Baseball: Tigers walk off with a sweep

Duggar’s homer lifts Clemson to its 10th straight victory

From Staff ReportsApril 15, 2013 

— Freshman Steven Duggar hit a two-out, two-run walk-off homer in the 11th inning to lift No. 22 Clemson to a 6-4 win and a weekend sweep of Wake Forest on Sunday afternoon.

The Tigers (26-11, 12-6 ACC) have won 10 in a row.

Garrett Boulware led off the 11th with a seven-pitch walk before the next two Tigers were retired. Duggar then deposited a 2-1 breaking ball over the fence in right, his second homer of the season and first of his career at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

It was the first walkoff home run by a Tiger this season.

Duggar led Clemson’s 12-hit attack by going 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs.

The Demon Deacons (19-20, 4-14) battled back from a 2-0 deficit and 4-2 deficit, tying the game in the seventh inning on Pat Blair’s two-run single with two outs.

Scott Firth (4-4) pitched three scoreless innings of relief for the Tigers, allowing one hit and striking out four.

Jack Fischer tossed 51/3 scoreless innings of relief for Wake, but Connor Kaden (0-3) yielded two runs on one hit in the final inning.

Matt Conway went 3-for-5 to lead the Demon Deacons.

Clemson will host Furman at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Wake ForestClemson
Stephens cf3021Slaton lf5020
Keniry 2b4110Brittle cf5110
Blair ss5012Boulware c5210
Morgan c3000Kennedy dh6121
Armour ph/c1000Wilkerson 2b5131
Conway 1b4030Duggar rf5134
Jordan lf5000Krieger ss3000
Conway rf5110McGibbon 1b5000
Williams dh4100Baum 3b3000
Rhine 3b4110
Totals 38493Totals 426126
Wake Forest002000200004
Note: 2 outs, 0 runners LOB when the game ended. E—Stadler (1); Fischer (1); Baum (5). DP—Clemson 2. LOB—Wake Forest 8; Clemson 13. 2B—Stephens (5); Kennedy (4); Wilkerson (10). HR—Duggar (2). SH—Rhine (7); Krieger (2); Baum (5). SF—Wilkerson (2). SB—Slaton (3); Brittle 2 (15); Duggar (8).
Kaden L,0-32/312211
Firth W,4-4310014
WP—Kaden (6); Campbell (1). Umpires—HP: Rick Darby 1B: Junior Creech 3B: Don Gilmore. T—3:22. A—4,870.

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