Clemson entered its midweek game against College of Charleston boasting one of the nation’s best earned run averages and an 8-1 record at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. But the Cougars pounced all over starter Mack Anglin (0-1) en route to an 11-2 victory, Wednesday.
College of Charleston (8-2) right fielder Donald Hansis launched a pair of home runs, including a first-inning grand slam off Anglin, to spark the rout. Hansis finished 3-for-4 with six RBI’s. First baseman Ari Sechopoulos also went deep in the first inning. Cougars head coach Chad Holbrook joined SportsTalk after the victory, “Those guys have some thump, got some power in their bats. They got the right pitches at the right time today and didn’t miss them.”
Anglin was roughed up for four earned runs in just 1.1 innings before giving way to Keyshawn Askew. But Askew couldn’t silence the Cougars bats, either, surrendering three runs in four innings of work.
Clemson (9-3) fell behind 11-0 before producing their only two runs in the final frame. It was the first time the Tigers staff had surrendered double figure runs this season.
The Tigers now turn their attention to conference play with Boston College rolling into Clemson for a three-game series starting Friday at 4 p.m.