#6 Clemson Takes Series With 7-2 Win Over Memphis


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Clemson's bullpen pitched 4.1 scoreless innings, and freshman Addison Johnson collected two hits and two RBIs to lead #6 Clemson to a 7-2 series-clinching victory over Memphis Sunday afternoon in front of 4,786 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.


Clemson improved to 10-4 on the season, while Memphis fell to 8-5.


Brock Schnabel (1-1) earned his first career win by pitching 1.1 scoreless innings in relief of starter Alan Farina. Schnabel gave up one hit while striking out one. Memphis starter Lance Scoggins (0-1) took the loss, as he allowed four runs in 2.0 innings pitched.


Clemson, who totaled 10 hits, was led by Johnson's 2-for-4 day with two RBIs. Doug Hogan was 2-for-4 as well. Memphis, who had only four singles in the game, was led by Will Petersen's two RBIs.


Clemson jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning. With one out, Hogan doubled down the right-field line and stole third. Alex Burg walked and then stole second. Johnson plated Hogan on an RBI groundout. David Bunnell followed with a single up the middle, scoring Burg and putting Clemson ahead 2-0.


Clemson added to its lead in the third inning. Brad Chalk walked to lead off and then stole second. Taylor Harbin walked and Andy D'Alessio reached on a fielder's choice to load the bases. Marquez Smith flied out to left field, plating Chalk. With two outs, Burg singled to right-center, scoring Harbin and increasing the lead 4-0.


Memphis got on the board in the fifth inning. K.K. Chalmers and Josh Irvin walked and advanced on stolen bases. Alex Fennell struck out swinging for out #2, but Petersen singled to left field, scoring both Chalmers and Irvin to cut the Clemson lead in half 4-2.


D'Alessio and Smith hit back-to-back singles to lead off the bottom of the fifth. Hogan reached on a fielder's choice to the pitcher that retired D'Alessio at third. Burg struck out swinging, but Smith and Hogan advanced on a passed ball on the strikeout. Smith scored on a wild pitch, then Johnson singled up the middle to score Hogan and put Clemson ahead 6-2.


An RBI double to right-center by Harbin gave Clemson a 7-2 lead in the eighth.


Schnabel, Justin Sarratt, D.J. Mitchell, and Daniel Moskos combined for 4.1 scoreless innings of relief for Clemson. Farina made his first career start as a Tiger and pitched 4.2 innings, giving up only two runs and two hits while striking out two.


Clemson returns to action Wednesday at 7:15 PM when it plays host to Georgia Southern.


Memphis 2 (8-5)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Will Petersen lf.........  4  0  1  2   0  0  2  0   0
Michael Murray ss........  3  0  0  0   1  0  2  2   2
Bill Moss 2b.............  4  0  1  0   0  0  1  3   0
Joseph Lieberman dh......  1  0  0  0   2  0  0  0   1
Adam Amar 1b.............  4  0  0  0   0  1  8  1   0
Kyle Norrid 3b...........  4  0  0  0   0  1  2  3   1
K.K. Chalmers cf.........  2  1  1  0   2  0  1  0   1
Josh Irvin rf............  3  1  1  0   1  1  0  0   1
Alex Fennell c...........  3  0  0  0   0  2  8  0   0
Lance Scoggins p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Matt Yokley p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Neil Schenk p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Will Hudgens p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 28  2  4  2   6  5 24 11   6

Clemson 7 (10-4)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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D.J. Mitchell rf/p.......  3  0  0  0   1  0  1  0   1
 J.D. Burgess ph.........  0  1  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
 Daniel Moskos p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Brad Chalk cf............  1  1  1  0   1  0  2  0   0
 Alex Lee ph/cf..........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Taylor Harbin ss.........  4  1  1  1   1  1  4  6   1
Andy D'Alessio 1b........  3  0  1  0   0  2 10  2   2
 Tim Morris ph/1b........  1  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
Marquez Smith 3b.........  3  1  1  1   0  0  0  4   0
 Ben Paulsen ph/3b.......  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   1
Doug Hogan dh............  4  2  2  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Wilson Boyd rf..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   0
Alex Burg c..............  3  1  1  1   1  1  5  1   0
Addison Johnson lf.......  4  0  2  2   0  1  0  0   2
David Bunnell 2b.........  4  0  1  1   0  0  2  1   3
Alan Farina p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Brock Schnabel p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Justin Sarratt p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 32  7 10  6   5  8 27 14  10

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Memphis............. 000 020 000 -  2  4  0
Clemson............. 022 020 01X -  7 10  1
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E - HARBIN(3). DP - Clemson 2. LOB - Memphis 6; Clemson 10. 
2B - CHALK(3); HARBIN(6); HOGAN(1). HBP - CHALK 2. 
SH - LIEBERMAN(2); D'ALESSIO(1). SF - SMITH(1). 
SB - PETERSEN(3); CHALMERS 2(7); IRVIN(1); BURGESS(1); 
CHALK 2(4); HARBIN 2(4); HOGAN(2); BURG(1). CS - MITCHELL(1).

Memphis                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Lance Scoggins......  2.0  2  4  4  3  1  8 13
Matt Yokley.........  3.0  5  2  1  0  4 13 14
Neil Schenk.........  2.0  2  0  0  1  1  7  9
Will Hudgens........  1.0  1  1  1  1  2  4  5

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Alan Farina.........  4.2  2  2  2  5  2 14 19
Brock Schnabel......  1.1  1  0  0  0  1  4  5
Justin Sarratt......  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  3  3
D.J. Mitchell.......  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  4  4
Daniel Moskos.......  1.0  0  0  0  1  2  3  4

Win - SCHNABEL (1-1).  Loss - SCOGGINS (0-1).  Save - None.
WP - YOKLEY 2(2); MITCHELL 2(3). HBP - by SCOGGINS (CHALK); 
by SCHENK (CHALK).
PB - FENNELL(2); BURG(2).
Umpires - HP: David Savage  1B: Darion Padgett  3B: Ed Haggray
Start: 1:05   Time: 2:54   Attendance: 4786
SCOGGINS faced 3 batters in the 3rd.

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