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Clemson baseball thumps Furman 13-2

From Staff ReportsApril 1, 2014 

— A five-run sixth inning broke open a close game in No. 16 Clemson’s 13-2 victory against Furman at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Tigers (18-9) took a 1-0 lead in the home-and-home season series with the Paladins (11-18). The teams will play at Fluor Field in Greenville on May 13.

The Paladins scored an unearned run in the top of the first inning, then Clemson responded with single runs in the bottom of the first and second. The Tigers broke the game open with five runs on four hits in the sixth inning, highlighted by Weston Wilson’s two-run double, then scored three runs in both the seventh and eighth innings. Wilson led the Tigers at the plate by going 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs.

Reliever Zack Erwin (2-1) earned the win by tossing 6 scoreless innings of two-hit ball with 5 strikeouts.

Furman starter Billy Greenfield (1-3) suffered the loss.

Clemson plays host to Winthrop on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Fans can get a Family Four Pack of tickets (two adults, two youth) for $20 at ClemsonTigers.com or at the gate.

FURMANCLEMSON
abrhbiAbrHbi
HuBrtn ss4010Slaton cf2223
Twrncky ss1000Krieger ss4000
Abrams p3000White ss1000
Rckman dh2000Blware c3001
Smpson 2b3100Duggar rf2001
Grote 2b1000Cox rf0100
Ohmstd 3b2000Okey c4000
Grnwell 3b1000Cstigan ph0100
Harrison 1b2000Toney p0000
Kinsley ph1000Wlkrsn 2b4321
HeBrtn rf2001Knnedy 1b2100
Smmns ph0100McGbn 1b1213
Jones lf1000Baum lf3111
Davis lf2000Triller lf2110
McLtchie c3010Wilson 3b3133
Whthed c1000Dunster 3b1000
Overton cf3011
Totals32232Totals32131013

Furman1000000012
Clemson11000533x13

E—White (2); Wilkerson (7); Kennedy (1); Wilson (4). LOB—Furman 9, Clemson 7. 2B—Slaton 2 (6); Baum (9); Wilson (3). HR— Wilkerson (4); McGibbon (2). HBP—Simmons, Slaton 2, Wilkerson, Kennedy. SF—Boulware (5); Duggar (2). SB—Hu. Burton (24); Simpson (4); Slaton 2 (7); Boulware (1).

FurmanIPHRERBBSO
Greenfield L,1-3212111
Quarles22/310011
Dittmar000010
Wood145500
Norman1/300000
Abrams133313
Griffith2/313320
Buonopane1/300001

ClemsonIPHRERBBSO
Long101031
Erwin W,2-1620015
Bates100000
Toney111111

Dittmar faced 1 batter in the 5th

WP—Wood (1); Griffith (3). HBP—by Greenfield (Slaton); by Greenfield (Wilkerson); by Greenfield (Slaton); by Wood (Kennedy); by Toney (Simmons). PB—MacLatchie 2 (4). Umpires—HP: Craig Mirr 1B: Danny Everett 3B: Jon Merry. T—3:08. A—3,554.

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