CLEMSON, South Carolina — No. 15 Clemson scored 12 runs through the first five innings and earned a 20-5 victory over No. 23 Miami (Florida) at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers improved to 15-4 overall and 1-2 in the ACC. The Hurricanes, who won the series 2-1, fell to 13-6 overall and 4-2 in ACC play.
Benjamin Blackwell led the Tigers 20-hit offense going 4-for-5 with a home run, four RBIs and two runs. Tyler Corbitt adds two of Clemson’s five homers in the game. Every Tiger starter scored a run through the first five innings and every Tiger starter had a hit in the game. Clemson’s 20 points were the most against the Hurricanes in the 77th meeting of all time.
Blackwell hit the first pitch from the bottom of the first inning over the fence for his second home run of the year, then lined up a two-out-and-a-run single in the second inning. Clemson scored six runs in the third inning, highlighted by singles scored by Caden Grice and Dylan Brewer as well as Blackwell’s two-run single.
After the Hurricanes made a run in the top of the fourth inning, Max Wagner hit a two-run homer, his fifth of the year, in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Tigers responded to a hurricane run in the top of the fifth inning with another two-run homer late in the fifth, this time by Corbitt, his first long pitch as a Tiger.
Yohandy Morales hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning. The Tigers responded with six runs in the eighth inning, including Brewer’s two-run homer, his second of the year, and Corbitt’s second homer of the game, a two-run shot. Wagner added a two-run single in the eighth inning.
Jackson Lindley (4-0) pitched 1.1 scoreless innings in relief for the win. Hurricane starter Alex McFarlane (2-1) suffered the loss, as he allowed five runs on six hits in 2.1 innings pitched.
The Tigers continue their homestand by hosting Coastal Carolina Tuesday at 6 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.