Baseball Crushes Georgia Southern 20-8


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CLEMSON, SC - Clemson got hits from 12 different Tigers, 10 of which
knocked in runs, in a 20-8 victory over Georgia Southern on Tuesday
at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The start of the game was delayed for 20
minutes because of rainy conditions all day in Clemson, but the damp
and frigid weather did not cool off the Tiger bats. Clemson pounded
out 23 hits total and moved to 11-0 on the season while dropping
Georgia Southern, who had won 12 straight, to 12-6.


Khalil Greene went 5-5 with a walk and three RBIs to lead seven
Tigers with multiple hits and five with multiple RBIs. Jeff Baker
also had a solid game, hitting 2-4 with two walks and four RBIs. Ryan
Childs (2-0) picked up his second win in as many starts for Clemson.
The junior gave up four runs over six innings while striking out
four. Scott Tolbert (0-1) picked up the loss for Georgia Southern


Georgia Southern's Chris Walker began the scoring by sending Childs'
second offering of the game deep to left field. Clemson answered in
the bottom of the inning when Jeff Baker's single up the middle
scored Kyle Frank. After another run by Georgia Southern in the
second, Clemson took the lead for good in the bottom of the frame
with seven runs.


Designated hitter Jeff Hourigan, who went 3-4, led off the inning
with his first career home run. David Slevin knocked in Zane Green
with an RBI single and then the Tigers loaded the bases with walks by
Frank and Greene. A walk by Baker plated one run and then another run
scored on Johnson's ground out. Greene and Baker scored a few pitches
later off of a wild pitch by Tolbert and an error by catcher Brendan
Gilligan. Jarrod Schmidt then blasted the next pitch over the left
field fence to end the scoring in the second.


The Tigers added another run in the third inning off of Greene's
sacrifice fly for a 9-2 lead, but the scoring did not end there.
Michael Johnson's eighth home run of the year highlighted a four-run
fourth that gave the Tigers a 13-2 advantage.


Georgia Southern added a pair of runs in the top of the fifth before
Greene hit his third home run of the season. The Eagles added a pair
of runs in the seventh and eighth inning, but Clemson responded with
runs each time. Russell Triplett's single to right field scored two
of Clemson's four runs in the seventh and the Tigers added a pair of
runs in the eighth to make the final margin 20-8.


The two teams will square off again tomorrow at 4:00 PM at Doug
Kingsmore Stadium.


Georgia Southern 8 (12-6)                               

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB  
------------------------------------------------------  
Chris Walker cf..........  5  3  3  1   0  1  2  0   0  
Jemel Spearman ss........  5  2  3  2   0  0  2  2   0  
Matt Herring rf..........  5  1  1  1   0  1  1  0   0  
Matt Hammond dh..........  3  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0  
 Brandon Burnsed ph......  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  
Grant Burruss 1b.........  2  0  2  1   1  0  5  0   0  
 Carlos Love 1b..........  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   2  
Rocky Baker 3b...........  5  0  0  0   0  2  0  2   5  
Brendan Gilligan c.......  2  1  1  0   1  0  6  0   0  
 A.J. Zickgraf c.........  2  0  0  0   0  0  4  0   2  
J.R. Revere lf...........  5  1  1  0   0  1  2  0   0  
Chad Hall 2b.............  3  0  0  1   0  1  2  1   0  
Scott Tolbert p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  
 Kevin Culpepper p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  
 Travis Spell p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  
 Mike Thompson p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  
                                                        
Totals................... 41  8 12  6   2  6 24  5   9

Clemson 20 (11-0)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
David Slevin 2b..........  3  1  1  1   1  1  1  3   0
 Russell Triplett 2b.....  2  2  2  2   1  0  2  3   0
Kyle Frank cf/lf.........  2  2  1  0   2  1  1  0   0
 Robert Valiente lf......  2  0  1  0   1  0  0  0   0
Khalil Greene ss.........  5  2  5  3   1  0  3  4   0
Jeff Baker 3b............  4  1  2  4   2  0  1  2   1
Michael Johnson 1b.......  7  1  2  2   0  2 11  0   5
Jarrod Schmidt rf........  4  2  2  1   1  0  2  0   4
 Ryan Hub rf.............  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Jeff Hourigan dh.........  4  2  3  1   0  0  0  0   0
 Garrick Evans dh........  1  1  0  0   1  1  0  0   3
Zane Green lf............  1  1  0  0   1  1  0  0   1
 Chad Coder ph/cf........  3  3  2  1   1  0  1  0   0
Steve Pyzik c............  2  1  1  2   0  1  2  0   0
 Collin Mahoney c........  3  1  1  1   0  2  3  0   1
Ryan Childs p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Thomas Boozer p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 44 20 23 18  12 10 27 13  15


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Georgia Southern.... 110 020 220 -  8 12  2
Clemson............. 171 401 42X - 20 23  4
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E - Gilligan; Tolbert; GREENE 2; CODER; BOOZER. 
DP - Ga. Southern 1; Clemson 2. LOB - Ga. Southern 9; 
Clemson 15. 2B - Walker; Spearman 2; Hammond; Burruss; 
Gilligan; GREENE; SCHMIDT; HOURIGAN; CODER 2; MAHONEY. 
HR - Walker; GREENE; JOHNSON; SCHMIDT; HOURIGAN. 
HBP - BAKER; PYZIK. SF - Hall; GREENE. SB - Walker; 
BAKER; JOHNSON.

Georgia Southern       IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP      
--------------------------------------------------      
Scott Tolbert.......  2.0  6  8  8  5  3 12 17  66      
Kevin Culpepper.....  4.0 10  6  6  3  3 19 25  88      
Travis Spell........  0.0  3  4  4  2  0  3  5  28
Mike Thompson.......  2.0  4  2  2  2  4 10 12  49

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Ryan Childs.........  6.0  8  4  4  2  4 24 27  98
Thomas Boozer.......  3.0  4  4  2  0  2 17 17  54

Win - CHILDS (2-0).  Loss - Tolbert (0-1).  Save - None.
WP - Tolbert; Spell; CHILDS; BOOZER 2. HB - Culpepper 2.
BK - Culpepper.
Umpires - Home:Danny Everett  1st:Paul Nauert
3rd:Spuds Conley
Start: 4:20   Time: 3:27   Attendance: 1500
Game: CU031202
Spell faced 5 batters in the 7th.

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