Clemson University

Beer homers twice as Tigers even series

Seth Beer went 2-for-4 with two homers and four RBIs to lead Clemson to a 6-5 victory over Wake Forest at David F. Couch Ballpark on Saturday afternoon.

Beer hit his first homer in the second inning to open the scoring and extend his hitting streak to 11 games.

The Demon Deacons (11-5, 1-1 ACC) responded with three runs in the third to take a 3-1 lead.

Clemson (10-3, 1-1) manufactured two runs in the fifth inning to tie the game, and took the lead in the sixth inning when Eli White scored on a wild pitch. Beer’s second home run of the game and sixth of the season, a two-run shot, gave the Tigers a 6-3 lead.

Wake Forest scored two two-out runs in the eighth inning, but fell short.

Reliever Pat Krall (1-0) earned the win by tossing a five innings in relief. He gave up five hits, two runs and one walk with four strikeouts. Alex Bostic pitched the final 1 1/3 innings to record his second save of the year. Clate Schmidt lasted just 2 2/3 innings in his fourth start of the season after giving up three runs on four hits and three walks.

Wake Forest starter Connor Johnstone (1-2) suffered the loss, giving up four runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched.

The series concludes Sunday at Noon.