Clemson trails Liberty 8-2 heading to bottom of the ninth


by - Senior Writer -
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed

COLUMBIA – Liberty leads Clemson 8-2 in the first game of the Columbia regional

Liberty used a leadoff double and a sacrifice fly to take a 1-0 lead in the first, but the Tigers answered in the bottom of the frame after Thomas BrittleThomas Brittle
RS Sr. Outfielder
#4 5-8, 180
Cross, SC

View Full Profile
reached on an error and moved to third on a single by Steve WilkersonSteve Wilkerson
Jr. 2nd Base
#17 6-1, 195
Roswell, GA

View Full Profile
. Freshman Steven DuggarSteven Duggar
Fr. Outfielder
#9 6-1, 185
Moore, SC

View Full Profile
then laced the first pitch he saw into right field to knot the score at 1-1.

The Flames took advantage of shaky Clemson defense in the third, using a leadoff single, an error on the ensuing bunt and a double in the gap to plate two more runs for a 3-1 lead. Brittle led off the bottom of the third with a single, and Duggar made the Flames pay again with an RBI single to center that made it 3-2 after three innings.

The Flames got a line drive homer to left in the fourth to make it 4-2. Clemson has used four pitchers on the afternoon, but did escape a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the fifth. As of the bottom of the fifth, Liberty had retired eight straight Clemson batters.

Clemson OL likely out for the season
Clemson OL likely out for the season
WATCH: Dabo Swinney on emotional QB decision, Syracuse
WATCH: Dabo Swinney on emotional QB decision, Syracuse
TV announcers for Clemson-Syracuse
TV announcers for Clemson-Syracuse
Former Clemson DE suffers knee injury
Former Clemson DE suffers knee injury
Send Feedback to David Hood: Email | Comment
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed
Post your comments!
Clemson OL likely out for the season
Clemson OL likely out for the season
Former Clemson DE suffers knee injury
Former Clemson DE suffers knee injury
WATCH: Dabo Swinney on emotional QB decision, Syracuse
WATCH: Dabo Swinney on emotional QB decision, Syracuse
TV announcers for Clemson-Syracuse
TV announcers for Clemson-Syracuse
Revenge game? Tigers emphasize focus, execution against Syracuse instead
Revenge game? Tigers emphasize focus, execution against Syracuse instead
WATCH: Clemson vs. Syracuse preview
WATCH: Clemson vs. Syracuse preview
Ferrell's TD ranked No. 2 ACC Play of the week
Ferrell's TD ranked No. 2 ACC Play of the week
Swinney on narrative that Bryant can't win it all: "Give me a break.  That kid can beat anybody."
Swinney on narrative that Bryant can't win it all: "Give me a break. That kid can beat anybody."
PHOTOS: Clemson vs Georgia Tech (394)
PHOTOS: Clemson vs Georgia Tech (394)
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest