#Clemson sweeps doubleheader at Boston College (AUDIO)

Clemson’s lefthander Keyshawn Askew is carrying a 1.35 ERA through 13 and 1/3 innings this season
(Clemson University Athletics Communications)

Game 1

Clemson scored six runs in the top of the 10th inning en route to a 9-3 win over Boston College at Brighton, Mass., Saturday. The decisive blow was struck when pinch hitter Alex Urban’s infield single plated Bryce Teodosio with the go-ahead run. The Tigers then produced some two out thunder, going on to add five insurance runs, including a three-run double from the red-hot Caden Grice.

Shortstop James Parker opened the scoring in the fourth inning, hitting his sixth home run of the season. Parker later added an RBI single in the seventh.

Keyshawn Askew didn’t factor in the decision, but pitched admirably, striking out eight while giving up two runs on nine hits in 6 and 2/3 innings. Nick Clayton (3-0) picked up the win in relief of Askew.

Box Score

Game 2

Clemson freshman righthander Nick Hoffman picked up a complete game victory in his first career start, Saturday. Hoffman (3-0) surrendered just two runs on six hits. It was the first complete game from a Tigers pitcher since 2017. James Parker, Adam Hackenburg, Davis Sharpe, Dylan Brewer and Max Wagner each drove in a run in the 7-2 victory. Hoffman’s performance helped Clemson (12-9, 6-6) sweep the doubleheader and the weekend series.

It was Clemson’s fifth straight win, moving the Tigers to three games over .500 for the first time since a season-opening sweep of Cincinnati.

Clemson next steps out of conference with a home date against Georgia at 6 p.m., Tuesday.

Box Score

Monte Lee, Keyshawn Askew and Nick Hoffman
postgame comments

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