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Greene's RBI single lifts Clemson over Eagles in extras 4-3

Drew Wharton celebrates as Clemson defeats Morehead State 4-3 in the NCAA Tournament. (Source: ClemsonBaseball/Twitter) Drew Wharton celebrates as Clemson defeats Morehead State 4-3 in the NCAA Tournament. (Source: ClemsonBaseball/Twitter)

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Jordan Greene's 10th inning RBI single scored Drew Wharton with the winning run as top-seeded host Clemson escaped No. 4 seed Morehead State 4-3 in the NCAA Tournament's opening round Friday night.

The Tigers (46-14) move on to face Vanderbilt Saturday for a spot in the regional final. Morehead State (37-25) will take on St. John's in an elimination game.

For much of this one, it looked like Clemson might have to play in the loser's bracket, down 3-1 in the sixth before tying it up on run-scoring hits by designated hitter Justin Hawkins and catcher Kyle Wilkie. Things stayed tied until the 10th when Wharton singled to right, was sacrificed to second then came home on Greene's hit through the right side of the infield.

Clemson's fifth pitcher, Ryley Gilliam (3-3), got the final two outs of the game to earn the win.

Seth Beer had a solo homer, his 21st, for Clemson.

The game's start was delayed nearly three hours due to bad weather.

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