Clemson Claims 8-5 Victory Over Auburn
CLEMSON, SC - The third-ranked Clemson baseball team plated four
runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie en route to
a 8-5 victory over Auburn on Saturday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. A
crowd of 4,733 saw the Tigers claim their second consecutive victory
over Auburn. Clemson posted a 7-4 win in the season opener on Friday
Starting pitcher Matt Henrie (1-0) hurled six innings of one-run,
five-hit ball to earn his first victory on the year. Freshman Tyler
Lumsden, making his first appearance on the mound for Clemson,
pitched a scoreless ninth inning to record his first career save.
Auburn starting pitcher Colby Paxton (2-1) shouldered the loss for
Auburn, allowing four runs and five hits in 5.2 innings of work.
Clemson opened the scoring in the bottom of the fourth inning on a
one-out double by Khalil Greene that scored David Slevin. Auburn
evened the score in the top of the sixth inning on when Doug Vines
scored on a sacrifice fly Tug Hulett.
Clemson took the lead for good in the bottom frame of the sixth.
With the bases loaded right fielder Jarrod Schmidt coaxed a walk from
reliever Steve Register to score David Slevin. Freshman designated
hitter Jeff Hourigan followed with a single to leftfield scoring
Michael Johnson and Jeff Baker. Greene closed the scoring on a
single which scored Schmidt. Slevin, Geene, Hourigan and Kyle Frank
led the offensive attack with multiple hits each.
Game three of the series will begin at 2:00 PM on Sunday. Steven
Jackson (0-0) is slated to take the mound for Clemson and Eric
Brandon (1-0) is scheduled to pitch for Auburn.
Scheduling Note: Due to a time change for the South Carolina men's
basketball game, the Clemson-South Carolina baseball game in Columbia
on Saturday, March 2nd, will now begin at 4:00 PM instead of 1:30 PM.