Clemson relied on a two run homer by DH Shane Kennedy in the bottom of the eighth and shutout pitching from Daniel Gossett, Daniel Moorefield, Clay Bates and Matt Campbell to take a 2-0 win over William and Mary Friday afternoon in the season opener at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
Kennedy’s blast came on the first pitch he saw with two outs in the bottom of the 8th. Gossett went 6.2 innings allowing only four hits and striking out six. Moorefield retired the only hitter he faced while Bates allowed two hits over 1.1 innings. He picked up the win while Campbell got the final two outs to earn the save.
The teams continue the three games series Saturday afternoon.