#20 Clemson Splits Doubleheader with #5 Hurricanes


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Clemson, SC -

Freshman lefthander Chris Dwyer pitched a complete game two-hitter and struck out a career-high 10 batters to lead #20 Clemson to a 9-1 win over #5 Miami (FL) in the second game of a doubleheader at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday night. The Tigers, who evened the series 1-1, improved to 22-12 overall and 10-7 in the ACC, while the Hurricanes fell to 25-9 overall and 11-6 in ACC play.

Dwyer (4-2) tossed the first complete game by a Tiger in 2009. He gave up just two hits, one run, and four walks with 10 strikeouts to earn the win. Only two Hurricane batters advanced past first base and just one advanced past second base during the entire game. Ryan Jackson singled in the third inning and stole second but was stranded there. Jason Hagerty provided the only run for Miami when he hit a solo home run in the sixth inning.

David Gutierrez (2-4), the first of four Miami pitchers, suffered the loss, as he yielded five hits, six runs, and five walks in 3.1 innings pitched.

The Tigers wasted little time grabbing the game’s first lead in the first inning. Mike Freeman and Addison Johnson led off with walks. Two batters later, Ben Paulsen belted a triple to left-center to score Freeman and Johnson. Kyle Parker followed with a towering two-run homer to left, his second homer of the day and seventh of the season.

In the fourth inning, back-to-back line-drive singles by Brad Miller and Wilson Boyd along with a walk by John Nester loaded the bases, then Matt Sanders hit an infield single to score Miller. Freeman followed with a fielder’s choice that allowed Boyd to score, giving the Tigers a 6-0 lead.

The Hurricanes dented the scoreboard with two outs in the sixth inning when Hagerty lined a 1-2 pitch over the left-field fence for a solo homer. It was his eighth long ball of the season.

Clemson added three insurance runs in the eighth inning. Paulsen led off with a double to right-center and Parker followed with a walk. Two batters later with two outs, Nester ripped a double to left-center to score two runs. Sanders then grounded a single up the middle to score Nester.

Paulsen paced Clemson’s 10-hit attack by going 3-for-4 with a double, triple, and two RBIs, while Sanders went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. The Tigers outhit Miami .365 to .234 in the doubleheader.

Clemson and Miami will play the series-finale at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday at 12:00 PM. The game will be televised live by CSS.


Miami (FL) 1 (25-9,11-6 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Nathan Melendres cf......  4  0  0  0   0  0  3  0   0
Scott Lawson 2b..........  3  0  0  0   1  0  1  4   0
Jason Hagerty 1b/rf......  4  1  1  1   0  2  4  1   2
Yasmani Grandal c........  3  0  0  0   1  2  4  0   0
Chris Herrmann lf........  1  0  0  0   1  1  0  0   0
 Jonathan Weislow ph/lf..  2  0  0  0   0  1  2  0   1
Harold Martinez 3b.......  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  1   0
Ted Blackman dh..........  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   1
Dave DiNatale rf.........  2  0  0  0   0  2  1  0   0
 Vickash Ramjit 1b.......  1  0  0  0   0  1  2  1   0
Ryan Jackson ss..........  2  0  1  0   1  0  4  5   0
David Gutierrez p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
 Sam Robinson p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Kevin Youst p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
 Michael Rudman p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 28  1  2  1   4 10 24 13   4

Clemson 9 (22-12,10-7 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Mike Freeman 2b..........  4  1  0  1   1  1  3  1   1
Addison Johnson cf.......  3  1  0  0   1  0  2  0   2
Jeff Schaus lf...........  4  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Ben Paulsen 1b...........  4  1  3  2   0  0  6  0   0
Kyle Parker dh...........  3  2  1  2   1  0  0  0   0
Brad Miller ss...........  3  1  1  0   1  1  3  1   1
Wilson Boyd rf...........  4  2  1  0   0  0  1  0   0
John Nester c............  2  1  1  2   2  0 10  0   0
Matt Sanders 3b..........  4  0  2  2   0  0  1  3   0
Chris Dwyer p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
Totals................... 31  9 10  9   6  2 27  6   4

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Miami (FL).......... 000 001 000 -  1  2  1
Clemson............. 400 200 03X -  9 10  0
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E - MARTINEZ(16). DP - Miami 2. LOB - Miami 4; Clemson 4. 2B - PAULSEN(12);
NESTER(3). 3B - PAULSEN(4). HR - HAGERTY(8); PARKER(7). SB - JACKSON(6). CS
- FREEMAN(2); SCHAUS(3).

Miami (FL)             IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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David Gutierrez.....  3.1  5  6  6  5  0 13 18
Sam Robinson........  2.0  2  0  0  0  1  7  7
Kevin Youst.........  2.1  3  3  3  1  1 10 11
Michael Rudman......  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  1  1

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Chris Dwyer.........  9.0  2  1  1  4 10 28 32

Win - DWYER (4-2).  Loss - GUTIERREZ (2-4).  Save - None.
WP - RUDMAN(4).
Umpires - HP: Jeff Head  1B: Randy Harvey  3B: Frank Sylvester
Start: 7:21 PM   Time: 2:43   Attendance: 6217


#5 Miami Tops #20 Tigers 12-8 in Game-One of Doubleheader Saturday

Tigers fall despite outhitting Hurricanes 17-13.


Clemson, SC -

The #5 Miami (FL) Hurricanes hit three homers in the first three innings and defeated #20 Clemson 12-8 in the first game of a doubleheader at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Hurricanes, who took a 1-0 series lead, improved to 25-8 overall and 11-5 in the ACC, while the Tigers dropped to 21-12 overall and 9-7 in ACC play.


Hurricane starter Chris Hernandez (4-2) earned the win, as he yielded 12 hits, five runs, and no walks with four strikeouts in 7.0 innings pitched. Tiger starter Casey Harman (3-3) suffered the loss, as he allowed four runs on six hits in 2.0 innings pitched.


The Tigers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Jeff Schaus lined a two-out single to left and went to third on Ben Paulsen’s single up the middle. Clemson then called for a double steal. Paulsen just beat the tag at second as Schaus took off for home. The throw home was in time, but Schaus slid under the tag.


However, the Hurricanes responded with four runs in the second inning. Yasmani Grandal led off with a home run to right-center, his 10th long ball of the season. Chris Herrmann followed with a bunt single. Two batters later, Ted Blackman doubled to left-center, then Dave DiNatale clobbered a three-run homer to center, his fourth home run of the season.


Jason Hagerty led off the top of the third inning with a home run, his seventh long ball of the year, to give Miami a 5-1 lead.


In the bottom of the third inning, the Tigers put together another two-out rally to score three runs. Addison Johnson hit a two-out single to left-center and moved to second on a wild pitch. Schaus followed with an infield single and Paulsen hit a high pop up to shallow left. The ball fell safely after two Hurricanes collided, allowing Johnson and Schaus to score on the triple. Kyle Parker, who less than an hour earlier was in the process of completing 13-21 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown in Clemson’s Spring Football Game, hit a pinch-hit single up the middle to score Paulsen.


In the top of the fourth inning, DiNatale led off with a single to left-center and advanced to second on Ryan Jackson’s sacrifice bunt. After Nathan Melendres walked, Scott Lawson singled to left-center to score DiNatale.


John Nester cut the Hurricanes’ lead in half in the bottom of the fourth inning when he led off with a long opposite-field home run to right-center, his third long ball of the season.


In the fifth inning, the Hurricanes added four runs on only one hit. Grandal led off with a walk and Herrmann was hit-by-pitch. Harold Martinez laid down a bunt and pitcher Craig Gullickson had a play at third. But his throw was errant, allowing the Hurricanes to load the bases with no outs. After Clinton McKinney entered the game in relief, he attempted to pick off Herrmann at second, but his throw went into centerfield and Grandal scored. After Blackman walked to load the bases again, DiNatale’s groundout plated Herrmann, then Jackson hit a sacrifice fly to right to score Martinez. Melendres followed with a two-out single up the middle to score Blackman.


Miami continued to add to its lead in the sixth inning. Grandal hit a one-out double to left-center and Herrmann followed with a walk. Martinez grounded out as both runners moved up a base, then Blackman laced a 1-2 pitch up the middle for a two-out single to score Grandal and Herrmann, upping Miami’s lead to 12-5.


In the eighth inning, Wilson Boyd hit a two-out double down the right-field line. Two batters later, pinch-hitter Matt Sanders blooped a single to left to score Boyd.


In the ninth inning, pinch-hitter Chris Epps singled with two outs, then Parker hit an opposite-field, two-run homer to right, his sixth long ball of the season.


DiNatale went 2-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs to lead Miami, who had 13 hits. Schaus went 4-for-5 with two runs to pace Clemson, who totaled 17 hits.


Miami (FL) 12 (25-8,11-5 ACC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
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Nathan Melendres cf...... 4 0 3 1 2 0 3 0 0
Scott Lawson 2b.......... 5 0 1 1 0 1 1 5 2
Jason Hagerty 1b......... 4 1 1 1 1 0 10 0 1
Yasmani Grandal c........ 4 3 2 1 1 0 5 0 2
Chris Herrmann lf........ 3 3 2 0 1 1 6 0 0
Harold Martinez 3b....... 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Ted Blackman dh.......... 4 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 1
Dave DiNatale rf......... 5 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 1
Ryan Jackson ss.......... 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 4 0
Chris Hernandez p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Travis Miller p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals................... 36 12 13 11 7 5 27 12 7

Clemson 8 (21-12,9-7 ACC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
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Mike Freeman 2b.......... 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 2
Addison Johnson cf....... 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jeff Schaus lf........... 5 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Paulsen 1b........... 4 1 2 2 0 0 11 3 1
Chris Epps ph........... 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Richard Mounce dh........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Kyle Parker ph/dh....... 4 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0
Brad Miller ss........... 5 0 2 0 0 2 2 4 1
Wilson Boyd rf........... 5 1 2 0 0 0 4 0 3
John Nester c............ 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0
Phil Pohl c............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Jason Stolz 3b........... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
Matt Sanders 3b......... 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
Casey Harman p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Matt Vaughn p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Craig Gullickson p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinton McKinney p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Kyle Deese p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Alex Frederick p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals................... 43 8 17 7 0 5 27 15 8

Score by Innings R H E
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Miami (FL).......... 041 142 000 - 12 13 1
Clemson............. 103 100 012 - 8 17 3
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E - JACKSON(6); JOHNSON(2); GULLICKSON(1); McKINNEY(4). DP - Miami 2;
Clemson 2. LOB - Miami 7; Clemson 8. 2B - MELENDRES(4); GRANDAL(6);
BLACKMAN(3); BOYD(4). 3B - PAULSEN(3). HR - HAGERTY(7); GRANDAL(10);
DiNATALE(4); PARKER(6); NESTER(3). HBP - HERRMANN. SH - JACKSON(5). SF -
JACKSON(5). SB - MELENDRES(5); SCHAUS 2(5); PAULSEN(3). CS - MELENDRES(3).

Miami (FL) IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
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Chris Hernandez..... 7.0 12 5 5 0 4 31 31
Travis Miller....... 2.0 5 3 2 0 1 12 12

Clemson IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
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Casey Harman........ 2.0 6 4 4 0 2 11 11
Matt Vaughn......... 1.1 4 2 2 1 0 7 9
Craig Gullickson.... 0.2 0 3 1 1 0 2 4
Clinton McKinney.... 2.0 3 3 3 2 0 8 11
Kyle Deese.......... 1.0 0 0 0 3 0 2 5
Alex Frederick...... 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 6 6

Win - HERNANDEZ (4-2). Loss - HARMAN (3-3). Save - None.
WP - HERNANDEZ(3). HBP - by GULLICKSON (HERRMANN).
Umpires - HP: Frank Sylvester 1B: Jeff Head 3B: Randy Harvey
Start: 3:34 PM Time: 2:58 Attendance:
Game notes:
The run allowed by McKinney in the fifth inning was team unearned.
GULLICKSON faced 3 batters in the 5th.

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