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Grice secures series win against Seminoles

Matt Mynes // Photo Editor

The multi-talented lefty pitcher and first baseman Caden Grice (31) lines up at the plate against Binghamton in the Tigers’ series sweep over the Bearcats in February, 2023.

Clemson baseball’s Caden Grice delivered on both sides of the ball for the Tigers in the series finale against Florida State to help the Tigers win 6-2 in Tallahassee, Florida, on Saturday, April 8. 

Although the Tigers (19-14, 4-8 ACC) dropped the first game of the series on Thursday, April 6, they bounced back on Friday night to tie the series 1-1. In Saturday’s rubber match, Grice’s performance on both the mound and at the plate helped Clemson to secure its first ACC series win of the season.

The left-handed pitcher started on the mound, where he logged a career-high 6.1 innings. Grice (2-1) struck out five batters, and the Seminoles (13-18, 4-11 ACC) remained scoreless until he let up two runs in the seventh. He was relieved by right-hander Nick Clayton, who allowed just one hit for his 2.2 innings.

The Greer, South Carolina, native performed just as dominant when up to bat. After a Blake Wright run in the first, Grice racked up four RBIs from his second career grand slam in the second inning, a ball he launched 412 feet at 112 mph. 

After the second inning, the Tigers did not score for the remainder of the game but still were able to out-hit the Seminoles nine to six. 

Fans should expect to see more dominant performances from Grice as the season progresses. He currently holds a .355 batting average in addition to a 3.55 ERA. Thanks to his strong day on the road, Clemson has improved to 4-8 in the ACC. The Tigers will host their next conference series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium against Notre Dame, beginning Friday, April 14 at 8 p.m. EDT.

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