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Clemson Rolls BC

Cole Bryson

A big first inning for Clemson helped the Tigers get off to a good enough start to get the 9-4 win on Friday night over Boston College. The first inning was similar to Thursday as the Clemson defense shut down the first three in the lineup and Clemson loaded the bases in the bottom half.

The entire lineup batted around in the first inning totaling 4 walks where Robert Jolly, Drew Wharton, & Kyle Wilkie all had base hits to help the Tigers collect 4 runs in the first inning. Brooks Crawford shut down the Boston College lineup in the early part of the game.

It was the fourth inning where the Eagles collected two runs to cut the lead in half off of a Scott Braren two run home run. Brooks Crawford pitched five innings allowing six hits and two runs with five strikeouts. The sixth inning did not start off well for Clemson as Logan Davidson led off the inning by striking out. In the next at bat, Seth Beer went yard with a solo home run to extend the lead to five to two.

Another timely hit from Robert Jolly helped the Tigers plate three more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Dan Metzdorf, starting pitcher for Boston College pitched four innings allowing four runs off of seven hits and struck out nine. Three more pitchers helped the Eagles in relief in the next five innings, but were not strong enough to keep the Tigers off the board.

After two straight walks in the eighth, Clemson scores two more runs to give the Tigers the cushion they needed to get the win on Friday over the Eagles. The Tigers offense totaled nine runs off of ten hits as Crawford & Miller struck out ten total in thirty-eight total at bats. Robert Jolly & Kyle Wilkie both racked in three hits for Clemson in the win.

“I thought both of our pitchers today did an exceptional job and we played really clean baseball and it was great to win the series here today.” Monte Lee after the 9-4 win over Boston College. Lee is ready to put the four game losing streak far behind them. “The four game losing streak is far away from us now and we aren’t even talking about that now. Like any team, we will go through spurts where we aren’t playing our best baseball but there is nothing we can do about that now.”

The Tigers are are now 21-6, 7-4 in the ACC & host Boston College in the series finale tomorrow at home at 2pm.

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