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Game 2: Clemson 7 UAB 4


Clemson, SC - The #16 Clemson Tigers scored five runs in the eighth inning to break a 2-2 tie and defeat UAB 7-4 in the second game of a doubleheader in front of 5,608 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers, who won both games of the doubleheader and won the series 2-1, improved to 2-1 on the season, while the Blazers dropped to 1-2.


The Tigers tied the score 2-2 in the seventh inning on Phil Pohl's solo homer, then Clemson exploded for five runs in the eighth inning on two hits, three walks, and one hit-by-pitch to break the game open. Pohl added a two-run single in the eighth inning.


Kevin Pohle (1-0), the second of three Tiger hurlers, earned the win by tossing 4.0 scoreless innings of two-hit ball with three strikeouts.


Blazer reliever Dylan Munger (0-1) suffered the loss, as he yielded two runs on two walks in 0.2 innings pitched. Starter Michael Busby pitched 6.1 strong innings, allowing five hits, two runs (one earned), and two walks with two strikeouts. Busby also went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run, and walk at the plate as the designated hitter.


Clemson was unable to score after putting runners at first and third with no outs in the first inning, then UAB took the game's first lead in the second inning. Busby led off with a double to left-center and advanced to third on Jeff Schalk's single through the right side. After Keith DePew loaded the bases with a hit-by-pitch, Jacob German singled up the middle to score Busby. Thomas Brittle's throw from center was in time to retire Schalk at the plate for out #1 on the play. Both runners moved up a base on a stolen base, but the next two Blazers were retired to keep Clemson within one run.


The Blazers doubled their lead in the third inning. Coy Arrowood led off with a hit-by-pitch, stole second, and advanced to third on Harry Clark's groundout to second. Arrowood then scored on Patrick Palmeiro's groundout to third.


In the fifth inning, Jon McGibbon led off with a single to right-center after Busby had retired the previous 11 batters. Two batters later, Jason Stolz reached on an error, then Garrett Boulware laced a single, his first career hit, through the left side to score McGibbon.


Pohl led off the seventh inning with a solo home run to left field, his first long ball of the season, to tie the score 2-2.


In the eighth inning, Jay Baum and Brittle led off with walks, then Brad Felder loaded the bases on a hit-by-pitch with no outs. Richie Shaffer then walked on five pitches to score the go-ahead run in Baum. Pohl followed with a single up the middle to score Brittle and Felder, then McGibbon lofted a sacrifice fly to left field to score Shaffer and move Pohl to second. Spencer Kieboom lined a single to right field to plate Pohl.


The Blazers put together a rally in the ninth inning. German led off with an infield single and went to third base on pinch-hitter Ryan Prinzing's double to left-center. Ivan De Jesus singled up the middle to score German, but De Jesus was thrown out at second after the throw came to home plate. On the play, Brittle was credited his third assist of the game. Two batters later with two outs, Clark reached on an error, but Palmeiro popped up to second for the game-ending out.


Pohl went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBIs, and two runs to lead Clemson. De Jesus went 3-for-5 with an RBI to lead UAB, who outhit the Tigers 12-7.


Clemson will return to action on Friday when it hosts Maine, Head Coach Jack Leggett's alma mater, in the first of three games at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 4:00 PM.


Game 1: Shaffer, Felder Homer to Lift #16 Clemson Over UAB 6-1 in First Game of Doubleheader Saturday

Dominic LeoneDominic Leone
Jr. RH Pitcher
#6 5-11, 195
Norwich, CT

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pitches 6.0 scoreless innings to earn the win.


Clemson, SC - Richie ShafferRichie Shaffer
Jr.
#8 6-3, 205
Charlotte, NC

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and Brad FelderBrad Felder
Gr. Outfielder
#3 6-0, 200
Bowman, SC

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both hit two-run homers and starter Dominic Leone pitched 6.0 scoreless innings of two-hit ball to lead #16 Clemson to a 6-1 win over UAB in the first game of a doubleheader at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday. The Tigers improved to 1-1, while the Blazers dropped to 1-1.

Leone (1-0) allowed just two hits and one walk with four strikeouts to earn the win. Three Tiger relievers combined to pitch the final 3.0 innings to close out the game. Blazer starter Ben Bullard (0-1) gave up eight hits and five runs in 3.2 innings to suffer the loss.


The Tigers dented the scoreboard first in the first inning. Thomas BrittleThomas Brittle
RS Jr. Outfielder
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Cross, SC

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led off with his first hit as a Tiger, a double down the right-field line. Two batters later, Shaffer belted a towering two-run homer down the left-field line, his first long ball of the season.


Clemson doubled its lead in the third inning in similar fashion. Brittle led off with a bunt single and Felder followed with a line-drive, two-run homer to right field, his first hit and home run as a Tiger.


The Tigers added to their lead in the fourth inning. Jason StolzJason Stolz
Sr. Infielder
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Marietta, GA

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led off with a bloop single to left-center and stole second. Three batters later with two outs, Brittle walked on six pitches, then Felder singled through the right side to plate Stolz, giving Clemson a 5-0 lead.

For the seventh inning in a row, the Tigers put their leadoff batter on base in the seventh inning when Shaffer led off with a double off the top of the fence in center. Phil PohlPhil Pohl
Sr. Catcher
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Cooperstown, NY

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followed with a double down the left-field line to score Shaffer.


The Blazers finally reached home plate in the eighth inning. Harry Clark led off with a single to left-center and advanced to second two batters later on pinch-hitter Ryan Prinzing’s single down the left-field line. Two batters later with two outs, John Frost singled to left field to score pinch-runner Chase Davis.

Stolz paced Clemson’s 11-hit attack by going 3-for-4 with a run. Felder went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs.

Frost and Tyler Mims had two hits apiece to lead UAB, who had eight hits in the game.

Clemson and UAB will play game-two of the doubleheader and the series-finale on Saturday at approximately 2:15 PM.


UAB 1 (1-1)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Ivan De Jesus lf.........  3  0  0  0   0  1  4  0   0
 Ryan Prinzing ph/lf.....  1  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Coy Arrowood cf..........  4  0  0  0   0  2  2  0   1
John Frost 1b............  4  0  2  1   0  0  6  0   0
Patrick Palmeiro 3b......  4  0  0  0   0  1  2  2   3
Tyler Mims dh............  4  0  2  0   0  0  0  0   0
Jeff Schalk rf...........  3  0  1  0   1  0  0  0   0
Keith DePew 2b...........  4  0  1  0   0  1  3  2   2
Harry Clark c............  3  0  1  0   0  0  5  2   0
 Chase Davis pr..........  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Jacob German c..........  0  0  0  0   1  0  1  1   0
Matt Morse ss............  1  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
 Todd Wilkinson ph/ss....  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Michael Busby ph........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   2
Ben Bullard p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Tanner Bryant p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 David Hayes p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Chase Mallard p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 33  1  8  1   2  6 24  8   8

Clemson 6 (1-1)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Thomas Brittle cf........  3  2  2  0   1  1  2  0   0
Brad Felder rf...........  4  1  2  3   0  1  2  0   2
Richie Shaffer 3b........  4  2  2  2   0  1  0  1   2
Phil Pohl dh.............  4  0  2  1   0  0  0  0   0
Jon McGibbon 1b..........  3  0  0  0   1  0 13  0   0
Spencer Kieboom c........  4  0  0  0   0  0  6  0   2
Jason Stolz ss...........  4  1  3  0   0  0  0  6   0
Tyler Slaton lf..........  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
 Dominic Attanasio ph/lf.  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Jay Baum 2b..............  2  0  0  0   0  0  3  4   0
 Joe Costigan ph.........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Mike Dunster 2b.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Dominic Leone p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
 Mike Kent p.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Scott Firth p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Clay Bates p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 33  6 11  6   2  6 27 13   6

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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UAB................. 000 000 010 -  1  8  2
Clemson............. 202 100 10X -  6 11  0
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E - DePEW(1); MORSE(1). DP - UAB 1; Clemson 2. LOB - UAB 8; Clemson 6. 2B -
SCHALK(1); BRITTLE(1); SHAFFER(1); POHL(1). HR - FELDER(1); SHAFFER(1). HBP
- MORSE. SH - BAUM(1). SB - STOLZ(1). CS - STOLZ(1).

UAB                    IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Ben Bullard.........  3.2  8  5  5  2  1 18 20
Tanner Bryant.......  2.1  1  0  0  0  3  8  9
David Hayes.........  1.0  2  1  1  0  0  4  4
Chase Mallard.......  1.0  0  0  0  0  2  3  3

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Dominic Leone.......  6.0  2  0  0  1  4 18 20
Mike Kent...........  1.0  2  0  0  0  0  5  5
Scott Firth.........  1.0  3  1  1  0  2  6  6
Clay Bates..........  1.0  1  0  0  1  0  4  5

Win - LEONE (1-0).  Loss - BULLARD (0-1).  Save - None.
HBP - by LEONE (MORSE).
Umpires - HP: Brandon Henson  1B: Craig Mirr  3B: Randy Watkins
Start: 11:04 AM   Time: 2:27   Attendance:

Game 2:
UAB 4 (1-2)

Player			AB	R	H	RBI	BB	SO	PO	A	LOB
Ivan De Jesus lf	5	0	3	1	0	0	4	0	3
Coy Arrowood cf		4	1	1	1	0	1	0	0	1
John Frost 1b		1	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
 Harry Clark 1b		2	0	0	0	1	0	8	0	0
 Todd Wilkinson pr	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
 Sam Kelley 1b		0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
 Tyler Mims ph		1	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Patrick Palmeiro 3b	4	0	0	1	0	1	1	3	2
Michael Busby p/dh	3	1	2	0	1	0	1	2	0
Jeff Schalk rf		4	0	1	0	0	0	2	0	1
Keith DePew 2b		3	0	1	0	0	1	3	5	2
Jacob German c		4	1	2	1	0	2	4	1	0
Matt Morse ss		2	0	1	0	0	1	1	1	0
 Tanner Bryant ph/ss	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
 Ryan Prinzing ph	1	1	1	0	0	0	0	0	0
 Dylan Munger p		0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
 Ryan Nance p		0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
 Chase Davis p		0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Totals......		35	4	12	4	2	6	24	12	9

Clemson 7 (2-1)

Player			AB	R	H	RBI	BB	SO	PO	A	LOB
Thomas Brittle cf	2	1	1	0	2	0	1	3	0
Brad Felder rf		3	1	1	0	0	0	0	0	0
Richie Shaffer 3b	3	1	0	1	1	1	2	2	0
Phil Pohl c		4	2	2	3	0	1	7	1	1
 Tyler Slaton lf	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Jon McGibbon 1b		2	1	1	1	1	0	10	0	0
Spencer Kieboom dh/c	3	0	1	1	0	0	0	1	0
Jason Stolz ss		4	0	0	0	0	1	1	5	0
Garrett Boulware lf	4	0	1	1	0	1	4	0	2
 Jonathan Meyer p	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Jay Baum 2b		2	1	0	0	1	0	2	1	1
David Haselden p	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
 Kevin Pohle p		0	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	0
Totals......		27	7	7	7	5	4	27	14	4

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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UAB................. 011 000 002 -  4 12  2
Clemson............. 000 010 15X -  7  7  2
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E - SCHALK(1); MORSE(2); SHAFFER 2(2). DP - UAB 3; Clemson 1. LOB - UAB 9;
Clemson 4. 2B - ARROWOOD(2); BUSBY 2(2); MORSE(1); PRINZING(1). HR -
POHL(1). HBP - ARROWOOD; DePEW; FELDER. SH - PALMEIRO(1); S. KIEBOOM(1). SF
- McGIBBON(1). SB - ARROWOOD(1); DePEW(1); GERMAN(1). CS - DePEW(1);
FELDER(1).

UAB		IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	AB	BF
Michael Busby	6.1	5	2	1	2	2	21	24
Dylan Munger	0.2	0	2	2	2	0	2	4
Ryan Nance	0.0	0	2	2	1	0	0	2
Chase Davis	1.0	2	1	1	0	2	4	5

Clemson		IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	AB	BF
David Haselden	4.0	7	2	2	0	3	17	19
Kevin Pohle	4.0	2	0	0	2	3	12	15
Jonathan Meyer	1.0	3	2	2	0	0	6	6

Win - POHLE (1-0).  Loss - MUNGER (0-1).  Save - None.
WP - DAVIS(1); MEYER(1). HBP - by HASELDEN (DePEW); by HASELDEN (ARROWOOD); by
NANCE (FELDER). PB - GERMAN(1); POHL(1).
Umpires - HP: Craig Mirr  1B: Randy Watkins  3B: Brandon Henson
Start: 2:15 PM   Time: 2:31   Attendance: 5608
MUNGER faced 2 batters in the 8th.
NANCE faced 2 batters in the 8th.

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