DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Billy Amick drove in four runs, Caden Grice drove in two and pitched seven strong innings, and Clemson defeated North Carolina 10-4 on Saturday in an ACC Tournament semifinal.
Third-seeded Clemson advanced to the championship game and will play Miami on Sunday. Miami knocked off top-seeded and top-ranked Wake Forest 7-2 in the other semifinal.
The Tigers scored five runs in the first inning. After Grice drove in two with a double, Amick followed with a two-run home run to left, and one out later, Blake Wright hit a solo shot to right field.
Amick ripped a two-run triple in the second and Cam Cannarella drove in two with a sixth-inning triple for the Tigers.
Grice (8-1) allowed single runs in the second, fifth and sixth innings. He allowed four hits and struck out nine with one walk. He went 1-for-6 at the plate. Tristan Smith pitched a 1-2-3 eighth and B.J. Bailey retired the last three batters in order after giving up a solo home run to Tomas Frick leading off the ninth.
North Carolina starter Connor Bovair (4-4) took the loss after allowing all five first-inning runs.
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