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Clemson baseball drops Game 3 to Boston College, still wins series

Clemson’s Logan Davidson, right, celebrates a homerun with Sam Hall during an NCAA college baseball game, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
Clemson’s Logan Davidson, right, celebrates a homerun with Sam Hall during an NCAA college baseball game, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro) AP

Clemson baseball was unable to complete a three-game series sweep of Boston College as the Tigers suffered a 3-2 loss in Sunday’s series finale at BC.

Still, Clemson won two of three games against the Eagles and is now 18-6 (6-3) through the first three weeks of league play.

The Tigers managed only five hits against Boston College in Sunday’s loss as Eagles starter Mason Pelio did not allow an earned run in 6 2/3 innings of work. He struck out eight batters while earning the win..

Clemson took a 1-0 lead in the first inning thanks in part to an error, before Boston College answered with an unearned run of its own in the bottom of the first to tie the game at 1.

The Eagles took the lead in the second on a Gian Martellini solo homer, and pushed their lead to 3-1 in the seventh when Jake Alu drove in a run on an RBI bunt single.

Clemson cut the lead to 3-2 in the eighth, scoring on an RBI groundout by Elijah Henderson, but the Tigers also left the bases loaded. Clemson was retired in order in the ninth inning to end the game.

Keyshawn Askew suffered the loss for the Tigers, despite allowing only one earned run in five innings. Logan Davidson and Bryar Hawkins each had a pair of hits for the Tigers.

Clemson earned an 8-1 win in Game 1 of the series as freshman Davis Sharpe pitched seven scoreless innings. The Tigers won Game 2 9-5 as Sam Hall, Grayson Byrd, Kyle Wilkie, Bo Majkowski and Bryce Teodosio had multiple hits for the Tigers.

Next: Clemson faces Charlotte at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte on Tuesday before facing Virginia Tech in a three-game road series beginning on Friday.

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