CLEMSON — The No. 20 Clemson Tigers baseball team rebounded in a big way after dropping their first ACC series of the season last weekend to Notre Dame, dominating the College of Charleston on Tuesday night by a final score of 13-1 inside Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
The Tigers plated five runs in the first inning after Logan Davidson’s two-run home run. Kyle Wilkie scored on a passed ball, Davis Sharpe scored when Bryce Teodosio walked with the bases loaded and Jordan Greene’s sacrifice fly plated Bo Majkowski.
Greene continued to help the Tigers pile on the runs, as he connected on a three-run homer in the bottom of the third inning, giving the Tigers an 8-0 lead.
The Tigers added a solo run in the bottom of the fourth, before the Cougars broke through for their only run of the night with a single run in the top of the sixth inning.
The Tigers added four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, with two hits and an error, extending the lead to 13-1.
In his first appearance since March 1, due to injury, Brooks Crawford (1-1) earned the win in a scheduled short start. He allowed four hits, no runs and no walks with one strikeout in 4-and-1-third innings pitched.
Cougar starter Steven Cook (3-2) suffered the loss after recording only one out in the first inning.
• Tiger head coach Monte Lee served as head coach (2009-15) at College of Charleston after lettering four years (1996-99) for the Cougars.
• Clemson has followed each of its last 11 losses dating to 2018 with a win in its next game.
• Clemson is 13-0 when scoring five or more runs and 2-5 when scoring less than five runs.
The series concludes Wednesday at 7 p.m., at Segra Park (formerly known as Spirit Communications Park) in Columbia.