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Mar 19, 2023

Blue Devils Rally To Down Clemson 11-8

By: Brian Hennessy

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CLEMSON, S.C. – Chad Knight’s run-scoring double in the ninth inning gave Duke the lead in its 11-8 victory over Clemson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Devils, who won the series 2-1, improved to 13-7 overall and 3-3 in the ACC. The Tigers dropped to 12-8 overall and 1-2 in ACC play.

The Tigers scored a two-out run in the second inning on an error, then Duke scored two runs in the fourth inning on Alex Stone’s two-run single to take the lead. In the top of the fifth inning, the Blue Devils added two runs to take a 4-1 lead, then Clemson manufactured two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

In the seventh inning, Riley Bertram grounded a run-scoring single to tie the score 4-4, then Nathan Hall grounded a two-run double on an 0-2 pitch to score two runs. After a leadoff error in the top of the eighth inning, Luke Storm belted a two-run homer to tie the score 6-6. With two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, Cam Cannarella laced a double and scored on Cooper Ingle’s single on an 0-2 pitch that extended his hitting streak to 14 games.

Jay Beshears crushed a long solo homer with one out in the ninth inning to tie the score. Three batters later, Knight ripped a run-scoring double to give Duke the lead, then Damon Lux added a three-run homer.

Aidan Weaver (2-1) earned the win, while Rocco Reid (0-1) suffered the loss.

The Tigers conclude their 10-game homestand against Winthrop on Tuesday at 6 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.

Photos By Ella Drake