#Clemson takes out its frustrations on Miami, salvages the series with a 20-5 blowout (AUDIO)

Max Wagner and the Tigers rapped out 20 hits to match their 20 runs on Sunday against Miami (TigerNet.com)

Clemson baseball avoided the weekend sweep by dismantling Miami 20-5 Sunday, releasing frustrations stemming from a 4-game losing streak onto the Hurricanes.  The biggest difference in the game was timely hitting, as the Tigers went 9 for 14 with runners in scoring position, including a perfect 5 for 5 with runners on third base and less than two outs.  Jackson Lindley (4-0) got the win as Clemson improves to 15-4 overall and 1-2 in the ACC, while Alex McFarlane (2-1) took the loss for Miami, who dropped to 13-6 overall and 4-2 in the ACC.

Coach Monte Lee and the Tigers found their missing offense, smashing five home runs while combining to hit .455 on the day (20-44 overall).  The top of Clemson’s offense led the charge, as leadoff man Benjamin Blackwell went 4-6 with a HR and 5 RBI, while the number two batter Tyler Corbett was 2-for-6 with 2 long balls and 4 RBI.  Max Wagner added another HR and 4 RBI while batting 3-5 on the day, with Dylan Brewer smashing a homerun and driving in three.

Miami started to swing the momentum by scoring three runs in the 7th inning, but the Tigers responded by crossing home plate eight times in the 8th, to close out the scoring en route to the 20-5 victory.

Miami still won the weekend series 2-1, but Clemson hopes to carry some momentum from Sunday’s victory into its Tuesday matchup, at home against instate opponent Coastal Carolina.  First pitch is set for 6pm on ACC Network Extra.

Final Game Box

CU HC Monte Lee, Benjamin Blackwell, and Tyler Corbitt — Postgame Comments

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