Game Notes on Today’s Clemson-Duke game at the ACC Baseball Tournament from Brian Kuppelweiser

Posted by Press Release on May 21, 2014 at 4:02 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

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GAME 3
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014
NO. 5 CLEMSON (35-22) 5
NO. 4 DUKE (32-24) 3

2014 ACC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
MAY 20-25 • GREENSBORO, N.C. • NEWBRIDGE BANK PARK

        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H  E 
Clemson 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 = 5 10 0
Duke    0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 = 3 8  2

Attendance: 3,492
WP: Matthew Crownover, Clemson (8-5)
S: Matt Campbell, Clemson (8)
LP: Michael Matuella, Duke (1-3)
HR: Ryan Deitrich, Duke (8)

Fifth-seeded Clemson, behind a strong pitching performance by Matthew Crownover, snaps a four-game ACC Tournament losing streak with a 5-3 win over fourth-seeded Duke.

With the win, Clemson improves to 104-65 (.615) all-time in ACC Tournament play … making its first ACC Tournament appearance since 2009, the Blue Devils drop to 21-56 (.273) in league championship competition … Clemson and Virginia are the only two teams to play in all 41 ACC Tournaments … the Tigers have been to the finals 21 times, nine more than any other school.
Wednesday’s game marked the 183nd meeting in a series that began with a 15-8 Clemson win on May 7, 1904 … the Tigers lead the rivalry 127-54-1, including an 9-4 mark in ACC Tournament play.
With the victory, Clemson head coach Jack Leggett is now one win away from 1,300 career wins … Leggett ranks 10th on the NCAA’s all-time win with 1,299 victories and is one win shy of tying Fresno State’s Bob Bennett for ninth place.

Duke’s Ryan Deitrich’s second inning home run was his eighth of the year and 16th of his career and moved him into a second-place tie among 2014 ACC home run leaders.

Clemson’s Matthew Crownover has pitched into the seventh inning in each of his last nine starts … over his last 68 2/3 innings, the Ringgold, Ga., sophomore has a 1.96 ERA, allowing only 47 hits and striking out 57.

Making his 11th start of the season, Duke’s Michael Matuella allowed three runs on eight hits in 6 2/3 innings … Matuella has pitched six innings or more in four of his last five starts.
Clemson senior closer Matt Campbell picked up his eighth save of the year and the 19th of his career, tying him for 19th on the ACC’s all-time save list.

With his fourth inning single, Clemson’s Steve Wilkerson extended his on-base streak to 22 straight games, the third-longest current streak in the ACC.

Tournament Home Runs
1-Skye Bolt, UNC (3)
2-Ryan Deitrich, Duke (8)
Results & Attendance
Tuesday (8,036)
North Carolina 4, NC State 3 5,822
Georgia Tech 5, Wake Forest 3 2,214
Wednesday (3,492/11,528)
Clemson 5, Duke 3 3,492


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