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Terriers Defeat Tigers 17-9

Terriers Defeat Tigers 17-9

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford broke a 9-9 tie with four runs in the seventh inning in its 17-9 victory over Clemson at Russell C. King Field on Tuesday night. The Terriers, who split the home-and-home season series and snapped Clemson’s 15-game winning streak in the series, improved to 33-16. The Tigers fell to 24-24. It was the first meeting between the two at Wofford since 2004.

Clemson scored four runs in the top of the first inning, only to see Wofford respond with seven runs in the bottom of the first inning. Wofford scored a run in the second inning, then the Tigers scored three-two out runs in the fourth inning, highlighted by Tyler Krieger’s two-run single. After Clemson regained the lead, Wofford scored a run in the sixth inning to tie the score 9-9 and took the lead for good with four runs in the seventh inning. The Terriers added four insurance runs in the eighth inning.

Luke Leftwich (6-2) pitched 1.2 perfect innings in relief with three strikeouts to earn the win, while Will Stillman pitched the final 1.1 innings to record his 14th save of the season. Tiger reliever Pat Krall (1-2) suffered the loss.

Clemson hosts No. 18 College of Charleston on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN3. It’s BOGO Wednesday, as fans can purchase one adult-seat ticket and receive an additional reserved-seat ticket free of charge.

[View the story “Clemson at Wofford (May 5, 2015)” on Storify]