Harvey, Tigers Crush Cavaliers


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CLEMSON --- Wins for Virginia at Clemson come few and far between. After
left fielder Tom Hagan lost a routine fly ball in the bottom of the sixth
inning, one can see why.


As Hagan charged in to glove Herman Demmink's fly ball with two outs, he
somehow lost it in the lights, allowing the go-ahead runs to cross the
plate in the Tigers' 13-4 win. Hagan's mistake was the beginning of
several errors that ultimately was Virginia's downfall.



Trailing 4-1, Clemson did all its damage in the sixth with two outs.
Starting pitcher Kris Harvey blasted Matt Avery's pitch over the wall
between the scoreboard and the green wall in left center field, drawing
the Tigers within two. It was Harvey's second home run of the night and
his 11th of the season. It was also the hit the Tigers needed to get
going.


Travis Storrer followed Harvey with a base hit, and Andy D'Alessio
ripped a double to the gap between left and center field allowing Storrer
to score easily from first to make the score 4-3.


Stan Widmann then hit safely the opposite way sending D'Alessio home for
the game-tying run. It was at that point the bottom really fell out for
Virginia as Hagan's error allowed the go-ahead run, and three more errors
in the seventh helped Clemson to its commanding 13-4 lead.


The Tigers (20-13, 10-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference) went through the
order in the seventh inning thanks to three Virginia errors and five
hits. Tyler Colvin doubled and batted in a run, while D'Alessio, Widmann,
Adrian Casanova, Demmink and Ben Hall were also credited with RBIs.


The Cavs (24-12, 5-9) appeared to have opened things up for them in the
sixth when Sean Doolittle led off the inning with a single that Clemson
shortstop Stan Widmann muffed while trying to get the ball out of his
glove. Brandon Guyer then followed with a base hit to center field putting
runners on first and second with no outs.


It seemed as though Harvey might get out of the jam when he struck the next two
batters out, but Matt Street picked the runners up with a well hit ball to
center field, scoring both for a 4-1 lead.


Harvey gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead in the fourth when he took an Avery
offering to left center field for his 10th home run of the season. It was
the fifth time this year he had homered in a game when he was the starting
pitcher. Harvey now has won four straight starts when he hits a home run
in the same game.


The Cavaliers got to Harvey in the top of the fifth inning, but it didn't
come until after Harvey himself put a runner on with a hit pitch and then
threw a fielder's choice into center field. Virginia capitalized on the
two rare mistakes by the senior as the No. 9 hitter Kyle Werman dropped a
single into right field, scoring Josh Darby from second to tie the game.
Then with two strikes, leadoff batter Tim Henry roped a base hit into left
field to score right fielder Matt Street.


In addition to Harvey's two home runs, Demmink had three hits, as did Harbin.
Widmann had two hits and 2 RBIs. Virginia's Street had two hits and two
RBIs.


Harvey allowed three earned runs on seven hits in getting his fifth win of
the season. He had three strikeouts. Avery suffered the loss for Virginia.
He was charged with five runs on nine Clemson hits.


The Cavaliers are now 7-50 overall at Clemson, and drop to 5-38 at Doug
Kingsmore Stadium. The Cavs have recorded just two wins at Clemson since
1974. Clemson and Virginia play again today at 4 p.m.

Virginia 4 (24-12,5-9 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Tim Henry cf.............  3  0  1  1   1  0  1  0   0
 Mike Mitchell ph........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Ryan Zimmerman ss/3b.....  5  0  2  0   0  0  2  3   1
Sean Doolittle 1b........  3  1  2  0   1  0  7  0   0
Brandon Guyer 3b.........  4  1  1  0   0  1  1  1   3
 Mike Campagna ss........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Tom Hagan lf.............  3  0  0  0   0  0  3  0   1
Josh Darby dh............  3  1  0  0   0  2  0  0   0
Matt Street rf...........  4  1  2  2   0  0  1  0   0
Ryan Hudson c............  3  0  0  0   0  2  4  1   2
 Matt Bernstine c........  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   0
Kyle Werman 2b...........  2  0  1  1   2  0  3  3   0
Matt Avery p.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
 Scott Morgenthaler p....  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Alex Smith p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 31  4  9  4   4  6 24 11   7

Clemson 13 (20-13,10-3 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Herman Demmink 3b........  5  1  3  1   0  0  1  1   0
Brad Chalk cf............  4  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   3
 Ben Hall ph.............  0  0  0  1   0  0  0  0   0
 Jesse Ferguson lf.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Taylor Harbin 2b.........  5  1  3  1   0  1  1  5   0
Tyler Colvin lf..........  4  1  1  0   0  0  3  0   1
 David Williams ph/cf....  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   1
Kris Harvey p/dh.........  4  3  2  2   0  0  1  1   0
 Doug Hogan ph/dh........  1  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Travis Storrer rf........  2  2  1  0   1  1  1  0   0
 John Ingram ph/rf.......  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Andy D'Alessio 1b........  3  2  1  2   0  1  8  0   1
 Jorge Andrade, Jr. ph/1b  1  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Stan Widmann ss..........  3  1  2  2   0  1  3  4   0
 Tanner Leggett ph/ss....  1  0  1  0   0  0  1  1   0
Adrian Casanova c........  2  2  1  1   1  0  5  0   0
 Gene Pierce ph/c........  1  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   2
 Jeff Hahn p.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Chris Fidrych p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 38 13 16 10   2  6 27 12   8

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Virginia............ 000 022 000 -  4  9  4
Clemson............. 000 105 70X - 13 16  2
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E - ZIMMERMAN(6); GUYER 2(4); HAGAN(1); CHALK(1); 
HARVEY(1). DP - Virginia 1; Clemson 4. LOB - Virginia 7; 
Clemson 8. 2B - HARBIN(17); D'ALESSIO(7). HR - HARVEY 2(11). 
HBP - DARBY; STORRER; D'ALESSIO. SH - HAGAN(1); HUDSON(2);
CASANOVA(4). SF - HALL(1); WIDMANN(3). SB - ZIMMERMAN(13).
CS - D'ALESSIO(2).

Virginia               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Matt Avery..........  5.2  9  5  4  1  4 23 26
Scott Morgenthaler..  0.1  2  3  1  1  0  4  5
Alex Smith..........  2.0  5  5  3  0  2 11 14

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Kris Harvey.........  6.0  7  4  3  3  3 21 27
Jeff Hahn...........  2.0  2  0  0  0  2  8  8
Chris Fidrych.......  1.0  0  0  0  1  1  2  3

Win - HARVEY (5-1).  Loss - AVERY (4-3).  Save - None.
WP - MORGENTHALER(1). HBP - by AVERY (D'ALESSIO); 
by HARVEY (DARBY); by SMITH (STORRER).
Umpires - HP: Frank Sylvester  1B: Gerald Trexler 
 3B: John Kleis
Start: 7:18   Time: 3:07   Attendance: 4808
HARVEY faced 1 batter in the 7th.
MORGENTHALER faced 2 batters in the 7th.


Will Vandervort is the Sports Editor for the Seneca Daily Journal/Clemson Messenger.

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