Look Back: Clemson 6 Wake Forest 4

Look Back: Clemson 6 Wake Forest 4

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Look Back: Clemson 6 Wake Forest 4

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By Trey McCurry.

By Trey McCurry

CLEMSON — Here is a look back at Clemson’s 6-4, 11 inning win over the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest on Sunday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

 

What happened?

Steven Duggar hit a two-out, two-run, walkoff home run in the 11th inning to lift Clemson to a 6-4 win over Wake Forest on Sunday afternoon. With the win, Clemson improved to 26-11 (12-6 ACC) on the season and ran their win streak to 10 games.

Game-Changing Moment:

The game changing moment came off the bat of Duggar in the 11th inning. After Garrett Boulware lead off the inning with a seven-pitch walk, the next two Tigers were retired. Duggar then took a 2-1 pitch over the fence for a two-run homer, his second of the season and first ever at DKS. 

Story Line:

Duggar was 3-for-5 with a homer, four RBI, one walk, and a steal to lead Clemson’s 12-hit attack while Scott Firth was superb out of the bullpen, throwing 3.0 innings scoreless innings of one-hit ball with four strikeouts to earn his fourth win of the season. Clemson also continued their streak of hot starts as they moved to 15-0 when scoring in the first inning and 18-1 when scoring first.

What went right?

The Tigers just continue to find ways to win as each day a different guy steps up to be the hero. The top six hitters in the lineup had 12 hits, including three each by Duggar and Steve Wilkerson. Clemson’s bullpen was also strong throwing 4.2 scoreless innings of two-hit ball. 

What went wrong?

In the midst of a 10-game win streak, it is hard to find much wrong with the Tigers at this point. However, Clemson did give up two, two runs leads in the game and left 13 runners stranded on base during the contest.

 

 

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