Clemson snapped its two-game losing streak and delivered coach Monte Lee his 500th career win in his 14th season as a head coach with a 9-3 win at Winthrop Tuesday night. This was the Tigers first appearance in Rock Hill since 1993 and the win gave them a sweep of the two-game season series with the Eagles.
Clemson took a 3-0 lead in the second inning on a two-run homer by Blake Wright and a sacrifice fly by Benjamin Blackwell. Winthrop countered in the fourth with a three-run homer by Dillon Morton.
The Tigers broke the 3-3 tie in the fifth inning with four runs, three coming on Tyler Corbitt’s three-run homer. The Tigers added a run in the sixth on a ground out by Cooper Ingle, posted their final run in the eighth on a two-out single by Max Wagner.
Ty Olenchuk (2-0), the second of six Clemson pitchers behind starter Billy Barlow, earned the win with two innings of scoreless work. He allowed one hit and one walk.
Clemson is 17-7 and will host NC State this weekend. Winthrop is 6-17.