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Top-Ranked Cavaliers Top #5 Clemson 3-1 in Second Game of Doubleheader Saturday

Tigers only score one of their 12 baserunners, as Virginia wins series 2-1.


Charlottesville, VA -

Franco Valdes and Kenny Swab both his solo home runs and three Cavalier pitchers combined to limit the Tigers to just one run in #1 Virginia's 3-1 victory over #5 Clemson in the second game of a doubleheader in front of 3,012 fans at UVa Baseball Stadium on Saturday night. The Cavaliers, who won the series 2-1, improved to
20-4 overall and 7-2 in the ACC. The Tigers fell to 18-6 overall and
7-2 in ACC play.


Clemson scored a run in the first inning when Mike Freeman singled and came around to score. However, the last 11 Tigers to reach base all failed to score, as Clemson stranded nine runners on base while the Cavaliers left just three runners on base. Virginia put eight runners on base in the game. It was the same trend for the entire series, as Clemson put 45 runners on base and Virginia put 33 runners on base. Both teams scored 12 runs in the series.


Virginia starter Cody Winiarski (3-0) earned the win in 6.0 innings pitched. He worked out of several jams while allowing six hits, one run, and four walks with four strikeouts. Kevin Arico pitched 1.1 scoreless innings to record his eighth save of the season.


For the third game in a row, the Tigers received a stellar outing from their starter. Scott Weismann (3-1) allowed just six hits, three runs, and no walks with two strikeouts in 7.0 innings pitched but suffered the loss. In the three-game series, all three starting pitchers (Casey Harman, Will Lamb, Weismann) went 7.0 innings. They combined to allow just 16 hits (.211 opponents' batting average), seven earned runs (3.00 ERA), and two walks with seven strikeouts against a team that entered the series with a batting average of .354.


The Tigers grabbed the game's first lead in the first inning. Freeman hit a one-out single up the middle, went to second on a wild pitch, and scored two batters later on Kyle Parker's two-out single to right-center.



Valdes tied the score in the third inning when he hit an opposite-field solo homer down the left-field line, his first long ball of the season. Danny Hultzen then hit a high flyball to shallow left field that fell in between three Tigers for a double and moved to third on Phil Gosselin's lineout to right field. Keith Werman followed with a flyball in foul territory down the left-field line that Wilson Boyd caught. Hultzen scored on the sacrifice fly to give Virginia a 2-1 lead.


In the fifth inning, Swab led off with a solo home run to left field, his third homer of the season.


Lamb, a pinch-hitter, hit a one-out single up the middle in the ninth inning to bring the potential tying run to the plate, but Arico retired the next two batters to end the game.


Gosselin had a team-high two hits to lead the Cavaliers. Kyle Parker went 2-for-4 with an RBI to lead Clemson, who outhit Virginia 7-6. Boyd's 14-game hitting streak also came to an end.


Clemson will return to action on Wednesday when it hosts Coastal Carolina at 6:30 PM.


Clemson 1 (18-6,7-2 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Chris Epps rf............  5  0  0  0   0  3  2  0   1
Mike Freeman 2b..........  3  1  1  0   1  0  2  3   0
Jeff Schaus dh...........  4  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Kyle Parker 1b...........  4  0  2  1   0  0  9  0   1
Wilson Boyd lf...........  3  0  0  0   1  1  2  0   3
Brad Miller ss...........  3  0  0  0   1  0  2  3   1
John Hinson 3b...........  3  0  1  0   1  0  0  0   0
Phil Pohl c..............  3  0  1  0   0  0  1  2   1
 Will Lamb ph............  1  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Addison Johnson cf.......  3  0  0  0   1  0  6  0   2
Scott Weismann p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Alex Frederick p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 32  1  7  1   5  4 24  9   9

Virginia 3 (20-4,7-2 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Phil Gosselin lf.........  4  0  2  0   0  0  2  1   0
 David Coleman lf........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Keith Werman 2b..........  2  0  0  1   1  0  2  5   1
Dan Grovatt rf...........  4  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   1
Steven Proscia 3b........  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   1
Jarrett Parker cf........  3  0  0  0   0  0  4  0   0
Tyler Cannon ss..........  3  0  1  0   0  1  4  2   0
Kenny Swab 1b............  3  1  1  1   0  0  5  0   0
Franco Valdes c..........  3  1  1  1   0  0  5  0   0
Danny Hultzen dh.........  3  1  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Cody Winiarski p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
 Tyler Wilson p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Kevin Arico p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 28  3  6  3   1  2 27  8   3

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Clemson............. 100 000 000 -  1  7  1
Virginia............ 002 010 00X -  3  6  0
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E - FREEMAN(5). DP - Clemson 1; Virginia 1. LOB - Clemson 9; Virginia 3. 2B
- HULTZEN(4). HR - SWAB(3); VALDES(1). SF - WERMAN(2). CS - CANNON(4).

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Scott Weismann......  7.0  6  3  3  0  2 25 26
Alex Frederick......  1.0  0  0  0  1  0  3  4

Virginia               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Cody Winiarski......  6.0  6  1  1  4  4 23 27
Tyler Wilson........  1.2  0  0  0  1  0  4  5
Kevin Arico.........  1.1  1  0  0  0  0  5  5

Win - WINIARSKI (3-0).  Loss - WEISMANN (3-1).  Save - ARICO (8).
WP - WINIARSKI(3).
Umpires - HP: Scott Erby  1B: Fred Cannon  3B: Frank Sylvester
Start: 7:42 PM   Time: 2:30   Attendance: 3012
WINIARSKI faced 1 batter in the 7th.


#5 Tigers Upend #1 Virginia 8-5 in Game-One of Doubleheader Saturday
Clemson records its 11th all-time win over a top-ranked team.


Charlottesville, VA -

Virginia native Will Lamb pitched 7.0 strong innings to lead #5 Clemson to an 8-5 win over #1 Virginia in the first game of a doubleheader in front of a school-record 3,540 fans at UVa Baseball Stadium on Saturday. The Tigers, who evened the series 1-1 and snapped a seven-game road losing streak to Virginia, improved to 18-5 overall and 7-1 in the ACC. The Cavaliers fell to 19-4 overall and
6-2 in ACC play.


Lamb (3-0), a native of Seaford, VA, allowed just five hits, two runs (one earned), and two walks with two strikeouts in a career-high 7.0 innings pitched to earn the win. David Haselden pitched the final
1.1 innings to record his second save of the year.


Virginia reliever Whit Mayberry (0-1) suffered the loss, as he gave up three runs in 1.1 innings pitched.


The Cavaliers took the game's first lead in the bottom of the third inning thanks in part to a Tiger error. Stephen Bruno led off with a single to right field and went to third on Lamb's throwing error on a failed pickoff attempt. Phil Gosselin followed with a sacrifice fly to score Bruno.


The Tigers took the lead in the fifth inning, but missed out on an opportunity to pad its lead. Chris Epps led off with a double down the right-field line and advanced to third on Mike Freeman's bunt single. Jeff Schaus followed with a single up the middle to score Epps. Freeman was retired at third on Kyle Parker's attempted sacrifice bunt, then Wilson Boyd singled through the right side to score Schaus. It extended his hitting streak to 14 games. With runners on second and third, Brad Miller followed with a flyball out to right field, then Parker was thrown out at the plate by Dan Grovatt for the inning-ending out on the double play.


In the sixth inning, Gosselin led off with a single up the middle and Tyler Cannon followed with a sharp single through the left side. Grovatt walked to load the bases with no outs, then Steven Proscia grounded into a double play as Gosselin scored the tying run.


The Tigers came right back and took the lead in the seventh inning. Epps led off with a walk, stole second, and went to third Schaus' groundout. Then with two outs, Epps scored on a balk by Mayberry.


Clemson added to its lead in the top of the eighth inning. Miller reached with one out on a hit-by-pitch, stole second, and went to third on a wild pitch. After John Hinson walked and stole second, Phil Pohl blooped a single to shallow center and over the drawn-in infield to score Miller. Addison Johnson then popped a bunt up over the pitcher, but it fell safely for a single to score Hinson, upping Clemson's lead to 5-2.


The Cavaliers put the pressure on in the bottom of the eighth inning. Cannon and Grovatt hit one-out singles. Two batters later, Jarrett Parker loaded the bases with a two-out single off Kyle Parker's glove at first base. John Hicks then lined a 2-2 pitch to left field for a single to score Cannon and Grovatt, cutting Clemson's lead to 5-4.


Clemson responded with three runs in the top of the ninth inning thanks to two Cavalier errors. Kyle Parker reached with one out on a fielding error by Cannon. Boyd followed with a potential inning-ending double-play grounder, but Cannon dropped the throw from second. Miller walked to load the bases, then Hinson lined a 1-2 pitch to right field for a single to score Parker. Pohl followed with a sacrifice fly to center to score Boyd.


In the bottom of the ninth inning, Kenny Swab hit the first pitch of the inning over the left-field fence for a solo homer, his second long ball of the season. Two batters later, Gosselin walked and Cannon struck out for out #2. Haselden then got Grovatt to strike out looking to end the game.


Johnson had two hits and two RBIs to pace Clemson's nine-hit attack. Hicks had two RBIs to lead Virginia, who had 10 hits in the game.


The win over the Cavaliers was Clemson's 11th over a #1-ranked team in school history and its first since beating #1 South Carolina 3-2 on the road on April 5, 2006.


Clemson and Virginia will play the second game of the doubleheader and series-finale on Saturday at approximately 7:40 PM.


Clemson 8 (18-5,7-1 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Chris Epps dh............  5  2  1  0   1  2  0  0   2
Mike Freeman 2b..........  5  0  1  0   0  2  2  4   2
Jeff Schaus lf...........  4  1  2  1   1  0  1  0   0
Kyle Parker 1b...........  4  1  0  0   1  0  9  0   2
Wilson Boyd rf...........  5  1  1  1   0  0  3  0   2
Brad Miller ss...........  2  2  0  0   2  0  1  3   1
John Hinson 3b...........  4  1  1  1   1  1  2  1   0
Phil Pohl c..............  3  0  1  2   1  1  5  0   0
Addison Johnson cf.......  5  0  2  2   0  2  3  0   2
Will Lamb p..............  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
 Tomas Cruz p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 David Haselden p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 37  8  9  7   7  8 27  9  11

Virginia 5 (19-4,6-2 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Phil Gosselin 2b.........  3  1  1  1   1  0  1  4   0
Tyler Cannon ss..........  5  1  2  0   0  1  0  0   0
Dan Grovatt rf...........  4  1  1  0   1  1  2  1   1
Steven Proscia 3b........  4  0  0  0   0  1  3  0   0
Jarrett Parker cf........  4  0  2  0   0  0  5  0   1
John Hicks c.............  4  0  1  2   0  1  7  1   0
John Barr lf.............  3  0  0  0   1  0  2  0   2
Kenny Swab 1b............  4  1  2  1   0  1  5  1   2
Stephen Bruno dh.........  4  1  1  0   0  0  0  0   1
Robert Morey p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Whit Mayberry p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
 Neal Davis p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
 Shane Halley p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 35  5 10  4   3  5 27  8   7

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Clemson............. 000 020 123 -  8  9  2
Virginia............ 001 001 021 -  5 10  2
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E - HINSON(2); LAMB(4); CANNON 2(6). DP - Clemson 2; Virginia 1. LOB -
Clemson 11; Virginia 7. 2B - EPPS(4). HR - SWAB(2). HBP - MILLER. SF -
POHL(1); GOSSELIN(2). SB - EPPS(10); MILLER(5); HINSON(8); JOHNSON(2).

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Will Lamb...........  7.0  5  2  1  2  2 24 27
Tomas Cruz..........  0.2  2  2  2  0  1  4  4
David Haselden......  1.1  3  1  1  1  2  7  8

Virginia               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Robert Morey........  6.0  5  2  2  4  7 23 27
Whit Mayberry.......  1.1  1  3  3  2  0  5  8
Neal Davis..........  1.0  2  3  0  1  1  7  8
Shane Halley........  0.2  1  0  0  0  0  2  3

Win - LAMB (3-0).  Loss - MAYBERRY (0-1).  Save - HASELDEN (2).
WP - MOREY(5); MAYBERRY(1). HBP - by MAYBERRY (MILLER). BK - HASELDEN(1);
MAYBERRY(1). PB - POHL(2).
Umpires - HP: Frank Sylvester  1B: Scott Erby  3B: Fred Cannon
Start: 3:31 PM   Time: 3:27   Attendance: 3540

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