier Meredith then flew out to LF and that ended the game.

As for the neutral-site event, and to no surprise, the crowd leaned heavily towards the Gamecocks, and set the single game attendance record in the series with 8,986 fans.

Since moving to a three game, three-site format eleven years ago, the Palmetto State rivals have gone to a deciding game third game nine times. Clemson will attempt to continue some of the success they’ve had at DKS when they try to take the series on Sunday at 2pm. The Tigers have taken five wins in those matchups.

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