Clemson University

March 29, 2014

Tigers take two at Maryland

Steve Wilkerson hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and Chris Okey added a two-run shot in the fifth as No. 20 Clemson swept a doubleheader Friday with a 7-1 win over Maryland at Bob Smith Stadium.

Steve Wilkerson hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and Chris Okey added a two-run shot in the fifth as No. 20 Clemson swept a doubleheader Friday with a 7-1 win over Maryland at Bob Smith Stadium.

Matthew Crownover (5-2) scattered four hits in his first career complete game for the Tigers (17-9, 8-3 ACC).

Maryland starter Mike Shawaryn (5-1) suffered his first loss of the year.

The Tigers totaled 13 hits in the contest, as Wilkerson led the way by going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a homer and three RBIs.

In the opener, Shane Kennedy went 4-for-4 with a homer, including the go-ahead, run-scoring triple in the ninth inning to lift Clemson to a 3-1 victory.

Kennedy’s solo homer in the second was the game’s lone run until pinch-hitter Michael Montville hit a solo shot in the eighth inning to tie the score. But Kennedy came through with a triple in the ninth to score Steve Wilkerson and later came home on Jay Baum’s sacrifice fly.

Daniel Gossett (3-0) struck out six over 8 innings for Clemson. Matt Campbell tossed a perfect ninth for his fifth save.

Clemson will look for the sweep of the Terrapins (16-8, 5-6 ACC) on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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