Clemson won its fourth game in a row on the strength of Max Wagner’s eighth-inning grand slam in a 6-4 win over no. 9 Florida State at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Friday. Wagner also hit a solo homer in the fourth, giving the third baseman a team-high 15 long balls this season. Among ACC batters, only Georgia Tech’s Keving Parada (18) has more home runs.
The Tigers (25-13, 5-10) headed into the bottom half of the eighth, trailing 4-2. Dylan Brewer sparked the comeback with a pinch-hit single to lead off the inning. Benjamin Blackwell followed with another single before Cooper Ingle and Blake Wright reached on fielder’s choices to load the bases for Wagner’s blast. Lefthander Ryan Ammons entered in the ninth and set the Seminoles down in order to record his sixth save. Jackson Lindley moved to 6-0 after throwing 1.1 innings in relief of starter Mack Anglin. Blackwell also had a productive day at the plate, racking up three hits, including a double, and scoring twice.
Game 2 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium is set for Saturday at 3 p.m.