Freshman righthander Chase Bebout allowed just two runs in a career-high 7.1 innings pitched to lead Duke to a 7-2 win over #11 Clemson in front of 819 fans at Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Devils, who won the series 2-1, improved to 19-13 overall and 5-10 in the ACC. The Tigers dropped to 23-10 overall and 10-5 in ACC play.
The Blue Devils took the lead with two runs in the first inning and never gave it up. Meanwhile, the Tigers were unable to solve Bebout in clutch situations, especially with two outs, as they were 0-for-7 in that situation while Duke was 5-for-11. Clemson totaled nine hits and five walks, but only scored two runs thanks in part to three double plays by the Blue Devil defense. Duke scored seven of its 14 baserunners in the game and only left four runners on base.
Bebout (4-0) earned the win, as he allowed six hits and five walks with five strikeouts in throwing 114 pitches over 7.1 innings pitched. Ben Grisz pitched the final 1.2 innings without allowing a run to close out the game.
Will Lamb (3-2), the first of four Clemson pitchers, suffered the loss, as he yielded four runs on four hits in 3.0 innings pitched.
Jake Lemmerman and Piwnica-Worms had two hits apiece to lead Duke, who had 10 hits in the game. Freeman had a team-high two hits for Clemson, who had nine hits.
Duke won the series by taking advantage of its opportunities over the weekend. The Blue Devils scored 22 of their 44 baserunners thanks in part to hitting .440 with runners in scoring position. Meanwhile, the Tigers put 60 runners on base in the series and also scored 22 runs. But Clemson left 31 runners on base against Duke’s 14 in the series.
Hinson capped off an outstanding week by going 1-for-4 at the plate on Sunday. In five games this past week, he went 13-for-24 (.542) with two homers, three doubles, 12 RBIs, one walk, two steals, and no errors in 15 chances in the field.
Clemson will host Western Carolina on Wednesday at 6:30 PM.