Tigers Play Long Ball, Pound Panthers


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CLEMSON - Ben Paulsen, Kyle Parker, John Nester, and Wilson Boyd each hit home runs to highlight #13 Clemson's 12-3 victory over High Point on Wednesday in front of 3,491 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Tigers improved to 4-0 and the Panthers fell to 3-2.

Paulsen went 2-for-2 with a three-run homer and four RBIs to lead Clemson's 14-hit attack. Boyd added a three-run homer, his fourth of the season, and went 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Parker, a freshman, hit his first career homer and Nester hit his second homer of the year. Stan Widmann also went 3-for-4 with three runs scored. Four Panthers had multiple hits.

Seven Tiger pitchers contributed to the win without walking a batter. Craig Gullickson (1-0) earned his first career win, allowing four hits and one unearned in 3.0 innings pitched in a starting role. Zach Scott (0-1) pitched 3.0 innings as well, as he allowed six runs on eight hits to take the loss.

Clemson took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning. Widmann and Boyd led off with back-to-back singles. With one out, Paulsen hit his first homer of the year, a three-run shot to left-center.

The Panthers scratched one run in the second thanks to a Tiger miscue. Randy Schwartz singled to third base and Max Fulginiti followed with a double down the left-field line. With two outs, Pablo Rosario was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Schwartz then scored when Robby Kuzdale's grounder to third was mishandled.

The Tigers scored three more runs in the bottom of the second inning. With one out, J.D. Burgess doubled to left-center and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Widmann then doubled down the left-field line to plate Burgess. Boyd drew a walk and Doug Hogan followed with a double down the left-field line to score Widmann and extend his hitting streak to 19 games. Paulsen then hit a sacrifice fly down the left-field line to score Boyd and put the Tigers on top 6-1.

High Point scored another run in the sixth inning, as Jeff Cowan scored on Alfie Wheeler's single to right field.

Parker led off the seventh inning for Clemson with his first career home run, a solo shot to left-center. Burgess and Widmann followed with back-to-back singles to left field. Boyd then crushed a three-run, opposite-field homer to left field to put the Tigers up 10-2. It was his fourth home run of the season. Paulsen then singled up the middle and Nester slammed his second home run of the year, a two-run shot to left field.

The Panthers scored one run in the ninth inning, but it was not enough to catch the Tigers.

Clemson will return to action on Friday when it travels to Mount Pleasant, SC to face College of Charleston at 5:00 PM.

2008 Clemson Baseball
                           High Point at #13 Clemson
               Feb 27, 2008 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)

High Point 3 (3-2)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Robby Kuzdale cf.........  5  0  0  1   0  0  1  0   0
Chris Norwood dh.........  5  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   4
Jeff Cowan 2b............  4  1  2  0   0  0  3  2   0
Billy Alvino c...........  3  0  1  0   0  0  7  1   1
Randy Schwartz 1b/3b.....  4  1  2  0   0  1  5  2   0
Max Fulginiti rf.........  4  0  2  0   0  1  0  0   1
Alfie Wheeler ss.........  4  1  2  1   0  0  1  1   0
Eric Marion 3b...........  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Bill Manion ph..........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   2
 Drew Geissinger 1b......  1  0  1  0   0  0  2  1   0
Pablo Rosario lf.........  3  0  1  0   0  1  3  0   0
Zach Scott p.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
 Matt Schlanger p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 R.J. Chlebnikow p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Chad Jennings p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
 Corey Swickle p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 36  3 11  2   0  5 24 10   8

Clemson 12 (4-0)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Stan Widmann ss..........  4  3  3  1   1  0  4  5   2
Wilson Boyd lf...........  4  3  2  3   1  0  0  0   0
Doug Hogan c.............  4  0  1  1   1  3  3  0   0
 Adam Ward c.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   0
Ben Paulsen 1b...........  2  2  2  4   2  0 11  1   0
Jeff Schaus dh...........  3  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   4
 John Nester ph/dh.......  2  1  1  2   0  0  0  0   0
Chris Epps rf............  5  0  0  0   0  2  2  0   2
Kyle Parker 3b/2b........  4  1  1  1   1  0  0  2   1
Alex Lee cf..............  5  0  1  0   0  1  2  0   0
J.D. Burgess 2b..........  3  2  2  0   1  0  2  3   0
 Matt Sanders 3b.........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  1   0
Craig Gullickson p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Justin Sarratt p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Casey Harman p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Matt Zoltak p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Clinton McKinney p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
 Alex Martin p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Matt Vaughn p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 37 12 14 12   7  7 27 13   9

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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High Point.......... 010 001 001 -  3 11  1
Clemson............. 330 000 60X - 12 14  2
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E - MARION(1); PAULSEN(1); PARKER(1). DP - Clemson 3. LOB - High Point 8;
Clemson 9. 2B - COWAN(2); FULGINITI(2); GEISSINGER(1); WIDMANN(2); HOGAN(4);
BURGESS(1). HR - BOYD(4); PAULSEN(1); NESTER(2); PARKER(1). HBP - ALVINO;
ROSARIO. SF - PAULSEN(1). SB - ROSARIO(3). CS - ROSARIO(1); LEE(1).

High Point             IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Zach Scott..........  3.0  8  6  6  1  1 15 17
Matt Schlanger......  1.0  0  0  0  2  1  4  6
R.J. Chlebnikow.....  2.0  0  0  0  4  3  6 10
Chad Jennings.......  1.0  6  6  6  0  1  9  9
Corey Swickle.......  1.0  0  0  0  0  1  3  3

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Craig Gullickson....  3.0  4  1  0  0  0 13 14
Justin Sarratt......  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  3  3
Casey Harman........  1.0  0  0  0  0  1  3  3
Matt Zoltak.........  1.0  3  1  1  0  0  6  6
Clinton McKinney....  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  3  3
Alex Martin.........  1.0  0  0  0  0  2  3  4
Matt Vaughn.........  1.0  2  1  1  0  2  5  5

Win - GULLICKSON (1-0).  Loss - Z. SCOTT (0-1).  Save - None.
WP - Z. SCOTT 2(2); SCHLANGER(1); CHLEBNIKOW(1). HBP - by GULLICKSON (ROSARIO);
by MARTIN (ALVINO).
Umpires - HP: Arthur Schmidt  1B: Mike Mazzarisi  3B: Craig Barron
Start: 4:04   Time: 2:36   Attendance: 3491
Game: CU2271


 Play-by-Play 
                             2008 Clemson Baseball
                    High Point at #13 Clemson - Play-by-Play
               Feb 27, 2008 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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High Point.......... 010 001 001 -  3 11  1
Clemson............. 330 000 60X - 12 14  2
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High Point starters: 2/cf KUZDALE; 25/dh NORWOOD; 7/2b COWAN; 13/c ALVINO;
44/1b SCHWARTZ; 23/rf FULGINITI; 4/ss WHEELER; 3/3b MARION; 1/lf ROSARIO; 19/p
Z. SCOTT;
Clemson starters: 6/ss WIDMANN; 12/lf BOYD; 30/c HOGAN; 10/1b PAULSEN; 3/dh
SCHAUS; 26/rf EPPS; 25/3b PARKER; 19/cf LEE; 1/2b BURGESS; 35/p GULLICKSON;

High Point 1st - KUZDALE fouled out to 1b. NORWOOD flied out to cf.
COWAN doubled to left field. ALVINO flied out to rf to right center. 0 runs,
1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Clemson 1st - WIDMANN singled to shortstop. BOYD singled through the
right side; WIDMANN advanced to third. BOYD advanced to second on a wild pitch.
HOGAN struck out swinging. PAULSEN homered to left center, 3 RBI; BOYD scored;
WIDMANN scored. SCHAUS singled to shortstop. EPPS out at first 1b to 2b to p;
SCHAUS advanced to second. PARKER grounded out to 3b. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0
errors, 1 LOB.

High Point 2nd - SCHWARTZ singled to third base. FULGINITI doubled down
the lf line; SCHWARTZ advanced to third. WHEELER fouled out to 1b. MARION
popped up to 2b. ROSARIO hit by pitch. KUZDALE reached on a fielding error by
3b; ROSARIO advanced to second on the error; FULGINITI advanced to third on the
error; SCHWARTZ scored on the error, unearned. NORWOOD popped up to 1b. 1
run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Clemson 2nd - LEE flied out to lf. BURGESS doubled to left center.
BURGESS advanced to third on a wild pitch. WIDMANN doubled down the lf line,
RBI; BURGESS scored. BOYD walked. HOGAN doubled down the lf line, RBI; BOYD
advanced to third; WIDMANN scored. PAULSEN flied out to lf down the lf line,
SF, RBI; BOYD scored. SCHAUS flied out to lf. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

High Point 3rd - COWAN grounded out to 3b. ALVINO singled up the middle.
SCHWARTZ popped into double play ss to 1b; ALVINO out on the play. 0 runs, 1
hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 3rd - EPPS grounded out to p. PARKER flied out to cf. LEE
singled to left center. LEE out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. 0 runs,
1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

High Point 4th - SARRATT to p for GULLICKSON. FULGINITI singled to
second base. WHEELER popped up to 2b. MARION grounded into double play 2b to ss
to 1b; FULGINITI out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 4th - SCHLANGER to p for Z. SCOTT. BURGESS reached on a fielding
error by 3b. WIDMANN walked; BURGESS advanced to second. BOYD reached on a
fielder's choice to shortstop; WIDMANN out at second ss to 2b; BURGESS advanced
to third. HOGAN struck out swinging. BOYD advanced to second on a wild pitch.
PAULSEN walked. SCHAUS grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 3
LOB.

High Point 5th - HARMAN to p for SARRATT. ROSARIO grounded out to 1b
unassisted. KUZDALE grounded out to ss. NORWOOD struck out swinging to catcher.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 5th - CHLEBNIKOW to p for SCHLANGER. EPPS struck out swinging.
PARKER walked. LEE struck out looking. PARKER advanced to second on a wild
pitch. BURGESS walked. WIDMANN reached on a fielder's choice to second base;
BURGESS out at second 2b to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

High Point 6th - ZOLTAK to p for HARMAN. COWAN singled through the right
side. ALVINO flied out to rf. SCHWARTZ singled through the left side; COWAN
advanced to second. FULGINITI reached on a fielder's choice to first base;
SCHWARTZ advanced to second on a throwing error by 1b; COWAN advanced to third.
WHEELER singled to right field, RBI; FULGINITI advanced to second; SCHWARTZ
advanced to third; COWAN scored. MANION pinch hit for MARION. MANION grounded
into double play 2b to ss to 1b; WHEELER out on the play. 1 run, 3 hits, 1
error, 2 LOB.

Clemson 6th - SCHWARTZ to 3b. GEISSINGER to 1b for MANION. BOYD grounded
out to 3b. HOGAN walked. PAULSEN walked; HOGAN advanced to second. NESTER pinch
hit for SCHAUS. NESTER popped up to 2b. EPPS struck out looking. 0 runs, 0
hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

High Point 7th - NESTER to dh. McKINNEY to p for ZOLTAK. ROSARIO singled
through the right side. ROSARIO stole second. KUZDALE lined out to cf. ROSARIO
out at second p to 2b to 3b to ss, caught stealing, picked off. NORWOOD out at
first 1b to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 7th - JENNINGS to p for CHLEBNIKOW. PARKER homered to left
center, RBI. LEE fouled out to 3b, bunt. BURGESS singled to left field. WIDMANN
singled to left field; BURGESS advanced to second. BOYD homered to left field,
3 RBI; WIDMANN scored; BURGESS scored. HOGAN struck out swinging. PAULSEN
singled up the middle. NESTER homered to left field, 2 RBI; PAULSEN scored.
EPPS out at first 1b to p. 6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

High Point 8th - PARKER to 2b. SANDERS to 3b for BURGESS. MARTIN to p
for McKINNEY. COWAN grounded out to ss. ALVINO hit by pitch. SCHWARTZ struck
out looking. FULGINITI struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

Clemson 8th - SWICKLE to p for JENNINGS. PARKER grounded out to 1b
unassisted. LEE fouled out to 3b down the lf line. SANDERS struck out looking.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

High Point 9th - WARD to c for HOGAN. VAUGHN to p for MARTIN. WHEELER
singled to center field. GEISSINGER doubled to left field; WHEELER advanced to
third. ROSARIO struck out swinging. KUZDALE grounded out to 3b, RBI; WHEELER
scored. NORWOOD struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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