Clemson Claims 8-2 Victory over Western Carolina


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CLEMSON - Jeff Baker and Jarrod Schmidt each had a home run as
Clemson defeated Western Carolina 8-2 Tuesday night at Doug Kingsmore
Stadium. Clemson improved to 29-15 overall while Western Carolina
dropped to 21-22 on the season.


Baker, who missed the last two games after being hit on the wrist by
a foul ball, hit a two-run blast to center field in the fifth inning
to push his team-leading home run total to 14. Schmidt reclaimed a
tie for the top spot when he hit a solo shot in the seventh inning
for his 14th of the season.


The Tigers jumped out to an early lead after Baker's infield single
scored Casey Stone in the first inning. Baker later scored on Western
Carolina catcher Matt Price's throwing error, one of five Catamount
miscues on the night. Western Carolina responded with a run in the
third inning and tied the score at two when designated hitter Brian
Sigmon scored on a fielder's choice in the fourth inning.


Clemson scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 4-2
lead. Khalil Greene crossed home plate after a balk by Western
Carolina starter Robbie Hoover and Steve Pyzik's double scored
Schmidt. The Tigers then put up runs in each of the next three
innings to pull away and seal the win.


Baker led the offense with three RBIs and a 2-5 performance from the
plate. Four other Tigers posted two hits, including Schmidt, Stone,
Kyle Frank and Ryan Riley. Kevin Lynn (2-1) earned the win for the
Tigers and struck out six batters over six innings. Clemson received
scoreless relief appearances from Ryan Childs, B.J. LaMura and Steven
Jackson. Hoover (2-4) got the loss for Western Carolina despite a
career-high six strikeouts.


Clemson will host South Carolina Wednesday at 7:15 PM in the last of
four games between the two teams this season. A limited number of
reserved tickets are still available for $7 and can be purchased by
calling 1-800-CLEMSON. The game will also be broadcast on the Clemson
Tiger Network and televised by College Sports Southeast.

Western Carolina 2 (21-22)

Player	               AB	R	H	BI
Todd Roper 2b	        4	0	0	0
 Dan Woodley ph	        1	0	0	0
Rod Goldston rf	        3	1	0	0
Donovan Minero cf	4	0	2	0
Todd Buchanan 1b	3	0	1	1
Matt Price c	        4	0	1	0
Brian Sigmon dh	        4	1	1	0
Ryan Schade 3b	        4	0	1	0
Doug Myers lf	        4	0	1	0
Michael Roane ss	3	0	0	1
Robbie Hoover p	        0	0	0	0
 Dan Foley p	        0	0	0	0
 Joe Camac p	        0	0	0	0
 Ryan Foster p	        0	0	0	0
Totals......   	       34	2	7	2

Clemson University 8 (29-15)

Player	               AB	R	H	BI
Casey Stone lf	        4	1	2	1
Kyle Frank rf	        5	1	2	0
Jeff Baker 3b	        5	2	2	3
Michael Johnson 1b	4	0	1	0
Khalil Greene ss	2	1	0	1
Jarrod Schmidt dh	4	2	2	1
Chad Coder cf	        2	0	0	0
 Zane Green ph/cf	2	0	0	0
Ryan Riley 2b	        4	1	2	0
Steve Pyzik c	        2	0	1	1
 Russell Triplett ph	1	0	0	0
 Seth Miller c	        0	0	0	0
Kevin Lynn p	        0	0	0	0
 Ryan Childs p          0	0	0	0
 B.J. LaMura p	        0	0	0	0
 Steven Jackson p	0	0	0	0
Totals......   	       35	8	12	7

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Western Carolina.... 001 100 000 -  2  7  5
Clemson University.. 200 221 10X -  8 12  0
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E - Roper(10); Price 2(4); Myers(1); Hoover(3). DP - WCU 1. LOB - WCU 8;
Clemson 7.
2B - Minero(10); Sigmon(5); RILEY(8); PYZIK(5). HR - BAKER(14);
SCHMIDT(14). HBP -
Goldston; GREENE. SH - PYZIK(7). SF - STONE(5). SB - Schade(4); BAKER(3);
JOHNSON(9); GREENE 2(11). 

Western Carolina    	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	WP	BK	HP	IBB	AB	BF	FO	GO
Robbie Hoover  L,2-4	4.1	6	6	2	1	6	1	1	1	0	21	23	2	5
Dan Foley 	        1.2	2	1	1	0	1	0	0	0	0	5	7	3	1
Joe Camac 	        1.1	4	1	1	0	2	0	0	0	0	8	8	1	1
Ryan Foster 	        0.2	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	1	0	1

Clemson University  	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	WP	BK	HP	IBB	AB	BF	FO	GO
Kevin Lynn  W,2-1	6.0	6	2	2	1	6	0	0	1	0	24	26	3	9
Ryan Childs 	        1.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	3	3	3	0
B.J. LaMura 	        1.0	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	4	4	1	2
Steven Jackson 	        1.0	0	0	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	3	4	2	1

WP - Hoover(4). HB - Hoover; LYNN. BK - Hoover(2). 

Strikeouts - Minero; Price; Sigmon; Schade 2; Myers; FRANK; JOHNSON 2; GREENE;
CODER; GREEN 2; RILEY; TRIPLETT. Walks - Buchanan; Roane; GREENE. 

Umpires - Home:Joe Conley  1st:Randy Watkins  3rd:Danny Everett  
Start: 7:18 PM   Time: 2:37   Attendance: 1989

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