Tigers Walk Off With 5-4 Win Over Tar Heels
CLEMSON, S.C. (CU SID) — Reed Rohlman scored from third base after an error in the 11th inning to give Clemson a 5-4 walkoff win over North Carolina at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday night. The Tigers, who took 2-0 lead in the series, improved to 16-14 overall and 7-7 in the ACC. The Tar Heels dropped to 17-13 overall and 6-8 in ACC play. It marks Clemson‘s first series win over North Carolina since 2005. After North Carolina scored two runs on a fielder‘s choice in the top of the 11th inning to take a 4-2 lead, Steven Duggar drew a 10-pitch walk and Tyler Krieger drew a nine-pitch walk with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning. Rohlman followed with another walk to load the bases, then Duggar scored on a wild pitch. After Chris Okey was intentionally walked to reload the bases, Eli White hit a grounder to short, as Krieger scored the tying run on the throw to first. Adrian Chacon muffed the low throw, the ball went down the right-field line and Rohlman scored the game-winning run. Pat Krall (1-1) earned his first win as a Tiger. Starter Zack Erwin pitched 9.0 innings, allowing nine hits, two runs (one earned) and no walks with 11 strikeouts as well. Trent Thornton (1-3) suffered the loss. The series concludes Sunday at 1 p.m. Fans can purchase two reserved adult and two reserved youth tickets for only $20. It is also Sunday Funday, with family-friendly activities during the game and throughout Doug Kingsmore Stadium.