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Instant Replay: Clemson 15, NC State 6

The Clemson Insider looks back at Clemson’s 15-6 win over NC State on Saturday afternoon at Doak Field.

What happened?

The Wolfpack (33-22, 16-14 ACC) to an early 1-0 lead with an unearned run in the bottom of the first. The Tigers (39-17, 17-13 ACC) answered in a big way in the third with five runs on five hits highlighted by RBI singles by Logan Davidson and Weston Jackson with a two-run hit by Grayson Byrd. Clemson added single runs in the fifth and sixth on RBI singles from Jordan Greene and Andrew Cox. NC State pulled within 7-5 in the bottom of the sixth with four runs, but the Tigers put the game away in the seventh on consecutive RBI doubles from Reed Rohlman, Seth Beer, and Jackson before a three-run homer from Chris Williams made it 13-5. Clemson would add two runs in the eighth and the Wolfpack pushed one across in the ninth but the Tigers salvaged the series finale.

Game-Changing Moment:

The game changed in the seventh inning. After NC State had pulled within 7-5, the recorded two quick outs. But Clemson put together a six-run two-out rally to pull away for the win.

What went right?

The offense kept up where they left off in the ninth inning last night with 15 hits. Byrd had a game-high three hits while Davidson, Rohlman, Beer, Jackson, and Greene each had two base knocks. All told, eight different Tigers scored at least one run and eight players drove in at least one run. The bullpen came through but allowing only one unearned run on a single hit in 3.2 innings.

What went wrong?

Overall, Clemson played a nice all-around game. They did allow the Wolfpack back in the game with a four-run inning, but the offense responded as they never took the foot off the gas the whole game.

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