Lefty starter Zack Erwin allowed just one run on four hits with seven strikeouts in 7.2 innings pitched to lead No. 14 Clemson to a 2-1 victory over Appalachian State at Doug Kingsmore Stadium Wednesday night. It was the first meeting between the two schools since 1997.
Erwin (1-0), who did not issue a walk, set a career high for innings pitched and tied his career high for strikeouts for Clemson (10-5).
His previous career-long outing was 6.0 innings pitched. Matt Campbell pitched the final 1.1 innings to record his second save of the year.
Starter Sean Mason (0-1) suffered the loss for Appalachian State (4-13).
Tyler Slaton led off the first inning with a single to extend his hitting streak to 12 and came around to score on Garrett Boulware’s single.
In the fourth inning, Tyler Krieger led off with a single to up his hitting streak to 16 and scored on Steven Duggar’s single. Appalachian State’s lone run came on Ozzy Gonzalez’s homer in the fifth inning.
Jack Leggett post game comments:
The Tigers begin a five-game stretch of games away from home with a three-game series at Wake Forest beginning Friday at 6 p.m.
Story by Clemson Sports Information