A four run third inning was more than enough for Clemson Tuesday night at Segra Park in Columbia in a 10-3 win over the College of Charleston. The Tigers swept the two game season series with the Cougars and also won their second straight game to improve to 16-10. Charleston falls to 16-8.
The Tigers spotted the Cougars a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second. With runners on second and third and one out in the top of the third, Cam Cannarella, back in the lineup after missing the Georgia Tech series due to illness, delivered an RBI single to tie the game. Cooper Ingle followed with a sacrifice fly for a 2-1 lead. Will Taylor then delivered a single up the middle for the third run of the frame. Blake Wright closed it out with an RBI single to center for a 4-1 lead.
The Tigers added two runs in the fourth on another Taylor single, and two more in the sixth on an infield single by Cannarella and a triple by Caden Grice for an 8-1 lead. The Cougars scored a pair in the bottom of the sixth on a Cam Dean single to left.
The Tigers closed out the scoring in the ninth as Grice hit his sixth homer of the season, and fifth in six games, and Nathan Hall grounded out to the pitcher allowing Blake Wright to score from third.
Freshman Ethan Darden (1-1) started and went the first five innings for Clemson. He yielded one run on seven hits with seven strikeouts and two walks. Connor Campbell (1-1) started and took the loss for Charleston.
The Tigers open up a huge ACC series at home Thursday night against second ranked Wake Forest. The Cougars have a three game series at Delaware starting Friday.