Errors Prove Costly As Tigers Fall To BC


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CLEMSON - Boston College scored a combined five runs in the last two innings to defeat #24 Clemson 7-6 in the second game of a three-game series in front of 3,995 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday. The Eagles, who took a 2-0 series lead, improved to 8-7 overall and 2-3 in the ACC, while the Tigers fell to 9-6 overall and 1-4 in ACC play.

Lefty reliever Pat Dean (1-1) earned the win for the Eagles. In 2.0 innings pitched, he allowed just one hit, two unearned runs, and two walks while striking out one. Chris Kowalski pitched the final inning, allowing one unearned run off two hits while striking out two to record his first save of the season.

Tiger reliever Casey Harman (0-1) faced just one batter in the eighth inning and allowed one unearned run to take the loss. Starter D.J. Mitchell, who did not factor into the decision, pitched a career-long 7.1 innings and allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out a career-tying six and walking two.

The Tigers scored two runs in the first to take a quick lead. With two outs, Doug Hogan was hit by a pitch and stole second. Ben Paulsen then drove Hogan home with a double to right-center. Jeff Schaus followed with a double through the left side to plate Paulsen.

The Orange and Purple scored one more run in the second. Mike Freeman led off the frame with a single to center and a throwing error by catcher Tony Sanchez allowed him to move up to third. Two batters later, Boyd singled to left-center to score Freeman and put the Tigers up 3-0.

Boston College responded with two runs in the top of the fourth. Sanchez hit his third home run of the season, a one-out solo shot to left. Eric Campbell drew a walk and stole second. Michael Belfiore then hit a two-out single up the middle to plate Campbell.

The Eagles took a 4-3 three lead in the eighth, as Campbell hit a one-out double to left-center. Sam Shaughnessy then came in to pinch run for Ryan Akel, who reached first on a throwing error by John Hinson. Belfiore singled through the right side on a well-executed hit-and-run to plate Campbell and move Shaughnessy to third. With two outs, Garret Smith singled through the right side to score Shaughnessy.

Boston College added three insurance runs in the ninth to increase its advantage to 7-3. Barry Butera and Matt Hamlet led off with back-to-back singles through the left side. Butera then scored on ball hit by Campbell that was dropped by Boyd. The error put Hamlet and Campbell in scoring position. With two outs, Belfiore doubled to right-center, scoring both Hamlet and Campbell.

The Tigers rallied with three runs in the bottom of the inning, but they fell just short. Pinch-hitter J.D. Burgess led off the frame with a walk. Freeman then reached first on a fielder's choice that was mishandled by Smith to allow Burgess to reach second on the error. Stan Widmann then hit another fielder's choice to shortstop for out #2 to put runners on corners. Boyd then tripled down the right-field line to plate Burgess and Widmann. Hogan followed with a single through the left side to score Boyd. But Paulsen struck out with the tying run on first base to end the game.

Boston College, who totaled 12 hits, was led by Belfiore, who went 3-for-5 with four RBIs.

Schaus had three of the nine hits for Clemson and one RBI. Boyd added two hits and three RBIs as well.

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


 2008 Clemson Baseball
                         Boston College at #24 Clemson
               Mar 15, 2008 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)

Boston College 7 (8-7,2-3 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Barry Butera rf..........  5  1  2  0   0  1  0  0   0
Matt Hamlet 2b...........  5  1  1  0   0  0  6  2   2
Tony Sanchez c...........  5  1  2  1   0  0  7  1   0
Eric Campbell 3b.........  4  3  2  0   1  0  0  1   0
Mickey Wiswall lf........  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
 Ryan Akel ph............  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Sam Shaughnessy pr/lf...  1  1  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Michael Belfiore 1b......  5  0  3  4   0  2  5  2   2
Mike Augustine dh........  5  0  0  0   0  4  0  0   3
Garret Smith ss..........  4  0  2  1   0  0  3  3   0
Marc Perdios cf..........  3  0  0  0   1  1  3  0   2
Dan Houston p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
 Pat Dean p..............  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
 Chris Kowalski p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 40  7 12  6   2 10 27  9   9

Clemson 6 (9-6,1-4 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Stan Widmann ss..........  4  1  0  0   1  1  1  2   1
Wilson Boyd cf...........  5  1  2  3   0  0  2  0   1
Doug Hogan c.............  4  1  1  1   0  0 10  0   1
Ben Paulsen 1b...........  5  1  1  1   0  3  7  1   1
Jeff Schaus lf...........  4  0  3  1   0  0  1  0   0
Kyle Parker dh...........  3  0  0  0   1  1  0  0   1
John Hinson 3b...........  3  0  0  0   0  0  1  2   2
 J.D. Burgess ph.........  0  1  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
Mike Freeman 2b..........  4  1  2  0   0  0  3  3   0
Alex Lee rf..............  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
 John Nester ph..........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
D.J. Mitchell p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
 Casey Harman p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Matt Vaughn p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 36  6  9  6   3  7 27  9   7

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Boston College...... 000 200 023 -  7 12  2
Clemson............. 210 000 003 -  6  9  3
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E - SANCHEZ(3); SMITH(3); BOYD(1); J. HINSON 2(2). DP - Clemson 2. LOB -
Boston Coll. 9; Clemson 7. 2B - CAMPBELL(3); BELFIORE(2); PAULSEN(5);
SCHAUS(3). 3B - BOYD(1). HR - SANCHEZ(3). HBP - WISWALL; HOGAN. SB -
CAMPBELL(1); WIDMANN(3); BOYD(4); HOGAN(3). CS - SCHAUS(1).

Boston College         IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Dan Houston.........  6.0  6  3  2  1  4 23 25
Pat Dean............  2.0  1  2  0  2  1  8 10
Chris Kowalski......  1.0  2  1  0  0  2  5  5

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
D.J. Mitchell.......  7.1  7  3  3  2  6 28 31
Casey Harman........  0.0  0  1  0  0  0  1  1
Matt Vaughn.........  1.2  5  3  0  0  4 11 11

Win - DEAN (1-1).  Loss - HARMAN (0-1).  Save - KOWALSKI (1).
HBP - by HOUSTON (HOGAN); by MITCHELL (WISWALL). PB - HOGAN(2).
Umpires - HP: Bruce Ravan  1B: Bryant Woodall  3B: Greg Street
Start: 10:45 AM   Time: 2:31   Attendance: 3995
HARMAN faced 1 batter in the 8th.
DEAN faced 2 batters in the 9th.
Game: CU3151


 Play-by-Play 
                             2008 Clemson Baseball
                  Boston College at #24 Clemson - Play-by-Play
               Mar 15, 2008 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Boston College...... 000 200 023 -  7 12  2
Clemson............. 210 000 003 -  6  9  3
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Boston College starters: 16/rf BUTERA; 6/2b HAMLET; 32/c SANCHEZ; 21/3b
CAMPBELL; 17/lf WISWALL; 24/1b BELFIORE; 39/dh AUGUSTINE; 4/ss SMITH; 1/cf
PERDIOS; 25/p HOUSTON;
Clemson starters: 6/ss WIDMANN; 12/cf BOYD; 30/c HOGAN; 10/1b PAULSEN; 3/lf
SCHAUS; 25/dh PARKER; 4/3b J. HINSON; 5/2b FREEMAN; 19/rf LEE; 9/p MITCHELL;

Boston College 1st - BUTERA grounded out to 3b. HAMLET reached on a
fielding error by 3b. SANCHEZ grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; HAMLET
out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Clemson 1st - WIDMANN popped up to 2b to right field. BOYD popped up to
2b to right field. HOGAN hit by pitch. HOGAN stole second. PAULSEN doubled to
right center, RBI; HOGAN scored. SCHAUS doubled through the left side, RBI;
PAULSEN scored. PARKER walked. J. HINSON grounded out to 2b. 2 runs, 2 hits,
0 errors, 2 LOB.

Boston College 2nd - CAMPBELL singled through the left side. WISWALL
struck out swinging. BELFIORE struck out swinging. AUGUSTINE struck out
swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Clemson 2nd - FREEMAN singled to center field. FREEMAN advanced to
second on a throwing error by c, failed pickoff attempt, advanced to third on
the error. LEE struck out swinging. WIDMANN struck out looking. BOYD singled to
left center, RBI; FREEMAN scored, unearned. BOYD stole second. HOGAN popped up
to 2b to right field. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Boston College 3rd - SMITH grounded out to 2b. PERDIOS grounded out to
3b. BUTERA struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 3rd - PAULSEN lined out to ss. SCHAUS singled to center field.
SCHAUS out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. PARKER struck out swinging. 0
runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Boston College 4th - HAMLET out at first 1b to p. SANCHEZ homered to
left field, RBI. CAMPBELL walked. WISWALL flied out to cf to right center.
CAMPBELL stole second. BELFIORE singled up the middle, RBI; CAMPBELL scored.
AUGUSTINE struck out swinging to catcher. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

Clemson 4th - J. HINSON flied out to cf. FREEMAN singled to right
center. LEE flied out to cf to left center. WIDMANN reached on a fielder's
choice to shortstop; FREEMAN out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0
errors, 1 LOB.

Boston College 5th - SMITH singled through the left side. PERDIOS
grounded into double play ss to 1b; SMITH out on the play. BUTERA grounded out
to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 5th - BOYD popped up to ss to center field. HOGAN grounded out
to ss. PAULSEN struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Boston College 6th - HAMLET grounded out to 2b. SANCHEZ singled up the
middle. CAMPBELL reached on a fielder's choice to pitcher; SANCHEZ out at
second p to 2b. WISWALL hit by pitch; CAMPBELL advanced to second. CAMPBELL
advanced to third on a passed ball. BELFIORE struck out looking. 0 runs, 1
hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Clemson 6th - SCHAUS out at first 1b to p. PARKER fouled out to 1b down
the rf line. J. HINSON grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0
LOB.

Boston College 7th - AUGUSTINE flied out to cf to right center. SMITH
lined out to 2b to right center. PERDIOS walked. BUTERA singled through the
right side; PERDIOS advanced to second. HAMLET flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1
hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Clemson 7th - DEAN to p for HOUSTON. FREEMAN flied out to lf. LEE
grounded out to 3b, bunt. WIDMANN walked. WIDMANN stole second, failed pickoff
attempt. BOYD flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Boston College 8th - SANCHEZ flied out to lf. CAMPBELL doubled to left
center. HARMAN to p for MITCHELL. AKEL pinch hit for WISWALL. AKEL reached on a
throwing error by 3b. SHAUGHNESSY pinch ran for AKEL. VAUGHN to p for HARMAN.
BELFIORE singled through the right side, RBI; SHAUGHNESSY advanced to third;
CAMPBELL scored. AUGUSTINE struck out swinging. SMITH singled through the right
side, RBI; BELFIORE advanced to second; SHAUGHNESSY scored, unearned. PERDIOS
struck out swinging. 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Clemson 8th - SHAUGHNESSY to lf. HOGAN out at first 1b to p. PAULSEN
struck out swinging. SCHAUS singled to second base. PARKER popped up to ss.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Boston College 9th - BUTERA singled through the left side. HAMLET
singled through the left side; BUTERA advanced to second. SANCHEZ fouled out to
3b. CAMPBELL reached on a dropped fly by cf to left center, advanced to second
on the error; HAMLET advanced to third on the error; BUTERA scored on the
error, unearned. SHAUGHNESSY struck out swinging. BELFIORE doubled to right
center, 2 RBI; CAMPBELL scored, unearned; HAMLET scored, unearned. AUGUSTINE
struck out swinging. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Clemson 9th - BURGESS pinch hit for J. HINSON. BURGESS walked. FREEMAN
reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop; BURGESS advanced to second on a
fielding error by ss. NESTER pinch hit for LEE. KOWALSKI to p for DEAN. NESTER
struck out looking. WIDMANN reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop; FREEMAN
out at second ss to 2b; BURGESS advanced to third. WIDMANN advanced to second.
BOYD tripled down the rf line, 2 RBI; WIDMANN scored, unearned; BURGESS scored,
unearned. HOGAN singled through the left side, RBI; BOYD scored, unearned.
PAULSEN struck out swinging to catcher. 3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

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