Clemson Regional- Day 3 Recap

clemsonbaseballA pair of freshmen pitchers came up big and the Clemson offense had two breakout games to extend the Clemson Regional to a fourth day.

The Tigers (42-20) beat Tennessee Tech in an elimination game, 10-0, then pounded Oklahoma State, 15-1, to force a 7 p.m. Monday game at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

“We’ve got some fresh arms ready to go,” Clemson coach Jack Leggett said after the second game. “It’s tough to find two freshmen to pitch like that in a pressure situation in the regionals.”

Monday’s winner advances to play Arizona State in the Super Regionals.

Clemson 15, Oklahoma State 1

Left-hander Chris Dwyer (5-5) scattered six hits and struck out 13 over 8 2/3 innings for Clemson in Sunday’s second game. He had not won a game since April 11.

Clemson scored four runs in the first inning, one in the second and six in the third to take an 11-0 lead.

Mike Freeman and Wilson Boyd each had four hits for the Tigers.

Freeman and Ben Paulsen homered as part of Clemson’s 16-hit attack.

Tyrone Hambly homered for the Cowboys (34-23).
Clemson 10, Tennessee Tech 0

Right-hander Scott Weismann pitched eight innings, allowing four hits, as the Tigers beat Tennessee Tech (31-24-1) in an elimination game.

Ben Paulsen and Chris Epps homered for the Tigers, who had 14 hits.

Written by Palmetto State