The Tigers six game win streak ended Saturday night as the Deacons defeated the Tigers 9-3 at Doug Kingsmore. The seven run loss was the worst of the season for Clemson at home.
Wake Forest starter Tim Cooney pitched a complete game for the Deacs. Cooney gave up nine hits, three runs and two earned runs on the night.
Scott Firth got the start for the Tigers and struggled early with his control. Haselden came in for Firth in the third. David pitched 3.0 innings giving up five hits and three runs, one earned.
Matt Campbell pitched well going the final 2.1 innings giving up no hits and one unearned run.
Wake Forest took the lead in the first inning as they plated one run. The Tigers got out of trouble thanks to an incredible play at short by Brad Miller that led to a double play to end the inning.
Clemson fought back to tie in the bottom of the first. John Hinson led off with a double to center field. With one out Brad Miller doubled to score Hinson. Miller was then picked off at second. After one the score was 1-1.
In the third inning David Haselden came in to relieve Scott Firth with runners on first and second. With two outs Wake got a double to plate to and take the lead 3-1. Another single by the Deacs and the lead was 4-1.
The Tigers added a run in the fourth. Phil Pohl singled to center to start the inning. Brad Miller reached on a fielder’s choice. With two outs Jeff Schaus doubled off the wall in right field to score Miller. After four the score was 4-2.
Wake Forest added some insurance in the top of the fifth. The Deacs plated two runs after a controversial call. After five the lead climbed to 6-2.
In the sixth inning Wake plated another run to stretch the lead to 7-2. The Deacs were not done as they added another insurance run in the seventh.
The Tigers scored one in the bottom of the ninth. Richie Shaffer reached on an error to start the inning. Will Lamb singled up the middle advancing Shaffer to third. Jon McGibbon singled to score Shaffer.
With the loss the Tigers fell to 24-14 overall and 10-10 in the ACC. Clemson and Wake Forest play game three Sunday afternoon at 1 PM.