CLEMSON, S.C. - Will Wilson hit two solo homers, including the go-ahead home run in the eighth inning, to lift No. 10 NC State to a 5-4 win over No. 2 Clemson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Wolfpack, who swept the series 3-0, improved to 18-3 overall and 5-1 in the ACC. The Tigers dropped to 16-4 overall and 3-3 in ACC play.
Logan Davidson belted a homer, his third of the season, on the first pitch in the bottom of the first inning to tie the score, then Clemson scored two runs in the second inning, highlighted by Grayson Byrd's run-scoring double. Josh McLain lofted a two-run homer in the third inning to tie the score 3-3, then Kyle Wilkie belted a run-scoring double in the fourth inning. After NC State tied the score with a run in the sixth inning, Wilson belted his second homer of the game in the eighth inning to give the Wolfpack the lead.
Joe O'Donnell (1-1) pitched the final 3.0 innings to earn the win. Tiger reliever Ryan Miller (2-1) suffered the loss.
The Tigers travel to Conway, S.C., to take on Coastal Carolina on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
CLEMSON, S.C. - No. 10 NC State put its leadoff batter on base in the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth innings, and all six scored in its 6-1 win over No. 2 Clemson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Wolfpack took a 2-0 lead in the series and improved to 17-3 overall and 4-1 in the ACC. The Tigers fell to 16-3 overall and 3-2 in ACC play.
Kyle Wilkie lined a run-scoring single in the second inning to put the Tigers up 1-0, then NC State scored single runs in the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth innings, highlighted by Evan Edwards' homer in the sixth.
Wolfpack starter Brian Brown (4-0) earned the win by allowing just five hits, one run and four walks with eight strikeouts in 6.0 innings pitched. Reid Johnston pitched the final 3.0 innings to record his fourth save of the season. Tiger starter Brooks Crawford (1-1) suffered the loss, as he surrendered four hits, three runs and one walk with three strikeouts in 4.1 innings pitched.
The series concludes Sunday at 1 p.m., on ACC Network Extra.
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CLEMSON, S.C. - Four pitchers combined to toss a six-hit shutout in No. 10 NC State's 4-0 victory over No. 2 Clemson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday night. The Wolfpack, who took a 1-0 series lead, improved to 16-3 overall and 3-1 in the ACC. The Tigers, who fell to 14-1 at home, dropped to 16-2 overall and 3-1 in ACC play.
Wolfpack starter Michael Bienlien (2-0) earned the win by pitching 5.0 strong innings, allowing five hits, no runs and one walk with three strikeouts. Kent Klyman pitched the final 2.1 innings to record his third save of the year. Tiger starter Jacob Hennessy (1-1) suffered the loss, as he gave up six hits, three runs and three walks with seven strikeouts in 5.1 innings pitched.
Brett Kinneman hit a solo homer, his 11th of the season, in the first inning, then NC State scored two runs in the fifth inning. NC State tacked on an insurance run in the eighth inning. Clemson put 10 batters on base in the game, but Wolfpack pitchers did not allow a Tiger to reach third base.
The series continues Saturday at 4 p.m., on ACC Network Extra. Kids can stand on the field with the team for the national anthem and run the bases post-game.
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