No. 3 Tigers capture Clemson regional title with 12-5 victory over Coastal Carolina – Official Athletic Site of the Clemson Tigers

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CLEMSON, SC – No. 3 Clemson scored at least one run in each of the first five innings and broke out with six runs in the eighth inning in its 12-5 victory over Coastal Carolina in the Clemson Regional at Doug Kingsmore Stadium Sunday night. . The Tigers, who won the regional championship with a 3-0 record, improved to 44-14 this season. The Chanticleers, who were 2-2 in the regional, fell to 36-25 in 2024. It was Clemson’s first regional championship since 2010, when it won the Auburn regional title.

The Tigers scored two runs in the first inning on Blake Wright’s single and Jimmy Obertop’s RBI fielder’s choice. Coastal Carolina responded with a run in the top of the second inning, then Clemson scored a run on Alden Mathes’ grounder in the bottom of the second inning. Obertop blasted a solo homer, his 20th of the season, in the third inning, then Jacob Hinderleider, who was named Clemson’s regional MVP, lined a two-out single to score a run in the fourth inning, giving Clemson a 5-1 lead. .

Sam Antonacci delivered a two-out single to score a run in the top of the fifth inning, then the Tigers responded again with a run in the bottom of the fifth inning on Nolan Nawrocki’s loaded walk. Caden Bodine hit a two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning and Derek Bender followed with a solo homer to cut Clemson’s lead to 6-5.

Cam Cannarella led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a home run, his 10th of the season. Later in the frame, Jack Crighton hit a run-scoring single, then Mathes and Hinderleider both hit two-run doubles.

Reed Garris (2-1) earned the win in 3.0 innings pitched in relief over his career, while Austin Gordon pitched 1.1 innings to record his 11th save of the year. Chanticleer starter Trevor Hinkel (1-3) suffered the loss.

The Tigers advanced to host the Clemson Super Regional at Doug Kingsmore Stadium against the winner of the Stillwater Regional. The best-of-three series begins Friday or Saturday. Game dates and times will be announced by the NCAA.

2024 Clemson (SC) Regional All-Tournament Team
C – Caden Bodine, Coastal Carolina
1B – Jack Crighton, Clemson
2B – Blake Barthol, Coastal Carolina
SS – Jacob Hinderleider*, Clemson
3B – Sam Antonacci, Coastal Carolina
OF – Cam Cannarella*, Clemson
OF – Tristan Bissetta, Clemson
OF – Matthew Polk, Vanderbilt
DH/UT – Derek Bender, Coastal Carolina
P – Henry Weycker, Coastal Carolina
P-Tristan Smith, Clemson
MVP – Jacob Hinderleider, Clemson
* – unanimous selection

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