Clemson University

April 1, 2014

Clemson baseball thumps Furman 13-2

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.

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.

FURMAN CLEMSON
ab r h bi Ab r H bi
HuBrtn ss 4 0 1 0 Slaton cf 2 2 2 3
Twrncky ss 1 0 0 0 Krieger ss 4 0 0 0
Abrams p 3 0 0 0 White ss 1 0 0 0
Rckman dh 2 0 0 0 Blware c 3 0 0 1
Smpson 2b 3 1 0 0 Duggar rf 2 0 0 1
Grote 2b 1 0 0 0 Cox rf 0 1 0 0
Ohmstd 3b 2 0 0 0 Okey c 4 0 0 0
Grnwell 3b 1 0 0 0 Cstigan ph 0 1 0 0
Harrison 1b 2 0 0 0 Toney p 0 0 0 0
Kinsley ph 1 0 0 0 Wlkrsn 2b 4 3 2 1
HeBrtn rf 2 0 0 1 Knnedy 1b 2 1 0 0
Smmns ph 0 1 0 0 McGbn 1b 1 2 1 3
Jones lf 1 0 0 0 Baum lf 3 1 1 1
Davis lf 2 0 0 0 Triller lf 2 1 1 0
McLtchie c 3 0 1 0 Wilson 3b 3 1 3 3
Whthed c 1 0 0 0 Dunster 3b 1 0 0 0
Overton cf 3 0 1 1
Totals32 2 3 2 Totals32 13 10 13
Furman 100 000 001 2
Clemson 110 005 33x 13

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).

Furman IP H R ER BB SO
Greenfield L,1-3 2 1 2 1 1 1
Quarles 22/3 1 0 0 1 1
Dittmar 0 0 0 0 1 0
Wood 1 4 5 5 0 0
Norman 1/3 0 0 0 0 0
Abrams 1 3 3 3 1 3
Griffith 2/3 1 3 3 2 0
Buonopane 1/3 0 0 0 0 1
Clemson IP H R ER BB SO
Long 1 0 1 0 3 1
Erwin W,2-1 6 2 0 0 1 5
Bates 1 0 0 0 0 0
Toney 1 1 1 1 1 1

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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