The Tigers found some offense Sunday as they up three runs on ten hits, but it wasn’t enough as Virginia defeated Clemson 5-3 at Davenport Field to sweep the series.
Kevin Pohle got the start for the Tigers, but for the third game of the series the Tiger’s starter could not make it past the fourth inning. Pohle went 4 innings and gave up four hits, three runs and three earned runs. Jonathan Meyer came in for the fifth inning and pitched 2.1 innings giving up four hits, two runs and two earned runs. Scott Firth finished the game for the Tigers going 1.2 innings and gave up no hits and no earned runs but did walk in the final run for the Cavs.
Steve Wilkerson continued to impress at the plate. Wilkerson went 3-4 with two RBIs. Spencer Kieboom went 2-4 for the Tigers. Richie Shaffer continued to struggle at the plate going 0-4. Shaffer was 0-9 in the series and is now 4 for his last 37.
Clemson got on the board in the fifth inning. With one out Spencer Kieboom singled to left. Dominic Attanasio reached on a fielder’s choice. Tyler Slaton singled to right. Steve Wilkerson singled to center to score Attanasio. After the top of the fifth Virginia led 3-1.
The Tigers plated another run in the sixth. With one out Phil Pohl hit a solo homerun to left field.
Virginia responded with a run in the bottom of the sixth.
In the top of the seventh Dominic Attanasio singled to start the inning. Jay Baum got a pinch hit single to right. Steve Wilkerson singled to right to score Attanasio. The Tigers has an opportunity for a big inning, but Stolz popped out into a double play and Richie Shaffer flied out to end the threat. After the top of the seventh the Cavs led 4-3.
The Cavs bounced right back and added an insurance run in the bottom of the seventh to make the final score 5-3.
Clemson fell to 11-11 on the season and 3-6 in the ACC with the loss. The Tigers will make the long bus ride hope and prepare to head to Georgia Tuesday for a game with the Dawgs.