The Tigers are headed to the NCAA baseball tournament. We knew that even before these last few days of baseball in Greensboro, North Carolina. What we didn’t know was how much momentum Clemson would have entering it.
Entering yesterday’s game against the top seeded Seminoles 0-1 after losing to Virginia on Friday, Clemson knew it was in a must-win position.
Losing 7-4 in the eighth, Clemson catcher Spencer Kieboom brought the Tigers within one on a two-RBI single.
Then in the 9th, Tiger sophomore Jon McGibbon sent a home run to right-center field, scoring three runs, and securing a 9-7 victory for the desperate Tigers.
Today though Clemson finds itself once again in a must-win position. According to Greg Wallace of orangeandwhite.com-
“Clemson can make its first ACC title game since 2006, but it needs help. The Tigers must beat No.8 seed Georgia Tech at 11 a.m. today, and then hope FSU can knock off Virginia at 3 p.m. Clemson would win a tiebreaker with Tech, but lose one to the Cavaliers.”
Who would have thought that entering today’s games at the ACC Tournament, the only winless team is number 1 seed Florida State, and the only undefeated team is 8th seed Georgia Tech.
“That’s baseball,” FSU center fielder James Ramsey said. “That’s why it’s the greatest game. It can turn that quickly.”