CLEMSON, S.C. – Duke Baseball (12-7, 2-3 ACC) hit seven home runs in Saturday’s double header to split the first two games of the series against the Clemson Tigers (12-7, 1-1 ACC) at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in Clemson, S.C. The Blue Devils held on for a 3-2 victory in game one of the day, before falling 14-9 in the night cap, despite hitting five home runs.
Graduate transfer Giovanni DiGiacomo hit the eventual game-winning two-run home run in game one of the series after freshman Andrew Fischer led off the inning with a solo home run of his own. In game two, Duke hit five home runs, as Fischer hit his second home run of the day and junior Jay Beshears hit two towering blasts to left field.
HOW IT HAPPENED – GAME ONE
- Clemson took an early lead in the bottom of the first inning, scoring on a bases loaded walk, 1-0.
- The Tigers added to their lead in the bottom of the fourth, 2-0.
- Freshman Andrew Fischer led off the top of the fifth with a solo home run to cut the lead to 2-1. Later in the inning graduate transfer Giovanni DiGiacomo hit a two-run home run to left field to give Duke the lead, 3-2.
HOW IT HAPPENED – GAME TWO
- Clemson jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first inning, scoring on a bloop single to right center field and a double steal, 3-0.
- Freshman Andrew Fischer homered for the second consecutive game to open the scoring for Duke, a solo shot to right field, 3-1. Duke tied the ballgame later in the inning…
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