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Vanderbilt Downs Tigers 8-0
By: Brian Hennessy, Clemson Athletic Communications  
Release:  06/05/2017

CLEMSON, S.C. - Matt Ruppenthal pitched 6.0 scoreless innings and Will Toffey hit two homers with five RBIs in Vanderbilt's 8-0 win over No. 15 Clemson to capture the Clemson Regional title at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Monday night. The Commodores improved to 36-23-1 and advanced to the Corvallis (Ore.) Super Regional to face Oregon State next weekend. The Tigers' season came to end with a 42-21 record.

Ruppenthal (3-3) earned the win by allowing just three hits, no runs and one walk with five strikeouts. Alex Eubanks (7-6) suffered the loss, as he gave up four hits, two runs and no walks with two strikeouts in 4.0 innings pitched.

Toffey, the Clemson Regional MVP, laced a two-run homer to center field in the third inning, then he belted a three-run homer in Vanderbilt's four-run fifth inning. The Commodores added a run in the sixth inning on JJ Bleday's single, his third of the game, and a run in the ninth inning on Jeren Kendall's double.

2017 Clemson (S.C.) Regional All-Tournament Team
C - Kyle Wilkie, Clemson
1B - John Valente, St. John's
2B - Jordan Greene, Clemson
SS - Logan Davidson*, Clemson
3B - Will Toffey*, Vanderbilt
OF - Ro Coleman*, Vanderbilt
OF - Jeren Kendall, Vanderbilt
OF - Andrew Moritz, UNC Greensboro
DH/UT - Seth Beer*, Clemson
P - Tyler Jackson*, Clemson
P - Kyle Wright, Vanderbilt
MVP - Will Toffey*, Vanderbilt
* - unanimous selection

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