CLEMSON – The Clemson University baseball team took the lead for good in the fifth inning and then pulled away from Wofford College for an 11-5 victory Wednesday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
The Terriers had scored two runs each in the fourth and fifth innings to take a 5-3 lead, but the Tigers took control in the bottom of the inning. Clemson scored on a groundout and two-out singles by Chris Okey and Weston Wilson.
The Tigers (5-2) then assured Wofford (7-1) of its first loss with two runs in the seventh and three in the eighth.
Freshman Charlie Barnes earned his first career win by pitching 31/3 perfect innings in relief of Clate Schmidt.
Clemson’s Reed Rohlman went 4-for-4, including a home run in the third inning, the Tigers’ first of the season. Wilson hit the Tigers’ second homer, a two-run shot, in the seventh.
Tyler Krieger had two hits and three RBIs for Clemson.
James Plaisted and Matthew Pelt had two hits each for the Terriers, and Carson Waln had two RBIs.