Clemson Beats Georgia Southern 9-3


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CLEMSON - After scoring nine runs Tuesday night in a loss to Georgia
Southern, 10th-ranked Clemson rebounded on Wednesday to claim a 9-3
win over the Eagles at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.


Casey Stone was four for five at the plate, knocking in two runs and
scoring once himself. Chad Coder and Kyle Frank each had two hits
apiece in four at bats. Coder hit his fourth home run of the season
to lead Clemson off in the first inning. Clemson scored again in the
second inning to take a 2-0 lead when Stone knocked in catcher Steve
Pyzik who had reached on a walk.


Back-to-back singles by Matt Hammond and Brendan Gilligan led to two
Georgia Southern runs in the top of the fifth to tie the game 2-2.
Chad Hall grounded out to second base to score Hammond who had
earlier advance to third on a wild pitch while J.R. Revere singled to
score Gilligan, who had also moved to third on a second wild pitch by
Clemson starter Jarrod Schmidt.


Clemson took the lead in the bottom half of the inning. Stone reached
on his third straight single of the game and was plated by Khalil
Greene's shot off the wall in left-center field that earned the
junior his second triple of the year. Baker grounded out to the short
stop to score Greene and give the Tigers a 4-2 lead.


The Tigers added a run in the sixth and Georgia Southern scored in
the eighth before Clemson added another four runs in the bottom of
the eighth inning. Kyle Frank led of the inning with a double and
Michael Johnson drew a walk. Freshman designated hitter Zane Green,
who had doubled in his last at bat, was intentionally walked. Pyzik
laid down a bunt and the squeeze was on to score both Frank and
Johnson. Coder singled to score Green and Stone doubled to plate
Coder and give Clemson a 9-3 advantage and the final score of the
game.


Schmidt evened his record to 2-2 on the year. He pitched five innings
for Clemson, allowing just three hits and two runs, both earned. He
struck out six of the 20 batters he faced before B.J. LaMura came on
for two innings of relief. Both Patrick Hogan and Anthony Urrico
pitched an inning apiece to lock up the victory. Eagles' starter
Daniel Wheeler was pegged with the loss and fell to 1-2 while Georgia
Southern slipped to 12-6 on the year.


Clemson, now 11-5 on the year, leaves Thursday for its longest road
trip of the year. Beginning Friday, the Tigers will play eight games
in 10 days, including three games each at Maryland and Wake Forest
that sandwich a two-game series at Old Dominion Tuesday and Wednesday.


Clemson and Maryland will play at 3:00 PM on Friday and 1:00 PM both
Saturday and Sunday. There is no radio during the series with the
Terrapins. The next Clemson home game will be Tuesday, March 27 vs.
Wofford at 7:15 PM.


Georgia Southern 3 (12-7)

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A
J.R. Revere cf............  3  1  1  1    1  2  2  0
Chris Walker lf...........  5  0  1  0    0  3  2  1
Jemel Spearman ss.........  2  0  0  0    2  0  0  1
Scott Henley dh...........  3  0  1  0    1  1  0  0
Darryl Stephens rf........  3  0  0  0    0  2  4  0
Carlos Love 3b............  4  0  0  0    0  2  2  1
Matt Hammond 1b...........  4  1  1  0    0  0  5  1
Brendan Gilligan c........  3  1  1  0    0  0  5  0
 A.J. Zickgraf ph.......... 1  0  1  0    0  0  0  0
Chad Hall 2b..............  4  0  0  1    0  0  4  2
Daniel Wheeler p..........  0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
 Jared Comstock p.......... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
Totals.................... 32  3  6  2    4 10 24  6

Clemson University 9 (11-5)

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A
Chad Coder cf.............  4  2  2  2    1  0  0  0
Casey Stone lf............  5  1  4  2    0  0  4  0
Khalil Greene ss..........  5  1  1  1    0  2  0  2
Jeff Baker 3b.............  4  0  0  1    0  0  1  2
Kyle Frank rf.............  4  1  2  0    0  0  1  0
Michael Johnson 1b........  3  1  0  0    1  2  9  1
Ryan Riley 2b.............  2  0  0  0    1  1  1  2
Zane Green dh.............  3  2  1  0    1  0  0  0
Steve Pyzik c.............  2  1  1  3    1  0 10  2
Jarrod Schmidt p..........  0  0  0  0    0  0  1  1
 B.J. LaMura p............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
 Patrick Hogan p........... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
 Anthony, Urrico p......... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
Totals.................... 32  9 11  9    5  5 27 10

Score by innings:                      R  H  E
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Georgia Southern      000 020 010   -  3  6  0
Clemson University    110 021 04    -  9 11  1
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E - GREENE(5).
LOB - GSU 8; Clemson 6.
2B - STONE(4); FRANK(9); GREEN(1). 3B - GREENE(2).
HR - CODER(4).
SB - Revere(3); Walker(9); CODER(5).
SH - Stephens(3); RILEY(1); PYZIK(2).

Georgia Southern       IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF
Daniel Wheeler......  5.1   6   4   4   3   4  22 25
Jared Comstock......  2.2   5   5   5   2   1  10 14


Clemson University     IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF
Jarrod Schmidt......  5.0   3   2   2   1   6  18 20
B.J. LaMura.........  2.0   2   1   1   3   0   6 10
Patrick Hogan.......  1.0   0   0   0   0   2   3  3
Anthony, Urrico.....  1.0   1   0   0   0   2   5  5



Win - SCHMIDT 2-2.  Loss - Wheeler 1-2.  Save - None.
WP - SCHMIDT 2(3); HOGAN(1). BK - Wheeler(1).
HBP - by SCHMIDT (Revere).
Umpires - Home:Danny Everett  1st:Paul Nauert  3rd:Randy Watkins
Start: 3:02   Time: 2:32   Attendance: 1975
LAMURA faced 3 batters in the 8th.

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