Late run dooms Tigers in loss to BC


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Chris Okey hit two homers in the loss

CHESTNUT HILL, MASS. – Blake Butera’s two-out single in the eighth inning scored Johnny Adams to break a 7-7 tie in Boston College’s 8-7 win over Clemson at Commander Shea Field on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles, who evened the series 1-1, improved to 16-17 overall and 6-10 in the ACC. The Tigers dropped to 17-18 overall and 8-9 in ACC play. Each of Clemson’s last five losses has been by one run.

With the Tigers trailing 4-1, Chris OkeyChris Okey
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Mount Dora, FL

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belted a solo homer in the fifth inning before homers by Steven DuggarSteven Duggar
Jr. Outfielder
#9 6-2, 195
Moore, SC

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and Okey in the top of the sixth inning gave Clemson a 5-4 lead. After the Eagles tied the score with a run in the bottom of the sixth inning, Eli WhiteEli White
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Easley, SC

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and Duggar lofted sacrifice flies in the top of the seventh inning to give Clemson a two-run lead. The Eagles responded again with Stephen Sauter’s two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the score before Butera’s go-ahead, run-scoring single in the eighth inning.

Justin Dunn (4-2) earned the win by pitching 2.2 innings in relief. Jesse Adams recorded the last three outs to register his first save of the year. Tiger reliever Taylor VetzelTaylor Vetzel
RS So. RH Pitcher
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Simpsonville, SC

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(1-2) suffered the loss.

The series concludes Sunday at noon.

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