Clemson lost 7-6 in 10 innings Sunday night at #10 Georgia and was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers were 3-2 in the regional.
Cribb, a sophomore righthander from Lake View, SC, pitched 10.0 innings in two relief appearances. He allowed just seven hits and two walks while striking out 10. Against Birmingham-Southern in the first game of the regional, Cribb pitched 4.0 scoreless innings of one-hit, no-walk ball while striking out five to preserve the Tigers' 10-6 win. Then against Georgia, he helped the Tigers stay alive with 6.0 innings pitched of quality relief. He struck out five and pitched masterful in the final four innings. In those final four frames, he did not give up a run and allowed the Tiger offense to comeback from a 9-2 deficit to claim a 10-9 thrilling victory.
Santangelo, a junior catcher from Colts Neck, NJ, was 7-for-21 (.333) with three doubles, two home runs, and nine RBIs in five games. The first homer was a grand slam at Georgia in the first game of the doubleheader on Sunday that gave Clemson a 10-9 lead. Clemson held on to win by that same score thanks to his opposite-field blast that traveled at least 460 feet. The other homer was a two-run shot that gave the Tigers a 6-4 lead in the fifth inning of the final game of the Athens Regional.
Sipp, a junior outfielder and lefthander from Moss Point, MS, was 8-for-22 (.364) with six runs scored, three doubles, a triple, and six RBIs in five games. He also pitched 7.1 innings over two relief appearances and did not allow a walk while striking out 10. In the final game of the regional, he came in the game with the bases loaded and no outs, and struck out the next three Georiga batters to keep the score tied 4-4.
Storrer, a sophomore outfielder and second baseman from Mount Vernon, WA, was 7-for-23 (.304) with six runs scored, two doubles, three homers, and 10 RBIs in five games. He entered the regional with just four homers on the season and had not hit one since March. His home run in Clemson's seven-run comeback was one of many big moments for Storrer.
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