Clemson University

Tigers' big bats rip the Catamounts

CULLOWHEE, N.C. — Jeff Schaus, Ben Paulsen, and Kyle Parker combined for nine hits and seven runs to lead Clemson to an 11-1 victory against Western Carolina in front of 1,249 fans at Hennon Stadium on Tuesday.

Schaus had three hits including a home run and three runs scored, Paulsen had a double among his three hits and Parker went 3-for-3 with two runs, two RBIs to pace Clemson’s 13-hit attack.

Mike Freeman and Wilson Boyd each added three RBIs for the Tigers (24-12).

Clemson right-hander Graham Stoneburner (5-3) posted a career-high 11 strikouts and held the Catamounts to five hits and one run in seven innings.

Kyle Deese struck out three in the eighth inning and Will Lamb struck out two in the ninth inning, as the three Tiger pitchers combined for 16 strikeouts.

Catamounts starter Garratt Ozar (2-3) gave up six runs on seven hits and three walks in 5 Ð innings for Western Carolina (20-13).

Clemson plays host to Western Carolina at Doug Kingsmore Stadium Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

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