Furman pitching and chilly weather made it difficult on Clemson’s lineup, but the Tigers mustered just enough offense to get past the Paladins 3-2 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Wednesday. Adam Hackenburg’s fifth-inning sacrifice fly plated Kier Meredith and proved to be the difference.
Freshman right-hander Mack Anglin threw three innings and gave up two runs, one earned, in his first career start. Nick Hoffmann threw three scoreless innings in relief to pick up his first win of the season. Carson Spiers closed out Furman with a scoreless ninth to record the save.
Davis Sharpe (2-4, double) was the only Tiger to register as many as two hits and Clemson managed just five hits as a team. Clemson pitching continues to be a strength as the staff now sports a 1.25 ERA over the club’s 4-0 start and holding opposing hitters to a .144 average.
The Tigers begin a three-game set against Stony Brook at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday at 4 p.m. Left-hander Sam Weatherly (0-0, 2.25 ERA) is scheduled to start.