Clemson baseball completed a three-game sweep of America East member Binghamton on Sunday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium by blasting the Bearcats 19-1.
The Tigers pounded 4 Binghamton pitchers for 21 hits, including 4 doubles, 2 triples and a home run.
Freshman Cam Cannarella and junior Chad Fairey each had four hits on the day, with Benjamin Blackwell chipping in 3 hits and 4 RBI.
Clemson broke open a close game with a 7-run fourth inning, one of two 7-run innings on the day for the Tigers.
Cannarella and Cooper Ingle each tallied 3 RBI to lead the Tigers, with Ingle blasting Clemson’s only homerun on the day.
This was a Binghamton team that was overmatched in two of three games and ran out of arms on Sunday as is typical of mid-major programs, especially early in the season.
As indicative of the score the Tigers hit with men on (.441), with runners in scoring position (.444) and with men on third and less than two out (.556).
Despite making it through only 4 innings, Jay Dill (1-0) earned the win for Clemson.
Dill took 83 pitches to make it through those 4 innings, with only 45 registering as strikes and walked two while striking out three and giving up 0 earned runs.
He was followed by an inning each from Casey Tallent, Rocco Reid, Nick Clayton, Reed Garris and Joe Allen.
Reid gave up the only run on the day, allowing three hits and hit a batter in his inning on the bump, while Garris and Allen had perfect frames.
Clemson baseball will face a step up in competition next week
Next up, Clemson hosts 3-1 Charlotte, who bashed Ball State for 38 runs in a 4 game series.
Next weekend the Tigers host UCF (3-0), who humbled Sienna over the weekend.
There are plenty of takeaways from the opening weekend which I’ll expand on in the coming days, but suffice it to say winning all three games was an important first step in the Bakich Era.