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Clemson Athletics | May 26, 2016

Clemson knocks off defending champs in ACC Tournament

DURHAM, N.C. - Chase Pinder’s sacrifice fly in the ninth inning lifted No. 15 Clemson to a 5-4 win over No. 8 Virginia in the ACC Tournament at Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Thursday. The Tigers, who improved to 1-0 in the tourney, upped their record to 39-18, while the Cavaliers, who fell to 0-1 in the tournament, dropped to 36-19.

Weston Wilson hit a run-scoring double in the top of the second inning, then Daniel Pinero belted a solo homer in the bottom of the second inning to tie the score. In the fifth inning, Mike Triller, making just his third start of the year, laced an opposite-field, two-run homer on a 1-2 pitch, his second long ball of the season. Later in the frame, Eli White lined a two-out, run-scoring double.

The Cavaliers lifted back-to-back sacrifice flies in the sixth inning, then Matt Thaiss crushed a leadoff homer in the eighth inning to tie the score. But Chris Williams led off the ninth inning with a single and came around to score on Pinder’s sacrifice fly to deep left-center.

Pat Krall (9-1) earned the win in relief in 2.0 innings pitched. Cavalier reliever Tyler Shambora (5-1) suffered the loss.

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