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Clemson Baseball Gets 2-0 Sweep vs Duke

In a rain shortened series, the Tigers pick up a double header sweep against the Blue Devils.

Liz Condo-USA TODAY Sports

After Friday's game was postponed due to rain, the Tigers and Devils squared off in a Saturday doubleheader, with the plan of playing game three on Sunday. In game one, Clemson took a 6-2 victory. The Tigers jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the 3rd, and then extended it to 6-1 in the 5th as they had 4 runs cross the plate. The standard Friday night starter, Matthew Crownover, tossed 7 innings of 1 run baseball, also giving up an unearned run and 3 walks while striking out 7. Jake Long pitched the final 2 innings, only giving up 1 hit and closing out the win.

In Game 2, the Dookies jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 1st as catcher Mike Rosenfeld singled to right field to score Max Miller. Clemson bounced back with 2 runs in the bottom of the inning with a Reed Rohlman single that scored Steven Duggar and a Chris Okey fielder's choice that sent Chase Pinder across the plate. The Tigers added to the lead posting 5 runs in the fourth. Chris Okey ended up scoring Clemson's final run in the 8th on a balk from Duke pitcher Chris McGrath. The Tigers hung on to win 8-1.

Sunday's game was scheduled to be played at 1:00, and then rescheduled again for 3:00. However, it was eventually called, and will not be rescheduled. The sweep over Duke places the Tigers at the 3rd spot in the ACC Atlantic despite series losses to both Wake Forest and Notre Dame. Louisville sits atop of the division, while Florida State is number two. The Tigers will head to Athens on Tuesday to try to get payback on the Georgia Bulldogs, who won 3-2 in Clemson on April 7, and then head to Atlanta for a weekend series against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.