Clemson Tops Spartans 10-6 in College World Series Opener


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CLEMSON, SC -- Clemson scored eight runs in the second inning, its highest ever
output in a single inning by a Tiger team in the College World Series, as the #3 Tigers downed #7 San Jose State 10-6 on June 9. The previous record
by a Tiger club was five runs, which occurred on three different occasions.
The eight-run outburst started with four Tigers reaching via singles and
was highlighted by Patrick Boyd's three-run homer to left field. Clemson,
who added two more runs in the third inning, had all 10 of its runs and
nine of its 10 hits in the first three innings. Ryan Mottl earned the win
despite allowing nine hits and five earned runs in 5.0 innings. The win
was the senior's 10th of 2000, becoming the first Tiger to rach double
digits since Mottl won 10 games as a freshman in 1997. Steve Reba pitched
4.0 scoreless innings in relief to earn the save. He allowed just two hits
and one walk, and worked out of a second-and-third jam with no outs in the
seventh inning without allowing a run. It was Clemson's first opening game
win in the College World Series in its last six appearances in Omaha.


BOX SCORE

San Jose State vs Clemson
Jun 09, 2000 at Omaha, NE (Rosenblatt Stadium)

San Jose State 6 (41-23)                                        

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A LOB
--------------------------------------------------------
Brucker, Ryan cf..........  5  1  2  0    0  0  1  0   0
Stream, Brian 2b..........  4  1  2  2    1  0  3  1   0
Macchi, Brandon rf........  5  0  1  0    0  0  0  0   1
Ruiz, Junior dh...........  4  0  1  1    0  0  0  0   0
Tognetti, Tony 3b.........  4  1  1  0    0  0  0  1   1
Fagan, John 1b............  4  1  2  2    0  0  8  3   2
Douglass, Rob lf..........  4  1  1  0    0  1  2  0   0
Shorsher, Adam c..........  2  0  0  0    1  1  4  0   0
Patchett, Gary ss.........  4  1  1  1    0  1  3  4   2
Key, Chris p..............  0  0  0  0    0  0  1  2   0
 Sherman, Chris p.......... 0  0  0  0    0  0  2  0   0
 Sandler, Jared p.......... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  1   0

Totals.................... 36  6 11  6    2  3 24 12   6

Clemson 10 (51-16)

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A LOB
--------------------------------------------------------
Stone, Casey lf...........  5  1  1  2    0  0  0  0   0
Boyd, Patrick cf..........  5  1  2  3    0  1  3  0   1
Greene, Khalil 3b.........  4  1  2  0    0  0  3  2   1
Baker, Jeff ss............  4  1  2  1    0  0  1  5   1
Riley, Ryan 2b............  4  1  1  0    0  0  2  2   0
Calitri, Mike 1b..........  3  1  1  0    1  1 12  1   1
Singleton, Justin rf......  4  2  1  2    0  1  1  0   0
LeCroy, Bradley dh........  0  1  0  0    0  0  0  0   0
 Stanley, Henri ph/dh...... 2  0  0  0    1  1  0  0   0
Ellis, Brian c............  3  1  0  1    0  0  4  1   0
Mottl, Ryan p.............  0  0  0  0    0  0  1  1   0
 Reba, Steve p............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0

Totals.................... 34 10 10  9    2  4 27 12   4
Score by innings:                      R  H  E
----------------------------------------------
San Jose State        011 310 000   -  6 11  4
Clemson               082 000 00    - 10 10  1
----------------------------------------------

E - STREAM(10), PATCHETT(12), KEY(3), SHERMAN(3), BAKER(22). 
DP - San Jose St. 2, Clemson 1. LOB - San Jose St. 6, Clemson 4.
2B - MACCHI(19), TOGNETTI(13), FAGAN(12), GREENE 2(22), 
BAKER(16). 3B - STREAM(3). 
HR - FAGAN(12), BOYD(3). 
SB - STONE(25). 
SH - SHORSHER(3), LeCROY(5), ELLIS(3). 

San Jose State         IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF
----------------------------------------------------
Key, Chris..........  1.1   7   8   3   0   0  11 12
Sherman, Chris......  5.2   3   2   0   2   4  21 23
Sandler, Jared......  1.0   0   0   0   0   0   2  3 

Clemson                IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF
----------------------------------------------------
Mottl, Ryan.........  5.0   9   6   5   1   1  23 25
Reba, Steve.........  4.0   2   0   0   1   2  13 14

Win - MOTTL 10-3.  Loss - KEY 13-4.  Save - REBA (2).
PB - SHORSHER(10). 
Umpires - Home:Scott Graham  1st:Dan Mascorro  2nd:Al Davis
3rd:Tony Maners  
Start: 2:09   Time: 2:30   Attendance: 

Game Notes:
Clemson's eight-run inning was the highest scoring Tiger
inning in CWS history (23 Clemson games).                       
SHERMAN faced 1 batter in the 8th.

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