78
      Monday
      88 / 73
      Tuesday
      88 / 72
      Wednesday
      89 / 73

      Clemson drops series opener to No. 12 Virginia in extra innings

      CLEMSON, SC (WACH) - Pinch-hitter Mike Papi hit a two-out, run-scoring single in the ninth inning to tie the score, then hit a solo homer in the 11th inning to lead No. 12 Virginia to a 6-5 win over Clemson in 11 innings at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday night.

      The Cavaliers, who took a 1-0 lead in the series, improved to 16-1 overall and 3-1 in the ACC. The Tigers fell to 10-6 overall and 2-2 in ACC play.

      Clemson built a 5-1 lead in the fifth inning, but Virginia scored one run in the seventh inning before scoring three runs in the ninth inning to tie the score.

      Kyle Crockett (2-0), the last of five Cavalier pitchers, earned the win by pitching 2.2 scoreless innings of one-hit ball with four strikeouts and no walks.

      Mike Kent (0-1), the last of seven Clemson pitchers, suffered the loss. Game two of the sereis is set for Saturday at 6:30pm at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.