USC Upstate stripes Tigers 12-2, #Clemson falls to 5-5

Caden Grice surrendered five runs in a short outing against USC Upstate, Tuesday (

Clemson fell behind early and couldn’t overcome USC Upstate’s offensive barrage in a 12-2 loss at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Tuesday. The Spartans plated five runs in the second inning, all charged to freshman southpaw Caden Grice (0-1), and the Tigers never recovered. Grice tried to cut into the deficit from the batter’s box, going 2 for 3 with a run scored, but it was not nearly enough as USC Upstate piled on with another five spot in the ninth.

USC Upstate (10-0) first baseman Jack Gallagher drove in seven runs on three hits, including a grand slam in the top of the ninth. The Tigers lineup collected nine hits and four walks but couldn’t produce a significant rally.

Clemson (5-5, 1-2) will next travel to Chapel Hill for a three-game set against North Carolina beginning at 6 p.m., Friday.

Box Score

Monte Lee and Evan Estridge postgame comments

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