Tigers Top LaFleche 22-2 at Fluor Field

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Greenville, SC - Clemson scored seven runs in the sixth inning and six runs in the seventh inning to pull away for a 22-2 win over LaFleche on Thursday night at Fluor Field. The Dragons, a team from Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, is traveling down the East coast playing nine games during the fall. The Tigers are in the midst of fall practice, which will conclude the weekend of November 1-3 with the Orange & Purple Scrimmages at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

Starter Daniel GossettDaniel Gossett
So. RH Pitcher
#23 6-0, 180
Lyman, SC

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earned the win by pitching 2.0 perfect innings with five strikeouts. Matthew CrownoverMatthew Crownover
Fr. LH Pitcher
#44 5-11, 205
Ringgold, GA

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pitched 2.0 perfect innings with four strikeouts, while Jake LongJake Long
Jr. RH Pitcher
#39 5-10, 180
Anderson, SC

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pitched 2.0 hitless and scoreless innings with three strikeouts.

Clemson took the lead for good with two runs in the second inning on Weston Wilson’s line-drive single to left field with two outs to score Jay BaumJay Baum
So. Infielder
#13 6-0, 190
Alpharetta, GA

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and Tyler SlatonTyler Slaton
So. Outfielder
#18 5-7, 200
Cumming, GA

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’s double to right field that plated Wilson.

After Clemson scored a run in the third, Jon McGibbonJon McGibbon
Jr. 1st Base
#12 6-1, 220
Lindenhurst, NY

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led off the fourth inning with a double to right field and scored on Slaton’s ground-rule double down the right-field line. Maleeke GibsonMaleeke Gibson
Fr. Outfielder
#1 5-9, 165
Sumter, SC

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’s sacrifice fly scored Wilson and Tyler KriegerTyler Krieger
Fr. Infielder
#3 6-2, 170
Johns Creek, GA

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’s two-out single to left scored Slaton to give Clemson a 6-0 lead.

Shane KennedyShane Kennedy
Jr. Infielder
#11 6-2, 190
Orlando, FL

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ripped a double down the left-field line in the sixth inning to score Wilson. Later in the frame, Steven DuggarSteven Duggar
Fr. Outfielder
#9 6-1, 185
Moore, SC

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drew a bases-loaded walk, then Chris Okey lined a sacrifice fly to left field to score Kennedy. Steve WilkersonSteve Wilkerson
Jr. 2nd Base
#17 6-1, 195
Roswell, GA

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’s two-out double off the wall in right field plated two more runs, then Andrew CoxAndrew Cox
Fr. Outfielder
#6 5-11, 205
Belton, SC

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blasted a run-scoring triple to right-center and scored on a wild pitch to up Clemson’s lead to 13-0 with its seven-run inning.

The Dragons dented the scoreboard with two runs in the top of the seventh inning without the benefit of a hit.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, Okey drew a bases-loaded walk, then Wilkerson was hit-by-pitch with the bases loaded. Clemson added four more runs in the frame, highlighted by Mike DunsterMike Dunster
Jr. Infielder
#10 5-10, 185
Greenwich, CT

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’s two-run single.

The Tigers plated three runs in the eighth inning, highlighted by Andrew Cox’s second triple of the game.

Wilkerson led Clemson’s 17-hit attack by going 3-for-3 with two doubles, four RBIs, and three runs. Kennedy, Krieger, Okey, Cox, and Slaton all added two hits apiece.

The Dragons registered their first hit of the game in the ninth inning when Maxime Robillaire singled up the middle.

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