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Clemson wins series over Virginia Tech

Reed Rohlman and Seth Beer both homered as the Tigers downed Virginia Tech 6-3 to clinch the weekend series.

Virginia Tech took an early lead as it plated two runs in the top of the first, but Clemson got on the board in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Rohlman hit a solo home run to right to start the bottom of the fourth off.  After Seth Beer was hit by a pitch, Chris Williams hit a double off the right field wall to advance Beer to third. Logan Davidson hit a sacrifice fly to score Beer, and with two outs Jordan Greene singled to score Williams.

After four innings, the Tigers led 3-2.

The Hokies fought back and tied the game with one run in the top of the sixth inning, but again Clemson responded.

In the bottom of the sixth, Davidson walked to lead off and Andrew Cox bunted him to second. Davidson then advanced to third on a wild pitch before Drew Wharton singled up the middle to bring him home.

The in the seventh inning, Beer hit his ninth home run of the year, a solo shot to lead-off the bottom frame.  With one out Davidson hit a single and  Wharton singled with two down to advance Davidson to third. The Tigers added another run as Davidson scored on a double steal for the game’s final run and a 6-3 lead.

Alex Eubanks got the start for the Tigers and went seven innings as he allowed three runs on six hits. Just two runs were earned.  Tyler Jackson came in and pitched a clean eighth, and  Ryley Gilliam finished it off for Clemson.

The Tigers moved to 27-5 overall and 12-2 in the ACC with the victory. With the win Clemson remains in first place in the ACC. The Tigers go for the sweep on Sunday against the Hokies, with first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m.

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