CLEMSON, S.C. - Vanderbilt overcame an early 3-0 deficit to down No. 2 Clemson 4-3 in the Clemson Regional at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday night. The Commodores, who improved to 2-0 in the regional, upped their season record to 33-25, while the Tigers dropped to 46-15.
The Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on run-scoring singles by Chris Williams and Drew Wharton. Logan Davidson flared a run-scoring single in the top of the second inning, then Julian Infante hit an RBI groundout and Ethan Paul hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the second inning to tie the score 3-3. In the fifth inning, Vanderbilt took the lead on Connor Kaiser's run-scoring single. Kyle Wilkie extended his hitting streak to 27 games for the Tigers.
Patrick Raby (5-5) pitched 1.2 scoreless innings in relief to earn the win, while Chandler Day pitched the ninth inning to record his fourth save of the season. Tiger reliever Travis Marr (6-2) suffered the loss.
Clemson plays No. 20 St. John's in an elimination game on Sunday at noon on ESPN3. The Tigers are the designated visiting team.