Clemson Pounds Paladins


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CLEMSON - If the cold weather and light rain couldn't stymie Clemson's bats Wednesday afternoon, Furman's pitching had almost no chance.


The Tigers pounded out eight hits and 10 runs inside the first three innings Wednesday, rolling to an 11-1 win over the visiting Paladins at Doug Kingsmore stadium. The game was played in 42-degree temperatures - with a wind-chill factor near 35 degrees - and an on again, off again drizzle.



But it couldn't have come at a better time for the Tigers (6-7).


The win snapped a three-game losing streak, the last two coming at the hands of South Carolina last weekend, and gives Jack Leggett's team some semblance of momentum heading into the ACC-opening series this weekend vs. North Carolina.


Sophomore righthander Stephen Faris (1-0) was the beneficiary of the offensive support, pitching five scoreless innnings, striking out four and not walking a batter. David Kopp, Daniel Moskos, Robert Rohrbaugh and Drew Fiorenza each pitched an inning in relief.


Moskos surrendered the only Furman (7-9) run, a long home run to right field by losing pitcher Case Cassedy (3).


Clemson opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning when Andy D'Alessio stroked a two-out, three-run double to the wall in right-center. The Tigers added six more runs in the second inning, the big hit being Kris Harvey's third home run of the year - a three-run shot the opposite way to right-center.


Ben Hall later added a solo home run for the Tigers, his first of the year. Freshmen Brad Chalk and Stan Widmann each had three hits on the afternoon.


Cassedy had two hits for Furman. He would have had three, stroking what appeared to be a leadoff double in the second inning. But, on appeal, Cassedy was called out for missing first base on the play


Clemson welcomes North Carolina to Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday for the first of a three-game weekend series. Friday's first pitch is set for 7 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.


Furman 1 (7-9)

Player                      AB  R   H   RBI BB  SO  PO  A   LOB
Nick Wajda rf               3   0   1   0   0   1   1   0   0
 Will Stembridge rf         1   0   0   0   1   1   0   1   0
Andrew Greene cf            3   0   0   0   1   0   4   0   0
 Matt Madison ph            1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   3
A.J. Davidiuk 3b            3   0   1   0   0   0   1   1   0
 Robby Bowers ph/3b         1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0
Matthew Betsill 1b          3   0   0   0   1   1   3   2   2
Case Cassedy p/dh           4   1   2   1   0   1   0   0   2
Sam McLain lf               2   0   1   0   1   0   3   0   0
 Ben Terry ph               0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0
Joe Daysh 2b                3   0   1   0   0   0   3   1   0
 Sean McDonnough 2b         1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0
Tony Maccanni c             1   0   0   0   0   0   4   0   0
 Paul Ortenzo ph/c          2   0   0   0   0   0   3   0   0
Joey Rodgers ss             2   0   0   0   0   2   1   1   2
 Spence Gibbs ph/ss         2   0   0   0   0   1   1   1   1
 Ryan Hudson p              0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Matt Klinker p             0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Butch Pucetas p            0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Mason Smith p              0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals......                32  1   7   1   5   9   24  7   10

Clemson 11 (6-7)

Player                      AB  R   H   RBI BB  SO  PO  A   LOB
Herman Demmink 3b           3   1   1   0   1   0   0   2   2
 Jorge Andrade, Jr. 3b/1b   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   2
Taylor Harbin 2b            4   1   0   1   0   0   2   2   0
 Daniel Pritchard 2b/3b     1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0
Travis Storrer rf           2   1   1   1   1   0   0   0   0
 David Williams ph/rf       1   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0
Kris Harvey dh              2   2   1   3   1   0   0   0   0
 John Ingram ph/dh          2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Tyler Colvin lf             2   2   1   0   1   0   2   0   2
 Jesse Ferguson lf          2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Andy D'Alessio 1b           3   0   1   3   0   1   8   0   0
 Ben Hall ph/2b             2   1   1   1   0   1   2   0   0
Stan Widmann ss             4   0   3   1   0   0   0   5   1
 Tanner Leggett ss          1   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0
Adrian Casanova c           3   1   1   0   0   0   4   0   1
 Doug Hogan c               1   0   0   0   0   1   3   0   0
 Gene Pierce ph/c           1   0   1   0   0   0   2   0   0
Brad Chalk cf               3   2   3   0   2   0   4   1   0
Stephen Faris p             0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 David Kopp p               0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Daniel Moskos p            0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Robert Rohrbaugh p         0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Drew Fiorenza p            0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals......                38  11  15  10  7   5   27  12  10

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Furman.............. 000 000 100 -  1  7  1
Clemson............. 361 001 00X - 11 15  0
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E - RODGERS(7). DP - Furman 1; Clemson 2. LOB - Furman 10; 
Clemson 10. 2B - DAVIDIUK(6); D'ALESSIO(2); WIDMANN(1). 
HR - CASSEDY(3); HARVEY(3); HALL(1). HBP - MACCANNI.

Furman              IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO  AB  BF
Case Cassedy        1.1 4   7   6   3   0   9   12
Ryan Hudson         1.0 4   3   3   2   1   7   9
Matt Klinker        2.2 2   0   0   1   0   9   10
Butch Pucetas       1.0 2   1   1   1   2   5   6
Mason Smith         2.0 3   0   0   0   2   8   8

Clemson             IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO  AB  BF
Stephen Faris       5.0 4   0   0   0   4   17  18
David Kopp          1.0 1   0   0   0   0   4   4
Daniel Moskos       1.0 1   1   1   1   0   4   5
Robert Rohrbaugh    1.0 0   0   0   2   3   3   5
Drew Fiorenza       1.0 1   0   0   2   2   4   6

Win - FARIS (1-0).  Loss - CASSEDY (1-1).  Save - None.
WP - CASSEDY(2); HUDSON 2(5); PUCETAS(2); FIORENZA(3). 
HBP - by FARIS (MACCANNI). BK - CASSEDY(2). PB - MACCANNI 2(5).
Umpires - HP: Steve Manders  1B: John Register  
3B: Randy Watkins
Start: 4:01   Time: 2:52   Attendance: 2165
Game notes:
The last run allowed by Hudson in the second inning 
was team unearned.

Dan Scott covers Clemson University for the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Seneca Daily Journal/Clemson Messenger and TigerNet. He also hosts SportsTalk from 9 a.m.-Noon, Monday-Friday, on WCCP-Fm, 104.9. Click here for Dan Scott's SportsTalk discussion board.

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