CLEMSON (CLEMSON SID)- Freshman lefthander Matthew Crownover tossed 7.0 scoreless innings of three-hit ball to lead #15 Clemson to a 7-0 victory over Georgia Southern at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday night. The Tigers, who took a 2-0 lead in the series, improved to 36-15 on the season.
Crownover (7-1) set career highs for innings pitched and strikeouts (8) while allowing just three singles and three walks to earn the win. Patrick Andrews and Jackson Campana both pitched a scoreless inning to close out the contest. The three Tiger hurlers did not allow an Eagle baserunner to advance past second base in the game.
Clemson scored single runs in the first three innings to build a 3-0 lead, then the Tigers put the game away with four runs in the seventh inning.
Steven Duggar paced Clemson's 12-hit attack by going 3-for-4 with a run. Garrett Boulware went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs, while Shane Kennedy and Tyler Krieger added two hits apiece.
Clemson and Georgia Southern will play game-three of the three-game series on Sunday at 1:00 PM. Clemson's five graduating senior players will be honored during a pregame ceremony.