RALEIGH, N.C. - Thomas Brittle hit a grand slam and Clemson pitchers stranded 15 runners as the Tigers beat No. 9 N.C. State 7-4 Saturday to clinch a three-game series.
Brittle capped a five-run second inning for the Tigers with a grand slam to put Clemson up 5-1. The Tigers (9-4, 2-0 ACC) picked up the win despite getting outhit 16-6.
Kyle Schnell (1-0) earned his first win as a Tiger, pitching 2.2 scoreless innings in relief. Matt Campbell pitched a hitless and scoreless ninth inning to record his fourth save.
N.C. State starter Ethan Ogburn (1-1) suffered the loss, lasting just one inning and giving up four runs (three earned) and two walks with one strikeout.
N.C. State fell to 11-4 overall and 0-2 in ACC play.
#6 South Carolina 9, Rider 5
COLUMBIA - South Carolina pounded out 13 hits including home runs from Connor Bright and Joey Pankake as the Gamecocks defeated Rider 9-5 Saturday
The win clinched a three-game set for the Gamecocks (12-2).
Eight of South Carolina's nine position starters picked up hits. Pankake and Bright each had two hits with two RBI and two runs scored. Chase Vergason went 2-for-4 with two RBI as well. Dante Rosenberg and Lake City native Shon Carson each went 2-for-4 a run with a run and an RBI.
Joel Seddon (1-0) earned the win after one inning of relief. He allowed one run, unearned, on one hit with one walk and two strikeouts. Adam Westmoreland picked up his first save of the year after hurling 3.2 scoreless innings.
The Gamecocks scored eight unanswered runs after trailing 1-0 in the second inning.
Coastal Carolina 10, Harvard 0
MYRTLE BEACH - Will Remillard and Nick Oberg each had three hits and three Chanticleer pitchers combined for a shutout as the Chanticleers beat Harvard 10-0 Saturday.
Coastal Carolina (6-8) scored four runs in the bottom of the first including RBI doubles from Remillard and Jake Kane.
Remillard was 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored. Oberg was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored. Jake Kane, Colin Hering and Alex Buccilli each added two RBI. Jacob May was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.
On the mound, starter Tyler Poole (2-1) pitched six innings, scattering five hits with six strikeouts.
The win gives Coastal Carolina head coach Gary Gilmore his 699th victory. He can pick up career win No. 700 against Ohio State Sunday.