10th-Ranked Clemson Defeats Elon


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Five different Tigers had multiple-hit games as 10th-ranked Clemson defeated Elon 5-3 in front of 2,908 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium Tuesday. The Tigers improved to 12-6, and the Phoenix dropped to 17-7.


Herman Demmink, Brad Chalk, Tyler Colvin, Andy D'Alessio, and Stan Widmann each had two hits apiece for Clemson. Adam Weaver was 2-for-4 to lead Elon offensively.



Ryan Hinson (1-0) pitched a career high 5.0 innings, allowing one run on two hits and striking out six to earn his first victory as a Tiger. His longest previous outing was 1.0 inning. Steven Hensley suffered the loss for Elon, giving up five runs on ten hits in 5.2 innings pitched, falling to 0-3.


Elon scored an unearned run after the first two batters were retired in the first. Chris Price reached on a throwing error by Widmann, and moved to second on a single down the left field line by Chris Vasami. Robert Rodebaugh walked to load the bases, and then a walk to Grant Rembert brought home Price for the first run of the night.


Demmink broke an 0-for-14 streak with a one-out single to right in the third. Taylor Harbin singled through the right side with two outs, and Colvin followed with a looping single to center to score Chalk, who had reached on a fielder's choice. Colvin stole second, and then D'Alessio hit a three-run home run to right-center to give the Tigers a 4-1 lead, his third of the season.

Paul Bennett hit a sacrifice fly to left in the fourth to score Rodebaugh, who earlier singled.


Donny Jobe and Weaver both singled to begin the fifth, signaling the end of the night for Tiger starter David Kopp. The Tigers brought in Hinson, and Jobe was thrown out by Adrian Casanova attempting to steal third. D.J. Mitchell then saved a run with a tremendous diving catch in right on a line drive by Price. Mitchell started for Travis Storrer, who did not play in Tuesday's game due to a strained abdominal muscle. His status is listed as day-to-day.


Demmink singled with two outs in the sixth, and then stole second. Chalk followed with a hustle double to center that scored Demmink.


With two outs in the ninth, Ryan Addison hit a solo home run to left, his second of the season.


The Tigers stole a season-high five bases, two by Demmink, and one each by Chalk, Colvin, and Mitchell.


Clemson and Elon conclude their two-game series Wednesday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium at 4:00 PM.


Elon 3 (17-7)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Donny Jobe 2b............  4  0  2  0   1  0  2  5   0
Adam Weaver 3b...........  5  0  2  0   0  1  1  0   1
Chris Price lf...........  4  1  0  0   0  0  1  0   1
Chris Vasami 1b..........  3  0  1  0   1  1  8  0   0
Robert Rodebaugh dh......  3  1  1  0   1  1  0  0   2
Grant Rembert rf.........  3  0  1  1   1  1  5  0   0
Patrick Irvine c.........  3  0  0  0   0  1  2  2   3
 Ryan Radford ph.........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Paul Bennett ss..........  3  0  0  1   0  2  2  4   0
Ryan Addison cf..........  4  1  1  1   0  0  3  0   1
Steven Hensley p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
 George Blystone p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Brian Ebert p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Kevin Regan p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 33  3  8  3   4  7 24 13   8

Clemson 5 (12-6)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Herman Demmink 3b........  4  1  2  0   1  0  1  3   1
Brad Chalk cf............  4  1  2  1   0  0  2  0   2
Taylor Harbin 2b.........  4  1  1  0   0  0  3  1   1
Tyler Colvin lf..........  3  1  2  1   1  0  3  1   0
Andy D'Alessio 1b........  4  1  2  3   0  0  9  0   2
Marquez Smith dh.........  4  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   0
Stan Widmann ss..........  4  0  2  0   0  0  0  5   2
D.J. Mitchell rf.........  3  0  1  0   0  0  2  0   0
Adrian Casanova c........  4  0  0  0   0  2  7  1   0
David Kopp p.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Ryan Hinson p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 34  5 13  5   2  3 27 12   8

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Elon................ 100 100 001 -  3  8  0
Clemson............. 004 001 00X -  5 13  1
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E - WIDMANN(5). DP - Elon 1; Clemson 1. LOB - Elon 8; 
Clemson 8. 2B - CHALK(3); COLVIN(5); WIDMANN(2). 
HR - ADDISON(2); D'ALESSIO(3). SH - MITCHELL(1). 
SF - BENNETT(2). SB - DEMMINK 2(7); CHALK(2); COLVIN(5);
MITCHELL(1). CS - JOBE(2); COLVIN(1).

Elon                   IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Steven Hensley......  5.2 10  5  5  2  1 25 28
George Blystone.....  0.1  1  0  0  0  0  2  2
Brian Ebert.........  0.1  1  0  0  0  0  2  2
Kevin Regan.........  1.2  1  0  0  0  2  5  5

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
David Kopp..........  4.0  6  2  1  2  1 17 20
Ryan Hinson.........  5.0  2  1  1  2  6 16 18

Win - HINSON (1-0).  Loss - HENSLEY (0-3).  Save - None.
WP - KOPP(1).
Umpires - HP: Danny Everett  1B: Steve Manders  
3B: Tony Thompson
Start: 7:20   Time: 2:32   Attendance: 2908
KOPP faced 2 batters in the 5th.

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