Dominic Leone allowed only one hit in 5.2 innings pitched and Clemson pounded out 11 hits en route to a 6-3 victory over Boston College on Saturday night. The Tigers, who took a 2-0 series lead, improved to 8-8 overall and 2-3 in the ACC. The Eagles lost their eighth game in a row and are 6-10, 0-5.
The Eagles took a one-run lead on a two-run homer in the top of the second inning, but the Tigers responded with four runs in the bottom of the second inning and never relinquished the lead. Meanwhile, Leone and Jonathan Meyer kept the Eagles off balance all game to send the Tigers to their second win in a row.
Leone (3-1) pitched 5.2 solid innings in a starting role to earn the win. He gave up just one hit and two runs. Meyer pitched the final 3.1 innings to earn his first save of the year. He allowed three hits, one run, and no walks with five strikeouts. The two righthanders combined to allow four hits. They also held Boston College’s first six starters in the batting order to a combined 0-for-20.
Eagle starter Hunter Gordon (1-1) took the loss, as he gave up nine hits, five runs, and five walks with two strikeouts in 5.1 innings pitched.
Steve Wilkerson led Clemson’s 11-hit attack by going 3-for-5 with a double, RBI, and a steal. Phil Pohl went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a walk, while Felder went 2-for-4 with a homer and a game-high two runs. Jason Stolz extended his hitting streak to 11 games with an eighth-inning single.
Clemson and Boston College will play game three of the series today at 11:30 a.m., earlier than scheduled because of possible rain.