CLEMSON, SC – No. 25 Clemson scored three runs in the fifth inning and freshman Ty Olenchuk threw 4.2 scoreless innings to give the Tigers (2-0) a 5-2 win and a 2-0 lead over Cincinnati to perform at Doug Kingsmore Stadium Saturday afternoon.
In his first career foray, Olenchuk only allowed two hits (both singles), no runs, and no walks with three spikes. Rasesh Pandya (1-0) won with a goalless seventh inning, which he scored on his first appearance as Tiger. Geoffrey Gilbert threw the last 2.0 innings to save his first career. Starter Dean McCarthy (0: 1) had to accept the loss for Cincinnati (0: 2).
Blake Wright led the first inning with a double for his first career hit and faced Elijah Henderson’s groundout. The Tigers covered three runs in the fifth inning, highlighted by Bryce Teodosio’s runsscoring single, and one run in the eighth inning on Jonathan French’s runsscoring single. The Bearcats fought their way back single runs in the sixth and seventh innings, but Clemson kept them goalless for the final two innings.
The series ends on Sunday at 1pm on the ACC Network Extra.