Notre Dame baseball: Irish tame Tigers
Notre Dame pounded out 13 hits – including three home runs in the fifth inning Sunday – to beat No. 22 Clemson, 11-3, and claim its second Atlantic Coast Conference series win.
Three Irish runs in the first inning settled down starter Scott Kerrigan (3-1). After giving up three hits and three runs in the first, the Saugus, Calif., native didn’t allow another Clemson hit the rest of the day. He finished with 102 pitches in eight innings.
From the second inning on, the only Tiger runners reached on two walks, an error and a hit by pitch.
Clemson needed six pitchers trying to cool the hot Notre Dame bats. Starter Zack Erwin allowed four runs in 1ð innings and then was relieved by Garrett Lovorn (1.0 IP, 2 ER), Jake Long (2.0 IP, 4 ER), Drew Moyer (1.1 IP, 0 ER), Clay Bates (1.0 IP, 0 ER) and Alex Bostic (1.0 IP, 1 ER).