Tigers Trounce Eagles 15-6

Tigers Trounce Eagles 15-6

CHESTNUT HILL, MASS. – Matthew Crownover pitched 6.0 scoreless innings and Clemson broke the game open with five runs in the seventh inning in its 15-6 victory over Boston College at Commander Shea Field on Friday afternoon. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 lead in the series, improved to 17-17 overall and 8-8 in the ACC. The Eagles dropped to 15-17 overall and 5-10 in ACC play.

In the fourth inning, Reed Rohlman lined a two-out double and scored on Chris Okey’s double. Chase Pinder followed with a single to score Okey, then the Tigers tacked on an unearned run in the fifth inning. Pinder belted a run-scoring double in the sixth inning, then Rohlman laced a three-run double in the seventh inning. Okey added a two-run homer later in the frame. Drew Wharton gave Clemson double-digit runs with a two-run single in the eighth inning and Okey, who was 3-for-4 with four RBIs, added another run-scoring single in the frame.

Crownover (6-1) earned the win, as he allowed just three hits, no runs and four walks with three strikeouts. Paul Campbell, a native of nearby Malden, Mass., pitched 3.0 innings to record his first career save. Mike King (0-2) suffered the loss, as he gave up five hits, three runs (two earned) and no walks with six strikeouts in 5.0 innings pitched.

The series continues Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

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