This weekend was a pivotal series for the Clemson Tiger baseball team. The Tigers took two of three from the Cavaliers winning the first two games of the series. Clemson is now 11-4 in the ACC and tied with Miami and UNC for second two games out of first place.
The Tigers routed the Cavaliers Friday 13-4 led by Kris Harvey's two home runs. Harvey now has 11 home runs on the year and leads the ACC. Saturday's matchup was a fast paced pitcher's duel. Clemson took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the eighth. Virginia then took the lead in the top of ninth, but Clemson had the answer. Brad Chalk led off with an infield single. Tyler Colvin followed with a double that allowed Chalk to score from first. After a single by Harvey, Virginia walked Travis Storrer to face Andy D'Alessio. D'Alessio hit a ground ball single pass first base to win the game 3-2.
On Sunday, starter Robert Rohrbaugh just did not have his best stuff. The Cavaliers were able to jump out to a 5-0 lead. Coach Jack Leggett was ejected from the game after a very questionable call on a double play at first. It appeared Brad Chalk had beaten the throw at first to break up the double play, but the umpire called him out and the Tigers never mounted another charge.
It will be a busy week for the Tigers. On Tuesday, they will complete last Tuesday's matchup with Western Carolina starting at 5 pm with the Tigers leading 4-2 in the bottom of the fifth. Beginning around 7 pm, the Tigers will play their regularly scheduled matchup against the Catamounts. The Tigers will look to even up the season series versus South Carolina on Wednesday. The Tigers then head back out on the road to close the week out with a three game series in Raleigh, NC versus NC State.