Baseball Review

  by - Radio Host - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 10:01 AM

Baseball Review
Much like Clemson's football victory over South Carolina in November, the baseball team exorcised some demons in taking two of three in a series against the Gamecocks that ended in a win in Columbia Monday.

The Tigers won 11-4 Friday in Clemson, lost 4-1 in Greenville on Saturday and shutout the arch rival 7-0 in Columbia yesterday.

Monday's story was right-handed starter Brody KoernerBrody Koerner
Jr. RH Pitcher
#19 6-2, 200
Concord, NC

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. The junior handcuffed the Gamecocks all afternoon in his fist complete game and shutout. Koerner limited the Gamecocks to just four hits and he had seven strikeouts.

Clemson out hit USC 11-4 Monday in a game where the Gamecocks had as many errors as they did hits.

Offensively Reed RohlmanReed Rohlman
RS Fr. Outfielder
#26 6-0, 210
Moore, SC

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, Tyler KriegerTyler Krieger
Jr. Infielder
#3 6-1, 170
Johns Creek, GA

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and Steven DuggarSteven Duggar
Jr. Outfielder
#9 6-2, 195
Moore, SC

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combined to go 7-15. Chris Okey had two RBIs.

In Friday's dominating 11-4 win, Clemson hit three homers including two from Weston WilsonWeston Wilson
So. Infielder
#8 6-3, 195
High Point, NC

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and one from Okey. That duo had eight RBIs. Duggar scored three runs, while Krieger added three hits.

Matthew CrownoverMatthew Crownover
Jr. LH Pitcher
#44 6-0, 210
Ringgold, GA

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and left-handed reliever Alex SchnellAlex Schnell
Fr. LH Pitcher
#47 5-10, 175
Milton, GA

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combined to hold USC to eight hits. Schnell pitched the final four innings and allowed no runs and two hits.

In Saturday's 4-1 loss Jack Wynkopp answered the bell for South Carolina as USC pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts.

The major story line Saturday was USC's clutch pitching in key situations. The Tigers had the bases loaded with one out in the sixth and bases loaded with no outs in the seventh but came away empty handed in both innings.

For the series, Krieger went 7-12. Rohlman and Duggar added four hits each in the series.

The Tigers outscored South Carolina 19-8 for the three game set.

Clemson plays Winthrop today at 5 pm when Charlie BarnesCharlie Barnes
Fr. LH Pitcher
#23 6-1, 170
Sumter, SC

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Charlie Barnes
Fr. LH Pitcher
#23 6-1, 170
Sumter, SC

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gets his first career start. This weekend the Tigers travel to NC State for the first ACC series of the season. The Tigers have momentum, so now the question is how do they respond?

I am hopeful this team can build upon this weekend. They have caught the attention of national writers like Aaron Fitt of Baseball America, who raved about them this weekend. They should have some confidence and even some swagger coming off of two seven run wins against their arch rival.

Clemson was impressive in the first of three parts of the season. The second part is the ACC season and the third is the post season.

It is my hope that the confidence of the South Carolina series carries over to the ACC schedule. The Tigers don't play two of the best teams in the conference is season in Miami and Virginia. FSU has some big names to replace and NC State lost their stars. This is a huge opportunity to make some noise in the league.

It was time to take back the South Carolina series and this team did just that. Now lets move forward to the ACC.

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So. RH Pitcher
#20 6-3, 215
Gilbert, SC

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