No.3 Clemson routs Winthrop 13-3

CUTrevor 2024-03-19 20:47:14

CLEMSON, S.C. - Blake Wright went 4-for-4 to tie his career high for hits in No. 3 Clemson’s 13-3 victory over Winthrop at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night. The Tigers improved to 18-2, while the Eagles dropped to 8-11.

Will Taylor ripped a two-out, two-run single in the first inning to score the game’s first runs, then Wright hit a two-out, run-scoring single in the second inning. In the top of the fourth inning, Harrison Wilson lined a run-scoring double to put Winthrop on the scoreboard, then Anthony Ruocco added a run-scoring single later in the frame.

Clemson responded with four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, highlighted by run-scoring singles by Wright, Tristan Bissetta and Taylor, to take a 7-2 lead. In the fifth inning, Clemson added six runs on only one hit, six walks and three errors.

Matthew Marchal (4-0) pitched 1.2 scoreless innings in relief to earn the win. Winthrop starter Shane Keup (0-1) suffered the loss in his first career appearance.

The Tigers travel to Greenville, S.C. to conclude the season series against Presbyterian at Fluor Field on Wednesday at 6 p.m. on ACC Network Extra. Clemson is the designated home team and occupies the first-base dugout.