DURHAM, N.C. - Peter Burns’ bad-hop grounder with one out in the 11th inning scored the go-ahead run and lifted Boston College to a 7-5 victory over Clemson in the ACC Tournament at Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Tuesday. The Eagles improved to 1-0 in the tournament and 30-26 on the season. The Tigers, who were eliminated from ACC championship contention, fell to 0-1 in the tournament and 33-24 on the season. It was the first ACC Tournament meeting between the two schools.
The Tigers scored an unearned run in the second inning, then Cody Morissette belted a two-run homer in the third inning. Joe Suozzi crushed a solo homer in the fourth inning and Morissette hit a solo home run in the fifth inning, his second long ball of the game. Kyle Wilkie lofted a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, then Brian Dempsey led off the eighth inning with a home run. Sam Hall grounded a two-out single to score Wilkie in the eighth inning, then Michael Green extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a two-run single to tie the score.
With two runners on base and one out in the 11th inning, Burns hit a grounder right at first baseman Chad Fairey, who was unable to field the bad hop, allowing pinch-runner Lucas Stalman to score. Dante Baldelli added a run-scoring single.