Clemson completes sweep of UNLV

sports@islandpacket.comMay 6, 2014 

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Junior righthander Jake Long pitched seven effective innings in No. 24 Clemson's 5-2 victory over UNLV at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Monday night to sweep the two-game series.

The outing by Long (3-3) is the longest in his brief career as a Tiger. He allowed six hits, two runs and three walks with two strikeouts. Drew Moyer pitched the ninth inning to record his second save of the season. Rebel starter Kenny Oakley (3-5) suffered the loss despite yielding only three hits in 6 1/3 innings pitched.

Garrett Boulware's base-loaded walk scored the first of two runs in the first inning for the Tigers (29-19). After UNLV (29-18) scored a run in the top of the third inning, Tyler Krieger's run-scoring double and Chris Okey's sacrifice fly gave Clemson a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the third inning. Boulware's double in the seventh inning plated Krieger to up the Tigers' lead to 5-2.

The Tigers host High Point on at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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