Clemson Completes Three Game Sweep of Wake


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Clemson, SC - In Clemson's 6-5 victory and series sweep of Wake Forest, sophomore lefthander Robert Rohrbaugh earned his first career win. He pitched 6.0 innings, the longest of his career, striking out five batters and allowing only two earning runs in the outing. Clemson improved to 12-10 overall and 3-0 in the ACC. Clemson is now 1-4 in one-run games. Wake Forest dropped to 11-14 on the season and 1-5 in conference games. Tim Morely suffered the loss for the Demon Deacons, falling to 2-2 for the season.


Clemson took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Herman Demmink led off with a double to left center field. Kris Harvey drove in Demmink with a double to right center field.



The Tigers increased their lead to 4-0 in the fourth inning. Brady Everette started the inning with a walk. John Ingram followed with a single through the left side and Russell Triplett advanced the runners with a two-strike sacrifice bunt. Ryan Hub then chopped an 0-2 pitch up the middle to score Everette and Ingram. After Hub stole second base, Demmink plated him with a single through the left side.


Wake Forest scored two runs in the top of sixth inning to cut Clemson's lead to 4-2. Ben Ingold led off the inning with a single up the middle and then stole second base. Brad Scioletti singled through the left side, moving Ingold to third base. Ingold scored on Ryder Mathias' sacrifice fly to center field. Doug Riepe then hit a double to left center field, scoring Scioletti from first.


Clemson added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Triplett hit a single up the middle to start the inning, breaking out of an 0-12 slump. He advanced to second base when the pitcher overthrew first base on a pickoff attempt and reached third base on Hub's groundball to the second baseman. After Garrick Evans walked and took second on a passed ball, Demmink singled through the left side to score Triplett. Harvey followed with a single by hitting an 0-2 pitch to right field, driving in Evans from third base.


The Demon Deacons scored three runs in the ninth inning for the final 6-5 score. Matt Miller hit a single to center field off of Tiger pitcher Colin Mahoney. After Steve LaFaivre walked, pinch hitter Nick Blue singled through the right side to load the bases. Two batters later, J.B. Tucker doubled down the left field line to clear the bases.


Demmink, Harvey and Hubb each recorded two RBIs for Clemson in Sunday's effort. Demmink was also 3-5 with one run scored. Josh Cribb pitched two scoreless innings for the Tigers in relief.


Clemson's next game will be on Tuesday, March 30 against Georgia in Athens. The game is scheduled for 7:00 pm. The two teams will meet again at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Wednesday, March 31. Game time is 7:15 pm.

Wake Forest 5 (11-14,1-5)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Antonelli, Matt 3b.......  4  0  0  0   1  1  1  7   0
Ingold, Ben ss...........  5  1  1  0   0  1  0  5   1
Tucker, J.B. c...........  5  0  3  3   0  0  5  1   0
Scioletti, Brad 2b.......  5  1  1  0   0  2  2  2   3
Mathias, Ryder 1b........  3  0  1  1   0  1 12  0   0
Riepe, Doug dh...........  4  0  2  1   0  0  0  0   1
Miller, Matt cf..........  3  1  1  0   0  1  1  1   1
Shust, Brian rf..........  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
 LeFaivre, Steve ph/rf...  1  1  1  0   1  0  0  0   0
Sterk, Casey lf..........  3  0  0  0   0  2  2  0   2
 Blue, Nick ph...........  1  1  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Morley, Tim p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
 Mellies, Charlie p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Wedekind, Kirby p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Davidson, Daniel p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Souders, Sean p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Ellis, Josh p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 36  5 11  5   2  9 24 18   8

Clemson 6 (12-10,3-0)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Demmink, Herman 2b.......  5  1  3  2   0  0  1  1   3
Harvey, Kris rf..........  5  0  2  2   0  0  3  0   1
McCann, Brad 3b..........  3  0  2  0   2  0  0  3   0
Santangelo, Lou c........  5  0  2  0   0  2  8  1   0
Everett, Brady dh........  1  1  0  0   2  0  0  0   0
 D'Alessio, Andy ph/dh...  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   3
Ingram, John 1b..........  3  1  1  0   0  1  8  0   3
 Colvin, Tyler 1b........  2  0  1  0   0  0  1  0   2
Triplett, Russell ss.....  3  1  1  0   0  0  0  4   0
Hub, Ryan lf.............  3  1  1  2   0  0  2  0   0
 Sipp, Tony ph/lf........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Evans, Garrick cf........  2  1  1  0   1  1  3  0   0
 Green, Zane ph/cf.......  0  0  0  0   1  0  1  0   0
Rohrbaugh, Robert p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Cribb, Josh p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Mahoney, Collin p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 35  6 14  6   6  5 27 10  12

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Wake Forest......... 000 002 003 -  5 11  1
Clemson............. 100 302 00X -  6 14  1
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E - MORLEY(1); DEMMINK(6). DP - Wake Forest 1. 
LOB - Wake Forest 8; Clemson 12. 2B - TUCKER(4); RIEPE(1); 
DEMMINK(3); HARVEY(3); SANTANGELO(4); COLVIN(1); EVANS(7). 
SH - MILLER(2); TRIPLETT(1). SF - MATHIAS(3). SB -
INGOLD(7); HUB(1); GREEN(1). CS - McCANN(2).

Wake Forest            IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Morley, Tim.........  5.1  9  6  6  4  3 22 27
Mellies, Charlie....  0.0  2  0  0  1  0  2  3
Wedekind, Kirby.....  0.2  0  0  0  0  1  2  2
Davidson, Daniel....  0.2  1  0  0  0  0  3  3
Souders, Sean.......  0.1  0  0  0  1  0  1  2
Ellis, Josh.........  1.0  2  0  0  0  1  5  5

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Rohrbaugh, Robert...  6.0  6  2  2  1  5 22 25
Cribb, Josh.........  2.0  2  0  0  0  2  8  8
Mahoney, Collin.....  1.0  3  3  3  1  2  6  7

Win - ROHRBAUGH (1-1).  Loss - MORLEY (2-2).  Save - None.
PB - TUCKER(3).
Umpires - HP: Bryant Woodall  1B: Ron Sebastian 
3B: Reid Churchill
Start: 2:03   Time: 2:52   Attendance: 3853
MELLIES faced 3 batters in the 6th.


Game 2:


Clemson, SC -

Kris Harvey had three hits and three RBIs and the Tiger pitching staff limited Wake Forest to three hits over the last eight innings, as Clemson defeated the Demon Deacons 7-4 Saturday afternoon. The Tigers improved to 11-10 overall and 2-0 in the ACC, while Wake Forest fell to 11-13 and 1-4 in ACC play.


Junior Tyler Lumsden earned the victory for the Tigers, improving to 1-1 for the year. He allowed only two earned runs and struck out seven in 7.0 innings pitched. Patrick Hogan relieved Jeff Hahn in the ninth inning to record the final two outs for his fourth save of the season. Brian Bach suffered the loss for Wake Forest and dropped to 2-5 for the year.


Wake Forest's Nick Blue started the game with an infield single to second base. He advanced to second when Tiger second baseman Demmink overthrew the ball. After stealing third base, Blue scored on Matt Antonelli's infield single. J.B. Tucker hit a double to deep right field. Antonelli scored on the play and Tucker advanced to third on an errant throw to the cutoff man. Brad Scioletti plated Tucker with a groundball to the shortstop, giving Wake Forest a 3-0 lead.


The Demon Deacons added another run in the third inning when Antonelli reached base on a throwing error, advanced to second on Ben Ingold's groundball back to the pitcher and scored on Tucker's single.


Clemson tied the score at 4-4 in the bottom of the third inning. Herman Demmink led off the inning with a single through the left side. Tyler Colvin followed with an infield single that the second baseman overthrew, allowing Demmink to reach third base. Brad McCann then drove in the runners with a double down the left field line. McCann advanced to third on Lou Santangelo's foul fly ball and scored on Kris Harvey's double to left field. After Andy D'Alessio walked, John Ingram hit a single to right center field, plating Harvey.


The Tigers took a 5-4 lead in the fifth inning after Santangelo doubled to right center field and then scored on Harvey's double to right field.


Clemson scored two more runs in the sixth inning for a 7-4 advantage. Garrick Evans beat out a groundball to third base to lead off the inning. Demmink followed with a single to left field. Colvin bunted the runners to second and third and McCann was intentionally walked to load the bases. Santangelo hit a sacrifice fly ball to right center field that scored Evans. Harvey then hit a single up the middle to drive in Demmink.


Demmink was 3-for-5 for the game with two runs scored and McCann recorded two RBIs, bringing his season total to 20.


Clemson and Wake Forest will play the series finale Sunday at 2:00 PM.

Wake Forest 4 (11-13,1-4)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Blue, Nick dh............  4  1  1  0   0  1  0  0   0
Antonelli, Matt 3b.......  4  2  1  1   0  0  0  2   0
Ingold, Ben ss...........  4  0  0  0   0  1  1  1   1
Tucker, J.B. c...........  4  1  2  1   0  1  4  1   0
Scioletti, Brad 2b.......  3  0  0  1   1  0  0  0   1
LeFaivre, Steve rf.......  2  0  0  0   2  2  1  0   0
Riepe, Doug 1b...........  4  0  1  0   0  0  8  2   1
 Shust, Brian pr.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Miller, Matt cf..........  4  0  0  0   0  4  8  0   0
Sterk, Casey lf..........  3  0  1  0   0  0  1  0   0
 Mathias, Ryder ph.......  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   2
Bach, Brian p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Souders, Sean p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  2   0
Totals................... 33  4  6  3   3  9 24  8   5

Clemson 7 (11-10,2-0)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Demmink, Herman 2b.......  5  2  3  0   0  1  3  3   0
Colvin, Tyler lf/1b......  3  1  1  0   1  0  4  0   0
McCann, Brad 3b..........  4  1  1  2   1  1  0  0   0
Santangelo, Lou c........  3  1  1  1   0  1  9  0   0
Harvey, Kris rf..........  4  1  3  3   0  0  4  0   2
D'Alessio, Andy 1b.......  2  0  0  0   1  0  5  0   0
 Everett, Brady ph.......  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   2
 Hub, Ryan lf............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Ingram, John dh..........  4  0  1  1   0  1  0  0   0
Triplett, Russell ss.....  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  5   1
Evans, Garrick cf........  4  1  2  0   0  0  1  0   3
Lumsden, Tyler p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
 Hahn, Jeff p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Hogan, Patrick p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 33  7 12  7   3  4 27 10   8

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Wake Forest......... 301 000 000 -  4  6  1
Clemson............. 004 012 00X -  7 12  3
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E - SCIOLETTI(9); DEMMINK 2(5); HARVEY(4). DP - Clemson 1. 
LOB - Wake Forest 5; Clemson 8. 2B - TUCKER(3); McCANN(8); 
SANTANGELO(3); HARVEY 2(2). HBP - TRIPLETT. SH - COLVIN(2). 
SF - SANTANGELO(1). SB - BLUE(9). CS - EVANS(2).

Wake Forest            IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Bach, Brian.........  5.0  8  5  5  2  3 23 26
Souders, Sean.......  3.0  4  2  2  1  1 10 13

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Lumsden, Tyler......  7.0  5  4  2  2  7 26 28
Hahn, Jeff..........  1.1  1  0  0  1  1  5  6
Hogan, Patrick......  0.2  0  0  0  0  1  2  2

Win - LUMSDEN (1-1).  Loss - BACH (2-5).  Save - P. HOGAN (4).
HBP - by BACH (TRIPLETT).
Umpires - HP: Reid Churchill  1B: Bryant Woodall  
3B: Ron Sebastian
Start: 4:02   Time: 2:33   Attendance: 4577

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