Sunday, June 2, 2013
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Trey Lambert gave up one run in 7 2-3 innings, Bryan Aanderud had a two-run single among his four hits and Liberty eliminated Clemson from the Columbia Regional with a 3-1 victory Sunday.
The Flames (36-28) of the Big South Conference advance to face undefeated South Carolina on Sunday night. Should Liberty win, it would set up a final showdown between the schools for the regional title Monday.
The Flames trailed 1-0 in the fourth when Aanderud's two-run single put them ahead for good. Lambert (8-3) did the rest, keeping the Tigers (40-22) off balance throughout. Closer Ashton Perritt came on in the eighth and got the final four outs for his 10th save.
Trey Wimmer drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth, his seventh RBI in two NCAA tournament victories against Clemson this weekend.
The Tigers finished the season losing seven of their final eight games.
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