Clemson completed a sweep of Virginia Tech, Sunday, pounding out 14 hits en route a 9-6 victory in Blacksburg, Va., extending its winning streak to eight games. The last four wins have all come away from home where the Tigers lineup has done the heavy lifting, scoring an average of 11.5 runs in road games at Coastal Carolina and Virginia Tech.
Billy Amick shined again, going 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI’s. Amick is on a prodigious tear, going 11 for 20 with two home runs, four doubles and nine RBI’s in the last four games. He’s raised his average to team-high .413 and is second on the team in RBI’s (tied), doubles (tied) and home runs.
Cam Cannarella added three hits, Blake Wright drove home a pair of runs and Cooper Ingle launched a solo homer, his sixth of the season.
Clemson (35-17, 17-10) has now laid claim to six straight ACC series, solidifying its hold on second place in the Atlantic Division and putting itself in position to host a Regional in the process.
Caden Grice (6-1) started on the mound and held the Hokies to three earned runs in five innings to pick up the win. Freshman lefthander Tristan Smith nailed down his second save of the weekend and fourth of the season, striking out the only batter he faced.
Clemson plays its final non-conference game of the regular season, Tuesday, playing host to USC Upstate. First pitch between the Tigers and the Spartans from Doug Kingsmore Stadium is scheduled for 6 p.m.