Clemson 5, MOREHOUSE ST. 2

Clemson Tigers bottle up Eagles baserunners

From Staff ReportsMarch 20, 2013 

— Brody Koerner, Jonathan Meyer, and Zack Erwin combined to allow two of 16 baserunners to score in Clemson’s 5-2 victory over Morehead State at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

The Tigers swept the two-game midweek series and improved to 13-7. The Eagles dropped to 7-14.

Trailing 2-1, the Tigers scored a run in the fifth inning to tie the game, then took the lead for good in the sixth inning on Jon McGibbon’s run-scoring single.

Meyer (1-0) earned the win by allowing six hits, no runs, and no walks with three strikeouts over four innings. Erwin pitched a hitless and scoreless ninth inning to record his first save.

Freshman righthander Brody Koerner gave up one earned run on four hits over four innings in his first career start.

Matt Anderson (0-3), the first of four Eagle pitchers, suffered the loss. Over 51/3 innings, he yielded four hits, three runs (two earned), and two walks with six strikeouts.

McGibbon went 2-for-4 with three RBIs to lead the Tigers. Garrett Boulware went 2-for-2 with one RBI, two runs, and two walks.

Morehead St.Clemson
Pickens lf 3110Slaton lf 4000
Swney 1b 4010Duggar rf 4120
Mchbe 3b 5000Wilkrsn 2b 2110
Grnwell ss 4020Boulware c 2221
Robinson c 4031Kennedy dh 2000
Burns dh 4020McGibn 1b 4023
Willms dh 0000Baum 3b 4000
Duff rf 3000Brittle cf 4000
Sears rf 1010Krieger ss 3120
Gross 2b 3000
Elmore cf 3100

Morehead St.0010100002

E—Sears (1); Anderson (1); Wilkerson (8). DP—Morehead St. 1; Clemson 3. LOB—Morehead St. 10; Clemson 6. 2B—Greenwell (3); Robinson (5); Krieger (4). HBP—Elmore; Wilkerson. SH—Wilkerson (1); Kennedy (1). CS—Duggar (5).

Anderson L,0-3 51/343226
Smallwood 12/320001
Koerner 442133
Meyer W,1-0 460003
Erwin S,1 100010

WP—Koerner (1). HBP—by Koerner (Elmore); by Anderson (Wilkerson). Umpires—HP: Randy Watkins 1B: Steve Manders 3B: Kevin Elzey. T—2:35 A—4,169

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