Clemson 9, James Madison 4
CLEMSON - Pinch-hitter Jon McGibbon's one-out single in the eighth inning scored Chris Okey to give Clemson the lead for good in its come-from-behind win over James Madison. The Tigers (27-19) won both games of the two-game series against the Dukes (15-29).
James Madison rallied in the top of the eighth inning to score two runs, both on bases-loaded walks with two outs, to take a 3-2 lead. In the bottom of the eighth, Jay Baum grounded a one-out single up the middle to plate Steve Wilkerson and tie the score at 3, then McGibbon came through with a line-drive single off the glove of second baseman Conner Brown to give Clemson the lead for good.
The Tigers added five more runs in the frame with two outs to cap its seven-run inning.
Reliever Matt Campbell (3-0) earned the win, while starter Matthew Crownover allowed just four hits, two runs and one walk with a career-high-tying nine strikeouts in 7.2 innings pitched. He also retired 15 batters in a row from the second inning to the seventh inning. Trent Cundiff (1-2) suffered the loss.
The Tigers face UNLV in a two-game series at two different sites starting Sunday at 2 p.m. at Fluor Field in Greenville.
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