CHESTNUT HILL, MA (CLEMSON SID)- In his second start of the season, junior Joe Costigan totaled a career-high three RBIs when he capped the Tigersâ?? six-run seventh inning with a three-run double in Clemsonâ??s 7-5 win over Boston College in front of 1,281 fans at Commander Shea Field on Friday afternoon. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 lead in the series, improved to 19-11 overall and 7-6 in the ACC. The Eagles dropped to 5-23 overall and 0-12 in ACC play.
The Tigers trailed 2-0 before tallying a two-out run in the sixth inning. Then in the top of the seventh inning, Clemson broke out with six runs on three hits and a costly Eagle error. Matt Pare hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to narrow Clemsonâ??s lead to 7-5, but the Eagles were unable to score any more runs thanks to the Tiger bullpen.
Starter Daniel Gossett (4-2) pitched 6.2 innings to earn the win. He gave up three hits, five runs (three earned), and seven walks with seven strikeouts. Zack Erwin pitched a perfect 1.2 innings with two strikeouts to record his second save of the season.
Clemson and Boston College will play game-two of the three-game series on Saturday at 1:30 PM.