UNC rallies against Clemson


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UNC rallies against Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. – North Carolina overcame a 4-0 deficit to defeat Clemson 8-7 Sunday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Tar Heels improved to 18-13 overall and 7-8 in the ACC. The Tigers, who won the series 2-1, fell to 16-15 overall and 7-8 in ACC play.

The Tigers jumped out to a 4-0 lead thanks to Chris OkeyChris Okey
So. Catcher
#25 5-11, 195
Mount Dora, FL

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’s three-run homer in the first inning and Tyler SlatonTyler Slaton
Sr. Outfielder
#18 5-8, 200
Cumming, GA

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’s run-scoring double in the second inning. North Carolina rallied with three runs in the third inning, one run in the fourth inning and another run in the fifth inning to take a 5-4 lead. Tyler Ramirez, who was 3-for-5 with five RBIs, added a three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning. Eli WhiteEli White
So. Infielder
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Easley, SC

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laced a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning and Clemson added a run in the eighth inning, but the Tar Heels worked out of a no-out, bases-loaded jam to preserve their one-run lead.

Benton Moss (5-0) earned the win, as he allowed eight hits, six runs and two walks with three strikeouts in 6.0 innings pitched. Trent Thornton pitched the final 2.0 innings to record his fifth save of the season. Tiger starter Brody KoernerBrody Koerner
Jr. RH Pitcher
#19 6-2, 200
Concord, NC

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(3-4) suffered the loss, as he gave up seven hits, five runs and no walks with six strikeouts in 5.0 innings pitched.

The Tigers return to the diamond Tuesday when they host Georgia at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN3. Tuesday is Military Appreciation Day, as we honor and recognize our troops.

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