Takeaways from Clemson’s opening game in the ACC Baseball Tournament

As the 12th and final seed, Clemson snuck into the ACC Baseball Tournament by the smartest of margins.

Once there, however, the Tigers lost by a considerable margin.

no. 8 seed North Carolina (35-19) turned in a dominant effort in knocking off Clemson (35-22) 9-2 Tuesday night to cap the opening day of play at the 2022 ACC Baseball Tournament at Truist Field in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The loss dealt a serious blow to Clemson’s NCAA Tournament hopes. The Tigers will have another chance to boost their postseason resume when they face top-seeded Virginia Tech (40-11) in their second Pool A game on Thursday at 7 pm

Clemson freshman Will Taylor (16) scores and is congratulated by Clemson sophomore Max Wagner (29) playing Boston College during the bottom of the first inning at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in Clemson Friday, May 20, 2022.

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Clemson, which did not face North Carolina during the regular season, leads the all-time series against the Tar Heels by a 102-96-1 margin, including a 16-14 advantage in ACC Tournament play, but North Carolina was clearly the better team Tuesday.

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