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White, Stiegler Homer in Late-Inning Loss at No. 9 Clemson

Harrison White. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Harrison White. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Harrison White and Alex Stiegler slammed three-run homers and the Bulldogs took a lead into the seventh before falling at No. 9 Clemson on Tuesday afternoon.

The Tigers (13-3) scored four in the seventh and added two in the eighth to earn the 10-6 win in Clemson, S.C.

Yale's six-run fifth is the largest run total allowed in an inning this season for Clemson.  White's first homer of the season capped the fifth-inning to give the Bulldogs a 6-4 lead. 

Alec Hoeschel doubled to start the fifth for Yale, and advanced to third on an infield hit by Tom Ruddy.  Stiegler, who went 2-for-4 today, homered to left field to put the Bulldogs on the board.

Andrew Herrera (2 hits) and Dai Dai Otaka followed Stiegler's homer with back-to-back hits to keep the rally going.  After Richard Slenker flied out to center, White launched his homer to give Yale the lead.  

Scott Politz (2-1) started for Yale, went seven innings and settled down to throw four scoreless frames after surrendering three runs in the first and one in the second. 

Kumar Nambiar and Griffin Dey combined to throw a scoreless eighth. 

The two teams will play again tomorrow at 3 p.m. in Clemson, S.C.

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity