The Tigers lose another heartbreaker, along with the season series to the Gamecocks, with a second straight walk-off hit.
Just like on Saturday, this one didn’t disappoint. Clemson started Sunday trying to even the rivalry series after losing the first game in walk off fashion 3-2 on Saturday.
The Tigers began the day really well when Bryar Hawkins walked and later scored on a James Parker double to make it 1-0 in the first.
After the Gamecocks tied it up on a home-run in the third by Wes Clarke, Clemson then came up in the top of the fifth and took the lead back when Jonathan French doubled in Bryar Hawkins and Dylan Brewer.
South Carolina struck for four runs in the bottom of the fifth but Clemson wasn’t finished. The Tigers loaded the bases in the seventh and brought home four runs playing small ball including a sacrifice bunt that was worked to perfection. This gave them a 7-5 lead.
The Gamecocks then played some small ball of their own in the bottom of the seventh when they scored two runs to tie it at seven. That score would hold until the gamecocks were able to push across the winning run on a double in the bottom of the ninth to win 8-7.
Clemson starter Ty Olenchuk went 4.1 innings giving up two earned runs on four hits and had six strikeouts.
The Tigers are now 3-2 on the season and get ready for their matchup with ETSU this Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.