ACC: Wake does Miami a huge favor

By Glenn Tanner - May 25, 2007


Wake Forest pushed across a run in the bottom of the ninth to beat Clemson, 3-2.

The win keeps Miami's ACC Tournament championship hopes alive.

Dustin Hood led off the ninth with a grounder deep in the hole at short. Clemson's Tyler Harbin made a great play to glove it, but his throw to futile throw to first sailed into the stands, allowing Hood to move to second. After an intentional walk, Wake cleanup hitter Willy Fox attempted his first sac bunt of the season on an 0-2 pitch. Pitcher Stephen Clyne gloved it and tried to get the lead runner, but his throw to third sailed high, everyone was safe, and only Marquez Smith's leaping catch kept the Tigers alive.

Then, with the infield drawn in, Brett Linnenkohl lashed a grounder to the left of a diving second baseman, sending both Wake Forest and Miami into celebration mode.

Miami's celebration time we'll be short, as they'll be taking on Florida State very shortly.

Eric Niesen earned the win with 1.2 innings of hitless relief for Wake. The Deacons had seven hits, two each by Dustin Hood and Weldon Woodall. Smith had two of Clemson's six hits.

Posted by Glenn Tanner at 07:07 PM on May 25, 2007
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