Overview: Jack Leggett arrived to Clemson as an assistant coach in 1992 with 377 wins in 14 total seasons as the head coach at Vermont and Western Carolina.
Since taking over for Bill Wilhelm in 1994, Leggett has been synonymous with Clemson baseball. In 19 years as the Tigers' skipper, Leggett's won 823 games.
Wednesday night was his 1,200th career win.
It was an uphill battle right from the start.
Clemson fell into a 2-0 hole when freshman Daniel Gossett gave up three this and two runs in the first inning.
The Tigers answered in the third when Tyler Slaton led-off with a single and scored on a wild-pitch.
An inning later, Mike Dunster evened the score at 2-2 when he drove in Brad Felder with a single.
Dunster plated two more runners in the late innings. He drove in the go-ahead with a double down the leftfield line in the seventh and had a two-out RBI single in the eighth.
Meanwhile, Gossett allowed just one base runner in his final six innings of work as Clemson cruised to a fifth-straight win.
Turning point: Felder led-off the sixth with a single up the middle. He stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by the catcher.
A senior transfer from The Citadel, Felder though Leggett put on a hit-and-run. Leggett had on a bunt call. Fortunately, for Felder, he came around to score the go-ahead run.
Key player: After giving up three hits and two runs in the first inning, Gossett settled in nicely to pick up the first win of his Clemson career. The freshman from Byrnes High School, who was making his first start at Clemson, retired 10 Elon batters on strikes.
Key stat: From the second to seventh inning, Gossett faced 19 batters. He retired 18 of them.
Miscellaneous: Two Tiger base runners were thrown out at the plate. Spencer Kieboom was caught trying to steal home on a wild-pitch in the sixth. An inning later, Felder was gunned down at home while trying to score from second on a single by Dunster.
Up next: Clemson heads to Charlottesville for a three-game series with Virginia.
Postgame breakdown: Clemson 4 Elon 2
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