Crownover leads Tigers to victory in game 1 on Saturday
CLEMSON, S.C. – Matthew CrownoverMatthew Crownover
Jr. LH Pitcher
#44 6-0, 210
View Full Profile allowed just one earned run in 7.0 innings pitched to lead Clemson to a 6-2 victory over Duke in the first game of a doubleheader at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 lead in the series, improved to 21-18 overall and 10-9 in the ACC. The Blue Devils dropped to 22-16 overall and 5-14 in ACC play.
Crownover (7-1) registered the win by giving up just five hits, two runs (one earned) and three walks with seven strikeouts. Duke starter Dillon Haviland (1-1) suffered the loss, as he yielded eight hits, six runs (four earned) and three walks with one strikeout in 4.1 innings pitched.
After Duke scored an unearned run in the top of the third inning, Tyler KriegerTyler Krieger
#3 6-1, 170
Johns Creek, GA
View Full Profile belted a two-run single in the bottom of the third inning to give Clemson a 2-1 lead. In the fifth inning, Chris OkeyChris Okey
#25 5-11, 195
Mount Dora, FL
View Full Profile hit a run-scoring single off the wall in left-center, Chase PinderChase Pinder
#5 5-10, 175
View Full ProfileChase Pinder
# 6-0, 165
View Full Profile ripped a two-run double and Eli WhiteEli White
#4 6-2, 185
View Full Profile drew a bases-loaded walk in the four-run frame. Reed RohlmanReed Rohlman
RS Fr. Outfielder
#26 6-0, 210
View Full Profile also reached on a bunt single in the fifth inning to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.
Game two of the doubleheader and series starts at approximately 3:55 p.m. on ESPN3. Tickets for Saturday’s originally-scheduled game will be honored for the second game of the doubleheader Saturday.