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Furman Falls To Seventh-Ranked Clemson, 10-5

Landon Kay
Landon Kay

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Logan Davidson homered and seventh-ranked Clemson banged out 15 hits on the way to beating Furman, 10-5, in Tuesday night baseball action at Fluor Field in downtown Greenville.

Davidson led off the game with a home run to left center field and added an RBI single in the second to help Clemson (37-12) race to a 6-1 lead after three innings.

Furman got solo home runs from Landon Kay in the fourth inning and Brandon Elmy in a three-run Paladin sixth that cut Clemson's advantage to 10-5, but the Paladins' bid to draw closer was cut short when Tiger reliever Owen Griffith got Jabari Richards to hit into an inning ending double play.

Griffith worked 2 2/3 innings of one-hit, shutout relief, and Jeremy Beasley pitched a scoreless ninth to secure the victory.

Clemson took advantage of six walks issued by Paladin pitching — scoring on each free pass.

Weston Jackson tripled twice, drove in two runs, and scored twice in a 2-for-3 performance for Clemson, which had six players register a pair of hits.

Davidson's home run to open the contest keyed a three-run Clemson first against Paladin starting and losing pitcher Jake Crawford (1-4).

The early run support made a winner of Tyler Jackson (8-1), who pitched 5 1/3 innings before being chased in the sixth.  He, allowed five runs on seven hits while striking out four.

Elmy and Kay went 2-for-4 to pace Furman's eight-hit attack.

Furman opens its final Southern Conference series of the season on Friday when it plays host to VMI at Latham Stadium in a 6:00 p.m. game.