Tigers sweep doubleheader against Duke

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CLEMSON, S.C. – Zack ErwinZack Erwin
Jr. LH Pitcher
#33 6-5, 195
Duluth, GA

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allowed just one run on five hits in 8.2 innings pitched in Clemson’s 8-1 victory over Duke in the second game of a doubleheader at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers, who swept the doubleheader and took a 2-0 lead in the series, improved to 22-18 overall and 11-9 in the ACC. The Blue Devils dropped to 22-17 overall and 5-15 in ACC play.

Erwin (3-3) earned the win by allowing just five hits, one run and two walks with nine strikeouts. Duke starter Andrew Istler (3-3) suffered the loss, as he gave up seven runs on nine hits in 3.2 innings pitched.

After Duke scored a run in the top of the first inning, Clemson answered with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Then the Tigers erupted for five runs in the fourth inning, highlighted by a two-out, three-run double by Steven DuggarSteven Duggar
Jr. Outfielder
#9 6-2, 195
Moore, SC

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followed by a run-scoring double by Tyler KriegerTyler Krieger
Jr. Infielder
#3 6-1, 170
Johns Creek, GA

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

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(13) and Chris OkeyChris Okey
So. Catcher
#25 5-11, 195
Mount Dora, FL

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(10) upped their hitting streaks as well.

The series concludes Sunday at 1 p.m. Fans can purchase two reserved adult and two reserved youth tickets for only $20. It is also Sunday Funday, with family-friendly activities during the game and throughout Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

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