by David Hood
- Senior Writer
- 2017-03-10 22:25:23.0
No. 9 Clemson drew nine walks and Charlie Barnes had another outstanding outing as the Tigers defeated Notre Dame 4-1 in the opener of a three-game series at a windy and chilly Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
Clemson improved to 10-3 overall and 1-0 in the first game in ACC play. Notre Dame dropped to 3-9 overall and 0-1 in the ACC. The teams combined for just eight hits.
Barnes improved to 1-1, pitching 6 1/3 innings, giving up four hits, an unearned run, walking two and striking out seven in lowering his ERA to 0.69. Jacob Hennessy pitched the final 2 2/3 innings in picking up his second save.