Clemson teed off on Binghamtom pitching in a big way at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Sunday, finishing off a sweep of the Bearcats 19-1 in Erik Bakich’s first series at the helm. The offensive hero of Saturday’s game, Cam Cannarella, stayed hot as he drove in three runs on four hits.
Riley Bertram opened the scoring with an RBI single in the second inning. The Tigers broke it open with a seven-run fourth, highlighted by Cooper Ingle’s three-run homer. Clemson (3-0) poured it on from there, adding three runs in the fifth before another seven-run outburst in the sixth. Benjamin Blackwell drove in four runs on the day, two of which came on an RBI double as part of the Tigers sixth-inning barrage. Chad Fairey also had a big day at the dish with four hits. After three games, Cannarella, Blackwell and Fairey are each batting .500.
Binghamton’s lineup again found it to be tough sledding as six Clemson pitchers scattered nine hits and held the Bearcats to one run. Jay Dill picked up the win. On the weekend, Tigers pitching gave up just six runs while striking out 24.
Clemson’s homestand continues, Tuesday, as the Tigers welcome Charlotte to Doug Kingsmore Stadium. First pitch between the Tigers and the 49ers is scheduled for 4 p.m.