Clemson falls to Wake Forest

Wake Forest 2, Clemson 1 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Brett Armour’s two-run homer in the eighth inning broke a scoreless tie and Wake Forest held on for a 2-1 win over Clemson in front of 1,241 fans at Wake Forest Baseball Park. The Demon Deacons, who clinched a spot in the ACC Tournament, improved to 31-22 overall and 12-17 in the ACC.

The Demon Deacons escaped a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the top of the eighth inning without allowing a run, then Armour blasted a two-run homer just inside the left-field foul pole in the bottom of the eighth inning to score the game’s first runs.

Clemson (32-23, 16-13) loaded the bases with no outs in the ninth inning, but only scored one run and fell one run short.

CLEM AB R H BI WF AB R H BI Wilkersn 2b 3 0 0 0 Blair ss 2 0 1 0

Brittle cf 4 0 1 0 Keniry 2b 4 0 0 0

Shaffer 3b 4 0 0 0 Williamsn rf 4 0 1 0

Pohl dh 3 1 1 0 Lopez 1b 3 0 0 0

Felder rf 3 0 1 0 Morgan dh 3 0 0 0

Costigan lf 3 0 0 0 Rhine 3b 3 1 1 0

Slaton lf 0 0 0 0 Jordan lf 2 0 0 0

Kieboom c 4 0 0 0 Shambley ph 1 0 0 0

McGibbn 1b 3 0 1 1 Armour c 3 1 1 2

Stolz ss 3 0 1 0 Stephens cf 3 0 2 0

Totals 30 1 5 1 Totals 28 2 6 2

Clemson 000 000 001—1 Wake Forest 000 000 02x—2

DP—Clemson 2, WF 1. LOB—Clemson 7, WF 4. 2B—Felder. HR—Armour. SF—McGibbon. SB—Brittle, Blair, Stephens 2.

IP H R ER BB SO Clemson Gossett (L, 6-3) 71/3 6 2 2 2 7

Moorefield 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 Firth 1/3 0 0 0 0 0

Wake Forest Fischer 72/3 4 0 0 2 3

Dimock 11/3 1 1 1 2 1 WP—Gossett, Fischer.

Att—1,241. Time—2:24.