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Clemson Tigers Baseball: South Carolina Edges the Tigers in Dramatic Series

Published by on March 10, 2012

The Clemson baseball team faced its first big challenge of the season last weekend when it took on two-time defending national champion South Carolina in a three-game series. These games have been called the “Best Rivalry in College Baseball,” and the series definitely lived up to the hype as the Gamecocks won two of the three games.

Game 1 was played at a neutral site in Charleston, S.C., and turned out to be an old-fashioned pitchers’ duel. Kevin Brady started for the Tigers and pitched six solid innings, allowing just one run while striking out seven. However, Michael Roth was just as stellar for the Gamecocks, going 7.1 innings and allowing only one run.

The score stayed tied at one until the 11th inning when South Carolina scored two runs on singles by Sean Sullivan and Connor Bright. The Tigers tried to mount a comeback in the bottom half of the inning. Richie Shaffer led off with a double and came around to score two batters later when Jason Stolz reached on an error.

The Tigers kept battling and were able to get r...

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