Strong-armed freshman pitcher Daniel Gossett moved into the weekend rotation Friday at Wake Forest and offered a quality outing but it was not enough in a 2-1 Clemson loss in Winston-Salem.
In 7 1/3 innings Gossett allowed six hits, two runs, walked two and struck out seven.
Coach Jack Leggett indicated he was considering starting Gossett last weekend. Gossett had been impressive recently and with ace Kevin Brady dealing with a hamstring injury Clemson’s starting pitch depth has been thinned.
Gossett received only one run of support Friday, a Jon McGibbon home run.
Wake Forest clinched a series win with the victory and likely eliminated Clemson’s long-shot hopes of earning a No. 1 seed.
Clemson fell to 32-23 overall and 16-13 in the ACC. Wake Forest improved to 31-22 and 12-17 in the ACC.