Northeastern scored two unearned runs, taking advantage of three Clemson errors, to hand the Tigers their first loss of 2022 by a score of 5-3 on Sunday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The setback was Clemson’s first since a 15-10 defeat at the hands of Louisville in last season’s ACC tournament, a span of fifteen straight games. Clemson (14-1) still claimed the series by posting a 9-6 win on Friday and a 10-4 triumph on Saturday.
The Huskies capitalized on a two-out error to score the game’s first run in the third inning, then scored another unearned run in the top of the fourth after two more Tiger errors. Cooper Ingle lofted a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fourth inning to cut Northeastern’s lead in half, before the Huskies plated three runs in the fifth inning on singles by Luke Beckstein, Mark Darakjy and JP Olson. Clemson third baseman Max Wagner belted a solo homer in the seventh inning with catcher Jonathan French leading off the eighth with his fourth home run of the season to supply the game’s final runs.
Wyatt Scotti totaled eleven strikeouts in 7.1 innings pitched to lead Northeastern (7-7-1) to the win. The sophomore allowed three runs, while scattering five hits with no walks. Tiger starter Nick Clayton (0-1) suffered the loss, yielding four hits, five runs (three earned) and one walk with three strikeouts in four and a third innings of work.
Clemson continues its homestead on Tuesday by hosting Georgia State at 6pm on ACC Network Extra.