OMAHA—The College World Series game between Clemson and Oklahoma was suspended Tuesday night after five innings with the Tigers leading 6-1. The game will resume Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Central at Rosenblatt Stadium.
The suspension seems more advantageous to Oklahoma, because Clemson righthander Scott Weismann was pitching well, having thrown 90 pitches through five solid innings. He'd given up just three hits and a run while walking two and striking out four.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma starter Bobby Shore had not been as effective, and the Sooners already were on their third pitcher, lefty J.R. Robinson. Coaches were not available to media after the game was suspended to discuss pitching plans, though they likely had not done that themselves yet.
Shore and Weismann both cruised through three innings before the Sooners got a run in the top of the fourth. Cody Reine legged out an infield hit, stole second base and scored on Caleb Bushyhead's single to center. Inexplicably, though, Shore returned to the mound in the bottom of the fourth completely unable to find the plate. He threw 14 straight balls in walking the bases loaded, then gave up an RBI single to John Hinson to tie the game.
Jack Mayfield relieved Shore and retired Richie Shaffer on a sacrifice fly to right, giving Clemson the lead. After a walk, Spencer Kieboom, Clemson's freshman catcher, singled to right to score two more runs, capping the rally.
The Tigers made it 6-1 in the fifth off Robinson. Kyle Parker crushed Clemson's first extra-base hit of the Series, a triple off the top of the center-field wall, with two outs. Brad Miller lofted a high fly to left that should have ended the inning, but freshman left fielder Max White misplayed the fly in the increasingly windy conditions, scoring Parker. Miller reached second on the play and scored on Hinson's third single and second RBI.
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