Clemson Completes Sweep With 10-2 Win Sunday


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CLEMSON - Junior righthander D.J. Mitchell pitched 7.1 solid innings to lead Clemson to a 10-2 victory over Virginia Tech in front of 3,641 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Clemson, who swept the weekend series, improved to 24-20-1 overall and 10-13-1 in ACC play. The Hokies dropped to 18-26 overall, 4-20 in the ACC.

Mitchell (5-3) fanned a career-high 10 batters to earn the win. He allowed one unearned run on three hits with four walks in 7.1 innings pitched.

Hokie starter Jesse Hahn (2-5) suffered the loss, as he allowed six runs (four earned) on five hits in 4.1 innings pitched.

The Tigers got on the scoreboard first with four runs in the third inning. Doug Hogan got things started with a double down the left-field line and Stan Widmann was hit by a pitch. Matt Sanders then moved both runners into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt. With one out, Mike Freeman plated both runners with a single to right before moving to second on the throw. Freeman then moved to third on a groundout before Wilson Boyd crushed a two-out, two-run homer to right. It was his seventh long ball of the season.

With two outs in the fifth inning, Kyle Parker hit a two-run double to right that put the Tigers ahead 6-0.

Clemson tacked on three more runs in the seventh. Sanders and Freeman led off with back-to-back singles and Jeff Schaus walked to load the bases. Boyd then plated Sanders with a fielder's choice. With one out, Parker scored Freeman on another fielder's choice. Ben Paulsen hit a two-out single to right to put runners on the corners. John Hinson then drove in Parker with a pinch-hit single up the middle.

The Hokies scratched their first run in the eighth, as Sean Ryan hit an RBI single through the left side to score Matt Blow.

The Tigers scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning. Sanders hit a one-out single through the right side, moved to second on a passed ball, went to third on a groundout, and scored on Schaus' two-out single to right.

Virginia Tech scored the final run in the ninth inning, as Austin Wates led off with a double down the left-field line, moved to third on a groundout, and scored on a double to left by Jose Cueto.

The Tigers, who tallied 13 hits, were led offensively by Boyd, who went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBIs. Freeman went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Parker added three RBIs. Cueto had two hits and one RBI to pace the Hokies, who had six hits in the game.

Clemson will take the next five days off for final exams before playing host to Florida State in a three-game series beginning Saturday at 7:00 PM.

2008 Clemson Baseball
                            Virginia Tech at Clemson
               Apr 27, 2008 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)

Virginia Tech 2 (18-26,4-20 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Sean O'Brien 1b..........  2  0  1  0   2  1  8  1   0
Sean Ryan cf.............  3  0  1  1   1  1  0  0   1
Anthony Sosnoskie c......  3  0  0  0   1  1  4  1   2
 Chris Kay c.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Austin Wates 2b..........  4  1  1  0   0  2  6  3   0
Steve Bumbry rf..........  4  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
Jose Cueto lf............  4  0  2  1   0  0  2  0   0
Matt Hacker dh...........  3  0  0  0   1  2  0  0   1
Michael Seaborn 3b.......  2  0  0  0   0  2  1  1   0
 Matt Blow ph/3b.........  2  1  1  0   0  1  0  0   1
Tony Balisteri ss........  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  6   1
Jesse Hahn p.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
 Andrew Wells p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Rob Waskiewicz p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 30  2  6  2   5 12 24 14   6

Clemson 10 (24-20-1,10-13-1 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Mike Freeman 2b..........  4  3  3  2   0  0  4  4   0
 J.D. Burgess 2b.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Jeff Schaus lf...........  4  1  1  1   1  0  0  0   0
Wilson Boyd cf...........  4  1  2  3   1  1  0  0   0
Kyle Parker rf...........  3  1  1  3   1  0  0  0   0
 Alex Lee rf.............  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   2
Ben Paulsen 1b...........  4  0  1  0   0  0 11  0   2
Chris Epps dh............  1  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
 John Nester ph/dh.......  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 John Hinson ph/dh.......  1  0  1  1   0  0  0  0   0
Doug Hogan c.............  4  1  1  0   0  1 10  2   2
 Adam Ward c.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Stan Widmann ss..........  3  1  0  0   0  2  1  6   0
Matt Sanders 3b..........  3  2  3  0   0  0  0  2   0
D.J. Mitchell p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Craig Gullickson p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 33 10 13 10   4  5 27 14   6

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Virginia Tech....... 000 000 011 -  2  6  1
Clemson............. 004 020 31X - 10 13  1
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E - HAHN(3); PARKER(7). DP - Va. Tech 1; Clemson 2. LOB - Va. Tech 6;
Clemson 6. 2B - WATES(9); CUETO(9); PARKER(9); HOGAN(14). HR - BOYD(7). HBP
- WIDMANN. SH - FREEMAN(5); SANDERS(4). CS - RYAN(8); BOYD(3); EPPS(1).

Virginia Tech          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Jesse Hahn..........  4.1  5  6  4  3  2 14 20
Andrew Wells........  2.0  3  3  3  1  2  9 10
Rob Waskiewicz......  1.2  5  1  0  0  1 10 10

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
D.J. Mitchell.......  7.1  3  1  0  4 10 22 26
Craig Gullickson....  1.2  3  1  1  1  2  8  9

Win - MITCHELL (5-3).  Loss - HAHN (2-5).  Save - None.
WP - MITCHELL 3(9). HBP - by HAHN (WIDMANN). PB - KAY(3); HOGAN(12).
Umpires - HP: Junior Creech  1B: Randy Harvey  3B: Randy Dulin
Start: 10:03 AM   Time: 2:39   Attendance: 3641
Game: CU4271


 Play-by-Play 
                             2008 Clemson Baseball
                    Virginia Tech at Clemson - Play-by-Play
               Apr 27, 2008 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Virginia Tech....... 000 000 011 -  2  6  1
Clemson............. 004 020 31X - 10 13  1
-------------------------------------------

Virginia Tech starters: 8/1b O'BRIEN; 3/cf RYAN; 13/c A. SOSNOSKIE; 35/2b
WATES; 2/rf BUMBRY; 25/lf CUETO; 5/dh HACKER; 26/3b SEABORN; 10/ss BALISTERI;
36/p HAHN;
Clemson starters: 5/2b FREEMAN; 3/lf SCHAUS; 12/cf BOYD; 25/rf PARKER; 10/1b
PAULSEN; 26/dh EPPS; 30/c HOGAN; 6/ss WIDMANN; 21/3b SANDERS; 9/p MITCHELL;

Virginia Tech 1st - O'BRIEN struck out swinging. RYAN walked. RYAN out
at second c to 2b, caught stealing. A. SOSNOSKIE popped up to 2b to right
center. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 1st - FREEMAN singled to left center. SCHAUS grounded into
double play 2b to ss to 1b; FREEMAN out on the play. BOYD walked. BOYD out at
second p to 1b to 2b, caught stealing, picked off. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,
0 LOB.

Virginia Tech 2nd - WATES struck out swinging. BUMBRY grounded out to
2b. CUETO singled to right field, advanced to second on a fielding error by rf.
HACKER struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Clemson 2nd - PARKER fouled out to 1b. PAULSEN grounded out to 2b. EPPS
grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Virginia Tech 3rd - SEABORN struck out looking. BALISTERI grounded out
to 1b unassisted. O'BRIEN singled up the middle. O'BRIEN advanced to second on
a wild pitch. O'BRIEN advanced to third on a wild pitch. RYAN struck out
looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Clemson 3rd - HOGAN doubled down the lf line. WIDMANN hit by pitch.
SANDERS out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; WIDMANN advanced to second; HOGAN
advanced to third. FREEMAN singled to right field, 2 RBI, advanced to second on
the throw; WIDMANN scored; HOGAN scored. SCHAUS grounded out to 1b unassisted;
FREEMAN advanced to third. BOYD homered to right field, 2 RBI; FREEMAN scored.
PARKER walked. PAULSEN flied out to lf. 4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Virginia Tech 4th - A. SOSNOSKIE walked. WATES struck out swinging.
BUMBRY grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; A. SOSNOSKIE out on the play.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 4th - EPPS walked. EPPS out at second c to 2b, caught stealing.
HOGAN struck out swinging. WIDMANN struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

Virginia Tech 5th - CUETO grounded out to 3b. HACKER walked. SEABORN
struck out swinging. HACKER advanced to second on a wild pitch. BALISTERI
struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Clemson 5th - SANDERS singled to right field. FREEMAN reached on a
fielding error by p, SAC, bunt; SANDERS advanced to second. SCHAUS reached on a
fielder's choice to pitcher, bunt; FREEMAN advanced to second; SANDERS out at
third p to 3b. WELLS to p for HAHN. BOYD struck out swinging. PARKER doubled to
right field, 2 RBI; SCHAUS scored, unearned; FREEMAN scored, unearned. PAULSEN
lined out to lf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Virginia Tech 6th - O'BRIEN walked. RYAN reached on a fielder's choice
to second base; O'BRIEN out at second 2b to ss. A. SOSNOSKIE grounded into
double play ss to 2b to 1b; RYAN out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,
0 LOB.

Clemson 6th - NESTER pinch hit for EPPS. NESTER struck out looking.
HOGAN grounded out to ss. WIDMANN grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

Virginia Tech 7th - NESTER to dh. WATES grounded out to ss. BUMBRY
struck out swinging. CUETO grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0
LOB.

Clemson 7th - SANDERS singled to center field. FREEMAN singled to first
base, bunt; SANDERS advanced to second. SCHAUS walked; FREEMAN advanced to
second; SANDERS advanced to third. BOYD reached on a fielder's choice to
shortstop, RBI; SCHAUS out at second ss to 2b; FREEMAN advanced to third;
SANDERS scored. WASKIEWICZ to p for WELLS. PARKER reached on a fielder's choice
to shortstop, RBI; BOYD out at second ss to 2b; FREEMAN scored. PAULSEN singled
to right center; PARKER advanced to third. J. HINSON pinch hit for NESTER. J.
HINSON singled up the middle, RBI; PAULSEN advanced to third; PARKER scored.
HOGAN flied out to rf. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Virginia Tech 8th - LEE to rf for PARKER. J. HINSON to dh. HACKER struck
out swinging, out at first c to 1b. BLOW pinch hit for SEABORN. BLOW singled up
the middle. GULLICKSON to p for MITCHELL. BLOW advanced to second on a passed
ball. BALISTERI grounded out to ss; BLOW advanced to third on the throw.
O'BRIEN walked. RYAN singled through the left side, RBI; O'BRIEN advanced to
second; BLOW scored, unearned. A. SOSNOSKIE struck out looking. 1 run, 2
hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Clemson 8th - KAY to c for A. SOSNOSKIE. BLOW to 3b. WIDMANN struck out
looking. SANDERS singled through the right side. SANDERS advanced to second on
a passed ball. FREEMAN grounded out to ss; SANDERS advanced to third. SCHAUS
singled to right field, RBI; SANDERS scored, unearned. BOYD singled through the
right side; SCHAUS advanced to second. LEE lined out to 2b. 1 run, 3 hits, 0
errors, 2 LOB.

Virginia Tech 9th - BURGESS to 2b for FREEMAN. WARD to c for HOGAN.
WATES doubled down the lf line. BUMBRY grounded out to ss; WATES advanced to
third. CUETO doubled to left field, RBI; WATES scored. HACKER grounded out to
3b; CUETO advanced to third. BLOW struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0
errors, 1 LOB.

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