#10 Tigers Roar to 15-2 Victory Over Boston College Friday


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Mike Freeman went 3-for-4 with a homer, two doubles, four RBIs, and three runs to lead #10 Clemson to a 15-2 win over Boston College in front of 6,064 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday night. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 series lead, improved to 19-7 overall and 8-2 in the ACC. The Eagles dropped to 11-14 overall and 3-7 in ACC play.


Freeman had three of Clemson's nine extra-base hits (five doubles, two triples, two homers) in the game, as the Tigers scored in seven of the eight innings in which they batted. The Tigers also totaled 15 hits in the game, including at least one by 10 different players. A six-run second inning gave Clemson a commanding lead, which it never relinquished.


Tiger starter Casey Harman (5-0) earned the win in 6.0 solid innings. He allowed just four hits, one run, and three walks with a career-high-tying 10 strikeouts. Tomas Cruz yielded two hits and one run with three strikeouts in 3.0 innings pitched to record his first save of the year.


Mike Dennhardt (1-5), the first of five Eagle pitchers, suffered the loss, as he gave up six runs on five hits in 1.1 innings pitched.


Mickey Wiswall gave Boston College a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when he hit a two-out, solo homer to right field, his sixth long ball of the season.


Clemson responded with a run of its own in the bottom of the first inning. Freeman walked with one out and went to third on Jeff Schaus' single through the left side. Kyle Parker followed with a sacrifice fly to right to plate Freeman.


In the second inning, Clemson took the lead with six runs. Brad Miller led off with a walk. Two batters later, John Nester belted a double down the left-field line to score Miller. Will Lamb reached on an infield single that allowed Nester to score and Chris Epps lined a double to left-center to score Lamb. Freeman added to the Tiger lead when he followed with a double to right field to score Epps. Two batters later, Wilson Boyd lined a two-out double to right field to plate Freeman and Schaus. It was Clemson's fourth double of the inning and gave the Tigers a 7-1 lead.


Clemson kept the pressure on in the third inning. Epps drew a one-out walk and scored on Freeman's double to right-center.


In the fourth inning, Miller hit a one-out triple down the right-field line and scored on John Hinson's sacrifice fly to center.


The Tigers reached double-digits in runs in the fifth inning when Freeman hit a two-run homer to right-center, his third home run of the season. Epps, who walked, also scored on the play.


In the sixth inning, Miller lined a solo homer to left-center, his second home run of the season.


In the top of the eighth inning, Wiswall led off with a walk and moved to second on John Spatola's single through the right side. Two batters later, Wiswall scored on a wild pitch with two outs.


Clemson added three insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. Hinson hit a one-out single through the right side. After Spencer Kieboom hit a two-out single to right-center, Addison Johnson lined a triple down the right-field line to score Hinson and Kieboom. Two batters later, Schaus singled to right-center to score Johnson.


Freeman had three hits and four RBIs, both game-highs, for the Tigers, while Miller went 2-for-3 with a homer, triple, three runs, and two walks.


Spatola had a team-high two hits for the Eagles, who had six hits in the game. Wiswall scored both of Boston College's runs as well.


Clemson and Boston College will play game-two of the three-game series on Saturday at 6:30 PM.


Box Score 
                             2010 Clemson Baseball
                         Boston College at #10 Clemson
               Apr 02, 2010 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)

Boston College 2 (11-14,3-7 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Robbie Anston cf.........  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   1
 Matt McGovern cf........  2  0  0  0   0  0  4  0   0
Matt Hamlet 2b...........  2  0  0  0   2  0  1  1   0
 Spenser Payne ph........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   2
Mickey Wiswall 1b........  2  2  1  1   1  0  3  0   0
John Spatola rf..........  4  0  2  0   0  0  2  0   1
Anthony Melchionda 3b....  4  0  1  0   0  2  0  2   0
Matt Watson dh...........  2  0  0  0   1  2  0  0   4
Brad Zapenas ss..........  3  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Rob Moir ph.............  0  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
Marc Perdios lf..........  3  0  0  0   0  3  4  0   1
 Philip Miclat lf........  1  0  1  0   0  0  3  0   0
Garret Smith c...........  2  0  0  0   0  1  5  0   0
 Anthony Italiano c......  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
Mike Dennhardt p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Chris Kowalski p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Dave Laufer p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Kyle Prohovich p/ph.....  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Jay Jeannotte p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 32  2  6  1   5 13 24  3   9

Clemson 15 (19-7,8-2 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Chris Epps cf............  2  3  1  1   2  1  3  0   0
 Addison Johnson ph/cf...  1  1  1  2   0  0  0  0   0
Mike Freeman 2b..........  4  3  3  4   1  0  2  1   0
 Kevin Caughman ph/2b....  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Jeff Schaus lf...........  5  1  2  1   1  0  4  0   0
Kyle Parker rf...........  4  0  0  1   1  3  3  0   3
Wilson Boyd dh...........  4  0  1  2   0  0  0  0   1
 Phil Pohl ph/dh.........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   2
Brad Miller ss...........  3  3  2  1   2  0  0  1   0
John Hinson 3b...........  3  1  2  1   1  0  0  0   0
John Nester c/1b.........  5  1  1  1   0  1 10  1   3
Will Lamb 1b.............  3  1  1  1   0  0  2  0   0
 Spencer Kieboom ph/c....  2  1  1  0   0  1  3  0   1
Casey Harman p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Tomas Cruz p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 37 15 15 15   8  6 27  3  10

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Boston College...... 100 000 010 -  2  6  1
Clemson............. 161 121 03X - 15 15  0
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E - HAMLET(2). DP - Clemson 1. LOB - Boston Coll. 9; Clemson 10. 2B -
EPPS(5); FREEMAN 2(6); BOYD(5); NESTER(4). 3B - JOHNSON(2); MILLER(2). HR -
WISWALL(6); FREEMAN(3); MILLER(2). HBP - WISWALL; JOHNSON; CAUGHMAN. SF -
PARKER(1); HINSON(3). SB - EPPS(11).

Boston College         IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Mike Dennhardt......  1.1  5  6  6  2  1  8 11
Chris Kowalski......  3.1  4  5  5  5  3 13 19
Dave Laufer.........  1.1  2  1  1  0  2  6  6
Kyle Prohovich......  1.0  0  0  0  1  0  3  5
Jay Jeannotte.......  1.0  4  3  3  0  0  7  8

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Casey Harman........  6.0  4  1  1  3 10 22 26
Tomas Cruz..........  3.0  2  1  1  2  3 10 12

Win - HARMAN (5-0).  Loss - DENNHARDT (1-5).  Save - CRUZ (1).
WP - DENNHARDT(2); KOWALSKI(2); CRUZ(2). HBP - by HARMAN (WISWALL); by PROHOVICH
(JOHNSON); by JEANNOTTE (CAUGHMAN). PB - ITALIANO(3).
Umpires - HP: Tom Baldinelli  1B: Doug Lee  3B: Bruce Ravan
Start: 6:33 PM   Time: 3:08   Attendance: 6064
Game: CU4021

 Play-by-Play 
                             2010 Clemson Baseball
                  Boston College at #10 Clemson - Play-by-Play
               Apr 02, 2010 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Boston College...... 100 000 010 -  2  6  1
Clemson............. 161 121 03X - 15 15  0
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Boston College starters: 5/cf ANSTON; 6/2b HAMLET; 17/1b WISWALL; 38/rf
SPATOLA; 11/3b MELCHIONDA; 24/dh WATSON; 2/ss ZAPENAS; 1/lf PERDIOS; 4/c SMITH;
21/p DENNHARDT;
Clemson starters: 26/cf EPPS; 5/2b FREEMAN; 3/lf SCHAUS; 11/rf PARKER; 12/dh
BOYD; 13/ss MILLER; 4/3b HINSON; 17/c NESTER; 30/1b LAMB; 36/p HARMAN;

Boston College 1st - ANSTON flied out to lf. HAMLET flied out to rf.
WISWALL homered to right field, RBI. SPATOLA singled to second base. MELCHIONDA
singled through the left side; SPATOLA advanced to second. WATSON struck out
swinging. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Clemson 1st - EPPS struck out swinging. FREEMAN walked. SCHAUS singled
through the left side; FREEMAN advanced to third. PARKER flied out to rf, SF,
RBI; FREEMAN scored. BOYD flied out to lf to left center. 1 run, 1 hit, 0
errors, 1 LOB.

Boston College 2nd - ZAPENAS singled to center field. PERDIOS struck out
looking. SMITH struck out swinging. ANSTON flied out to rf down the rf line.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Clemson 2nd - MILLER walked. HINSON flied out to lf to left center;
MILLER advanced to third on a throwing error by 2b. NESTER doubled down the lf
line, RBI; MILLER scored. LAMB singled to first base, RBI; NESTER scored. EPPS
doubled to left center, RBI; LAMB scored. EPPS advanced to third on a wild
pitch. FREEMAN doubled to right field, RBI; EPPS scored. KOWALSKI to p for
DENNHARDT. SCHAUS walked. SCHAUS advanced to second on a wild pitch; FREEMAN
advanced to third on a wild pitch. PARKER struck out swinging. BOYD doubled to
right field, 2 RBI; SCHAUS scored; FREEMAN scored. MILLER walked. HINSON
walked; MILLER advanced to second; BOYD advanced to third. NESTER struck out
looking. 6 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Boston College 3rd - HAMLET walked. WISWALL hit by pitch; HAMLET
advanced to second. SPATOLA flied out to cf to right center; HAMLET advanced to
third. MELCHIONDA struck out looking. WATSON struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0
hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Clemson 3rd - LAMB grounded out to 2b. EPPS walked. FREEMAN doubled to
right center, RBI; EPPS scored. SCHAUS flied out to rf; FREEMAN advanced to
third. PARKER struck out looking. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Boston College 4th - ZAPENAS fouled out to 1b. PERDIOS struck out
looking. SMITH flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 4th - BOYD flied out to lf. MILLER tripled down the rf line.
HINSON lined out to cf, SF, RBI; MILLER scored. NESTER flied out to lf. 1
run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Boston College 5th - ANSTON struck out swinging. HAMLET walked. WISWALL
flied out to lf. SPATOLA popped up to lf to left center. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 1 LOB.

Clemson 5th - LAMB grounded out to 3b. EPPS walked. EPPS stole second.
FREEMAN homered to right center, 2 RBI; EPPS scored. SCHAUS grounded out to 1b
unassisted. D. LAUFER to p for KOWALSKI. PARKER struck out swinging. 2 runs,
1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Boston College 6th - MELCHIONDA struck out swinging, out at first c to
1b. WATSON walked. ZAPENAS struck out looking. PERDIOS struck out swinging to
catcher. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Clemson 6th - McGOVERN to cf for ANSTON. ITALIANO to c for SMITH. BOYD
flied out to cf to left center. MILLER homered to left center, RBI. HINSON
singled through the right side. HINSON advanced to second on a passed ball.
NESTER flied out to cf to right center; HINSON advanced to third. KIEBOOM pinch
hit for LAMB. KIEBOOM struck out looking. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

Boston College 7th - NESTER to 1b. KIEBOOM to c. CRUZ to p for HARMAN.
ITALIANO popped up to 2b. McGOVERN flied out to cf. HAMLET flied out to cf.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 7th - MICLAT to lf for PERDIOS. PROHOVICH to p for D. LAUFER.
JOHNSON pinch hit for EPPS. JOHNSON hit by pitch. FREEMAN flied out to lf.
SCHAUS flied out to cf to left center. PARKER walked; JOHNSON advanced to
second. POHL pinch hit for BOYD. POHL reached on a fielder's choice to third
base; PARKER out at second 3b to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Boston College 8th - JOHNSON to cf. POHL to dh. WISWALL walked. SPATOLA
singled through the right side; WISWALL advanced to second. MELCHIONDA grounded
into double play ss to 2b to 1b; SPATOLA out on the play; WISWALL advanced to
third. PROHOVICH pinch hit for WATSON. /  for PROHOVICH. WISWALL scored on a
wild pitch. PROHOVICH struck out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0
LOB.

Clemson 8th - PROHOVICH to dh. JEANNOTTE to p. MILLER flied out to lf to
left center. HINSON singled through the right side. NESTER flied out to cf.
KIEBOOM singled to right center; HINSON advanced to third. JOHNSON tripled down
the rf line, 2 RBI; KIEBOOM scored; HINSON scored. CAUGHMAN pinch hit for
FREEMAN. CAUGHMAN hit by pitch. SCHAUS singled to right center, RBI; CAUGHMAN
advanced to third; JOHNSON scored. PARKER fouled out to lf down the lf line.
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Boston College 9th - CAUGHMAN to 2b. MOIR pinch hit for ZAPENAS. MOIR
walked. MICLAT singled to right field; MOIR advanced to second. ITALIANO struck
out swinging. McGOVERN flied out to lf. PAYNE pinch hit for HAMLET. PAYNE
struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

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