Krieger helps Clemson top Presbyterian, 5-4

CLEMSON -- Freshman shortstop Tyler Krieger hit a triple and scored the tying run in the eighth inning, then with two outs in the ninth, he lined an RBI single down the right-field line to give No. 17 Clemson a 5-4 win over Presbyterian College on Wednesday night at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

Krieger, batting ninth in the lineup, went 4 for 5 for the Tigers (23-11), who won their seventh game in a row.

The Blue Hose (18-16) scored two runs with the help of three Clemson errors in the sixth inning to tie the score at 3, then took the lead with a run in the seventh.

Along with Krieger's four hits, the other freshman in the Tiger lineup, Steven Duggar, went 3 for 4. Garrett Boulware had a home run for the Tigers, who out-hit the Blue Hose, 12-7, but left 14 runners on base.

Brandon Paul and Jay Lizanich had two hits apiece to pace Presbyterian College at the plate.

Clemson will host Wake Forest in a three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Matt Campbell (1-1) pitched a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts to earn the win. Starter Brody Koerner tossed a career-long 5 2-3 innings, allowing six hits and one earned run.

Chad Sanders (3-2), the third of four Blue Hose hurlers, took the loss. He gave up two hits and two runs in an inning.