No. 15 Tiger’s Blast No. 23 Hurricanes 20-5 – Clemson Tigers Official Athletics Site

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CLEMSON, SC — No. 15 Clemson hit 12 runs in the first five innings to drive to a 20-5 win over No. 23 Miami (Fla.) Sunday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Tigers improved to 15-4 overall and 1-2 in the ACC. The Hurricanes, who won the series 2-1, fell to 13-6 overall and 4-2 in the ACC game.

Benjamin Blackwell led the Tigers’ 20-hit offense by going 4-for-6 with one homer, five RBIs and two runs. Tyler Corbitt added two of Clemson’s five homers to the game. Every Tiger starter scored a run in the first five innings and every Tiger starter had a hit in the game. Clemson’s 20 runs were the most scored against the Hurricanes in their 77th meeting ever.

Blackwell hit the first pitch over the fence at the bottom of the first inning for his second homer of the year, then he lined a run-scoring two-out single in the second inning. Clemson hit six runs in the third inning, highlighted by run-scoring singles from Caden Grice and Dylan Brewer along with Blackwell’s two-run single.

After the Hurricanes hit a run in the upper part of the fourth inning, Max Wagner laced a two-run homer, his fifth of the year, in the lower part of the fourth inning. The Tigers answered a Hurricane run in the top of the fifth inning with another two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning, this time from Corbitt, his first long ball as the Tigers.

Yohandy Morales hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning. The Tigers responded with eight runs in the eighth inning, including Brewer’s two-run homer, his second of the year, and Corbitt’s second homer of the game, a two-run shot. Wagner added a two-run single in the eighth inning.

Jackson Lindley (4-0) put up 1.1 scoreless innings to secure the win. Hurricane starter Alex McFarlane (2-1) suffered the loss as he hit five runs with six hits in 2.1 innings.

The Tigers continue their homestand by hosting Coastal Carolina Tuesday at 6 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.

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