Baseball Team Completes Simulated Weekend Series
CLEMSON, SC - The Orange took two of three games from the Purple as
the Clemson baseball team completed its preseason preparations for
the 2002 season with an intrasquad series this weekend. The Tigers
will open the season Feb. 22 at 3:00 PM against Auburn.
Game one on Friday was a defensive affair highlighted by B.J.
LaMura's one-hit performance over six innings as the Orange defeated
the Purple 4-0. Jarrod Schmidt homered and David Slevin had two hits
to lead the victors. Khalil Greene hit two home runs and Collin
Mahoney drove in three runs to lead the Orange to a 10-8 victory in
11 innings in game two. Ryan Childs yielded one run in six innings
and Kyle Frank went 2-4 with a home run and four RBIs to lead the
Sunday's game three saw a barrage of long balls on a blustery
afternoon in Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Jeff Baker, Chad Coder, Ryan
Klosterman, Robert Valiente, Slevin and Schmidt all blasted home runs
in another offensive battle. The Purple scored two runs in the top of
the ninth and Paul Harrelson closed the game to give the Purple a
10-9 victory. Coder and Greene led the Orange with four RBIs a piece
for the series while Frank and Baker drove in five RBIs each for the
Season tickets for the 2002 Clemson baseball season are available and
can be purchased by calling 1-800-CLEMSON.