Clemson - Shane Kennedy recently said he transferred from North Florida University because he thought he was talented enough to play at a bigger school. Kennedy backed up those words Friday night with a two run homer in the eighth to break a previously scoreless game.
Daniel Gossett rendered a no decision, but was dominate in 5 2/3 innings, before being pulled because of his pitch count. Gossett gave up four hits, one walk, and struck out 6 on 76 pitches (61 of which were strikes).
Joseph Moorefield, Clay Bates, and Matt Campbell scattered two hits to finish out the game for Clemson. Bates picked up the win, the first in his young career. Campbell was credited with the save.
Before Kennedy’s two run bomb in the eighth, Clemson had ample opportunities to capitalize with runners in scoring position but couldn’t. Clemson stranded six runners on base paths for the game.
Clemson and William & Mary face off again for Round 2 tomorrow at Doug Kingsmore at 2 PM. Patrick Andrews will start on the mound for Clemson.
Post game interviews