Clemson Completes Sweep With 7-3 Win Over Hokies


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Travis Storrer hit a home run and Andy D'Alessio drove in three runs to lead #9 Clemson to a 7-3 victory over Virginia Tech in front of 4,341 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers finished off the series sweep and improved to 33-13 overall, 15-6 in the ACC. The Hokies fell to 17-27 overall, 3-21 in the ACC.


Clemson, who totaled 10 hits, was led by Storrer's 2-for-2 day with a homer and two RBIs. D'Alessio was 2-for-3 with three RBIs as well. The Hokies, who left 11 runners on base, were led by Matt Hacker's two hits.


David Kopp (3-1) earned the win by pitching 6.0 innings, allowing seven hits, two runs, and four walks with six strikeouts. Hokie starter David Cross (3-7) took the loss, as he allowed seven runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings pitched.


Storrer got the Tigers on the board in the first inning when he hit a two-out, solo home run to right field, his ninth of the season and seventh in the last 10 games.


In the bottom of the second inning, Taylor Harbin led off with a walk and stole second. Two batters later, D'Alessio laced a single up the middle to plate Harbin. After D'Alessio stole second, Adrian Casanova hit a two-out single up the middle to score D'Alessio.


The Tigers added to their lead in the third inning. Brad Chalk slapped a one-out single to left field, stole second, and scored on Storrer's single through the right side. A walk by Tyler Colvin and an infield single by Marquez Smith loaded the bases for D'Alessio with two outs. The junior blooped a two-run single to center to score Storrer and Colvin. D'Alessio improved to 6-for-8 with 19 RBIs with the bases full in 2006.


Virginia Tech got on the board in the fourth inning after the first two batters were retired. Hacker lined a single to center and scored on Luke Padgett's double to left-center.


Clemson got the run back in the bottom of the fourth. Herman Demmink hit a one-out triple down the right-field line and scored on pinch-hitter D.J. Mitchell's sacrifice fly to right field.


In the top of the fifth inning, Nate Parks led off with a walk and went to third on Warren Schaeffer's single to center. Bryan Thomas plated Parks with a sacrifice fly to left field.


Virginia Tech mounted a rally in the ninth inning. Matt Foley led off with a triple down the right-field line and Parks drew a walk. Foley scored on Schaeffer's sacrifice fly to center.


Clemson will have a week off for final exams before traveling to Durham, NC to play at Duke in a three-game series starting Sunday at 7:00 PM.


Virginia Tech 3 (17-27,3-21 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Nate Parks cf............  2  1  1  0   2  0  2  0   3
Warren Schaeffer ss......  4  0  1  1   0  0  2  3   0
Bryan Thomas 3b..........  4  0  1  1   0  1  2  2   1
Sean O'Brien 1b..........  4  0  0  0   0  2  5  0   1
Billy Marn lf............  5  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   3
Matt Hacker 2b...........  3  1  2  0   1  0  4  0   0
Luke Padgett dh..........  4  0  1  1   0  2  0  0   0
Jose Cueto rf............  3  0  1  0   1  1  2  0   1
Jose Rojas c.............  2  0  1  0   0  1  2  1   2
 Matt Foley c............  1  1  1  0   1  0  5  1   0
David Cross p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Rhett Ballard p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Brett Cory p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Adam Redd p.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 32  3  9  3   5  9 24  8  11

Clemson 7 (33-13,15-6 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Herman Demmink dh........  4  1  1  0   0  1  0  0   0
Brad Chalk cf............  2  1  1  0   0  0  2  0   0
 D.J. Mitchell ph/cf.....  1  0  0  1   0  0  1  0   0
Travis Storrer rf........  2  2  2  2   0  0  1  0   0
 John Ingram rf/1b.......  2  0  1  0   0  1  1  0   0
Tyler Colvin lf..........  3  1  1  0   1  0  1  0   0
Taylor Harbin ss.........  3  1  0  0   1  0  1  5   0
Marquez Smith 3b.........  3  0  1  0   0  1  0  1   0
 Ben Hall ph/3b..........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Andy D'Alessio 1b........  3  1  2  3   1  1  9  0   0
 Alex Burg rf............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Tanner Leggett 2b........  4  0  0  0   0  1  2  5   4
Adrian Casanova c........  3  0  1  1   0  0  8  0   0
 Doug Hogan c............  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
David Kopp p.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
 Drew Fiorenza p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Ryan Hinson p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Daniel Moskos p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 31  7 10  7   3  5 27 13   4

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Virginia Tech....... 000 110 001 -  3  9  0
Clemson............. 123 100 00X -  7 10  0
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DP - Clemson 1. LOB - Va. Tech 11; Clemson 4. 2B - PADGETT(9); 
COLVIN(19). 3B - FOLEY(1); DEMMINK(2). HR - STORRER(9). 
HBP - O'BRIEN. SH - PARKS(5). SF - SCHAEFFER(3); THOMAS(4); 
MITCHELL(1). SB - PARKS(26); HACKER(3); CHALK(11); 
HARBIN(5); D'ALESSIO 2(6). CS - INGRAM(1); CASANOVA(1).

Virginia Tech          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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David Cross.........  6.0  9  7  7  3  4 25 29
Rhett Ballard.......  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  3  3
Brett Cory..........  0.2  0  0  0  0  1  2  2
Adam Redd...........  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  1  1

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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David Kopp..........  6.0  7  2  2  4  6 22 28
Drew Fiorenza.......  1.0  0  0  0  0  1  3  4
Ryan Hinson.........  1.0  0  0  0  0  1  3  3
Daniel Moskos.......  1.0  2  1  1  1  1  4  6

Win - KOPP (3-1).  Loss - CROSS (3-7).  Save - None.
HBP - by FIORENZA (O'BRIEN).
Umpires - HP: Junior Creech  1B: A.J. Lostaglio  
3B: Tom Baldinelli
Start: 1:05   Time: 2:34   Attendance: 4341

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