Junior righthander Pat Connaughton pitched 8.0 effective innings to lead Notre Dame to a 2-1 win…
Clemson beats Notre Dame, 8-0
Gossett (7-0) earned the win by allowing just four hits, no runs and one walk with 11 strikeouts. Fighting Irish starter Michael Hearne (4-6) suffered the loss, as he gave up seven hits, five runs (two earned) and one walk with one strikeout in 5.0 innings pitched.
Clemson took the lead for good with three unearned runs in the third inning. With two outs and the bases loaded, third-baseman Kevin DeFilippis booted Tyler Krieger's grounder to allow one run to score, then his errant throw on the play let two more Tigers score. Clemson added two runs in fifth inning and three runs in the eighth inning.
The series concludes Sunday at 12:05 p.m.
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