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No. 8 Lady Vols defeat No. 10 Clemson, 2-1

No. 8 Tennessee (14-4) defeated No. 10 Clemson (13-5), 2-1 in nine innings, Tuesday at McWhorter Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina.

Rankings reflect the USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll.

Tuesday’s win is the Lady Vols’ sixth consecutive.

Tennessee catcher Sophia Nugent hit a game-winning RBI, scoring Rylie West.

Nugent went 1-for-4, while Kiki Milloy went 2-for-4, recording one double and one RBI. West went 1-for-3 and scored one run.

Tennessee led. 1-0, after the third inning when Taylor Pannell scored on Milloy’s double.

The Tigers tied the game, 1-1, after a wild pitch.

Karlyn Pickens (8-2) pitched six innings of scoreless relief to earn a victory for the Lady Vols. She allowed three hits and two walks, while recording four strikeouts.

Payton Gottshall started for Tennessee. She pitched three innings, allowing one run, three hits and one walk, while recording two strikeouts.

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire