DURHAM, N.C. - Mat Clark took a perfect game into the eighth inning, leading Clemson past Louisville 7-1 on Thursday at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.
Clark (9-2) retired the first 22 hitters he faced before walking Alex Binelas with one out in the eighth, then lost his no-hit bid when Zach Britton led off the ninth with a homer to right.
He exited after his throwing error allowed Justin Lavey to reach and he walked Lucas Dunn. Reliever Jacob Hennessy got the final three outs to finish just the third one-hitter in tournament history.
Clark struck out three and induced 13 groundouts to help the eighth-seeded Tigers (34-24) salvage a win at the tournament and send the top-seeded Cardinals (43-15) home after going 0-2.
Kyle Wilkie and Justin Hawkins each homered and drove in three runs for Clemson.
North Carolina 3
DURHAM, N.C. - Angel Zarate scored the winning run on a hit batsman with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting North Carolina past Virginia 3-2 on Wednesday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
HOOVER, Ala. - In a bizarre finish, No. 5 seed LSU scored the tying and winning runs after a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth to defeat No. 8 seed Auburn 4-3 in a Southeastern Conference Tournament elimination game Thursday.
LSU trailed 3-2 and had runners on second and third with one out when Auburn reliever Brooks Fuller threw a pitch in the dirt. After catcher Matt Scheffler blocked the pitch, he looked for the ball and inadvertently kicked it several yards away.
Mississippi State 6
HOOVER, Ala. - Gunner Halter hit a run-scoring single in the bottom of the 17th inning and Mississippi State beat LSU 6-5 in the longest game by time in Southeastern Conference Tournament history.
Ole Miss 1
Texas A&M 0
HOOVER, Ala. - Cole Zabowski's two-out double in the ninth brought home the game's only run as Mississippi edged Texas A&M 1-0 in a Southeastern Conference Tournament elimination game Thursday despite going hitless for the first eight innings.
The seventh-seeded Rebels (35-24) face the loser of Thursday's game between No. 2 seed Arkansas and No. 3 seed Georgia.
Texas A&M's John Doxakis struck out 10 and walked four in eight innings of no-hit ball but left after throwing 99 pitches.
Thomas Dillard lined a leadoff single against reliever Bryce Miller (4-2) for Ole Miss' first hit. Dillard reached second on Chandler Jozwiak's balk and scored on Zabowski's double.
This marked the second straight day the sixth-seeded Aggies (37-21-1) failed to score and wasted a brilliant pitching performance. Chris Weber held Georgia hitless for the first 7 1/3 innings of a 2-0 loss to Georgia on Wednesday.
Ole Miss' Doug Nikhazy (7-3) and Parker Caracci combined on a four-hitter. Caracci got his ninth save
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