Baseball Routs South Alabama 13-1


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CLEMSON, SC - Matt Henrie was strong on the mound and Khalil Greene and
Jeff Hourigan homered to lead Clemson to a 13-1 victory over South Alabama
on Friday night. Clemson moved to 13-0 on the year while dropping South
Alabama to 11-8.


Henrie (3-0) was dominant through the first seven innings, allowing only
two hits. He pitched 7 and 1/3 innings total, allowing five hits and one
run while striking out three to earn win for the Tigers. Mel Spivey (0-3)
got the loss for South Alabama.


Clemson opened the scoring in the fourth. Kyle Frank led off with a double
in the gap and Khalil Greene followed with a base hit through the left side
to plate Frank.


Jeff Hourigan hit his second home run in as many games to start the Tiger
rally in the fifth inning. Clemson added a pair of runs with two outs in
the frame. Steve Pyzik and David Slevin singled up the middle when Frank
came to the plate. He ripped a single to left that scored Pyzik and Slevin
came around to score when Jaguar left fielder Ryan Mulhern misplayed the ball.


The offensive continued in the sixth. Jeff Baker led off the inning with a
single to right and scored was followed by a double to center by Michael
Johnson. Johnson moved to third on a fly out and then scored on a wild pitch.


South Alabama's only threat came in the eighth inning. The Jags scored a
run and then loaded the bases with one out. Tiger Head Coach Jack Leggett
went to the bullpen and Thomas Boozer struck out the only batter he faced.
Closer Paul Harrleson faced the next batter and induced a groundout to get
the Tigers out of a jam.


Clemson piled it on in the eighth inning. Baker scored on a wild pitch,
Hourigan hit a two-RBI double and pinch hitter Collin Mahoney singled in a
run. Greene stepped to the plate with two runners on and hit a line-drive
home run to right, his fifth of the year, to give his team a 13-1 lead.


Greene went 2-4 with four RBIs and Hourigan knocked in three runs while
hitting 2-4 to lead the attack.


The teams will square off on Saturday at 4:00 PM at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

South Alabama 1 (11-8)

Player              AB  R   H   RBI BB  SO  PO  A   LOB
TOUCHSTONE, T.J. cf 4   0   1   0   0   0   5   0   0
SMALLWOOD, Erik rf  4   0   1   0   0   1   4   0   0
RAYBORN, Jansen 1b  4   0   1   0   0   0   8   0   3
MULHERN, Ryan lf    4   0   1   0   0   1   1   0   1
GROSS, Jason dh     4   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   1
SCOVILLE, Shane c   2   0   0   0   0   0   5   1   0
 HARDCASTLE, J.T    1   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0
TOUCHSTONE, J       4   0   0   0   0   2   1   1   0
SYTKO, Kevin 3b     2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2   0
 CRAIG, Cole ph     1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0
 PLAICE, Josh c     0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 NELSON, Ben ph     1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
PARKER, Brett ss    2   0   0   0   0   0   0   3   0
 PETTUS, Buck ss    1   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0
 CARNICERO, J ss    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
SPIVEY, Mel p   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 CROSBY, Caleb p    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0
 PARNELL, Adam p    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals......        34  1   7   1   1   6   24  8   7

Clemson 13 (13-0)

Player              AB  R   H   RBI BB  SO  PO  A   LOB
David Slevin 2b     4   1   1   0   0   3   0   2   1
 R Triplett 2b      1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0
Kyle Frank cf/lf    5   1   2   1   0   1   0   0   0
Khalil Greene ss    5   1   2   4   0   0   0   4   1
 Garrick Evans ss   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Jeff Baker 3b       4   2   1   0   1   1   1   2   0
Michael Johnson 1b  4   2   2   1   0   0   15  1   0
J Schmidt rf/p      3   1   0   0   1   0   3   0   0
Jeff Hourigan dh    4   2   2   3   0   0   0   0   0
 Zane Green rf      0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Robert Valiente lf  2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Chad Coder ph/cf   1   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0
Steve Pyzik c       3   1   2   0   0   0   4   1   1
 Collin Mahoney c   1   1   1   1   0   0   2   0   0
Matt Henrie p       0   0   0   0   0   0   1   5   0
 Thomas Boozer p    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Paul Harrelson p   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals......        37  13  14  10  3   5   27  15  3

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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South Alabama....... 000 000 010 -  1  7  1
Clemson............. 000 132 07X - 13 14  0
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E - MULHERN, R(1). LOB - S. Alabama 7; Clemson 3.
2B - RAYBORN, J(7); MULHERN, R(9); FRANK(4); 
JOHNSON 2(4); HOURIGAN(2); PYZIK(2). HR - GREENE(5); 
HOURIGAN(2). SB - BAKER(6); CODER(1). CS - GREENE(1).

South Alabaa        IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO  AB  BF  NP
SPIVEY, Mel         5.0 9   6   5   0   3   23  23  86
CROSBY, Caleb       2.0 2   4   4   3   2   8   11  52
PARNELL, Adam       1.0 3   3   3   0   0   6   6   15

Clemson             IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO  AB  BF  NP
Matt Henrie         7.1 5   1   1   1   3   27  28  103
Thomas Boozer       0.1 0   0   0   0   1   1   1   6
Paul Harrelson      0.1 0   0   0   0   0   1   1   2
Jarrod Schmidt      1.0 2   0   0   0   2   5   5   16

Win - HENRIE (3-0).  Loss - SPIVEY, M (0-3).  Save - None.
WP - SPIVEY, M(6); CROSBY, C 2(2); HENRIE(2).
Umpires - Home:Billy Pittman  1st:Paul Nauert  
3rd:Joe Conley
Start: 7:17   Time: 2:48   Attendance: 3858
Game: CU031502
SPIVEY, M faced 2 batters in the 6th.
CROSBY, C faced 4 batters in the 8th.

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