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Rohlman’s Late Game Heroics Give Clemson a 6-5 Win Over Winthrop

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Clemson earned another midweek win in an extra inning thriller

Clemson v North Carolina State Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The Clemson Tigers have played the role of “comeback kids” in many games this season, and Wednesday night was no different. Despite jumping out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning off of a Chris Williams single that would score Seth Beer, The Tigers would find themselves in a 4-1 hole by the fourth inning. But the Tiger offense got things going, as Drew Wharton would line out to score Weston Jackson from 3rd. Grayson Byrd would then knock a single through the middle to score Logan Davidson. Seth Beer would later hit a sacrifice fly to allow Andrew Cox to score the third run of the inning, tying the game 4-4. The Tigers would break the score in the bottom of the seventh, as Chris Williams led off the inning with a big home run. The Eagles would tie it up in the top of the 9th when left fielder Anthony Paulsen would hit a double to score Brandon Fite. The Tigers couldn’t get anything going in the 9th, and the game would go on to extra innings.

Neither team would score again until the bottom of the 11th. The Tigers would have bases loaded with one out. Andrew Cox came to the plate, and advanced to first on a fielders choice that Chase Pinder out at home. Designated hitter Reed Rohlman came up to bat. The senior from Moore, SC didn’t start the game, but came in to pinch hit for Drew Wharton in the 6th and would finish the game as Clemson’s DH. Rohlman hit a Texas leaguer that just barely went over the outstretched glove of short stop Mitch Spires before landing safely in shallow centerfield. This would score Weston Jackson, and give Clemson the win.

Clemson moves to 8-0 on the year in midweek games, and 20-4 overall. The Tigers will head to Atlanta this weekend for a three game series with Georgia Tech. The games will be broadcasted on ACC Network Extra. Winthrop drops 13-12 on the season. The Eagles will now make the long trip out to Omaha, NE for a three game non conference series with the Creighton Blue Jays.