CLEMSON, S.C. – Orange used a four-run third inning to down Purple 6-4 in a five-inning game and complete the three-game sweep Wednesday. The Orange & Purple Scrimmages concluded fall practice. The Tigers open the 2016 season with a three-game series against Maine at Doug Kingsmore Stadium from February 19-21.
Jordan Greene’s two-run double in the third inning capped the four-run frame, then Eli White crushed a run-scoring double during Orange’s two-run fourth inning. Purple rallied with three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, highlighted by Reed Rohlman’s two-run single, but fell two runs short.
Chris Williams went 2-for-2 with two RBIs to pace Orange, who outhit Purple 9-5. Maleeke Gibson went 2-for-3 with two runs as well.
Starter Andrew Towns earned the win by allowing one run on three hits with four strikeouts against no walks in 2.2 innings pitched. Alex Bostic had three strikeouts in a hitless and scoreless fifth inning to record the save.
In the three-game series, the two teams combined to hit .322. Gibson went 5-for-9 (.556) with four runs, two RBIs, three walks and one hit-by-pitch. Jackson Campana was 5-for-10 (.500) with two doubles, one homer, three RBIs and three runs. Robert Jolly went 5-for-12 (.417) with three doubles, six RBIs and three runs.
Adam Renwick (5-for-12, two doubles, one triple, six runs), Eli White (5-for-13, two doubles, three RBIs, three runs), Williams (5-for-11, three RBIs), Greene (4-for-9, three RBIs) and K.J. Bryant (4-for-10, three RBIs) also had strong series.
Bostic appeared in all three games out of the bullpen. In 3.0 innings pitched, the junior lefthander allowed no hits and no runs with seven strikeouts.
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