Rain forced Clemson and Virginia to play a doubleheader Sunday, and more rain delayed the end of the nightcap until late Sunday night. The end result, an 8-2 Clemson win in the opener, and a 6-3 Virginia win in game two which gave the Cavaliers the series victory.
In the opener, Geoffrey Gilbert (4-2) gave the Tigers six strong innings on the mound. He allowed seven hits and one earned run in the longest outing of his career. Austin Gordon finished up for his first career save.
Blake Wright had three hits, including a solo home run. Will Taylor also had his first career home run with the Tigers.
In game two, Clemson led 1-0 after two innings before the Cavaliers scored the next six runs in innings three thru six, including a pair of two-run homers. The Tigers scored a pair of runs in the ninth for the final 6-3 count. Bryar Hawkins led off the inning with his seventh homer of the season.
Clemson out hit Virginia 10-6, but the Tigers left ten on base. Starter Billy Barlow (1-3) took the loss. He pitched 4.1 innings and allowed five runs on five hits.
The Tigers are 32-20 and 10-16 in the ACC. They sit 12th in the ACC standings, percentage points ahead of Duke, and only the top 12 qualify for the league tournament. The Tigers will play at Coastal Carolina Tuesday before concluding the regular season at home against Boston College Thursday through Saturday.