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Clemson wins the series at N.C. State

The Tigers get strong pitching and solid hitting in a 9-3 win in Raleigh.
Credit: Clemson Athletics

RALEIGH, N.C. — Keyshawn Askew pitched 6.1 strong innings to lead Clemson to a 9-3 victory over NC State at Doak Field on Saturday night. The Tigers, who took a 2-0 lead in the series and won their sixth ACC game in a row, improved to 14-10 overall and 8-6 in the ACC. The Wolfpack dropped to 9-11 overall and 4-10 in ACC play.

Askew (1-0) earned the win by allowing five hits, three runs (two earned) and one walk with seven strikeouts. Both earned runs scored after he left the game in the seventh inning. Geoffrey Gilbert pitched the final 1.2 innings to record his third save of the year. NC State starer Sam Highfill (1-2) suffered the loss, as he gave up seven hits, six runs (five earned) and two walks with six strikeouts in 6.1 innings pitched.

River Bluff product Alex Urban belted a two-run homer, his second of the year, in the top of the second inning, then the Wolfpack answered with an unearned run in the bottom of the second inning. Dylan Brewer blasted a two-run homer, his fifth of the year and third of the series, in the fifth inning.