A trio of new pitchers helped Clemson get past Charleston Southern Tuesday night. Freshman Matthew Crownover pitched six scoreless innings to pick up his second win of the season (2-0), and Zack Erwin and Kyle Schnell finished the job in a 3-1 victory for the Tigers.
Clemson scored a pair of runs in the first inning, and that’s all Crownover needed. The first year southpaw gave up three hits, struck out two and didn’t walk a batter. Erwin entered in the seventh and gave up an unearned run before yielding to Schnell who notched the final four outs to earn his first career save.
Clemson has won five of its past seven games as they turn their attention to their ACC home opener against Virginia this weekend. The Tigers opened ACC play last week by winning two of three at then 12th ranked NC State. The win over Charleston Southern moves their record to 10-5 this season.
- Charleston Southern starter Andrew Tomasovich was a hard luck loser. He went the distance and only allowed four hits. At one point he retired 16 straight Tiger batters.
- Jay Baum, Shane Kennedy, Tyler Krieger and Jon McGibbon were the only Tigers to get a base hit.
- Clemson turned three double plays in the game.
- Clemson opens a home ACC series with 12th ranked Virginia Friday.