Tigers topple Wolfpack 6-4

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RALEIGH, N.C. – Junior lefthander Matthew CrownoverMatthew Crownover
Jr. LH Pitcher
#44 6-0, 210
Ringgold, GA

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allowed just one run on two hits in 7.0 innings pitched in Clemson’s 6-4 victory over NC State at Doak Field on Friday afternoon. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 lead in the series, improved to 8-4 overall and 1-0 in the ACC. The Wolfpack fell to 7-4 overall and 0-1 in ACC play.

Crownover (3-0) earned the win by giving up just two hits, one run and three walks with seven strikeouts. Drew MoyerDrew Moyer
So. RH Pitcher
#20 6-3, 215
Gilbert, SC

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pitched the ninth inning to record his second save of the season. NC State starter Cory Wilder (1-3) suffered the loss, as he yielded just three hits, one unearned run and three walks with eight strikeouts in 5.2 innings pitched.

In the first inning, Clemson took advantage of a Wolfpack error on potential inning-ending, double-play grounder, as Steven DuggarSteven Duggar
Jr. Outfielder
#9 6-2, 195
Moore, SC

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belted a single to score Tyler SlatonTyler Slaton
Sr. Outfielder
#18 5-8, 200
Cumming, GA

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. In the seventh inning, Clemson scored five two-out runs on three wild pitches, including Duggar scoring from second base on a wild pitch, and Chase PinderChase Pinder
Fr. Infielder
#5 5-10, 175
Poquoson, VA

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Chase Pinder
# 6-0, 165
Poquoson, VA

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’s run-scoring single to up its lead to 6-0. Jake Armstrong and Preston Palmeiro hit homers to narrow the Tigers’ lead to 6-4, but it was not enough.

The series continues Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN3.

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