Clemson Notches 9-6 Win Over Paladins in Extra Innings


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GREENVILLE, SC - Clemson scored three runs in the top of the 11th inning
without the aid of a hit to beat Furman 9-6 in front of a record crowd of
1,612 at Furman Baseball Stadium on Wednesday.


With the score tied 6-6, Chad Coder walked to lead off the Clemson 11th and
then Michael Johnson was hit by a pitch. Steve Pyzik's sacrifice bunt was
fielded by new third baseman Cole Hubka, who threw wide of first base to
score Coder from second. Kyle Frank was hit by a pitch to load the bases
and then a wild pitch scored Johnson and advanced Frank and Pyzik to second
and third. Casey Stone the flied out to left field to sacrifice himself to
score Pyzik.


Josh Cram got the win for the Tigers in 4 2/3 innings of action. He struck
out five and allowed just one hit against 14 batters to improve to 3-1 on
the year. He was one of eight Clemson pitchers used as Clemson coach Jack
Leggett was trying to work as many pitchers into the game as possible to
prepare for next week's ACC Tournament.


Furman reliever Rob Purvis got the loss to fall to 2-1 on the season.
Clemson improved to 34-18 on the season and Furman slipped to 30-23.


Clemson got off to a quick start in the top of the first inning getting
singles by three of the first four batters. Ryan Riley and Stone both
singled and then Jeff Baker grounded out to third base to advance the
runners. Khalil Greene singled to score Riley and then Jarrod Schmidt
grounded to third to bring home Stone and give the Tigers a 2-0 lead after
one inning.


Riley reached on a throwing error by the second baseman to start the third
inning and was then hit home on a double by Stone. Baker hit his 20th home
run of the season over the left field fence to give Clemson a 5-0 lead.


Furman capitalized on two errors by Clemson infielders and one base hit to
score its first run of the game and pull within 5-1. The Paladins scored
two runs in the fifth inning off B.J. LaMura when Charlie Hahl, who entered
the game for an injured Clint Hill, hit a two-run home to left center that
trimmed the Tiger lead to 6-3.


The Paladins tied the game at 6-6 in the bottom of the sixth inning
benefiting from a triple, two singles and a double. Danny Rueckel led off
the inning with triple and was hit home by Justin Maderer who singled. Adam
Ethering doubled to score Maderer and Dominic Frankey who also singled.


Stone was 4 for 5 in the game to lead the Tigers. It was the fourth time
this year that he had four hits in a game. He had three RBIs and scored
twice. Baker was the only other Tiger with multiple hits as he went 2 for 5
with two RBIs and one runs scored.


Clemson will close the regular season this weekend with a three-game series
vs. Virginia at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The two teams will play a
doubleheader Saturday beginning at 1:00 PM and will conclude the series
Sunday at 2:00 PM. The first game on Saturday will be televised on the
Regional Sports Network and Sunday's game will televised by College Sports
Southeast. All three game will be broadcast on the Clemson Tiger Network.

Clemson University 9 (34-18)

Player	               AB	R	H	BI
Ryan Riley 2b	        6	2	1	0
Casey Stone lf	        5	2	4	3
Jeff Baker 3b	        5	1	2	2
Khalil Greene ss	5	0	1	1
Jarrod Schmidt 1b	5	0	0	1
Chad Coder cf	        4	1	1	0
Michael Johnson dh	4	1	1	0
Steve Pyzik c	        4	1	0	0
Kyle Frank rf	        4	1	1	0
Kevin Lynn p	        0	0	0	0
 Steven Jackson p	0	0	0	0
 Ryan Childs p	        0	0	0	0
 Nick Glaser p	        0	0	0	0
 B.J. LaMura p	        0	0	0	0
 Thomas Boozer p	0	0	0	0
 Paul Harrelson p	0	0	0	0
 Josh Cram p	        0	0	0	0
Totals......   	       42	9	11	7

Furman 6 (30-23)

Player	               AB	R	H	BI
Clint Hill cf	        2	0	2	0
 Charlie Hahl pr/rf	4	1	1	2
Brandon Barrett dh	4	0	1	0
 Cole Hubka 3b	        1	0	0	0
Derek Norman 3b/ss	5	0	2	1
Ryan Presnell lf	5	0	2	0
Danny Rueckel ss/p	3	1	1	0
Justin Maderer c	4	1	1	1
Dominic Frankey 1b	5	1	1	0
Richie Dean rf/cf	5	0	0	0
Adam Etherington 2b	4	2	1	2
Tom Mastny p	        0	0	0	0
 Corey Etheridge p	0	0	0	0
 Rob Purvis p	        0	0	0	0
Totals......   	       42	6	12	6

Score by Innings                       R  H  E
----------------------------------------------
Clemson University.. 203 100 000 03 -  9 11  2
Furman.............. 001 023 000 00 -  6 12  3
----------------------------------------------

E - RILEY(15); SCHMIDT(2); Hahl(5); Hubka(11); Etherington(19). DP -
Clemson 2;Furman 1. LOB - Clemson 7; Furman 8. 2B - STONE(13); FRANK(11);
Etherington(19). 3B - Rueckel(3). HR - BAKER(20); Hahl(1). HBP - GREENE; JOHNSON; FRANK. SH -
PYZIK(11); Rueckel(3). SF - STONE(6). SB - Hill(10). CS - STONE(5); Barrett(3);
Presnell(2). 

Clemson University  	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	WP	BK	HP	IBB	AB	BF	FO	GO
Kevin Lynn 	        1.0	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	3	3	1	1
Steven Jackson 	        1.0	0	0	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	3	4	0	3
Ryan Childs 	        0.1	1	1	0	1	1	0	0	0	0	3	4	0	0
Nick Glaser 	        1.2	0	0	0	0	1	0	0	0	0	6	6	2	2
B.J. LaMura 	        1.0	3	2	2	1	1	0	0	0	0	4	5	0	0
Thomas Boozer 	        0.1	3	3	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	4	4	1	0
Paul Harrelson 	        1.0	3	0	0	1	1	0	0	0	0	5	7	0	2
Josh Cram  W,3-1	4.2	1	0	0	0	5	0	0	0	0	14	14	1	7

Furman              	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	WP	BK	HP	IBB	AB	BF	FO	GO
Tom Mastny 	        3.0	7	5	4	0	2	0	0	0	0	16	16	2	4
Corey Etheridge 	3.2	3	1	1	0	3	0	0	1	0	14	15	3	5
Rob Purvis  L,2-1	3.1	1	2	1	1	2	0	0	1	0	10	12	1	6
Danny Rueckel 	        1.0	0	1	0	1	1	1	0	1	1	2	6	2	0

WP - Rueckel(9). HB - Rueckel; Etheridge; Purvis. 

Strikeouts - RILEY 2; GREENE 2; SCHMIDT 2; JOHNSON; FRANK; Hahl 3; Barrett;
Norman; Presnell 2; Maderer; Dean. Walks - BAKER; CODER; Barrett; Rueckel; Maderer;
Etherington. 

Umpires - Home:Shaun Ferguson  1st:Danny Everett  
Start: 7:06 PM   Time: 3:32   Attendance: 1612

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