The College of Charleston broke open a tight game with four runs in the fifth inning and cruised to a 13-6 victory over Clemson Tuesday night in non-conference baseball action at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Cougars (13-14), winners of seven of their last ten, used four different pitchers to hand Clemson its third straight loss as the Tigers fell to 15-14 on the season. It’s the Cougars’ second straight win over the Tigers.
In their four run fifth inning rally, Charleston got a two run double by Ari Sechopoulos, a solo homer by Luke Stageburg and scored a run on a pass ball.
Jordan Carr gave up one run on four hits in two-plus innings of work to earn his second win of the season for the Cougars. Ty Olenchuk fell to 1-4 on the year; allowing four runs on five hits in four innings on the mound for Clemson.
Sophomore designated hitter Tanner Staffy had three hits, including two homeruns to pace the Cougars’ offense, while Luke Stageberg added three more hits and a homerun, his second of the season.
The Tigers tried to give the home fans a rally in the ninth inning as Johnathan French hit a pinch hit three run homerun to get Clemson within seven, but Alex Urban flew out to right field to end the game.
James Parker also homered for Clemson. He had two hits on the night and also walked twice.
Clemson travels to Miami this weekend for an ACC series beginning on Friday at 7:00 PM. Meantime, the College of Charleston entertains James Madison in a three-game CAA series on Patriots Point.