#23 Central Florida Downs #11 Tigers, 5-0
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - #23 Central
Florida defeated #11 Clemson 5-0 on Sunday
afternoon at the Disney Sports Complex in Lake
Buena Vista, Fla. Central Florida improved to
2-1, while Clemson fell to 2-1.
Virginia transfer Casey Kennedy (1-0) pitched a
complete game shutout, the first by a Tiger
opposing pitcher since the 1997 ACC
Tournament (Chris Chavez of Florida State).
Kennedy allowed just four hits and one walk
while striking out nine. Tiger starter Thomas
Boozer suffered the loss in his first appearance of
Central Florida scored first in the third inning
when Matt Bowser's sacrifice fly plated Mike
Myers. Myers and Ivan Trujillo had
back-to-back singles before Bowser's at bat. It
was the first time in three games that Clemson
trailed at any point.
Dustin Brisson added another run in the sixth with
a double to right center, plating Pete Gavillan,
who had blooped a double down the right-field
line in the at bat prior to Brisson. Two batters
later, Jason Graham singled off the glove of
shortstop Jeff Baker. The ball trickled into the
outfield and Brisson beat the throw home, putting
the Golden Knights ahead 3-0.
In the seventh, Mike Fox, the ninth batter in the
order, belted a solo homer down the left-field
line. Raul Cruz then put the Knights ahead 5-0 in the eighth with an RBI
double to left center, plating Brisson, who had doubled in the previous at
bat. It was Brisson's fourth double in three games of 2000.
Clemson will play host to Old Dominion on Feb. 18 at 3:00 p.m. in its next