CLEMSON — On Friday, Clemson’s opening weekend opponent went down meekly with a 2-0 loss.
But William and Mary was a dominating guest on Saturday afternoon.
The Tribe (1-1) evened the opening weekend series against Clemson (1-1) with a 11-2 victory fueled by 16 hits at blustery Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
The game was broke open with three runs in the third inning, two runs in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth.
Starter John Farrell (1-0) allowed nine hits, two runs, and one walk with four strikeouts over seven innings.
In his first career start, Clemson sophomore Patrick Andrews (0-1) yielded five hits, four runs, and one walk with three strikeouts over three innings. Five more pitchers took the mound for the Tigers, including freshman Clate Schmidt, who pitched the final 22/3 innings without allowing a run.
Michael Katz led the Tribe with four RBIs and three hits. Ryan Lindemuth had four hits, two runs scored and an RBI.
William and Mary scored its first run of the series in the first inning. Ryan Brown drew a one-out walk and scored when Lindemuth grounded a 1-2 pitch over the first-base bag for a double.
In the third inning, William and Mary used a hit-by-pitch followed by four straight singles to score three runs.
Kevin Nutter reached on a hit-by-pitch with one out, then Brown singled through the right side. Lindemuth loaded the bases with a single to right field on an 0-2 pitch. Michael Katz followed with a single down the right-field line to score Nutter and Brown.
William Shaw then grounded a 1-2 pitch through the right side for a single to plate Lindemuth.
Clemson answered with a run in the fourth inning. Steven Duggar led off with a double over third base and Steve Wilkerson followed with a single through the right side. Shane Kennedy then ripped a single to left field to score Duggar.