Baseball: Clemson 4 Winthrop 2 Final


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CLEMSON, S.C. - The No. 15 Clemson Tigers scored four runs in the fifth inning to defeat Winthrop 4-2 Wednesday night at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Tigers (19-9), who won their fifth game in a row, recorded the victory over the Eagles (14-17), led by former Clemson Assistant Coach Tom Riginos (2003-10).

Starter Clate SchmidtClate Schmidt
So. RH Pitcher
#32 6-1, 190
Acworth, GA

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(4-4) earned the win by allowing just four hits, one run and one walk with four strikeouts in 5.1 innings pitched. Matt CampbellMatt Campbell
Sr. RH Pitcher
#36 5-11, 195
Alpharetta, GA

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registered his sixth save of the year by pitching the ninth inning. Winthrop starter Zach Sightler (2-2) suffered the loss despite pitching 4.0 scoreless innings to start the game.

The Tigers scored the game's first runs in the fifth inning after Chris OkeyChris Okey
Fr. Catcher
#25 6-0, 180
Mount Dora, FL

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led off by reaching on a costly Eagle error. Steve WilkersonSteve Wilkerson
Sr. 2nd Base
#17 6-1, 195
Roswell, GA

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's double set up Shane KennedyShane Kennedy
Sr. Infielder
#11 6-2, 190
Orlando, FL

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's sacrifice fly to open the scoring, then Tyler KriegerTyler Krieger
So. Infielder
#3 6-2, 170
Johns Creek, GA

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capped the inning with a two-out, two-run single.

Clemson has two days off before hosting NC State in a three-game series from Saturday to Monday. Saturday's game at 1 p.m. will be televised by RSN.

Video courtesy of Clemson Athletics


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