Clemson Holds on for 5-3 Victory over College of Charleston


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CLEMSON - Freshman Steven Jackson pitched five innings allowing just
six hits and just one run as Clemson jumped out to a 2-1 lead on its
way to a 5-3 victory over the College of Charleston Wednesday in
front of a crowd of 1,742 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.


Clemson again struck first in the bottom of the first inning when
Jeff Baker singled to score Casey Stone who had reached on a walk.
Stone had advanced to second on his sixth stolen base of the year.
Baker went on to get a hit in his next at bat to extend his streak of
consecutive hits to seven. He walked in the fifth and then flew out
to center field in the sixth to end the streak. He was 5 for 5 Sunday
in the 7-4 win over South Carolina.


The College of Charleston evened the game 1-1 in the second when
second baseman John McCarty knocked in Jasha Balcom who doubled to
start the inning.


The Tigers, which improved to 8-4 on the year, claimed a 2-1 lead in
the bottom of the fifth. Lead-off batter Ryan Riley started the
inning with a single, but was thrown out on a fielder's choice that
put Casey Stone on first. After a strike out and two walks to load
the bases, Kyle Frank singled to plate Stone.


Clemson extended its lead to 4-1 in the sixth inning when Michael
Johnson reached on a fielding error that hit the glove of Cougar
center fielder Brett Spivey the rolled to the wall. Johnson advanced
to third and then scored on a double by catcher Steve Pyzik. Khalil
Greene doubled after two straight ground outs to score Pyzik.


The Cougars, which fell to 10-7, added two runs in the top of the
eighth inning to pull within 4-3, but a Riley home run in the bottom
half of the inning gave the Tigers a two-run lead. The College of
Charleston threatened in the top of the ninth after putting runners
at second and third, but three straight outs ended the game.


Jackson improved to 2-0 on the year in his five-inning effort. He was
relieved by three others before Josh Cram came in to get his third
save in as many appearances. He pitched 1.1 innings without allowing
a run from any of the six batters he faced. College of Charleston
starter David Jablonski was pegged with his first loss of the year to
fall to 1-1.


Clemson hosts Ohio University in a two-game series Saturday and
Sunday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The teams will play at 2:00 PM on
Saturday and 1:00 PM on Sunday. Both games will be broadcast on
WGOG-FM (96.3) in Walhalla.


Coll. of Charleston 3 (10-7)

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A
Brett Spivey cf...........  2  0  0  0    3  0  4  0
Nick Orlandos ss..........  4  0  0  0    0  0  0  5
Greg Alden 1b.............  5  0  0  0    0  2 12  0
Jasha Balcom lf...........  4  1  3  0    0  1  1  0
Hank Stepleton dh.........  0  0  0  0    2  0  0  0
 Ronny Marmol dh........... 2  0  0  0    0  1  0  0
 David Bodie pr............ 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
Matt Lauderdale c.........  3  0  0  0    0  2  4  0
 Jonathan Woodard ph....... 1  1  1  0    0  0  0  0
 Kevin Morris c............ 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
 Tradd Denny ph............ 1  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
Mitch Miggenburg 3b.......  3  1  2  0    1  0  1  1
John McCarty 2b...........  4  0  2  1    0  1  2  4
Justin Branson rf.........  3  0  1  0    0  1  0  0
 Matt Hallett ph........... 1  0  1  2    0  0  0  0
 Micah Smith pr/rf......... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
David Jablonski p.........  0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
 Matthew Thompson p........ 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
Totals.................... 33  3 10  3    6  8 24 10

Clemson University 5 (8-4)

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A
Ryan Riley 2b.............  5  1  2  1    0  1  2  1
Casey Stone lf............  2  2  0  0    1  0  1  0
 Zane Green ph/lf.......... 2  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
Khalil Greene ss..........  4  0  1  1    0  1  1  3
Jeff Baker 3b.............  3  0  2  1    1  0  0  5
Chad Coder cf.............  3  0  0  0    1  1  1  0
Kyle Frank rf.............  3  0  1  1    1  0  0  0
Jarrod Schmidt dh.........  4  0  0  0    0  1  0  0
Michael Johnson 1b........  3  1  1  0    1  0 12  0
Steve Pyzik c.............  4  1  1  1    0  0 10  2
Steven Jackson p..........  0  0  0  0    0  0  0  1
 Patrick Hogan p........... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
 Thomas Boozer p........... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
 Matt Henrie p............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0
 Josh Cram p............... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  1
Totals.................... 33  5  8  5    5  4 27 13

Score by innings:                      R  H  E
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Coll. of Charleston   010 000 020   -  3 10  2
Clemson University    100 012 01    -  5  8  2
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E - Spivey(4), Jablonski(1), RILEY(5), CODER(3).
DP - Clemson 1. LOB - C of C 12, Clemson 9.
2B - Balcom 2(4), Woodard(1), JMcCarty(4), GREENE(2), PYZIK(1).
HR - RILEY(4).
SB - Balcom(7), STONE(6). CS - Spivey(2).
SH - Balcom(1), Stepleton(2).

Coll. of Charleston    IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF
David Jablonski.....  4.2   4   2   2   5   3  18 23
Matthew Thompson....  3.1   4   3   1   0   1  15 15

Clemson University     IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF
Steven Jackson......  5.0   6   1   1   5   4  18 24
Patrick Hogan.......  1.2   1   0   0   1   1   5  6
Thomas Boozer.......  0.2   1   1   1   0   2   3  3
Matt Henrie.........  0.1   2   1   1   0   1   3  3
Josh Cram...........  1.1   0   0   0   0   0   4  6

Win - JACKSON 2-0.  Loss - Jablonski 1-1.  Save - CRAM (3).
WP - HENRIE(1).
HBP - by CRAM (Orlandos).
Umpires - Home:Tony Thompson  1st:Steve Manders  3rd:Paul Nauert
Start: 3:02   Time: 2:49   Attendance: 1742

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