Former Toombs County Bulldog Jeremy Beasley got the call twice from the bullpen in the Clemson Tigers’ 2017 season opening series at home against Wright State. He pitched a total of 2 1/3 innings allowing one earned run with four strikeouts, no walks and three wild pitches.
On Friday in the season opening game, before a crowd of 5,683 fans, Jeremy entered the game in the eighth inning and he threw a wild pitch which advanced a runner to third base. After that he got the next two hitters out on a strikeout swinging and a ball hit to the right side of the infield. Seth Beer, a Golden Spikes finalist in 2016 (college baseball’s Heisman Award) scooped up the ball and flipped it to Jeremy for the final out of the inning.
In the ninth Zach Weatherford led off with an opposite field homer to left and then Beasley retired three of the next four batters he faced on a grounder to second, a swinging strikeout and a fly ball to center. Prior to the third out he hit a batter. The 10th ranked Tigers lost the game 6-4.
On Saturday the Tiger beat Wright State 6-2. Beer went 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored and three runs batted in.
In Sunday’s finale, in front of 5,239, Wright State won the series with a 9-2 victory. Jeremy entered the game with one down in the ninth. He threw two wild pitches and then struck out the next two batters.
Clemson will play host to Western Carolina on Wednesday and Elon for a three game set over the weekend.