no. 16 Tigers Beat no.8 CCU 13-6!
The Clemson Tigers are arguably the hottest team in college baseball right now, and they maintained their electric play on Wednesday, May 10th, as they picked up a big 13-6 win over the no. 8 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.
This is the second win Clemson has earned over Coastal this season. On April 4th, the Tigers beat the Chanticleers 16-6 in seven innings. This is the first time since 2019 the Tigers have swept the season series against Coastal.
This game was over early. With the contest tied at a run a piece, Clemson would push seven-that is not a misprint, SEVEN!-runs across the plate in the 3rd.
The Chanticleers allowed three walks in the inning, and also allowed two runs to score on a fielding error. They also allowed four hits to the Tigers in the inning, one of which being Jacob Jarrell’s one-out grand slam, which gave the Tigers a commanding 8-1 lead.
From that point forward, the match was essentially over. Though Coastal worked to get back in the game–the Chants would push across 5 runs in the final six innings–the Tiger offense continued to add to their advantage.
Two errors by the Chants in the 5th allowed the Tigers to score two runs without a hit. Clemson would add an additional two runs in the next inning by way of an Amick homer. Clemson’s barrage was capped by Caden Grice’s 7th inning home run, totaling the Tiger’s tally at 13.
Lindley retired three straight batters in the ninth to seal the Tiger’s 13-6 win and their season sweep over Coastal Carolina.
With this dominant showing, the Tiger’s have added an additional Top 25 win to their resume, and a road win at that. Similarly, it legitimizes Clemson’s April 4th 16-6 win over the Chants, a final that several analysts have regarded as a fluke. Following this showing, they will no longer be able to justify that stance.
More importantly, however, Clemson has now proven their worth against one of the nation’s best teams. Assuming the Tigers continue this caliber of play, they will likely continue to rise in the rankings, and perhaps, submit a strong argument for why Doug Kingsmore Stadium should be the site of a postseason regional.
It’ll be a quick turnaround for Clemson this week, as the Tigers gear up for a road series against Virginia Tech, which is set to begin Friday, May 12th. If the Tigers’ bats are as rampant as they were in this game, however, Clemson should have no issues handling the Hokies in their penultimate ACC series of the regular season.