Nine-Run Inning Dooms Tigers

Virginia scored nine runs with two outs in the sixth inning to defeat No. 2 Clemson 10-2 on Saturday afternoon in front of 1,869 fans at UVa Baseball Stadium.

The nine runs in the inning eclipsed the most runs allowed by the Tigers in an entire game in 2006, as Clemson allowed a previous high of six on two different occasions. With the win, Virginia took a 2-0 series lead and improved to 18-4 overall (3-2 ACC). The Tigers fell to 11-5 (0-2 ACC) and lost back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Jacob Thompson (5-0) pitched 7.0 solid innings to earn the victory. The freshman righthander allowed two runs on six hits with five strikeouts. Shooter Hunt pitched 2.0 scoreless innings to close out the game. Jason Berken (2-2) suffered the loss, as he allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits in 5.2 innings pitched.

The Cavaliers took the game's first lead in the third inning thanks to a Tiger miscue. Sean Doolittle hit a one-out single to left-center and went to second on a hit-and-run groundout. After shortstop Stan Widmann's fielding error allowed Brandon Guyer to reach, Tom Hagan singled to left to plate Doolittle, giving Virginia a 1-0 lead.

The Tigers responded with a run in the fourth inning to tie the score. Tyler Colvin led off with a single up the middle and went to second on Travis Storrer's walk. After Marquez Smith moved both runners up a base on a sacrifice bunt, Andy D'Alessio grounded out to first to bring home Colvin.

In the sixth inning, Jeremy Farrell led off with a single up the middle on an 0-2 pitch and advanced to second on Beau Seabury's sacrifice bunt. After Greg Miclat grounded out for out #2 and Tim Henry walked, the Tigers brought in righthander Stephen Clyne, who walked Brandon Marsh on a 3-2 pitch that just missed the strikezone and would have gotten the Tigers out of the inning without any damage. Top Stories