Baseball Reaches 40-Win Plateau


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Clemson, SC-

P.J. Zocchi pitched a career-high 8.2 scoreless innings to lead #3 Clemson to a 1-0 win over #21 College of Charleston in front of 4,259 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium Tuesday. The Tigers reached the 40-win plateau in the regular season for the first time since 2002 and improved to 40-13 overall. The Cougars dropped to 38-13.


Adrian Casanova had two hits for Clemson. Larry Cobb recorded two hits for College of Charleston.


Zocchi (5-0) struck out a career-high eight hitters and allowed five hits in 8.2 innings to earn the win for Clemson. Daniel Moskos struck out Jess Easterling on three pitches to end the game and earn his ninth save of the season for the Tigers. Clemson pitchers have now held the Cougars scoreless for 29 consecutive innings dating back to 2005, and have recorded three straight shutouts against College of Charleston. Jeff Beliveau (4-3) pitched 8.0 strong innings for the Cougars, allowing one run on four hits, but suffered the loss.


The Tigers scored the game's only run in fourth. Marquez Smith walked to lead off the inning, and moved to second on a single up the middle by Tyler Colvin, extending his hitting streak to 12 games. Travis Storrer sacrificed the runners to second and third, and Taylor Harbin walked to load the bases. Andy D'Alessio hit a sacrifice fly to left that was caught in foul territory that scored Smith. Stan Widmann then singled to left, but Colvin was thrown out at the plate by Joey Friddle.

The Cougars threatened in the sixth when Cobb doubled to right-center with one out on a ball that was lost by Clemson outfielders in the twilight sky. Cobb went to third when Chris Campbell reached on error, but Harbin and Widmann made a nice turn on a grounder up the middle by Ben Lasater for a double play to end the inning.


Herman Demmink's hitting streak came to an end at 13 games, and Brad Chalk's ended at 10 games.


Clemson returns to action Thursday when it plays host to Wake Forest in the final ACC regular season series for each team at 7:15PM at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.


Coll. of Charleston 0 (38-13)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Phillip Coker rf.........  4  0  1  0   0  1  1  0   0
Larry Cobb cf............  3  0  2  0   0  0  2  0   0
Chris Campbell 2b........  4  0  1  0   0  0  3  1   1
Ben Lasater 1b...........  3  0  0  0   1  1  7  0   1
 Jedd Cordisco pr........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Jess Easterling 3b.......  4  0  0  0   0  1  0  1   3
Alex Garabedian c........  3  0  0  0   0  1  6  1   0
Graham Maiden dh.........  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Clay McCord ph/dh.......  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Joey Friddle lf..........  3  0  1  0   0  0  2  1   0
Oliver Marmol ss.........  2  0  0  0   0  2  2  2   0
 Matt Kirkpatrick ph.....  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Steve Trask ss..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Jeff Beliveau p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  2   0
 Quinn Monsma p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 30  0  5  0   1  9 24  8   5

Clemson 1 (40-13)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Herman Demmink dh........  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Brad Chalk cf............  3  0  0  0   1  0  1  0   1
Marquez Smith 3b.........  2  1  0  0   2  0  1  2   1
Tyler Colvin lf..........  4  0  1  0   0  1  2  0   1
Travis Storrer rf........  1  0  0  0   0  1  2  0   0
Taylor Harbin 2b.........  2  0  0  0   1  0  0  6   0
Andy D'Alessio 1b........  2  0  0  1   0  2 11  0   1
Stan Widmann ss..........  3  0  1  0   0  0  2  2   0
Adrian Casanova c........  3  0  2  0   0  0  8  2   0
P.J. Zocchi p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Daniel Moskos p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 23  1  4  1   4  5 27 12   6

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Coll. of Charleston. 000 000 000 -  0  5  0
Clemson............. 000 100 00X -  1  4  3
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E - M. SMITH(2); STORRER(2); WIDMANN(20). DP - Charleston 1; 
Clemson 2. LOB - Charleston 5; Clemson 6. 2B - COBB(14); 
FRIDDLE(14). HBP - STORRER. SH - COBB(11); DEMMINK(2); 
STORRER(4). SF - D'ALESSIO(3). SB - COBB(19). CS -
FRIDDLE(6).

Coll. of Charleston    IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Jeff Beliveau.......  7.1  4  1  1  4  4 22 30
Quinn Monsma........  0.2  0  0  0  0  1  1  1

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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P.J. Zocchi.........  8.2  5  0  0  1  8 29 31
Daniel Moskos.......  0.1  0  0  0  0  1  1  1

Win - ZOCCHI (5-0).  Loss - BELIVEAU (4-3).  Save - MOSKOS (9).
HBP - by BELIVEAU (STORRER).
Umpires - HP: David Savage  1B: Steve Manders  
3B: Toby Basner
Start: 7:16   Time: 2:14   Attendance: 4259

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