Reed Rohlman scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the eighth inning as No. 17 Clemson rallied from a 4-1 deficit to down Furman 9-7 at Fluor Field on Tuesday night.
The Tigers (18-6) won the first game of the home-and-home season series and improved their winning streak over Furman to 14 games.
The Paladins (10-14) scored four runs with two outs in the third inning after an error to take a 4-1 lead. It didn’t last long, as K.J. Bryant belted his first career homer, a three-run shot to left field, in the top of the fourth inning to tie the score.
Clemson scored twice in the top of the sixth inning to take a 6-5 lead, thanks in part to Chase Pinder’s double that extended his hitting streak to 11 games. With the score tied 7-7, Rohlman scored on a wild pitch in the eighth inning to give Clemson the lead for good.
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Pat Krall (2-0) earned the win by tossing 3 2/3 scoreless innings to end the game. Nolan Mullen (0-2) suffered the loss. Six Furman pitchers combined to issue 13 walks and two hit-by-pitches.
The Tigers will play their fifth road game in six days on Wednesday when they travel to Cullowhee, N.C., to take on Western Carolina at 6 p.m.