Caden Grice drove in seven runs on four hits in Clemson’s 16-12 victory over Boston College in Brighton, Mass., Friday. It was a back and forth affair with the Eagles opening the scoring with three runs in the first against Jackson Lindley. The Tigers responded with six runs in the second inning before BC quickly took the lead back with five runs in the home half of the second. After six complete, Boston College held a 10-8 advantage. But with two outs in the top of the seventh, the Tigers (10-9, 4-6) rallied for seven runs to take the lead for good.
Grice landed two big blows, a three-run double in the second inning and a three-run triple in the seventh. Grice saved one last body shot for the eighth inning, a run scoring single that further padded Clemson’s lead. James Parker and Adam Hackenburg also had big days, driving in three runs, apiece.
In a game dominated by hitting, every Boston College starter registered a hit, closer Geoffrey Gilbert shined again. Gilbert threw 1 and 1/3 scoreless innings to pick up his second save.
Game 2 of the series is scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday.