Stephen Faris pitched his second consecutive complete game on Wednesday. Clemson posted three runs in the second inning, which was more than Faris would need as the Tigers cruised to a 12-2 victory over South Carolina. Faris only allowed five hits on the night while striking out seven.
Last Wednesday, the Tigers could not give Faris any kind of run support this was not the case Wednesday. The Tigers hit a season high four home runs. Travis Storrer, Kris Harvey, Tyler Colvin, and Taylor Harbin all homered. Colvin hit is second homer in as many nights, while Harbin led the TIgers with five RBIs.
Every starter for the Tigers had at least one hit. Center Fielder Brad Chalk stayed hot going 3-4 scoring two runs. Five Tigers had multiple hits versus the Gamecocks. It was a complete team effort that led to the rout.
Ryan Mahoney homered for South Carolina, which ironically he homered last year in the mid-week game at Clemson. Steve Pearce also added two doubles on the night. The Gamecocks used six pitchers on the night with freshman starter Andrew Cruse taking the loss.
This weekend South Carolina plays host to Vanderbilt, while Clemson plays host to Virginia. The two teams will meet in Columbia next Wednesday in the final matchup of the regular season.