Clemson completes sweep at Wake Sunday


by -
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed
Clemson completes sweep at Wake Sunday

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - No. 12 Clemson tied its season high with four home runs and Jake Higginbotham pitched 5.0 scoreless innings in the Tigers' 9-4 win over Wake Forest at David F. Couch Ballpark on Sunday afternoon. Clemson, who registered its first sweep at Wake Forest since 2005, improved to 29-11 overall and 14-7 in the ACC. The Demon Deacons dropped to 18-23 overall and 10-11 in ACC play.

Clemson scored four runs in the fourth inning thanks in large part to some heads-up baserunning. Kyle Wilkie started the scoring with a two-run double, then Wilkie scored from second on a wild pitch and throw to second base. Jordan Greene's squeeze bunt plated the fourth run. In the fifth inning, Chris Williams and Grayson Byrd hit back-to-back solo homers, the 11th of the season for Williams and sixth for Byrd.

The Demon Deacons responded with three runs in the sixth inning, highlighted by Michael Ludowig's two-out, two-run single, and scored another run in the seventh inning to narrow the Tiger lead to 6-4. But Wilkie and Drew Wharton both hit solo homers in the eighth inning to double Clemson's lead. It was Wilkie's second long ball of the season and Wharton's sixth. Later in the inning, Logan Davidson ripped a two-out, run-scoring double.

Higginbotham (6-1) earned the win by allowing just four hits, no runs and one walk with three strikeouts in 5.0 innings pitched. Ryley Gilliam pitched the final 2.2 innings to record his seventh save of the season. Wake Forest starter Colin Peluse (6-1) suffered the loss, as he gave up eight hits, six runs and three walks with one strikeout in 5.0 innings pitched.

The Tigers host Kennesaw State on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., on ACC Network Extra. Fans can purchase a ticket for only $2.









Comment on this story
Tags: Drew Wharton, Jordan Greene, Ryley Gilliam, Jake Higginbotham, Chris Williams, Grayson Byrd, Logan Davidson, Kyle Wilkie

LOOK: ESPN Headquarters features Clemson sign for winning CFB title
LOOK: ESPN Headquarters features Clemson sign for winning CFB title
Lady Tigers win fifth straight ACC game, longest streak since 2000
Lady Tigers win fifth straight ACC game, longest streak since 2000
Instate 2019 RB picks up Clemson offer
Instate 2019 RB picks up Clemson offer
Four Tigers listed on NFL.com's 2019 Mock Draft
Four Tigers listed on NFL.com's 2019 Mock Draft
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed
Post your comments!
A postcard that made the trip, a family cheers overseas and more
A postcard that made the trip, a family cheers overseas and more
LOOK: ESPN Headquarters features Clemson sign for winning CFB title
LOOK: ESPN Headquarters features Clemson sign for winning CFB title
Lady Tigers win fifth straight ACC game, longest streak since 2000
Lady Tigers win fifth straight ACC game, longest streak since 2000
Former Gamecock, dad of Bama LB launches salty anti-Clemson tirade
Former Gamecock, dad of Bama LB launches salty anti-Clemson tirade
Instate 2019 RB picks up Clemson offer
Instate 2019 RB picks up Clemson offer
Four Tigers listed on NFL.com's 2019 Mock Draft
Four Tigers listed on NFL.com's 2019 Mock Draft
WATCH: Saturday night skit with Clemson 'Hamberder' ending
WATCH: Saturday night skit with Clemson 'Hamberder' ending
Trevor Lawrence: Unshakable faith and team-first beliefs are his driving force
Trevor Lawrence: Unshakable faith and team-first beliefs are his driving force
Built to last: Swinney says his Tigers have staying power
Built to last: Swinney says his Tigers have staying power
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest