GREENSBORO, N.C. — Jon McGibbon’s three-run home run in the ninth inning lifted Clemson past Florida State, 9-7, at the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.
McGibbon finished with four RBIs Friday for the fifth-seeded Tigers (33-25). They can claim a spot in the championship game if they beat eighth-seeded Georgia Tech on Saturday in their Pool A finale.
Clemson trailed 7-6 entering the ninth when Phil Pohl singled with one out and was replaced by pinch-runner Dominic Attanasio. Pinch-hitter Mike Dunster then singled, and McGibbon followed by sending Robert Benincasa’s 0-1 pitch over the fence in right-center.
Justin Gonzalez homered and drove in two runs for the top-seeded Seminoles (43-14). They fell to 0-2 in the round-robin tournament.