Clemson came into its final series needing to perform well in order to lock up a spot in the ACC tournament and bolster its NCAA resume. The Tigers are trending in the right direction after dismantling Boston College 15-1 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Thursday. Cooper Ingle spearheaded the attack, finishing 3 for 4 with three RBI. Max Wagner (2-4, two RBI), Bryar Hawkins (2-4, three RBI) and Caden Grice (3-4, two RBI) all went deep as part of the rout. Wagner’s homer was his 25th, tying him for second in the Clemson record books for home runs in a single season.
Righthander Mack Anglin turned in a stellar performance on the mound, holding the Eagles to one run and striking out seven en route to his sixth win of the season. Anglin went seven innings before turning it over to Ty Olenchuk and Rocco Reid. The duo cruised through the final two innings without incident.
Clemson has run hot and cold in ACC play, but has been consistently strong at home all season, winning its seventh straight and improving to 24-8 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium with Thursday’s victory. The Tigers have been fighting for conference wins down the stretch to lock up a spot in next week’s ACC Tournament in Charlotte. Duke (10-18) lost its series opener against Virginia Tech, Thursday, so Clemson (33-21, 11-16) finds itself 1.5 games up on the Blue Devils for the 12th and final spot with two games remaining. One more win from the Tigers or another Blue Devils loss will clinch it for Clemson.
Clemson and Boston College continue their series at 3 p.m., Friday.