No. 2 Clemson falls to NC State 11-8 in a sloppy series opener at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, with NC State scoring 10 of its 11 runs with two outs.

By the Numbers
  • NC State improved to 19-12 overall and 9-7 in the ACC.
  • Clemson dropped to 28-5 overall and 10-3 in ACC play.
  • Jimmy Obertop hit a 464-foot two-run homer for Clemson.
  • Shane Van Dam (4-0) pitched 4.2 innings in relief with eight strikeouts for NC State.
Yes, But

Clemson had moments of strong offensive play with homers and RBI hits, but defensive errors and NC State's clutch two-out plays cost them the game.

State of Play
  • NC State took a 1-0 lead in the series and snapped a five-game losing streak.
  • The series continues on Saturday at 8 p.m. on ACC Network.
What's Next

Clemson will look to rebound in the remaining games of the series against NC State and strive to improve their defensive performance to secure wins.

Bottom Line

No. 2 Clemson's loss to NC State highlights the impact of defensive errors and NC State's two-out scoring prowess, emphasizing the need for Clemson to refine their defense for future games.