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Wake Forest kept the offensive onslaught going and Clemson couldn't keep up, getting swept on the weekend. (Clemson athletics photo)
Wake Forest kept the offensive onslaught going and Clemson couldn't keep up, getting swept on the weekend. (Clemson athletics photo)

No. 2 Tigers run-ruled in series finale, swept by No. 12 Wake Forest


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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Home runs by Marek Houston, Jake Reinisch, Jack Winnay and Adam Tellier plated No. 12 Wake Forest’s first 11 runs in its 13-3 victory over No. 2 Clemson in eight innings at David F. Couch Ballpark on Sunday afternoon. The Demon Deacons, who swept the series 3-0 and won their ninth game in a row, improved to 36-16 overall and 15-12 in the ACC. The Tigers dropped to 37-13 overall and 17-10 in ACC play.

Houston hit a two-out grand slam in the second inning, then Tristan Bissetta belted a long three-run homer, his sixth of the year, in the fourth inning. Reinisch belted a three-run homer in the fifth inning, then Winnay lined a three-run homer in the sixth inning. Tellier led off the seventh inning with a homer. Wake Forest added an unearned run later in the frame.

Josh Hartle (6-2) earned the win, as he allowed four hits, three runs and one walk with nine strikeouts in 6.0 innings pitched. Aidan Knaak (4-1) suffered the loss, as he surrendered five hits, six runs and six walks with four strikeouts in 4.0 innings pitched.

The Tigers conclude their road swing by playing at Coastal Carolina on Tuesday at 6 p.m. on ESPN+.


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