CLEMSON, S.C. – Behind 18 hits, Clemson defeated East Carolina 10-8 in a 15-inning scrimmage at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday.
Clemson scored four runs on four hits in the third inning, as newcomers Jack Crighton, Jacob Jarrell, Riley Bertram and Cam Cannarella all hit singles to highlight the uprising. The Pirates plated two runs in the fifth inning, keyed by Josh Moylan’s solo homer. In the ninth inning, Tristan Bissetta hit a run-scoring double, then Crighton added a run-scoring single to up Clemson’s lead to 6-2.
Justin Wilcoxen ripped a two-run single in the top of the 11th inning to cut the Tigers’ lead in half, then Clemson responded with two runs of its own in the bottom of the 11th inning on Caden Grice’s run-scoring single and Nolan Nawrocki’s sacrifice fly. Clemson reached double-digit runs in the 13th inning on J.P. Cunningham’s two-run double.
In the 15th inning, the Pirates scored four runs, highlighted by Jacob Starling’s two-run homer.
Tiger starter Ryan Ammons and Jay Dill pitched 2.0 innings apiece, then 11 other Tigers each pitched an inning.
The Tigers play their second and final scrimmage against outside competition on Saturday at noon when they host UNCW at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Admission is free.