ACC: Miami Ties It

By Glenn Tanner - May 23, 2007

After eight innings, we have a whole new ballgame. Clemson rallied for two runs in the seventh with the help of a two-out error, knocked out Scott Maine, and we go to the eighth tied 3-3.

Trailing 3-1, Clemson #9 hitter JD Burgess led off the seventh with a walk, the third time he has reached base today. After a strikeout, pinch hitter Alex Burg singled him to third; Alex Lee pinch-ran for Burg. Marquez Smith then nubbed a swinging bunt about 20 feet up the first base line and beat it out for an RBI single when Maine couldn't bare-hand it. Cleanup hitter Andy D'Allessio, who had been hit in the wrist by a pitch early, was lifted for a pinch hitter. Ben Paulsen pounded a perfect double play ball to third, but Roger Tomas bobbled it for a split-second, which caused 2B Jemile Weeks to hurry his relay throw to first. The throw got away from Yonder Alonso just far enough for Lee to score from first to tie it. David Gutierrez relieved Maine to get the final out of the inning.

Maine's final line: 6.2 innings, 8 hits, 2 earned, 2 walks, and 4 Ks.

Daniel Moskos is out to start the eighth, but he's almost at 100 pitches, so he's not for long, especially as good as the Clemson bullpen has been this season.

Posted by Glenn Tanner at 07:28 PM on May 23, 2007

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