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Clemson digs away at Charlotte in preparation for Clemson Classic

Ashleigh Snyder
Second baseman Maddie Moore led the Tigers with two runs and three RBIs to defeat the Charlotte 49ers 8-5.

The No. 9 ranked Clemson Tigers dug away at the Charlotte 49ers to defeat the 49ers 8-5 in Charlotte on Wednesday. This win allows the Tigers to advance to 7-2 on the season and gain their first win since their trip to Mexico, where they fell to No. 20 Mississippi State by a score of 6-3 in their final game of the trip.

Clemson’s eight runs was its best offensive performance since the opening game of the season against Missouri State, where the Tigers won 12-0. The Tigers were led by second baseman Maddie Moore and shortstop Alia Logoleo, who had two runs in the game. Moore also tacked on three RBIs in the game, which led the team along with infielder Arielle Oda’s three RBIs. Oda and Moore had a two-run home run each to push the Tigers to victory.

Clemson pitcher Brooke McCubbin led the Tigers in the circle, as she pitched 4.0 innings and was credited with the win for Clemson. McCubbin allowed three hits and two runs, with both runs being earned, and two walks against the 49ers as she faced 17 batters. McCubbin also led the Tigers with four of Clemson’s five strikeouts on the night.

Clemson got off to an early lead that Charlotte could not pick away at until it was too late. The Tigers scored all eight of their runs in the first four innings, with two runs coming in the second, four runs in the third, and two in the fourth inning.

Charlotte got on the board in the third inning with one run and followed this up with another run in the fourth. Clemson kept Charlotte scoreless until the bottom of the seventh inning, where the 49ers attempted to mount a comeback with three runs, but it wasn’t enough, as Clemson closed out the inning and won the game.

Clemson will be back in action on Friday at 4 p.m., facing the one-loss Ole Miss Rebels at McWhorter Stadium in the Tigers’ first game of the Clemson Classic. The Rebels’ only loss this season was to BYU in their season opener, as they have won nine straight games since that loss.

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