CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. - Patrick Cromwell, Sam Hall and Chris Williams all belted home runs in No. 8 Clemson's 9-8 victory over Virginia at Disharoon Park on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers, who swept the series 3-0 and won their eighth game in a row, improved to 34-11 overall and 17-7 in the ACC. The Cavaliers dropped to 24-20 overall and 9-15 in ACC play.
The Cavaliers scored single runs in the first and second inning, then Clemson, who swept Virginia for the first time since 2002, responded with five runs in the third inning. Cromwell led off with his fifth home run of the season, then Williams and Kyle Wilkie, who extended his hitting streak to 11 games, hit back-to-back two-run singles.
Hall led off the top of the fourth inning with his first career homer, then Seth Beer grounded a run-scoring single before Virginia answered with two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Williams, who had four RBIs, crushed a two-run home run, his 13th of the year, in the sixth inning. The Cavaliers rallied for four runs in the eighth inning, but Clemson kept the lead when an errant pitch was retrieved by Wilkie, who tagged the runner at the plate to end the inning.
Ryan Miller (4-1) earned the win in relief, as he allowed three hits, four runs and three walks with three strikeouts in 3.1 innings pitched. Ryley Gilliam pitched the final 1.2 innings to record his third save of the series and 10th of the year. Virginia starter Noah Murdock (1-1) suffered the loss, as he yielded six hits, five runs and one walk with three strikeouts in 2.1 innings pitched.
The Tigers take five days off for final exams before hosting Florida State in a three-game series beginning Saturday at 6:30 p.m., on ACC Network Extra. Kids can stand on the field with the team for the national anthem and run the bases postgame.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. - Logan Davidson, Chris Williams and Bryce Teodosio all hit home runs in No. 8 Clemson's 5-4 victory over Virginia at Disharoon Park on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers (33-11, 16-7 ACC) took a 2-0 lead in the series and secured their first series win at Virginia since 2002. Clemson also clinched a spot in the ACC Tournament.
Davidson hit the first pitch of the game over the fence for his eighth homer of the season, then Virginia (24-19, 9-14 ACC) manufactured a run in the bottom of the first inning. Davidson ripped a run-scoring single in the third inning, then Williams crushed a solo homer, his 12th of the year, in the fourth inning. In the fifth inning, Teodosio belted a two-run home run, his fourth long ball of the year, to give Clemson a 5-2 lead. The Cavaliers rallied for two runs in the sixth inning, but Clemson held them scoreless in the last three innings.
Tiger starter Brooks Crawford (5-2) pitched 5.0 effective innings to earn the win. He gave up five hits, four runs (two earned) and no walks with three strikeouts. Ryley Gilliam pitched the final 1.1 innings to record his ninth save of the year. Virginia starter Daniel Lynch (3-4) suffered the loss, as he surrendered eight hits, five runs and two walks with six strikeouts in 7.0 innings pitched.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. - Four Tiger pitchers combined to allow only five hits in No. 8 Clemson's 3-2 victory over Virginia at Disharoon Park on Friday night. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 lead in the series, improved to 32-11 overall and 15-7 in the ACC. The Cavaliers dropped to 24-18 overall and 9-13 in ACC play.
Clemson starter Jacob Hennessy (4-2) earned the win, as he gave up four hits, two runs and no walks with three strikeouts in 5.0 innings pitched. Spencer Strider (1.0 innings) and Ryan Miller (1.2 innings) had scoreless stints, then Ryley Gilliam pitched the final 1.1 innings to record his eighth save of the year. Virginia starter Derek Casey (5-3) suffered the loss, as he surrendered eight hits, three runs and two walks with six strikeouts in 6.2 innings pitched.
Seth Beer scored the game's first run on his 12th homer of the season in the top of the third inning, then Virginia scored two runs on three singles in the bottom of the third inning. Clemson regained the lead with two runs in the fourth inning on Kyle Wilkie's run-scoring single and Sam Hall's RBI groundout.
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