CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. - Daniel Gossett pitched seven strong innings to lead 14th-ranked Clemson to a 7-1 victory over No. 2 Virginia at UVa Baseball Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers (21-13, 10-6 ACC) evened the series 1-1 against the Cavaliers (29-6, 13-4), who saw their 13-game home ACC winning streak dating to 2013 come to an end. Virginia's 16-game overall home winning streak also came to an end, as it fell to 19-2 at UVa Baseball Stadium in 2014.
Gossett (4-0) gave up just five hits, one run and three walks with four strikeouts to earn the win. Zach Erwin followed with 1/3 inning, while Matt Campbell closed out the victory with 12/3 scoreless innings, striking out three while walking two.
Cavaliers starter Josh Sborz (3-2) suffered the loss despite taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning. It marked just the third time in its 35 games in 2014 that Virginia allowed more than four runs in a game.
The Tigers broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the sixth inning, highlighted by run-scoring singles by Tyler Krieger and Garrett Boulware. Chris Okey's sacrifice fly scored Krieger for the third run of the inning.
Clemson added four runs in the seventh inning, capped by Boulware's two-run homer to left field, his third long ball of the year. Tyler Slaton added an RBI single in the inning.
Krieger finished 2 for 5 with two RBIs, while Boulware was 2 for 4 with a walk and three RBIs.
Joe McCarthy drove in Virginia's only run on an RBI single in the eighth inning.
The series concludes Sunday at 1 p.m.