Koerner's shutout helps Clemson win rubber match vs. South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Junior Brody Koerner tossed a four-hit shutout to lead Clemson to a 7-0 win against No. 10 South Carolina at Carolina Stadium on Monday afternoon. The Tigers, who won the series 2-1, improved to 7-3, while the Gamecocks dropped to 7-3. Clemson also snapped South Carolina’s six-game win streak in the series at Carolina Stadium.
"I'm really excited about how we played tonight," said Clemson coach Jack Leggett. "Brody Koerner was outstanding on the mound. I don't think I've seen someone come out from start to finish and dominate like he did. I thought we played really well offensively, got some timely hits and situational hits when we needed to. We played great defense and it was an all-around complete game."
Koerner (2-1), who won the Bob Bradley Award as Clemson’s MVP of the three-game series, earned the victory in his first career appearance against the Gamecocks. South Carolina starter Josh Reagan (0-1) suffered the loss.
The Tigers scored single runs in the second and third innings, highlighted by Eli White’s two-out, run-scoring single on a 1-2 pitch in the second inning. In the seventh inning, Steven Duggar belted a double to score Reed Rohlman, then Tyler Krieger, who earlier extended his hitting streak to 12 games, scored on Chris Okey’s groundout. Duggar also scored on a wild pitch. Clemson added two insurance runs in the ninth inning.