LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Clemson Insider looks back at Clemson’s 10-2 loss to Virginia on Friday afternoon at the ACC Baseball Championships in a game held at Jim Patterson Stadium on the University of Louisville campus.
The Tigers (39-19) started strong as Chase Pinder led off the game with a walk and Reed Rohlman singled before a RBI fielder’s choice from Seth Beer made it 1-0. The Cavaliers (42-14) responded in a big way in the bottom of the first as the first six batters reached and Virginia scored eight runs on nine hits. The Cavaliers would extend their lead to 9-1 in the fifth with a single run and stretch the lead to 10-1 in the eighth. Clemson would get a run in the ninth on a solo homer from Weston Jackson but fell 10-2 to go 0-2 in the ACC Baseball Championship.
The game changed in the first inning. The first six Virginia batters reached via hit and 12 batters total went to the plate in the inning as the Tigers dug themselves into an early hole.
What went right?
Clemson scored the game’s first run and pretty much everything went downhill from there. However, it is rare that a bullpen tosses 9.0 innings of relief.
What went wrong?
Pat Krall had his toughest outing as a Tiger, allowing six runs on six hits while only facing six batters. Offensively, Clemson again could not string multiple hits together to build innings and ended the game with only six hits from six different players.