A day after Clemson baseball scored three runs in the second inning en route to a 4-1 triumph over East Tennessee State, the Tigers were at it again in the same frame on Wednesday. Riley Bertram’s base hit sparked a three-run third as Clemson beat Presbyterian 5-3 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. With the win, the Tigers moved to 7-6 on the season, while the Blue Hose fell to 7-6 on the young campaign.
On the mound, four Clemson pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts, with freshman Nathan Dvorsky (1-0) getting the win in his Clemson debut. The Sewanee, Georgia, product worked two hitless and scoreless innings in relief with three strikeouts. Casey Tallent pitched the last two innings to record his first career save. Logan Ymker (0-1) took the loss for PC.
After the Blue Hose struck first on a home run by Joel Dragoo with one out in the second, Bertram authored the first chapter of Clemson’s go-ahead inning in the bottom half of the second. His base hit began a three-run frame, and Cam Cannarella added an exclamation point with a two-out, two-run double to extend his hitting streak to 13 games.
Undaunted, the Blue Hose scored twice in the top of the third on Jack Gorman’s two-out double to tie the score 3-3. Clemson regained its advantage in the sixth inning on Cannarella’s RBI groundout, then the Tigers doubled their lead in the seventh on Billy Amick’s two-out, run-scoring single.
Clemson welcomes Georgia State into town for a three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, beginning Friday at 4 p.m.