The Wolfpack, who won the series 2-1, improved to 9-4 overall and 2-1 in the ACC. The Tigers, who lost back-to-back games for the first time in 2015, dropped to 8-6 overall and 1-2 in ACC play.
Clemson scored in the top of the first inning on a balk, then NC State responded
with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Wolfpack broke the game open
with six two-out runs in the second inning, highlighted by a two-run homer by Jake
Armstrong. After the Wolfpack scored three runs in the third inning, Reed Rohlman
belted a solo homer in the fourth inning, his second long ball of the season.
Righthander Johnny Piedmonte (1-0) earned his first career win by allowing four
hits, two runs and three walks with four strikeouts in 5.2 innings pitched. The
Wolfpack pitchers were aided by six double plays turned behind them. Tiger starter
Brody Koerner (2-2) suffered the loss after pitching just 1.2 innings.
The Tigers return to the diamond Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. when they face Michigan
State at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C.
Tigers fall in series finale
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