CLEMSON (CLEMSON SID)- Senior righthander Jonathan Meyer tossed 7.0 strong innings to lead Clemson to a 4-1 win over Gardner-Webb at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Wednesday night. The Tigers improved to 18-11, while the Bulldogs fell to 15-13-1.
The Tigers scored two runs in the first inning on Garrett Boulware's two-run homer and added a run in the fourth inning before the Bulldogs manufactured a run in the seventh inning. Trailing 3-1, Gardner-Webb loaded the bases with one out in the eighth inning before Clemson got out of the jam with a crucial double play.
Meyer (2-0) pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role to earn the win in his first start of the season. The San Diego, CA native gave up five hits, one run, and no walks with six strikeouts in throwing 83 pitches (60 strikes). Kyle Schnell pitched a scoreless eighth inning, then Matt Campbell recorded his fifth save of the year by pitching a hitless and scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts.
Clemson will travel northward to take on Boston College in a three-game series at Chestnut Hill, MA starting Friday at 2:30 PM.