The Tigers fell 7-6 to Virginia Sunday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore as the Cavs swept the Tigers.
Jonathan Meyer had a strong performance for the Tigers in relief. Meyer pitched five innings giving up only 3 hits and no runs to keep the Tigers in the game.
Virginia had four errors on the day, but the Tigers couldn’t take advantage of the opportunities. The Cavs outhit the Tigers 12-8.
Will Lamb continues to raise his average for the Tigers. Lamb went 3-5 Sunday.
Virginia jumped on the Tigers early scoring three runs in the top of the first.
Clemson rallied back in the bottom of the second. Chris Epps walked to lead things off and Spencer Kieboom was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second. John Hinson singled to score Epps. After Steve Wilkerson walked to load the bases, Dominic Attanasio singled to score Kieboom. Will Lamb reached on a fielder’s choice and Hinson scored on an error. Jeff Schaus flied out to left scoring Wilkerson. After two the Tigers led 4-3.
The Cavs jumped back out front in the top of the third with two more runs. Virginia added two more in the top of the fifth to lead 7-4 after five.
The Tigers added a run in the sixth. Attanasio reached on an error to start the inning. Will Lamb singled and the runners advanced on a throwing error. Schaus got an RBI and was out at first scoring Attanasio. After six the Tigers trailed 7-5.
Clemson added another run in the ninth, but couldn’t tie the game. Richie Shaffer doubled down the line to start the inning and advanced to third on a wild pitch. With one out Kieboom gounded out to third scoring Shaffer.
The Tigers fell to 7-6 on the season with the loss and have now lost four in a row and five out of six. Clemson will play Presbyterian Wednesday night at Fluor field.