Noles Drop Rubber Match at Clemson
CLEMSON, South Carolina – Clemson (26-14, 6-10 ACC) scored three unearned runs in the eighth inning, leading the Tigers to a decisive 8-5 win over Florida State (24-15, 11-10) Sunday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
FSU took a 3-0 lead in the first inning that was erased on Caden Grice’s three-run homer in the second inning. Jordan Carrion continued to swing a hot bat, doubling in two runs against Grice in the sixth inning for the 5-3 lead.
The Tigers tied the game with single runs in the sixth and seventh innings before scoring three unearned runs on three errors in the eighth inning. Both teams committed a season-high five errors in the contest.
Starting pitcher Carson Montgomery lasted just seven batters. Wyatt Crowell allowed just one run in 5.0 innings of relief, striking out the top six career batters.
Carrion and Treyton Rank both had two hits for the Seminoles.
T1 | FSU 1, CU 0 Tibbs doubled, Carrion scored
T1 | FSU 2, CU 0 Roberts reached on an error, Tibbs scored
T1 | FSU 3, CU 0 Albert chose, Roberts scored
B3 | FSU 3, CU 3 home run from Grice, Wagner & Corbitt scored
T6 | FSU 5, CU 3 Carrion doubled, Toral & Martin scored
B6 | FSU 5, CU 4 Wagner reaches on an error, Wright scores
B7 | FSU 5, CU 5 Wright doubled, Hawkins scored
B8 | FSU 5, CU 6 Brewer stole second, Grice scored on an error
B8 | FSU 5, CU 7 Fairey reached outfield pick, Brewer scored
B8 | FSU 5, CU 8 Ingle reached on an error, Rich scored
Florida State will not play a midweek game due to final exams. FSU will host the No. 21 TCU for a three-game series at Dick Howser Stadium beginning Friday, April 29.
TO NOTE :
- Jordan Carrion got FSU on the board in the first inning with a walk and a stolen base before scoring on James Tibbs’ brace. In his last 10 games, Carrion is 17-35 with 11 runs, 9 RBIs, 3 doubles, one homer, 9 walks, 2 stolen bases and was hit by a pitch. Carrion has a career-best eight-game hitting streak.
- Brett Roberts, Carrion and Treyton Rank each stole a base on Sunday. Roberts and Carrion lead the team with six, and Carrion both stole a base and scored in the first inning. The pair are tied for the team lead with six stolen bases this season.
- Rank started at third base for the first time this season. Of his 18 starts, Rank has started 8 at second base, 5 at left field, 3 at shortstop, and 1 each at third and first base. He has a career-best three-game hitting streak and an eight-game hitting streak to reach base with two singles on Sunday.
- Tibbs scored an RBI double in the first inning. He made 28 starts on the year and reached safely in 27 of them. He leads FSU with a .318 batting average.
- Tyler Martin singled in the fourth inning and reached base safely in 13 games played this year and 15 straight since last season.
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