Boyd's Single In 7th Lifts Tigers Over Wofford


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CLEMSON - The #17 Tigers made Head Coach Jack Leggett?s 54th birthday a happy one with a 9-7 win over Wofford on Wednesday in front of 3,710 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Wilson Boyd?s two-out, two-run single in the seventh inning capped Clemson?s comeback from a 7-2 deficit early in the game. The Tigers scored the game?s last seven runs to improve to 6-2 on the season, while the Terriers fell to 6-2.

Every Tiger starter had a hit, as Clemson totaled 14 in all. Jeff Schaus went 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs. Stan Widmann also totaled three RBIs and Wilson Boyd added two RBIs. Doug Hogan extended his hitting streak to 23 games, the sixth-longest streak in school history, with a single in the third inning as well. Three Terriers had two hits apiece to lead their 11-hit attack.

Sophomore lefthander Matt Zoltak (1-0) pitched 2.0 scoreless innings of relief, walking none and striking out three to earn the win. Matt Vaughn pitched a perfect ninth inning to notch his third save of the year. Wofford reliever Scott Summers (2-1) took the loss after allowing two runs on two hits in 1.0 inning pitched.

The Tigers scratched one run in the second inning. Schaus led off with a single up the middle and moved to second on a wild pitch. J.D. Burgess and Chris Epps drew back-to-back walks to load the bases. Widmann then plated Schaus with a sacrifice fly.

The Terriers took the lead in the top of third inning. Jake Williams led off with an infield single. Sterling Dye doubled to right, scoring Williams. Michael Gilmartin then singled to left field to plate Dye and put Wofford ahead 2-1.

Clemson tied the score in the bottom of the third inning, as Schaus laced a single through the right side to score Ben Paulsen.

Three costly Tiger miscues in the top of the fourth inning helped the Terriers score five runs and take a 7-2 lead. After the leadoff batter was retired, Emre Caglayan and Williams walked. Dye followed with a potential inning-ending double play grounder, but J.D. Burgess could not come up with the one-hopper. The ball went into left-center as Widmann collected the ball. Widmann?s throw to third base was errant and went out of play. All three Terriers scored on the wild play. They were the first runs given up by the Tigers in the fourth inning this season.

Back-to-back doubles by Gilmartin and Shane Kirkley plated another run, then a fielding error by Widmann with two outs allowed Kirkley to score the fifth run of the frame.

But the Tigers responded with five runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth inning to tie the score. Epps led off with a walk and Matt Sanders followed with a double to left, his first hit as a Tiger. Widmann singled up the middle, scoring both Epps and Sanders, to bring the Tigers within three runs.

Widmann, who reached second on the throw, then stole third. Hogan drew a walk and stole second, then Paulsen hit a grounder to first. Mo Seay elected to try to retire Widmann at the plate, but the throw was offline, allowing Widmann to slide in safe. Two batters later with two outs, Schaus tied the score with a triple to right that scored both Parker and Paulsen.

In the seventh inning, Burgess led off with a single to center and Epps drew a walk, his third of the game. Three batters later with two outs, Boyd singled to right to score both Burgess and Epps and give the Tigers a 9-7 lead.

The Tigers will be back in action this weekend at Wake Forest in the ACC opener for both teams. Game times are 2:30 on Friday, 2:30 on Saturday, and 1:00 on Sunday.


2008 Clemson Baseball
                             Wofford at #17 Clemson
               Mar 05, 2008 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)

Wofford 7 (6-2)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Sterling Dye rf..........  5  2  1  1   0  1  4  0   2
Michael Gilmartin ss.....  5  1  2  1   0  2  3  2   0
Shane Kirkley 3b.........  4  1  2  1   0  0  1  3   0
Mo Seay 1b...............  5  0  1  0   0  3  5  0   1
Adam Kearney dh..........  5  0  1  0   0  2  0  0   2
Ryan Toniolo 2b..........  5  0  0  0   0  2  4  2   3
Keith Munns c............  5  0  1  0   0  0  5  2   0
Emre Caglayan lf.........  3  1  1  0   1  1  0  0   1
 Kyle Behrendt lf........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Jake Williams cf.........  3  2  2  0   1  1  2  0   0
Tom Dolinak p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Chip Hunt p.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 John Cornely p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Scott Summers p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Ben Austin p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 40  7 11  3   2 12 24  9   9

Clemson 9 (6-2)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Stan Widmann ss..........  3  1  1  3   0  0  0  1   0
Wilson Boyd cf/lf........  5  0  2  2   0  0  6  0   3
Doug Hogan c.............  4  0  1  0   1  1 12  0   1
Ben Paulsen 1b...........  5  2  3  1   0  1  5  0   0
Kyle Parker dh...........  4  1  1  0   0  0  0  0   2
Jeff Schaus lf...........  4  1  3  3   1  0  0  0   1
 D.J. Mitchell cf........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
J.D. Burgess 2b..........  4  1  1  0   1  0  1  1   3
Chris Epps rf............  1  2  1  0   3  0  3  0   0
 Alex Lee rf.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Matt Sanders 3b..........  3  1  1  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Mike Freeman ph/3b......  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  1   0
Casey Harman p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Clinton McKinney p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Justin Sarratt p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Matt Zoltak p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Matt Vaughn p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 34  9 14  9   6  3 27  4  10

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Wofford............. 002 500 000 -  7 11  1
Clemson............. 011 500 20X -  9 14  3
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E - AUSTIN(1); WIDMANN 2(4); BURGESS(1). DP - Wofford 2. LOB - Wofford 9;
Clemson 10. 2B - DYE(1); GILMARTIN(2); KIRKLEY(5); PAULSEN(2); EPPS(1);
SANDERS(1). 3B - SCHAUS(1). HBP - KIRKLEY. SH - WIDMANN(1); PARKER(1). SF -
WIDMANN(2). SB - CAGLAYAN(3); WIDMANN(1); HOGAN(1).

Wofford                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Tom Dolinak.........  3.2  8  7  7  4  0 18 23
Chip Hunt...........  1.1  2  0  0  0  0  6  6
John Cornely........  1.0  1  0  0  0  1  4  4
Scott Summers.......  1.0  2  2  2  1  2  4  6
Ben Austin..........  1.0  1  0  0  1  0  2  4

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Casey Harman........  3.0  6  2  2  0  4 15 15
Clinton McKinney....  0.1  1  4  3  2  0  3  5
Justin Sarratt......  2.2  2  1  0  0  4 11 12
Matt Zoltak.........  2.0  2  0  0  0  3  8  8
Matt Vaughn.........  1.0  0  0  0  0  1  3  3

Win - ZOLTAK (1-0).  Loss - SUMMERS (2-1).  Save - VAUGHN (3).
WP - DOLINAK(2). HBP - by SARRATT (KIRKLEY).
Umpires - HP: Craig Barron  1B: Steve Manders  3B: Jeremy Dupree
Start: 4:03   Time: 2:58   Attendance: 3710
Game: CU3051


 Play-by-Play 
                             2008 Clemson Baseball
                     Wofford at #17 Clemson - Play-by-Play
               Mar 05, 2008 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Wofford............. 002 500 000 -  7 11  1
Clemson............. 011 500 20X -  9 14  3
-------------------------------------------

Wofford starters: 4/rf DYE; 10/ss GILMARTIN; 8/3b KIRKLEY; 6/1b SEAY; 27/dh
KEARNEY; 18/2b TONIOLO; 11/c MUNNS; 3/lf CAGLAYAN; 17/cf WILLIAMS; 36/p
DOLINAK;
Clemson starters: 6/ss WIDMANN; 12/cf BOYD; 30/c HOGAN; 10/1b PAULSEN; 25/dh
PARKER; 3/lf SCHAUS; 1/2b BURGESS; 26/rf EPPS; 21/3b SANDERS; 36/p HARMAN;

Wofford 1st - DYE flied out to cf. GILMARTIN struck out swinging.
KIRKLEY singled to right field. SEAY struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0
errors, 1 LOB.

Clemson 1st - WIDMANN flied out to rf. BOYD singled up the middle. HOGAN
fouled out to 1b. PAULSEN singled to left center; BOYD advanced to third.
PARKER flied out to rf to right center. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Wofford 2nd - KEARNEY struck out looking. TONIOLO flied out to cf to
right center. MUNNS singled up the middle. CAGLAYAN flied out to rf. 0 runs,
1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Clemson 2nd - SCHAUS singled up the middle. SCHAUS advanced to second on
a wild pitch. BURGESS walked. EPPS walked; BURGESS advanced to second; SCHAUS
advanced to third. SANDERS popped up to ss. WIDMANN flied out to cf to left
center, SF, RBI; SCHAUS scored. BOYD reached on a fielder's choice to
shortstop; EPPS out at second ss unassisted. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2
LOB.

Wofford 3rd - WILLIAMS singled to shortstop. DYE doubled to right field,
RBI; WILLIAMS scored. GILMARTIN singled to left field, RBI; DYE scored. KIRKLEY
fouled out to 1b. SEAY struck out swinging. KEARNEY singled to left field;
GILMARTIN advanced to second. TONIOLO flied out to cf to right center. 2
runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Clemson 3rd - HOGAN singled through the left side. PAULSEN doubled to
left field; HOGAN advanced to third. PARKER reached on a fielder's choice to
third base; PAULSEN advanced to third on the throw; HOGAN out at home 3b to c.
SCHAUS singled through the right side, RBI; PARKER advanced to third; PAULSEN
scored. BURGESS grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; SCHAUS out on the
play. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Wofford 4th - McKINNEY to p for HARMAN. MUNNS grounded out to 3b.
CAGLAYAN walked. CAGLAYAN stole second. WILLIAMS walked. DYE reached on a
fielder's choice to second base, advanced to second on the error, advanced to
third on a throwing error by ss, scored on the error; WILLIAMS advanced to
second on a fielding error by 2b, scored on the error, unearned; CAGLAYAN
advanced to third, scored on the error. GILMARTIN doubled to right center.
SARRATT to p for McKINNEY. KIRKLEY doubled to left field, RBI; GILMARTIN
scored. SEAY flied out to rf; KIRKLEY advanced to third. KEARNEY reached on a
fielding error by ss; KIRKLEY scored, unearned. TONIOLO grounded out to 2b.
5 runs, 2 hits, 3 errors, 1 LOB.

Clemson 4th - EPPS walked. SANDERS doubled to left field; EPPS advanced
to third. WIDMANN singled up the middle, 2 RBI, advanced to second on the
throw; SANDERS scored; EPPS scored. BOYD popped up to ss. WIDMANN stole third.
HOGAN walked. HOGAN stole second. PAULSEN reached on a fielder's choice to
first base, RBI; HOGAN advanced to third; WIDMANN scored. PARKER reached on a
fielder's choice to third base; PAULSEN advanced to second; HOGAN out at home
3b to c. HUNT to p for DOLINAK. SCHAUS tripled to right field, 2 RBI; PARKER
scored; PAULSEN scored. BURGESS flied out to rf. 5 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

Wofford 5th - MUNNS flied out to cf to right center. CAGLAYAN struck out
swinging. WILLIAMS struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 5th - EPPS doubled to right field. SANDERS flied out to cf to
left center. WIDMANN popped up to 2b. BOYD popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0
errors, 1 LOB.

Wofford 6th - DYE struck out looking. GILMARTIN flied out to cf. KIRKLEY
hit by pitch. SEAY singled through the left side; KIRKLEY advanced to second.
KEARNEY struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Clemson 6th - CORNELY to p for HUNT. HOGAN grounded out to 3b. PAULSEN
struck out swinging. PARKER singled to center field. SCHAUS flied out to rf to
right center. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Wofford 7th - ZOLTAK to p for SARRATT. TONIOLO struck out looking. MUNNS
fouled out to 2b down the rf line. CAGLAYAN singled up the middle. WILLIAMS
singled to right field; CAGLAYAN advanced to second. DYE flied out to rf down
the rf line. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Clemson 7th - BEHRENDT to lf for CAGLAYAN. SUMMERS to p for CORNELY.
BURGESS singled to center field. EPPS walked; BURGESS advanced to second.
FREEMAN pinch hit for SANDERS. FREEMAN struck out, bunt. WIDMANN grounded out
to c, SAC, bunt; EPPS advanced to second; BURGESS advanced to third. BOYD
singled to right field, 2 RBI, advanced to second on the throw; EPPS scored;
BURGESS scored. HOGAN struck out swinging. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

Wofford 8th - FREEMAN to 3b. GILMARTIN struck out looking. KIRKLEY
grounded out to 3b. SEAY struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0
LOB.

Clemson 8th - AUSTIN to p for SUMMERS. PAULSEN singled up the middle.
PARKER out at first c to 2b, SAC, bunt; PAULSEN advanced to second. PAULSEN
advanced to third on a throwing error by p, failed pickoff attempt. SCHAUS
walked. BURGESS grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; SCHAUS out on the
play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Wofford 9th - BOYD to lf. MITCHELL to cf for SCHAUS. LEE to rf for EPPS.
VAUGHN to p for ZOLTAK. KEARNEY flied out to lf down the lf line. TONIOLO
struck out looking. MUNNS grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0
LOB.

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