The Tigers, who won the season series 2-0, improved to 32-21, while the Paladins dropped to 23-29. Clemson had beaten Furman 12-5 at Fluor Field in Greenville, SC on April 10.
Furman scored single runs in both the first and second innings to build a 2-0 lead.
But Clemson scored five runs in the third inning to take the lead for good. The
Paladins had several scoring chances all night, but they only scored two of their 14
baserunners thanks in large part to going just 1-for-12 with runners in scoring
Haselden (4-1), a native of Spartanburg, SC, made his first start since March 7 and
earned the win. He yielded eight hits, two runs, and four walks with five
strikeouts. Mike Kent pitched the final 1.1 innings without allowing a run.
Furman starter Stephen Gary (3-1), who was making his first start of the season,
suffered the loss. He surrendered six hits, five runs, and no walks with one
strikeout in 3.0 innings pitched.
The Paladins took the game's first lead in the first inning. Jake Jones led off with
a double to left field and advanced to third on Will Owens' groundout to second.
Jones scored on Jarrod Rickman's groundout to short.
In the second inning, Chris Ohmstede lined a one-out single to left field. Two
batters later, Zack Greenwell grounded a two-out single through the left side, then
Jones followed with another single through the left side to score Ohmstede.
The Tigers broke through with five runs in the third inning. Garrett Boulware led
off with a single to left-center and Jason Stolz singled through the right side.
Thomas Brittle laid down a bunt to Ohmstede at third. His throw to first was errant
and allowed Boulware to score from second. Stolz scored on a wild pitch, then Jay
Baum reached on an infield single to plate Brittle. Richie Shaffer reached on a
fielder's choice as Baum was retired at second, then Phil Pohl lined a two-run homer
down the left-field line, his eighth long ball of the season.
Jon McGibbon led off the fourth inning with a long home run to right field, his
third homer of the season and second against Furman.
In the fifth inning, Shaffer led off with a walk and advanced to second on a wild
pitch. Pohl reached on another error by Ohmstede that allowed Shaffer to score.
Brad Felder led off the seventh inning with an infield single and Joe Costigan
belted a double to right-center. McGibbon followed with a sacrifice fly down the
right-field line to score Felder, then Tyler Slaton lofted a sacrifice fly to center
to plate Costigan.
Pohl, another senior who was playing his last regular-season game at Doug Kingsmore
Stadium, led the Tigers at the plate with his two-run homer. McGibbon added two
RBIs, while Shaffer scored a game-high two runs.
Jones paced Furman by going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Owens added two hits
Clemson will travel to Winston-Salem, NC to take on Wake Forest in a three-game
series starting Thursday at 6:00 PM.
Haselden strong in win over Furman
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