Freshman pitcher propels Clemson past Gamecocks

Freshman righthander Clate Schmidt allowed just two runs on five hits in 7.0 innings pitched to lead Clemson to a 6-3 win over #7 South Carolina in front of 7,125 fans at Fluor Field on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers, who evened the series 1-1, improved to 6-3 on the season.  The Gamecocks fell to 7-2 in 2013.

Head Coach Jack Leggett recorded his 1,230th win in 34 seasons as a head coach, tying Jim Dietz for 13th place all-time in victories as a Division I head coach.

Schmidt (2-0), making just his second career start, gave up only five hits, two runs, and three walks with five strikeouts in 7.0 innings pitched to earn the win.  Matt Campbell pitched the final 2.0 innings with three strikeouts to record his third save of the season.

Starter Colby Holmes (1-1) yielded eight hits, five runs, and one walk with three strikeouts in 4.2 innings pitched.  Adam Westmoreland pitched 4.1 innings in relief and surrendered only three hits, one unearned run, and no walks with seven strikeouts.

The Tigers dented the scoreboard first in the second inning with two runs.  Steven Duggar led off with a single to right-center and scored on Garrett Boulware’s double to left-center.  After Boulware advanced to third on Jon McGibbon’s groundout to second, Jay Baum reached on an infield single on an 0-2 pitch as Boulware held at third base.  Tyler Krieger then ripped a single through the right side to plate Boulware.

In the fifth inning, Krieger and Brittle hit one-out singles to put runners at the corners.  Two batters later with two outs, Steve Wilkerson grounded a single through the left side to score Krieger and extend his hitting streak to 10 games dating to 2012.  After Shane Kennedy walked on eight pitches to load the bases, Duggar came through with a single up the middle to score Brittle and Wilkerson, giving Clemson a 5-0 lead.

The Gamecocks put two runs on the scoreboard in the sixth inning thanks to two solo home runs.  Max Schrock belted a homer to right field, his first career long ball.  Schmidt had pitched 12.0 innings without allowing a run in 2013.  LB Dantzler followed with a towering homer to right-center, his fourth long ball of the season.

Dante Rosenberg led off the seventh inning with a bloop single down the right-field line on an 0-2 pitch, then Rosenberg was retired at second on TJ Costen’s fielder’s choice.  Tanner English followed with a walk, then Graham Saiko grounded out to short to advance both runners into scoring position.  But Schmidt struck out Chase Vergason to end the inning and keep Clemson ahead 5-2.

In the eighth inning, back-to-back two-out doubles down the left-field line by Joey Pankake and Grayson Greiner pulled the Gamecocks to within two runs.

Clemson added an insurance run in the ninth inning when Brittle flared a two-out single to right field to score Baum, who had reached on a single and moved to second on a passed ball.

Brittle, Duggar, Baum, and Krieger had two hits apiece to pace Clemson’s 11-hit attack.  Duggar added a game-high two RBIs.

Rosenberg had a team-high two hits for the Gamecocks, who totaled seven hits in the contest.

Clemson and South Carolina will conclude their weekend series at Carolina Stadium in Columbia on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

Chants take doubleheader, reach Sun Belt title game

Chants take doubleheader, reach Sun Belt title gameThe Chanticleers scored nine runs over the first three innings [more]

Seahawks let state golf title slip from their grip

Seahawks let state golf title slip from their gripSports can be both heartwarming and heartbreaking. The full range [more]

Chants use walk-off home run to stay alive in Sun Belt

Chants use walk-off home run to stay alive in Sun BeltZach Biermann's third home run of the night with two [more]

Myrtle Beach's Doty heads to nation's top QB camp

Myrtle Beach's Doty heads to nation's top QB camp Luke Doty’s Myrtle Beach legacy already includes some gaudy numbers, [more]

CCU drops Sun Belt debut; faces elimination Thursday

CCU drops Sun Belt debut; faces elimination ThursdayCoastal Carolina baseball surrendered eight runs over the last three [more]

MB Track and Field Club makes big season debut

MB Track and Field Club makes big season debutEighteen members of the Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club [more]

Chants win season finale; host Sun Belt tournament

Chants win season finale; host Sun Belt tournamentA two hour and five minute-lightning delay nor two Appalachian [more]

Clemson hammers Coastal with early offensive barrage

Clemson hammers Coastal with early offensive barrageSimilar to the two teams' first meeting back on March [more]

Seahawks claim state title in tribute to late coach

Seahawks claim state title in tribute to late coach John Ed Cahill queued up an old voicemail from his [more]

MB golf team flying high, riding ties to state tourney

MB golf team flying high, riding ties to state tourneyThe Myrtle Beach High boys golf team is tying its [more]

Lynch-inspired Seahawks advance to 4A state final

Lynch-inspired Seahawks advance to 4A state finalLL Coach. The somewhat cryptic rallying cry (Long Live Coach) was [more]

Soccer: MB, Socastee fall in lower state semifinals

Soccer: MB, Socastee fall in lower state semifinalsMyrtle Beach’s season came down to about three minutes. In that [more]

South Aiken stops Lady Seahawks state title run

South Aiken stops Lady Seahawks state title runThe closest thing to a blemish South Aiken had on [more]

Green Wave sinks Sharks in Lower State opener

Green Wave sinks Sharks in Lower State openerIn any other game, St. James coach Robbie Centracchio may [more]

Soccer: Braves, Seahawks reach Lower State semis

Soccer: Braves, Seahawks reach Lower State semisThe Socastee High boys soccer team crushed Cane Bay 5-0 [more]

Seahawks go from funeral to Lower State title match

Seahawks go from funeral to Lower State title matchEven after his death earlier this week, longtime Myrtle Beach [more]

Illing steps down as Socastee football coach

Illing steps down as Socastee football coachDoug Illing struggled with the emotions. He even fought himself trying [more]

Sharks top Swamp Foxes, reach lower state tourney

Sharks top Swamp Foxes, reach lower state tourneyIt took a little longer than St. James fans may [more]

CF girls fall in first round for season-ending defeat

CF girls fall in first round for season-ending defeatHeading into the playoffs, Carolina Forest’s girls soccer team hoped [more]

Seahawks draw inspiration from fallen coach Lynch

Seahawks draw inspiration from fallen coach Lynch John Edward Cahill III occasionally glanced at a spot at [more]

MB girls stun Hilton Head to reach Lower State semis

MB girls stun Hilton Head to reach Lower State semisFor all of the dominant results, all the blowouts and [more]

Seahawks lose legendary tennis coach, mentor Lynch

Seahawks lose legendary tennis coach, mentor LynchCookie Goings was barely a teenager, an eighth grader running [more]

Local club hosts another solid Coast Spring Classic

Local club hosts another solid Coast Spring ClassicMore than 400 teams from six states completed in the [more]

Renfrow claims NFL dream as Raiders' fifth-round pick

Renfrow claims NFL dream as Raiders' fifth-round pickFormer Socastee High and Clemson standout Hunter Renfrow was selected [more]

Lady Panthers charge into playoffs as region champs

Lady Panthers charge into playoffs as region champsWhen Katie Kulick drove the ball past the West Florence [more]

Chants take doubleheader, reach Sun Belt title game

Chants take doubleheader, reach Sun Belt title gameThe Chanticleers scored nine runs over the first three innings [more]

Seahawks let state golf title slip from their grip

Seahawks let state golf title slip from their gripSports can be both heartwarming and heartbreaking. The full range [more]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2019 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach