’Canes end Tigers’ win streak

From Staff ReportsApril 21, 2013 

— Bryan Radziewski struck out 10 batters in seven innings to lead Miami to a 2-1 victory against No. 20 Clemson at Alex Rodriguez Park on Saturday afternoon.

The Hurricanes, who evened the series 1-1, improved to 26-16 overall and 9-11 in the ACC. The Tigers, who saw their 11-game winning streak come to an end, fell to 27-12 and 13-7.

Radziewski (6-1) gave up two hits, one run and four walks to earn the win. Eric Nedeljkovic pitched a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts to record his ninth save. Miami’s three pitchers combined to hold Clemson to 1-for-13 with runners on base and 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position while striking out 13 batters.

Tiger starter Matthew Crownover (5-1) suffered his first loss.

In the top of the second, Steve Wilkerson and Steven Duggar led off with walks, then both runners moved upon a wild pitch. Jon McGibbon lofted a sacrifice fly to left field to score Wilkerson. Kevin Bradley followed with a blooper to shallow left field, but Tyler Palmer made a diving catch to end the inning and save a run.

In the Miami third Tyler Palmer laced a one-out single to right-center and advanced to second on an error. Alex Hernandez followed with a single through the left side to move Palmer to third. Chantz Mack belted a single through the right side to tie the score 1-1.

Dale Carey led off the fifth inning with a bunt single, advanced to second on Palmer’s sacrifice bunt, and moved to third on an error on a failed pickoff attempt. Hernandez laced a single through the right side to score Carey and give the Hurricanes their first lead of the series.

Mack led the Hurricanes by going 3-for-4 with an RBI. Hernandez added two hits and an RBI for the Hurricanes, who outhit the Tigers 8-4.

Garrett Boulware had a team-high two hits for Clemson, while McGibbon had the Tigers’ only RBI.

Clemson and Miami will play the finale of the three-game series today at 1 p.m..

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E—Duggar (1); Krieger (9); Crownover (1); Thompson (5). DP—Clemson 3. LOB—Clemson 8, Miami 6. SH—Palmer (7). SF—McGibbon (2).

Crownover L,5-141/372010

Radziewski W,6-17211410
Nedeljkovic S,9120002

WP—Radziewski (2). Umpires—HP: Greg Street 1B: Troy Fullwood 3B: Scott Erby. T—2:38. A—2,588.

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