The Tigers, who took a 1-0 lead in the series, improved to 8-4 overall and 1-0 in the ACC. The Wolfpack fell to 7-4 overall and 0-1 in ACC play.
Crownover (3-0) earned the win by giving up just two hits, one run and three walks
with seven strikeouts. Drew Moyer pitched the ninth inning to record his second save
of the season. NC State starter Cory Wilder (1-3) suffered the loss, as he yielded
just three hits, one unearned run and three walks with eight strikeouts in 5.2
In the first inning, Clemson took advantage of a Wolfpack error on potential
inning-ending, double-play grounder, as Steven Duggar belted a single to score Tyler
Slaton. In the seventh inning, Clemson scored five two-out runs on three wild
pitches, including Duggar scoring from second base on a wild pitch, and Chase
Pinder’s run-scoring single to up its lead to 6-0. Jake Armstrong and Preston
Palmeiro hit homers to narrow the Tigers’ lead to 6-4, but it was not enough.
The series continues Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN3.
Tigers top Wolfpack in game one
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