Another Close ACC Loss For Clemson Baseball


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CLEMSON - NC State and Clemson opened up a three game series, with the Pack geting the best of the Tigers, 5-4, in front of 4,560 fans. The game saw three lead changes, highlighted by a set of back-to-back homeruns for each team.

With the win, NC State moves to 13-5 (4-3 ACC), while the Tigers fall to 12-7 (2-5 ACC). Joey Cutler (3-0) picked up the win in relief, while Casey Harman (0-2) was the pitcher of record for the Tigers. Jimmy Gillheeney picked up his fourth save of the season for the Pack, who broke a seven game losing skid in Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

The Wolfpack got the scoring started in the top of the third inning when Tommy Foschi led off with a double down the left field line off of starter Ryan Hinson. After a strikeout, a groundout by Dallas Poulk moved Foschi to third. Marcus Jones followed with a double over right fielder Alex Lee's head, plating Foschi. Matt Payne followed with a single over shortstop Stan Widmann's glove, scoring Jones. Payne was then thrown out trying to advance to second, ending the inning.

The Tigers took the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning. Wilson Boyd started the rally with a one-out single to second base. Doug Hogan was able to draw a walk, putting two on for Ben Paulsen, who ripped his sixth homerun of the season to left-center field. Freshman Kyle Parker, who was 3-for-5 on the evening, followed with his sixth homer of the season, blasting the pitch just to the left of Hogan's, giving the Tigers a 4-2 lead.

NC State answered in the top of the sixth. Matt Payne led off the inning with a triple to deep left-center. On the 0-1 pitch to the next batter, Ryan Pond, Hogan picked Payne off third. On the next pitch, Pond drilled Hinson's 0-2 offering over the fence in left-center field. Russell Wilson followed with a solo homer to deep left, knotting the game at four apiece and ending Hinson's outing.

The Wolfpack grabbed the lead back in the top of the eighth inning on a sac fly as Payne and Pond each singled through the left side. Pat Ferguson then sacrificed, moving Payne and Pond to second and third. Pinch hitter Nick Stanley then lofted a high fly ball down the left field line, which Jeff Schaus caught, but the ball was deep enough to score Payne, giving the Pack a 5-4 lead going into the bottom half of the eighth.

Clemson threatened in the eighth, as Schaus walked and John Nester singled back up the middle. Mike Freeman then drew the infield in on a bunting situation and swung, hitting a grounder to the second baseman, Poulk, who was able to tag Nester and throw to first, beating Freeman to the bag. Schaus moved to third on the play, but was stranded when pinch-hitter John Hinson grounded out to shortstop.

Stan Widmann led off the ninth inning with a double, lacing the pitch down the left field line. Boyd followed with a strikeout before Doug Hogan walked, putting Tigers on first and second. With one out, Paulsen struck out looking and Parker grounded out to first to end the game.

Clemson will continue the three-game series with NC State Saturday night at 7 pm.

2008 Clemson Baseball
                             N.C. State at Clemson
               Mar 21, 2008 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)

N.C. State 5 (13-5,4-3 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Devon Cartwright lf......  5  0  1  0   0  2  1  0   0
Dallas Poulk 2b..........  4  0  0  0   0  1  2  6   0
Marcus Jones cf..........  4  1  2  1   0  1  4  1   3
Matt Payne rf/3b.........  3  1  3  1   1  0  0  0   0
Ryan Pond 1b.............  4  1  2  1   0  0 11  0   2
Russell Wilson dh........  3  1  1  1   0  1  0  0   0
 Pat Ferguson ph/dh......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Drew Martin 3b...........  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  2   0
 Nick Stanley ph.........  0  0  0  1   0  0  0  0   0
 Wade Moore rf...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Chris Schaeffer c........  4  0  0  0   0  1  8  0   1
Tommy Foschi ss..........  4  1  2  0   0  0  0  1   0
Eric Surkamp p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Joey Cutler p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Alex Sogard p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Kyle Rutter p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Jimmy Gillheeney p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 34  5 11  5   1  7 27 11   6

Clemson 4 (12-7,2-5 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Stan Widmann ss..........  5  0  1  0   0  3  2  1   3
Wilson Boyd cf...........  5  1  1  0   0  1  2  0   0
Doug Hogan c.............  3  1  1  0   2  0  6  2   0
Ben Paulsen 1b...........  3  1  1  3   2  1  8  1   1
Kyle Parker 3b...........  5  1  3  1   0  0  1  2   2
Jeff Schaus lf...........  2  0  0  0   2  2  3  1   2
John Nester dh...........  3  0  2  0   0  0  0  0   0
Mike Freeman 2b..........  4  0  0  0   0  0  3  3   1
Alex Lee rf..............  2  0  0  0   1  0  1  0   0
 J.D. Burgess ph.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 John Hinson ph..........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   1
 D.J. Mitchell rf........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Ryan Hinson p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Casey Harman p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Justin Sarratt p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
Totals................... 33  4  9  4   7  7 27 12  10

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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N.C. State.......... 002 002 010 -  5 11  0
Clemson............. 000 040 000 -  4  9  1
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E - FREEMAN(3). DP - N.C. State 2. LOB - N.C. State 6; Clemson 10. 2B -
JONES(3); FOSCHI(4); WIDMANN(4); HOGAN(7). 3B - PAYNE(1). HR - POND(4);
WILSON(1); PAULSEN(6); PARKER(6). SH - POULK(1); FERGUSON(1); NESTER(1). SF
- STANLEY(1). SB - JONES(6).

N.C. State             IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Eric Surkamp........  6.0  7  4  4  4  5 24 29
Joey Cutler.........  1.0  0  0  0  1  0  2  3
Alex Sogard.........  0.2  1  0  0  1  0  2  3
Kyle Rutter.........  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  1  1
Jimmy Gillheeney....  1.0  1  0  0  1  2  4  5

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Ryan Hinson.........  5.1  8  4  4  1  6 23 24
Casey Harman........  1.2  3  1  1  0  1  7  8
Justin Sarratt......  2.0  0  0  0  0  0  4  6

Win - CUTLER (3-0).  Loss - HARMAN (0-2).  Save - J.GILLHEENEY (4).
WP - SURKAMP 2(4).
Umpires - HP: Mark Chapman  1B: Tony Maners  3B: Darrell Arnold
Start: 6:03   Time: 2:53   Attendance: 4560
HARMAN faced 2 batters in the 8th.
Game: CU3211


 Play-by-Play 
                             2008 Clemson Baseball
                      N.C. State at Clemson - Play-by-Play
               Mar 21, 2008 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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N.C. State.......... 002 002 010 -  5 11  0
Clemson............. 000 040 000 -  4  9  1
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N.C. State starters: 2/lf CARTWRIGHT; 6/2b POULK; 20/cf JONES; 15/rf PAYNE;
24/1b POND; 3/dh WILSON; 7/3b MARTIN; 34/c SCHAEFFER; 1/ss FOSCHI; 43/p
SURKAMP;
Clemson starters: 6/ss WIDMANN; 12/cf BOYD; 30/c HOGAN; 10/1b PAULSEN; 25/3b
PARKER; 3/lf SCHAUS; 17/dh NESTER; 5/2b FREEMAN; 19/rf LEE; 45/p R. HINSON;

N.C. State 1st - CARTWRIGHT struck out swinging. POULK struck out
looking. JONES singled up the middle. JONES stole second, failed pickoff
attempt. PAYNE walked. POND popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2
LOB.

Clemson 1st - WIDMANN grounded out to 2b. BOYD grounded out to 2b. HOGAN
doubled to left field. PAULSEN grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,
1 LOB.

N.C. State 2nd - WILSON grounded out to 1b unassisted. MARTIN popped up
to ss to left center. SCHAEFFER struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 2nd - PARKER singled down the rf line. SCHAUS walked; PARKER
advanced to second. NESTER out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; SCHAUS advanced to
second; PARKER advanced to third. FREEMAN reached on a fielder's choice to
pitcher, bunt; SCHAUS advanced to third; PARKER out at home p to c. FREEMAN
advanced to second on a wild pitch. LEE walked. WIDMANN struck out swinging,
reached on a fielder's choice; LEE advanced to second; FREEMAN advanced to
third; SCHAUS out at home c unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

N.C. State 3rd - FOSCHI doubled to left field. CARTWRIGHT struck out
looking. POULK grounded out to 2b; FOSCHI advanced to third. JONES doubled to
right field, RBI; FOSCHI scored. PAYNE singled to left field, RBI, out at
second lf to 3b to 2b; JONES scored. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 3rd - BOYD lined out to 1b. HOGAN flied out to cf to right
center. PAULSEN walked. PARKER singled through the left side; PAULSEN advanced
to second. SCHAUS struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

N.C. State 4th - POND grounded out to 2b. WILSON struck out swinging.
MARTIN struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 4th - NESTER flied out to cf to left center. FREEMAN flied out
to lf. LEE grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

N.C. State 5th - SCHAEFFER flied out to cf. FOSCHI singled to right
field. CARTWRIGHT reached on a fielding error by 2b; FOSCHI advanced to second.
POULK lined out to lf. JONES flied out to rf down the rf line. 0 runs, 1
hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Clemson 5th - WIDMANN struck out swinging. BOYD singled to second base.
HOGAN walked; BOYD advanced to second. PAULSEN homered to left center, 3 RBI;
HOGAN scored; BOYD scored. PARKER homered to left field, RBI. SCHAUS struck out
swinging to catcher. NESTER singled to third base. NESTER advanced to second on
a wild pitch. FREEMAN grounded out to 2b. 4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

N.C. State 6th - PAYNE tripled to right field. PAYNE out at third c to
3b, picked off. POND homered to left field, RBI. WILSON homered to left center,
RBI. HARMAN to p for R. HINSON. MARTIN grounded out to 3b. SCHAEFFER flied out
to cf to right center. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 6th - LEE grounded out to 1b unassisted. WIDMANN struck out
swinging to catcher. BOYD fouled out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0
LOB.

N.C. State 7th - FOSCHI grounded out to 2b. CARTWRIGHT singled to left
field. POULK grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; CARTWRIGHT advanced to second. JONES
struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

Clemson 7th - CUTLER to p for SURKAMP. HOGAN flied out to cf. PAULSEN
walked. PARKER flied into double play cf to 2b to 1b; PAULSEN out on the play.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

N.C. State 8th - PAYNE singled through the left side. POND singled
through the left side; PAYNE advanced to second. SARRATT to p for HARMAN.
FERGUSON pinch hit for WILSON. FERGUSON out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; POND
advanced to second; PAYNE advanced to third. STANLEY pinch hit for MARTIN.
STANLEY fouled out to lf down the lf line, SF, RBI; PAYNE scored. SCHAEFFER
flied out to lf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Clemson 8th - PAYNE to 3b. FERGUSON to dh. MOORE to rf for STANLEY.
SOGARD to p for CUTLER. SCHAUS walked. NESTER singled to center field; SCHAUS
advanced to second. FREEMAN grounded into double play 2b to 1b; NESTER out on
the play; SCHAUS advanced to third. BURGESS pinch hit for LEE. RUTTER to p for
SOGARD. J. HINSON pinch hit for BURGESS. J. HINSON grounded out to ss. 0
runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

N.C. State 9th - MITCHELL to rf for J. HINSON. FOSCHI lined out to 2b.
CARTWRIGHT grounded out to ss. POULK out at first 1b to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 9th - J.GILLHEENEY to p for RUTTER. WIDMANN doubled down the lf
line. BOYD struck out swinging. HOGAN walked. PAULSEN struck out looking.
PARKER grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

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