All nine Demon Deacon starters had at least one hit and freshman lefthander Tim Cooney tossed 8.0 strong innings to lead Wake Forest to a 11-2 win over #22 Clemson in front of 802 fans at Wake Forest Baseball Park on Sunday afternoon. The Demon Deacons, who won the series 2-1, improved to 15-36 overall and 6-21 in the ACC. The Tigers fell to 33-19 overall and 15-12 in ACC play.
Cooney (4-6) allowed just four hits, two runs, and two walks with four strikeouts in 8.0 innings pitched to earn the win. He also threw just 88 pitches.
Tiger starter Dominic Leone (2-1) suffered the loss, as he yielded four hits, five runs (one earned), and two walks with one strikeout in 1.2 innings pitched. Brad Miller had two hits to lead the Tigers, who suffered their worst loss to the Demon Deacons since a 12-3 defeat in 2001.
With Virginia’s comeback win over North Carolina on Sunday, the Tigers clinched a spot in the ACC Tournament at Greensboro, NC.
Clemson will host Presbyterian on Tuesday at 6:30 PM.