Clemson baseball racks up football score over Notre Dame thanks to 17-run 4th inning

Clemson shortstop Logan Davidson connects with a pitch. (AP)
Clemson shortstop Logan Davidson connects with a pitch. (AP)

A 17-point quarter for Clemson in a football matchup with Notre Dame would certainly be exciting news – but a 17-run inning?  Worthy of the ACC record.

Clemson University’s baseball team took on Notre Dame on Wednesday afternoon in Indiana, and despite giving up three runs early in the game, the Tigers came back with a vengeance.

The onslaught began with a five-pitch walk to first baseman Chris Williams, who would later cap off the inning with a 3-run homer. Six runs came from shortstop Logan Davidson, who became the first Clemson player to homer from both sides of the plate in one inning. Fittingly, last week, he became the first Clemson player to go yard from both sides in one game.


Right fielder Seth Beer tacked on a two-run homer and a double of his own.

Notre Dame starter Cameron Brown left the game after 3.1 innings and four earned runs, then three relievers gave up an additional four runs each in the wild inning.


Thanks to NCAA baseball’s mercy rule wherein a game is forfeited if a team is up 10 runs after the 7th inning, Notre Dame only had to suffer for three more innings, giving up three more runs, for a final score of 21-4.

Overall, Clemson tallied 17 hits to Notre Dame’s eight.

The Tigers are the No. 2 seed in the 2018 ACC baseball championship, and have sent a clear message to No. 7 Miami, who they will play in Thursday’s Pool B final.

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