The Hurricanes, who went 1-2 in the ACC Tournament, improved to 36-23 on the season. The Tigers, who went 0-3 in the ACC Tourney, fell to 39-20 in 2013.
Radziewski (9-2) pitched 8.0 innings to earn the win. He allowed just four hits, no
runs, and two walks with five strikeouts in throwing 92 pitches. Radziewski also
retired 11 Tigers in a row from the third inning through the sixth inning.
Nedeljkovic pitched a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout. The two Hurricane
hurlers combined to face just three batters over the minimum and were aided by three
double plays with no outs in the second, third, and seventh innings.
Clate Schmidt (3-4), the first of six Tiger pitchers, suffered the loss. He yielded
three hits, three runs, and two walks in 1.1 innings pitched.
The Hurricanes took the game's first lead in the first inning. Chantz Mack drew a
two-out walk and David Thompson was hit-by-pitch. Brad Fieger then laced a double
to left field to score Mack and Thompson.
Chris Barr led off the second inning with a walk and Brandon Lopez singled through
the left side. Two batters later, Tyler Palmer lined a one-out single to right
field to load the bases, then Alex Hernandez lofted a sacrifice fly to left field to
Mack led off the fifth inning with a walk and stole second. Thompson followed with
a line-drive single to left to score Mack. Each of the first four runs scored by
the Hurricanes were by players who either walked or were hit-by-pitch.
Mack led off the top of the seventh inning with an infield single and advanced to
third two batters later when Fieger reached on an error with one out. After Garrett
Kennedy walked to load the bases, Barr reached on a fielder's choice as Kennedy was
retired at second and Mack scored.
After the Tigers had runners on first and second with no outs and failed to score in
the bottom of the seventh inning, Dale Carey led off the eighth inning with a single
to right-center, stole second, and scored on two errors on the play after the steal.
Thompson led off the ninth inning with a double to left-center and moved to third on
a wild pitch. Two batters later, Kennedy bounced a single through the right side to
Mack led the Hurricanes' 11-hit attack by going 1-for-3 with three runs, two walks,
and one steal. Thompson went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs, while Fieger added
a double and two RBIs. All nine Hurricane starters had at least one hit as well.
Steven Duggar had two of Clemson's four hits in the game.
Clemson will await word from the NCAA Baseball Committee on the 16 host sites. That
announcement will be made at NCAA.com/CWS on Sunday at approximately 9:00 PM. The
64-team NCAA Tournament field will be announced on Monday at 12:00 PM on ESPNU.
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