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#Clemson locks up ACC tournament berth with 6-2 win over BC (AUDIO)

Clemson ticked one of its postseason boxes, Friday, locking in a spot for the ACC Tournament by handling Boston College 6-2 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Lefthander Geoffrey Gilbert (5-2) turned in a quality start and Max Wagner continued his season-long tear, driving in three runs and hitting his 26th homer of the season, to lead …

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#Clemson bulldozes Boston College, 15-1 (AUDIO)

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 …

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Coastal Carolina hammers #Clemson, 17-2 (AUDIO)

Clemson’s midweek trip to the coast was quickly ruined by Dale Thomas and the Chanticleers lineup, Tuesday. Thomas hit a grand slam and drove in seven runs as Coastal Carolina demolished the Tigers in Conway, 17-2. With an eye toward their final conference series, Monte Lee utilized nine pitchers, several of whom were ineffective. Coastal …

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#Gamecocks strand a dozen in 7-1 loss to Kentucky (AUDIO)

South Carolina won the must-have series but lost the weekend finale to Kentucky 7-1 at Founders Park, Sunday.  Five Wildcats pitchers combined to allow just four hits, and one run, to shut down the previously red-hot Gamecock bats.  The difference in the ballgame was the Gamecocks’ inability to drive runners home, as the team combined …

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Hall spins a gem as #Gamecocks shut down Wildcats, 7-0 (AUDIO)

The home team’s bats remained hot in Columbia, but it was Noah Hall’s gem on the mound that stole the show for South Carolina, Saturday. Hall pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out eight in the Gamecocks 7-0 victory over Kentucky at Founders Park. Fans were hoping to see the first complete game …

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#Gamecocks pummel Kentucky 11-3 (AUDIO)

South Carolina jumped out to an early advantage and never looked back in an 11-3 blowout victory over Kentucky, Friday. Josiah Sightler continued on his tear, going 3 for 5 with three RBI on three extra base hits. Sightler’s hitting streak has reached 11 games. Sightler started his big night by doubling and scored the …

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Spartans conquer #Gamecocks in Myers’ return, 9-6 (AUDIO)

USC Upstate right fielder Noah Myers transferred from South Carolina after appearing in 41 games over two seasons with the Gamecocks. Some of Myers’ former teammates were probably happy to reunite with him prior to first pitch at Founders Park. But after Myers went 4 for 5 with two doubles and led the Spartans to …

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Burgess’ big blast leads #Gamecocks past A&M, 9-4

South Carolina managed to salvage a game in their three-game series against Texas A&M in College Station, Tex., Sunday, thanks to Colin Burgess’ grand slam and bounce back performances from relievers Matthew Becker and Cade Austin. Four Gamecocks homers staked the staff to a seven-run lead, but after Saturday’s fiasco, no advantage would feel safe. …

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#Clemson wrecks Tech 14-2 to finish sweep of Yellow Jackets (AUDIO)

Clemson hitters jumped all over Georgia Tech pitching Friday night and kept the pressure on all weekend, culminating in a 14-2 pasting of the Yellow Jackets at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Sunday, and a three-game sweep for the Tigers. Clemson batters reached base 23 times, Sunday, and every starter scored a run and registered at least …

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#Clemson defense falters as Tigers drop slugfest at Louisville, 18-15

Louisville is a city renowned for its connection to horse racing. In Sunday’s matchup between Clemson and Louisville, both club’s lineups performed like thoroughbreds, turning both pitching staffs into hapless jockeys struggling to handle the horsepower. In the end, it was the tenth-ranked Cardinals wearing garland in the winner’s circle, 18-15. The ACC foes exchanged …

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#Clemson drops series opener at Louisville, 7-2

Clemson’s offense was held scoreless for the first eight innings and managed just six hits in a 7-2 loss at Louisville, Friday. The loss breaks up the Tigers’ three-game winning streak. Max Wagner (3-4) upped his average to .393 and extended his hitting streak to ten games with a first-inning double. Louisville came out of …

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Fiery hot #Clemson scalds no. 22 Wofford, 17-4 (AUDIO)

Clemson homered five times and racked up 17 hits in the Tigers’ 17-4 win over no. 22 Wofford at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Wednesday. Third baseman Max Wagner led the barrage, going deep twice and driving in six runs. Wagner is tied for second in the ACC with 19 home runs, two back of leader Kevin …

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