#Clemson drops pitchers duel 3-1, splits doubleheader at BC

Austin Gordon fanned six and gave up just three hits but took the loss, Friday (Clemson Athletics)

No. 11 Boston College silenced Clemson’s bats in Brighton, Mass., Friday, halting Clemson’s five-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory and earning a doubleheader split.

After the Tigers knocked around BC pitching in Game 1, a 9-7 Clemson victory, John West took the hill for the Eagles and flipped the script by allowing just two hits and one run over 6.0 innings.

Clemson starter Austin Gordon pitched well, striking out six and giving up just three hits and three runs in 6.2 innings. But it wasn’t good enough as the Tigers couldn’t overcome West and the Joey Ryan, who followed West’s mastery with three scoreless innings of relief. The loss broke a string of ten straight Tigers victories over Boston College.

Despite the team’s offensive struggles, Cooper Ingle was able to extend his hitting streak to 15 with a single in the fourth inning.

Clemson (27-17, 10-10) and BC (29-13, 13-10) will conclude the series from Brighton, Mass., at 2 p.m., Saturday.

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