CLEMSON — The No. 16 Clemson Tigers scored four runs in the fifth inning to defeat Winthrop 4-2 Wednesday night at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
The Tigers (19-9), who won their fifth game in a row, recorded the victory over the Eagles (14-17).
Starter Clate Schmidt (4-4) earned the win by allowing just four hits, one run and one walk with four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. Matt Campbell registered his sixth save of the year by pitching the ninth inning.
Winthrop starter Zach Sightler (2-2) suffered the loss despite pitching 4 scoreless innings to start the game.
The Tigers scored the game’s first runs in the fifth inning after Chris Okey led off by reaching on a costly Eagles error. Steve Wilkerson’s double set up Shane Kennedy’s sacrifice fly to open the scoring, then Tyler Krieger capped the inning with a two-out, two-run single.
The Eagles return home Friday to face Radford at 6 p.m.