Five-Run Fifth Propels Clemson to 10-4 Win Over Wake Forest


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Clemson broke a 3-3 tie with five runs in the fifth inning on its way to a 10-4 win over Wake Forest in front of 4,112 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers, who won the series 2-1, improved to 25-14 overall and 11-10 in the ACC. The Demon Deacons dropped to 16-25 overall and 7-14 in ACC play.


Mac Williamson gave the Demon Deacons a 2-0 lead in the first inning with a two-run homer, but the Tigers scored a run in the bottom of the first and two more in the second to take the lead. After Wake Forest tied the score with a run in the top of the fifth inning, the Tigers took advantage of three walks and two errors along with two hits to score five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Jeff SchausJeff Schaus
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#3 6-1, 205
Naples, FL

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' two-run single highlighted the uprising.


Starter Jonathan MeyerJonathan Meyer
RH Pitcher
#28 6-0, 165
San Diego, CA

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(4-0) earned the win by tossing 6.0 solid innings. He allowed just four hits, three runs, and one walk with a career-high-tying seven strikeouts. Scott WeismannScott Weismann
RH Pitcher
#33 6-0, 190
Boxborough, MA

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pitched 2.0 scoreless innings of one-hit ball with two strikeouts to close out the game. Meyer, Alex FrederickAlex Frederick
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#39 5-10, 170
Lagrangeville, NY

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, and Weismann combined to allow just six hits and three walks with nine strikeouts.


Austin Stadler (1-7), the first of five Demon Deacon pitchers, suffered the loss. He allowed eight hits, six runs (five earned), and two walks with one strikeout in 4.1 innings pitched.


The Demon Deacons belted two extra-base hits in the top of the first inning to take an early lead. Pat Blair hit a one-out double to left-center and Williamson followed with a line-drive, two-run homer to left field, his eighth long ball of the season.


In the bottom of the first inning, Brad MillerBrad Miller
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Windermere, FL

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grounded a two-out single up the middle and scored on Richie ShafferRichie Shaffer
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#8 6-3, 205
Charlotte, NC

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's double down the right-field line.


Spencer KieboomSpencer Kieboom
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#22 6-0, 210
Marietta, GA

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lined a solo home run to left field in the second inning, his first career long ball, to tie the score. Dominic AttanasioDominic Attanasio
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#1 5-7, 150
Windermere, FL

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followed with an infield single and advanced to second on Jason StolzJason Stolz
Infielder
#2 6-2, 200
Marietta, GA

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's groundout. John HinsonJohn Hinson
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#4 6-1, 180
Asheville, NC

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then lined a two-out single to left-center to score Attanasio.
After Meyer retired nine batters in a row, James Harris led off the top of the fifth inning with a single to right-center. Brett Armour lofted a flyball to shallow right-center that fell for a single, then Mark Rhine moved the runners up a base on a sacrifice bunt on an 0-2 pitch. Steven Brooks' sacrifice fly to right-center scored Harris.


In the bottom of the fifth inning, Stolz led off with a single to left field and Hinson reached when his sacrifice bunt was booted by first-baseman Matt Conway. Phil PohlPhil Pohl
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Cooperstown, NY

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laid down a sacrifice bunt on a 1-2 pitch to move the runners up a base, then Miller was intentionally walked. Shaffer drew a bases-loaded walk to score Stolz and give the Tigers a 4-3 lead. Schaus came through with a single to right-center on a 1-2 pitch to plate Hinson and Miller, and Will LambWill Lamb
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Seaford, VA

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reloaded the bases with a walk. Kieboom followed with a sacrifice fly to right field to score Shaffer. With Attanasio at the plate, Lamb was picked off first but never stopped and stole second as Schaus broke for home on a steal and scored. A throwing error by Conway on the play assisted the Tigers on the double steal.


In the top of seventh inning, Harris drew a one-out walk and went to third on Armour's single to right-center. Harris scored on Rhine's sacrifice fly to right field.


Clemson responded with a run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Shaffer reached on a one-out fielding error, stole second, and moved to third base when the catcher's throw went into centerfield. Schaus followed with a double to right field to plate Shaffer.


In the eighth inning, pinch-hitter Steve WilkersonSteve Wilkerson
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Roswell, GA

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drew a one-out walk, stole second, and advanced to third on Hinson's groundout. Pinch-hitter Jon McGibbonJon McGibbon
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Lindenhurst, NY

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then lined a two-out single to center on a 1-2 pitch to score Wilkerson.


Miller, Shaffer, and Schaus all totaled two hits apiece to pace Clemson's 12-hit attack. Schaus had a double, three RBIs, and a steal, while Shaffer added a double, two RBIs, two runs, a walk, and steal. Lamb extended his hitting streak to 14 games with his fourth-inning single as well.


Armour had a team-high two hits and Harris scored a team-high two runs for Wake Forest, who registered six hits in the contest.


Clemson will host Furman at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday at 6:30 PM.


Wake Forest 4 (16-25,7-14 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Steven Brooks cf.........  2  0  0  1   1  1  2  0   0
 Ryan Lloyd ph...........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Pat Blair ss.............  4  1  1  0   0  2  3  2   3
Mac Williamson lf........  4  1  1  2   0  1  1  0   0
Matt Conway 1b...........  4  0  1  0   0  1 10  1   0
Charlie Morgan dh........  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Carlos Lopez 3b..........  3  0  0  0   1  0  0  2   0
James Harris rf..........  3  2  1  0   1  2  2  0   2
Brett Armour c...........  4  0  2  0   0  0  2  0   0
Mark Rhine 2b............  2  0  0  1   0  0  4  7   1
Austin Stadler p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
 Justin Van Grouw p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Niko Spezial p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Eli Robins p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Michael Dimock p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 30  4  6  4   3  9 24 14   6

Clemson 10 (25-14,11-10 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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John Hinson 3b...........  3  1  1  1   1  0  3  5   0
Phil Pohl dh.............  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Jon McGibbon ph/1b......  1  0  1  1   0  0  2  0   0
Brad Miller ss...........  4  2  2  0   1  0  0  0   0
Richie Shaffer 1b........  3  2  2  2   1  0  6  0   0
 Joe CostiganJoe Costigan
Outfielder
#5 5-10, 200
Naples, FL
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Jeff Schaus lf...........  4  1  2  3   0  0  1  0   2
 Mike DunsterMike Dunster
Infielder
#10 5-9, 170
Greenwich, CT
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Will Lamb cf.............  3  0  1  0   1  0  2  0   0
 Addison JohnsonAddison Johnson
Outfielder
#18 5-7, 175
Pfafftown, NC
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Spencer Kieboom c........  3  1  1  2   0  0  9  0   1
Dominic Attanasio rf.....  4  1  1  0   0  2  4  0   1
Jason Stolz 2b...........  3  1  1  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Steve Wilkerson ph/2b...  0  1  0  0   1  0  0  1   0
Jonathan Meyer p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Alex Frederick p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Scott Weismann p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 32 10 12  9   5  2 27  7   7

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Wake Forest......... 200 010 100 -  4  6  4
Clemson............. 120 050 11X - 10 12  1
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E - CONWAY 2(7); ARMOUR(3); DIMOCK(1); KIEBOOM(1). DP - Wake Forest 2. LOB -
Wake Forest 6; Clemson 7. 2B - BLAIR(10); SHAFFER(10); SCHAUS(13). HR -
WILLIAMSON(8); KIEBOOM(1). HBP - COSTIGAN. SH - RHINE(2); HINSON(4);
POHL(3). SF - BROOKS(3); RHINE(2); KIEBOOM(5). SB - SHAFFER(4); SCHAUS(6);
LAMB(9); WILKERSON(1). CS - HINSON(4). Reached on CI - MORGAN.

Wake Forest            IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Austin Stadler......  4.1  8  6  5  2  1 17 21
Justin Van Grouw....  0.0  1  2  2  1  0  1  2
Niko Spezial........  1.2  0  0  0  1  1  4  6
Eli Robins..........  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  1  1
Michael Dimock......  1.2  3  2  1  1  0  9 11

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Jonathan Meyer......  6.0  4  3  3  1  7 20 23
Alex Frederick......  1.0  1  1  1  2  0  3  6
Scott Weismann......  2.0  1  0  0  0  2  7  8

Win - MEYER (4-0).  Loss - STADLER (1-7).  Save - None.
WP - FREDERICK(4). HBP - by DIMOCK (COSTIGAN). CI - KIEBOOM.
Umpires - HP: Tim O'Toole  1B: Mac Stokes  3B: Troy Fullwood
Start: 1:02 PM   Time: 2:52   Attendance: 4112
Game notes:
The two runs allowed by Van Grouw in the fifth inning were team unearned.
VAN GROUW faced 2 batters in the 5th.

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