Bulldogs Complete Sweep Of Clemson


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CLEMSON - After scoring four runs on four hits through six innings, Georgia scored two runs in the seventh inning and held on to defeat Clemson 6-4 Wednesday in front of 5,973 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Bulldogs improved to 17-10 and the Tigers dropped to 18-10, as Georgia won both games of the midweek, home-and-home series.

The Tigers, who tallied just five hits, were led offensively by Ben Paulsen, who went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer. Matt Sanders also had two RBIs for Clemson. Rich Poythress and Adam Fuller each hit two-run home runs for Georgia. Bryce Massanari and Lyle Allen each hit RBI singles in the seventh inning to highlight the Bulldog rally.

Steve Esmonde (1-0) earned the win, as he pitched 2.0 scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one hit while striking out two. Joshua Fields pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts to earn his seventh save of the season. Tiger reliever Casey Harman (0-3) suffered the loss, as he allowed two runs on five hits while striking out two and walking two in 2.2 innings pitched.

The Bulldogs got on the scoreboard in the first when Poythress hit a two-out, two-run homer to left. It was his seventh long ball of the season.

Clemson evened the score at 2-2 with a pair of runs in the second. With two outs, Wilson Boyd drew a walk and moved to second on John Hinson's infield single. Both moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. Sanders then drove home both runners with a single to right-center.

The Tigers took their first lead of the contest in the third. Doug Hogan singled through the left side and Paulsen hit a one-out, two-run blast to right-center to put Clemson up 4-2. It was his eighth home run of the year.

Georgia tied the contest in the fifth inning, as Fuller hit his first long ball of the year, a two-run shot to left.

The Bulldogs reclaimed the lead in the seventh inning, as they rallied for two runs. Matt Olson hit a one-out, bloop single to left and Gordon Beckham followed with a walk. Two batters later, Massanari plated Olson with a two-out single to left. Allen followed with another bloop single to center that scored Beckham.

The Tigers will return to conference action when they play a three-game series at Miami (FL) this weekend. Friday's first pitch is slated for 7:00 PM.

2008 Clemson Baseball
                               Georgia at Clemson
               Apr 02, 2008 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)

Georgia 6 (17-10)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Ryan Peisel 3b...........  5  0  1  0   0  2  0  1   0
Matt Olson rf............  5  1  2  0   0  0  3  0   0
Gordon Beckham ss........  2  2  0  0   3  0  1  3   0
Rich Poythress 1b........  5  1  1  2   0  1  6  1   2
Bryce Massanari c........  4  0  2  1   1  1 10  0   0
 Jake Crane c............  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   0
Lyle Allen lf............  5  0  1  1   0  0  3  0   3
Joey Lewis dh............  3  1  0  0   1  1  0  0   2
Adam Fuller cf...........  4  1  2  2   0  0  0  0   0
 Matt Cerione cf.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Michael Demperio 2b......  4  0  0  0   0  1  1  3   2
Justin Grimm p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
 Jason Leaver p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Steve Esmonde p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Nick Montgomery p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Dean Weaver p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Joshua Fields p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 37  6  9  6   5  6 27  8   9

Clemson 4 (18-10)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Mike Freeman 2b..........  4  0  0  0   0  1  6  1   2
Jeff Schaus lf...........  4  0  0  0   0  2  4  0   0
Doug Hogan c.............  4  1  1  0   0  1  6  1   0
Ben Paulsen 1b...........  4  1  2  2   0  2  4  0   0
Kyle Parker dh...........  4  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   0
Wilson Boyd cf...........  2  1  0  0   2  0  4  0   0
John Hinson 3b...........  4  1  1  0   0  0  0  1   1
Matt Sanders ss..........  3  0  1  2   0  2  0  3   0
Alex Lee rf..............  2  0  0  0   1  2  3  0   0
Trent Rothlin p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Casey Harman p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Matt Vaughn p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Ryan Hinson p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 31  4  5  4   3 12 27  6   3

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Georgia............. 200 020 200 -  6  9  0
Clemson............. 022 000 000 -  4  5  2
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E - FREEMAN 2(7). DP - Georgia 1; Clemson 1. LOB - Georgia 9; Clemson 3. 2B
- PEISEL(13). HR - POYTHRESS(7); FULLER(1); PAULSEN(8). CS - ALLEN(2).

Georgia                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Justin Grimm........  3.0  4  4  4  2  3 13 15
Jason Leaver........  1.0  0  0  0  0  2  3  3
Steve Esmonde.......  2.0  1  0  0  0  2  6  6
Nick Montgomery.....  1.0  0  0  0  0  2  3  3
Dean Weaver.........  1.0  0  0  0  0  1  3  3
Joshua Fields.......  1.0  0  0  0  1  2  3  4

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Trent Rothlin.......  4.0  2  4  4  3  4 14 17
Casey Harman........  2.2  5  2  2  2  2 14 16
Matt Vaughn.........  1.1  0  0  0  0  0  4  4
Ryan Hinson.........  1.0  2  0  0  0  0  5  5

Win - ESMONDE (1-0).  Loss - HARMAN (0-3).  Save - FIELDS (7).
WP - GRIMM(3). PB - HOGAN(3).
Umpires - HP: David Savage  1B: Steve Manders  3B: Danny Everett
Start: 7:19   Time: 2:22   Attendance: 5973
ROTHLIN faced 2 batters in the 5th.
Game: CU4021


 Play-by-Play 
                             2008 Clemson Baseball
                       Georgia at Clemson - Play-by-Play
               Apr 02, 2008 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Georgia............. 200 020 200 -  6  9  0
Clemson............. 022 000 000 -  4  5  2
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Georgia starters: 3/3b PEISEL; 30/rf OLSON; 6/ss BECKHAM; 33/1b POYTHRESS; 29/c
MASSANARI; 11/lf ALLEN; 23/dh LEWIS; 5/cf FULLER; 15/2b DEMPERIO; 40/p GRIMM;
Clemson starters: 5/2b FREEMAN; 3/lf SCHAUS; 30/c HOGAN; 10/1b PAULSEN; 25/dh
PARKER; 12/cf BOYD; 4/3b J. HINSON; 21/ss SANDERS; 19/rf LEE; 13/p ROTHLIN;

Georgia 1st - PEISEL struck out looking. OLSON flied out to lf down the
lf line. BECKHAM walked. POYTHRESS homered to left field, 2 RBI; BECKHAM
scored. MASSANARI struck out looking. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 1st - FREEMAN out at first 1b to p. SCHAUS struck out swinging.
HOGAN fouled out to rf down the rf line. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0
LOB.

Georgia 2nd - ALLEN reached on a fielding error by 2b. LEWIS struck out
swinging; ALLEN out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. FULLER grounded out to
ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Clemson 2nd - PAULSEN struck out swinging. PARKER struck out swinging.
BOYD walked. J. HINSON singled to second base; BOYD advanced to second. J.
HINSON advanced to second on a wild pitch; BOYD advanced to third on a wild
pitch. SANDERS singled to right center, 2 RBI; J. HINSON scored; BOYD scored.
LEE walked; SANDERS advanced to second. FREEMAN grounded out to ss. 2 runs,
2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Georgia 3rd - DEMPERIO flied out to rf. PEISEL flied out to cf to right
center. OLSON popped up to 2b to right center. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0
LOB.

Clemson 3rd - SCHAUS flied out to lf. HOGAN singled through the left
side. PAULSEN homered to right field, 2 RBI; HOGAN scored. PARKER grounded out
to 3b. BOYD flied out to rf to right center. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0
LOB.

Georgia 4th - BECKHAM flied out to lf down the lf line. POYTHRESS struck
out swinging. MASSANARI walked. MASSANARI advanced to second on a passed ball.
ALLEN flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Clemson 4th - LEAVER to p for GRIMM. J. HINSON flied out to lf to left
center. SANDERS struck out looking. LEE struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits,
0 errors, 0 LOB.

Georgia 5th - LEWIS walked. FULLER homered to left field, 2 RBI; LEWIS
scored. HARMAN to p for ROTHLIN. DEMPERIO struck out swinging. PEISEL doubled
down the lf line. OLSON lined out to rf. BECKHAM walked. POYTHRESS reached on a
fielder's choice to shortstop; BECKHAM out at second ss to 2b. 2 runs, 2
hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Clemson 5th - ESMONDE to p for LEAVER. FREEMAN struck out looking.
SCHAUS grounded out to 2b. HOGAN struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

Georgia 6th - MASSANARI grounded out to ss. ALLEN grounded out to 3b.
LEWIS reached on a dropped fly by 2b. FULLER singled up the middle; LEWIS
advanced to second. DEMPERIO popped up to 2b to right field. 0 runs, 1 hit,
1 error, 2 LOB.

Clemson 6th - PAULSEN singled through the right side. PARKER lined out
to rf. BOYD grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; PAULSEN out on the play.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Georgia 7th - PEISEL struck out swinging. OLSON singled to left field.
BECKHAM walked; OLSON advanced to second. POYTHRESS flied out to cf. MASSANARI
singled to left field, RBI; BECKHAM advanced to second; OLSON scored. ALLEN
singled to center field, RBI; MASSANARI advanced to second; BECKHAM scored.
VAUGHN to p for HARMAN. LEWIS lined out to rf. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2
LOB.

Clemson 7th - MONTGOMERY to p for ESMONDE. J. HINSON grounded out to ss.
SANDERS struck out looking. LEE struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

Georgia 8th - FULLER popped up to 2b to right center. DEMPERIO lined out
to cf to right center. PEISEL popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0
LOB.

Clemson 8th - CERIONE to cf for FULLER. WEAVER to p for MONTGOMERY.
FREEMAN flied out to lf. SCHAUS struck out swinging. HOGAN grounded out to 2b.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Georgia 9th - R. HINSON to p for VAUGHN. OLSON singled up the middle.
BECKHAM flied out to lf. POYTHRESS flied out to cf. MASSANARI singled through
the right side; OLSON advanced to third. ALLEN grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 2
hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Clemson 9th - CRANE to c for MASSANARI. FIELDS to p for WEAVER. PAULSEN
struck out swinging. PARKER struck out swinging. BOYD walked. BOYD advanced to
second. J. HINSON popped up to ss down the lf line. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 1 LOB.

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