Clemson 6, UNLV 2

GREENVILLE - Steve Wilkerson's solo homer in the sixth inning broke a 1-1 tie and the senior added a two-run single in the seventh inning as Clemson defeated UNLV at Fluor Field. The Tigers (28-19) took a 1-0 lead in the two-game series against the Rebels (29-17) in the first meeting between the two schools since 2001.

Wilkerson's fifth blast of the season in the sixth inning broke the 1-1 tie, then a run-scoring double by Jay Baum and Weston Wilson's RBI groundout later in the sixth gave the Tigers a three-run lead.

In the seventh inning, Wilkerson laced a two-run single to give Clemson a 6-1 lead.

Junior righthander Daniel Gossett (6-0) earned the win by allowing just two runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts in 8 innings pitched.

The two-game series concludes Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

UNLV AB R H BI CLEM AB R H BI

Armstng cf 4 1 1 0 Slaton cf 4 0 1 1

Jones 2b 2 0 0 1 Duggar rf 3 1 0 0

White 3b 3 0 0 0 Krieger dh 2 1 1 0

Armstg 1b 4 0 2 1 Boulware lf 3 0 0 0

Stotts lf 4 0 2 0 Cox lf 0 0 0 0

VnMtrn c 3 0 1 0 Wilkerson 2b 3 1 2 3

Shul dh 3 0 0 0 White 2b 0 0 0 0

Swannr ph 1 0 0 0 Okey c 4 1 1 0

Montes rf 3 0 0 0 Kennedy 1b 4 1 2 0

Torres ph 0 0 0 0 McGibbn 1b 0 0 0 0

McClistr ss 4 1 1 0 Baum ss 4 1 2 1

Wilson 3b 4 0 1 1

Totals 31 2 7 2 Totals 31 6 10 6

UNLV 001 000 010-2

Clemson 010 003 20x-6

E-Boulware, Wilson. DP-UNLV 1, Clemson 3. LOB-UNLV 7, Clemson 8. 2B-Armstrong, McCallister, Krieger, Baum. 3B-Slaton. HR-Wilkerson. SH-Boulware. SF-Jones. SB-White.

UNLV IP H R ER BB SO

Bonnell (L, 5-4) 51/3 7 4 4 3 0

Lauria 21/3 3 2 2 2 0

Encinas 1 6 7 7 1 0

Clemson

Gossett (W, 6-0) 8 7 2 2 2 7

Campbell 1 0 0 0 1 1

WP-Bonnell, Campbell. HBP-by Gossett (White). Time-2:43. A-2,417.