CLEMSON – Clemson baseball will try to stay alive in its own regional NCAA Tournament on Sunday when the Tigers take on Charlotte at noon in an elimination game.
Clemson, the No. 1 seed, lost to No. 2 seed Tennessee in a wild 14-inning game on Saturday night. Clemson pitcher Caden Grice had pitched 8 2/3 innings and was one strike away from a complete-game win when he was pulled by reliever Ryan Ammons. Tennessee’s Zane Denton then tied the game with a three-run home run, setting the stage for a Vols victory five innings later.
Clemson’s Cam Cannarella, the ACC Freshman of the Year who boasts the team’s second-highest batting average and had four RBIs against Tennessee, was ejected from the game in the 13th.he ticket for “unsportsmanlike conduct” and will not be available to play Charlotte.
The Tigers used nine pitchers in the loss to Tennessee, giving junior right-hander Ty Olenchuk his first start of the season against Charlotte. He is 1-0 with a 3.92 ERA in 16 appearances this season.
Clemson (44-18), which had a 17-game winning streak snapped by Tennessee, defeated Lipscomb (36-26) in Friday’s first regional game, 12-5, as Tennessee defeated Charlotte (35-27). , 8-1. Sunday’s winner between Clemson and Charlotte will advance to play Tennessee (40-19) at 6 pm and would have to defeat the Vols twice to advance to a Super Regional.
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Game time: Sunday, noon, EST
Clemson vs. Charlotte Baseball Score: Live Updates of the NCAA Tournament
Charlotte 8: Rocco Reid in the game to pitch.
Eighth Clemson: Billy Amick’s two-out single is the Tigers’ first hit since the fifth inning. But nothing to do at Clemson 8th.
Charlotte 7: The 49ers’ first hit of the game is a Will Butcher home run to center field. Clemson 2, Charlotte 2.
Jack Dragum’s two-out RBI single gives the 49ers the lead after ninth-hitter Spencer Nolan reached on error. Charlotte 3, Clemson 2.
The Tigers are going to have to change something here. Clemson hasn’t been at its best at the plate, defensively or on the bases this weekend.
Clemson 7th: Evans gestures to the Charlotte bench as he warms up for the tackle. He is going to be lifted after a very good start. Right-hander Paxton Thompson will pitch.
Clemson’s lineup has struck out 12 times. The Tigers continue to win 2-1.
Charlotte 6: 1-2-3 inning for Hughes.
Clemson sixth: Tigers lineup lacking in discipline against Donye Evans, who has allowed 2 hits and no runs in 4 innings. 8 strikeouts. Lots of chasing and bad swings.
Charlotte 5: Lindley walked Charlotte’s first two batters in the fifth and Rob Hughes will replace him.
Huge sequence to end the 49ers inning. Cam Fisher strikes out with runners on the corners and one out. The Charlotte runner at first tried to steal second base on strike three, but Fisher was ruled to be interfering with Jacob Jarrell’s throw to second base. Entry finished. Clemson still leads 2-1. The tigers need to increase this advantage.
Clemson 5th: The Tigers’ lineup still has nothing for Donye Evans, who struck out seven in a row before Will Taylor’s two-out single during the at-bat. Still 2-1 Clemson. Evans, like Tennessee’s Chase Burns last night, is just dotting the outside third with sliders.
Charlotte 4: Lindley has retired five in a row. The Tigers could use some distance from him today.
Clemson 4th: Donye Evans strikes out on the side.
Charlotte 3: Olenchuk is out of the game as a pitcher after leading off the third with a walk and a HBP.
A Cam Fisher RBI sacrifice fly is all Jackson Lindley allows from a bases-loaded, no-out situation. Clemson 2, Charlotte 1.
clemson third: Will Taylor singles and steals second, but nothing crossed in the Tigers’ third against new Charlotte pitcher Donye Evans.
Charlotte 2nd: 1-2-3 inning for Olenchuk. He seemed much more comfortable in that entrance.
Clemson 2nd: Riley Bertram singles up the middle, and Blake Wright singles … off the orange stripe at the top of the right-field wall.
Charlotte gets a groundout with 1 out, but Hansen tries to field it and bounces awkwardly to second base, and 1B Spencer Nolan drops the out. Hard rest for the 49ers, who could have left the inning with a double play. Instead, still one out. E3. Clemson 2, Charlotte 0.
Charlotte 1: Ty Olenchuk is Clemson’s starter today. He walks Charlotte’s leadoff batter on four pitches. Olenchuk dodges that walk and a HBP to withdraw to the side.
Clemson first: Caden Grice hits a line drive to right field. The Tigers are on the board early against Charlotte right-hander Cameron Hansen. Clemson 1, Charlotte 0.
Clemson is the road team in this game and will bat in the top of each inning.