Tigers knock off No. 1 UNC 5-4 in finale

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Garrett BoulwareGarrett Boulware
So. Catcher
#30 6-1, 210
Anderson, SC

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's RBI groundout in the top of the 11th scored Jay BaumJay Baum
So. Infielder
#13 6-0, 190
Alpharetta, GA

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with the go-ahead run as Clemson defeated top-ranked North Carolina 5-4 at Bryson Stadium in Chapel Hill Monday night, salvaging the final game of the the three-game series.

Freshman Matthew CrownoverMatthew Crownover
Fr. LH Pitcher
#44 5-11, 205
Ringgold, GA

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started for the Tigers, and he gave up three runs in 4 2/3 innings. Scott FirthScott Firth
Sr. RH Pitcher
#20 6-0, 175
Buffalo Grove, IL

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came on in relief, and pitched the final 4 2/3 innings - giving up no runs on three hits and two walks - in picking up the win and improving to 3-4 on the season.

UNC won the first two games of the series, including a win earlier Monday that was the conclusion of Sunday's rain-shortened game - and had been 25-1 overall an 19-1 at home before losing to the Tigers. Clemson returns to action this Wednesday with a home game against Gardner-Webb.

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