Duke Pitching Too Much In Game Two


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DURHAM, N.C. - Lefthander Christopher Manno struck out 12 batters and Duke broke open a
close game with five two-out runs in the sxith inning to defeat Clemson
10-1 in front of 1,567 fans at Jack Coombs Field on Saturday
afternoon. The Blue Devils, who evened the series 1-1, improved to 27-13
overall and 6-13 in the ACC. The Tigers fell to 19-20 overall and 7-13 in
ACC play.

Manno (4-0), making his first ACC appearance of the season, set a career
high for strikeouts with 12 in just 5.2 innings pitched. He allowed only
four hits, no runs, and three walks in throwing 112 pitches to earn the
win. Alex Hassan recorded his fifth save of the season, as he gave up one
run on three hits in 3.1 innings pitched.

Tiger starter Graham Stoneburner (4-2) suffered the loss, as he allowed
eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits in 5.2 innings pitched.

The Blue Devils took the game's first lead in the second inning thanks to a
Tiger miscue. Jonathan Nicolla led off with a single to
right-center. Kyle Kreick followed with a single through the right side on
a 1-2 pitch to move Nicolla to second. Jake Lemmerman's sacrifice bunt
advanced the runners up a base. After Ryan McCurdy fouled out for out #2,
Kreick scored on a passed ball.

Duke put its first two batters on base again in the third inning. Leadoff
batter Matt Williams reached when he was hit by a pitch on a 2-2
count. Nate Freiman followed with a line-drive single to center. Duke
loaded the bases with no outs when Jeremy Gould was hit by another
pitch. Gabriel Saade then hit a one-hopper right at shortstop Matt
Sanders. He elected to throw to third-baseman J.D. Burgess, who dropped
the ball. If Burgess would have caught the ball, he would have retired
Freiman at third, then he could have had Williams in a rundown between
third and home, as Williams froze on the hard-hit ball. But Williams
scored on the play and Duke still had the bases loaded with no
outs. However, Stoneburner struck out Nicolla and got Kreick to ground
into a 1-2-3 double play to keep the Tigers down by only two runs.

The Tigers came right back and threatened in the top of the fourth
inning. Jeff Schaus led off with a single through the right side. Two
batters later, Kyle Parker laced a single through the left side. Wilson
Boyd's walk loaded the bases with one out. But Ben Paulsen struck out
looking and Sanders also struck out to end the inning.

In the fifth inning, Freiman smashed an opposite-field, solo home run down
the right-field line to up Duke's lead to 3-0.

Duke added to its lead in the sixth inning with five two-out runs. Tom
Luciano led off with an infield single. Two batters later, Lemmerman
reached on a fielder's choice, as Luciano was retired at second base. With
two outs, Stoneburner hit the next two Blue Devils to load the
bases. Williams unloaded the bases with a three-run double to
right-center. It was Duke's first hit with runners in scoring position in
the series. Freiman followed with another opposite-field home run, this
time scoring two runs, to increase Duke's lead to 8-0. It was his second
long ball of the game and seventh of the season.

The Tigers finally dented the scoreboard with one run in the seventh
inning. Sanders led off with a double to left-center. Two batters later,
pinch-hitter John Hinson flied out to deep center, as Sanders tagged up and
went to third. Luciano's throw back to the infield was errant, allowing
Sanders to round third and score.

The Blue Devils added two insurance runs in the eighth inning. Lemmerman
led off with a single through right side. McCurdy reached on a throwing
error by Hinson, and both Lemmerman and McCurdy advanced a base on the
errant throw. Hassan followed with a single through the right side to
score Lemmerman and move McCurdy to third base. Williams then reached on a
fielder's choice, as McCurdy scored.

Freiman led Duke's 10-hit attack by going 3-for-3 with two homers, three
RBIs, a walk, and hit-by-pitch, as he reached base in all five of his plate
appearances. Williams added four RBIs as well.

Schaus had two hits for the Tigers, who totaled seven hits in the contest.

Clemson and Duke will play the series-finale on Sunday at 1:00 PM.

 2008 Clemson Baseball
                                Clemson at Duke
                 Apr 19, 2008 at Durham, NC (Jack Coombs Field)

Clemson 1 (19-20,7-13 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Mike Freeman 2b..........  3  0  1  0   1  1  3  1   1
Jeff Schaus lf...........  4  0  2  0   0  1  1  0   0
Doug Hogan c.............  3  0  0  0   1  2  5  2   2
Kyle Parker rf...........  4  0  1  0   0  2  1  0   0
Wilson Boyd cf...........  3  0  1  0   1  1  3  0   0
Ben Paulsen 1b...........  4  0  0  0   0  2  9  1   2
Matt Sanders ss..........  4  1  1  0   0  2  2  3   3
Adam Ward dh.............  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Alex Lee ph/dh..........  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
J.D. Burgess 3b..........  2  0  1  0   0  0  0  3   0
 John Hinson ph/3b.......  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Graham Stoneburner p.....  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Justin Sarratt p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Clinton McKinney p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 33  1  7  0   3 13 24 12   8

Duke 10 (27-13,6-13 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Alex Hassan cf/p.........  4  1  1  1   0  0  1  0   1
Matt Williams c..........  4  2  1  4   0  0 13  0   0
Nate Freiman 1b..........  3  2  3  3   1  0  3  1   0
Jeremy Gould lf..........  4  0  1  0   0  0  3  0   0
Gabriel Saade 2b.........  5  0  0  1   0  2  1  2   4
Jonathan Nicolla dh......  2  1  1  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Tom Luciano cf..........  2  0  1  0   0  0  3  0   0
Kyle Kreick rf...........  4  0  1  0   0  0  1  0   2
 Michael Ghizzoni rf.....  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Jake Lemmerman ss........  3  2  1  0   0  0  2  0   0
Ryan McCurdy 3b..........  3  2  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Christopher Manno p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
Totals................... 34 10 10  9   1  3 27  5   7

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Clemson............. 000 000 100 -  1  7  2
Duke................ 011 015 02X - 10 10  1
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E - BURGESS(3); J. HINSON(7); LUCIANO(1). DP - Clemson 1. LOB - Clemson 8;
Duke 7. 2B - SANDERS(4); WILLIAMS(9). HR - FREIMAN 2(7). HBP - HASSAN;
WILLIAMS; FREIMAN; GOULD; McCURDY. SH - LEMMERMAN(2). CS - FREEMAN(3).

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Graham Stoneburner..  5.2  8  8  7  1  2 24 30
Justin Sarratt......  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  1  1
Clinton McKinney....  2.0  2  2  1  0  1  9 10

Duke                   IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Christopher Manno...  5.2  4  0  0  3 12 20 23
Alex Hassan.........  3.1  3  1  1  0  1 13 13

Win - MANNO (4-0).  Loss - STONEBURNER (4-2).  Save - HASSAN (5).
HBP - by STONEBURNER (WILLIAMS); by STONEBURNER (GOULD); by STONEBURNER
(McCURDY); by STONEBURNER (HASSAN); by McKINNEY (FREIMAN). PB - HOGAN(8).
Umpires - HP: Tim O'Toole  1B: Paul Guillie  3B: Robert Perez
Start: 2:01   Time: 2:40   Attendance: 1567
Game: CU4191


 Play-by-Play 
                             2008 Clemson Baseball
                         Clemson at Duke - Play-by-Play
                 Apr 19, 2008 at Durham, NC (Jack Coombs Field)


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Clemson............. 000 000 100 -  1  7  2
Duke................ 011 015 02X - 10 10  1
-------------------------------------------

Clemson starters: 5/2b FREEMAN; 3/lf SCHAUS; 30/c HOGAN; 25/rf PARKER; 12/cf
BOYD; 10/1b PAULSEN; 21/ss SANDERS; 37/dh WARD; 1/3b BURGESS; 15/p STONEBURNER;
Duke starters: 32/cf HASSAN; 18/c WILLIAMS; 42/1b FREIMAN; 19/lf GOULD; 14/2b
SAADE; 34/dh NICOLLA; 9/rf KREICK; 12/ss LEMMERMAN; 10/3b McCURDY; 49/p MANNO;

Clemson 1st - FREEMAN walked. SCHAUS struck out swinging. FREEMAN out at
second p to 1b to ss, caught stealing, picked off. HOGAN struck out swinging.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Duke 1st - HASSAN grounded out to ss. WILLIAMS lined out to cf. FREIMAN
walked. GOULD singled up the middle; FREIMAN advanced to second. SAADE struck
out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Clemson 2nd - PARKER struck out swinging. BOYD struck out looking.
PAULSEN struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Duke 2nd - NICOLLA singled to right center. KREICK singled through the
right side; NICOLLA advanced to second. LEMMERMAN out at first 1b to 2b, SAC,
bunt; KREICK advanced to second; NICOLLA advanced to third. McCURDY fouled out
to 1b. KREICK advanced to third on a passed ball; NICOLLA scored on a passed
ball, unearned. HASSAN grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

Clemson 3rd - SANDERS struck out swinging. WARD grounded out to p.
BURGESS singled to left field. FREEMAN struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0
errors, 1 LOB.

Duke 3rd - WILLIAMS hit by pitch. FREIMAN singled to center field;
WILLIAMS advanced to second. GOULD hit by pitch; FREIMAN advanced to second;
WILLIAMS advanced to third. SAADE reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop,
RBI; GOULD advanced to second; FREIMAN advanced to third on a muffed throw by
3b, assist by ss; WILLIAMS scored. NICOLLA struck out swinging. KREICK grounded
into double play p to c to 1b; FREIMAN out on the play. 1 run, 1 hit, 1
error, 2 LOB.

Clemson 4th - SCHAUS singled through the right side. HOGAN struck out
swinging. PARKER singled through the left side; SCHAUS advanced to second. BOYD
walked; PARKER advanced to second; SCHAUS advanced to third. PAULSEN struck out
looking. SANDERS struck out swinging. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Duke 4th - LEMMERMAN grounded out to ss. McCURDY grounded out to 2b.
HASSAN flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 5th - WARD struck out swinging. BURGESS flied out to lf. FREEMAN
lined out to cf to left center. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Duke 5th - WILLIAMS lined out to cf. FREIMAN homered down the rf line,
RBI. GOULD flied out to rf to right center. SAADE grounded out to 3b. 1 run,
1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 6th - SCHAUS lined out to 2b. HOGAN walked. PARKER struck out
looking. BOYD singled through the right side; HOGAN advanced to third. HASSAN
to p. LUCIANO to cf for NICOLLA. /  for MANNO. PAULSEN reached on a fielder's
choice to second base; BOYD out at second 2b to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,
2 LOB.

Duke 6th - LUCIANO singled to shortstop. KREICK fouled out to c.
LEMMERMAN reached on a fielder's choice to third base; LUCIANO out at second 3b
to 2b. McCURDY hit by pitch; LEMMERMAN advanced to second. HASSAN hit by pitch;
McCURDY advanced to second; LEMMERMAN advanced to third. WILLIAMS doubled to
right center, 3 RBI; HASSAN scored; McCURDY scored; LEMMERMAN scored. FREIMAN
homered to right field, 2 RBI; WILLIAMS scored. SARRATT to p for STONEBURNER.
GOULD flied out to cf. 5 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 7th - SANDERS doubled to left center. LEE pinch hit for WARD.
LEE lined out to cf. J. HINSON pinch hit for BURGESS. J. HINSON flied out to
cf; SANDERS advanced to third, scored on a throwing error by cf. FREEMAN
singled through the right side. SCHAUS singled through the right side; FREEMAN
advanced to third. HOGAN flied out to rf to right center. 1 run, 3 hits, 1
error, 2 LOB.

Duke 7th - LEE to dh. J. HINSON to 3b. McKINNEY to p for SARRATT. SAADE
popped up to ss. LUCIANO grounded out to c, bunt. KREICK fouled out to 1b. 0
runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 8th - GHIZZONI to rf for KREICK. PARKER flied out to lf down the
lf line. BOYD flied out to cf to right center. PAULSEN grounded out to 1b
unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Duke 8th - LEMMERMAN singled through the right side. McCURDY reached on
a throwing error by 3b, advanced to second on the error; LEMMERMAN advanced to
second, advanced to third on the error. HASSAN singled through the right side,
RBI; McCURDY advanced to third; LEMMERMAN scored. WILLIAMS reached on a
fielder's choice to third base, RBI; HASSAN out at second 3b to 2b; McCURDY
scored, unearned. FREIMAN hit by pitch; WILLIAMS advanced to second. GOULD
popped up to ss to left field. SAADE struck out swinging. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1
error, 2 LOB.

Clemson 9th - SANDERS flied out to lf to left center. LEE struck out
swinging. J. HINSON grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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