Big Fifth Inning Prevents Clemson Sweep

PITTSBURGH, PA. - Pittsburgh scored six runs on only three hits and five costly Tiger walks in the fifth inning in its 13-4 victory over No. 20 Clemson on Sunday afternoon at Charles L. Cost Field. The Panthers (17-22, 9-12 ACC) salvaged the series against the Tigers (24-15, 12-8 ACC), who won two of three games.

Chris Okey, who hit a solo homer in the sixth inning, plated Tyler Krieger on an RBI groundout in the third inning to give Clemson a 1-0 lead. But the Panthers responded with six runs in the fifth inning. Boo Vazquez's two-run double ended Clemson's 23 scoreless innings pitched streak since the first inning of the series, then four straight two-out walks plated two more runs. Matt Johnson, who led off the frame with a bunt single, lined a single to center to score the last two runs in the sixth. The Panthers added two runs in the sixth inning and five runs in the seventh to put the game out of reach.

Clemson hosts Liberty on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.


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