Dykstra, Deacs Top Tigers 13-11


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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - On a day when strong winds blew out to right field, Wake Forest outslugged #17 Clemson 13-11 on Saturday in game-one of a three-game series in front of 317 fans at Hooks Stadium. With the victory in both team?s ACC-opener, the Demon Deacons improved to 6-4 overall and 1-0 in ACC play, while the Tigers fell to 6-3 overall and 0-1 in the ACC.

Allan Dykstra led Wake Forest?s 15-hit attack by going 4-for-4 with two homers, three RBIs, three runs scored, and a walk. Andy Goff added four hits for the Demon Deacons, who were 6-for-11 with runners in scoring position and 10-for-20 with runners on base.

Every Tiger starter scored at least one run, but it was not enough. Clemson, who totaled 12 hits, was led offensively by Matt Sanders, who went 3-for-5 with three RBIs.

Phil Negus (2-0) earned the win in relief despite allowing four runs on five hits in 2.1 innings pitched. Brad Kledzik pitched the final 1.1 innings with four strikeouts to record the Demon Deacons? first save of the year. Four Wake Forest pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts. Tiger starter Ryan Hinson (1-2) suffered the loss, as he allowed eight runs on nine hits in 4.0 innings pitched.

The Demon Deacons jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Steven Brooks drew a one-out walk and stole second base. Willy Fox followed with a line-drive single to left field to score Brooks. Dykstra then lined a two-run homer to right-center.

In the top of the second inning, Alex Lee reached on a bunt single with one out and moved to second on Mike Freeman?s groundout. Sanders then slapped a single to right field to score Lee. It was Sanders? first RBI as a Tiger. After Stan Widmann walked, Wilson Boyd laced a double off the wall in right field to score both Sanders and Widmann, tying the score 3-3.

Ben Paulsen gave Clemson the lead when he led off the top of the third inning with a home run to center, his third of the season.

Wake Forest scored a run in the bottom of the third inning to tie the score. Ben Terry led off with a single to left field on a 1-2 pitch. Brooks followed with a double to right-center on another 1-2 pitch to score Terry.

The scoring continued in the top of the fourth inning. Sanders led off with a single to center on an 0-2 pitch. Two batters later, Boyd blooped a single to left-center. Doug Hogan then belted a 1-2 pitch over the fence in left field for a three-run homer, his third of the season. The home run also extended his hitting streak to 24 games, tied for the fifth-longest hitting streak in Clemson history.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Dustin Hood led off with a single to center and Goff followed with a single through the left side. After Evan Ocheltree walked to load the bases with no outs, Austin Jones lifted a sacrifice fly to center to score Hood, cutting the Tigers? lead to 7-5.

Fox led off the fifth inning with a double to right-center on a 1-2 pitch. Dykstra followed with a hard grounder to Paulsen at first, who made a diving stop. But Hinson failed to cover the bag and Dykstra outran Paulsen to the first-base bag for an infield single. After Brett Linnenkohl walked to load the bases again with no outs, Graham Stoneburner entered the game on the mound for the Tigers.

Hood greeted Stoneburner with a sacrifice fly to deep center, as Fox scored and the other two baserunners both moved up a base. Goff followed with a single through the right side to score Dykstra and Linnenkohl, giving Wake Forest an 8-7 lead.

After the first two batters in the bottom of the sixth inning were retired, Wake Forest scored five runs on four hits. Dykstra doubled the Demon Deacons? lead when he blasted a solo home run to right field, his second of the game and fourth of the season. Linnenkohl then walked, stole second base, and scored on Hood?s bad-hop single up the middle. The fortunate bounce paid further dividends when two batters later, Ocheltree hit a three-run homer off the scoreboard in left field, his second of the season, to increase Wake Forest?s lead to 13-7.

Clemson responded with four runs on five hits in the top of the seventh inning. Paulsen led off with a double to left and scored on Jeff Schaus? single up the middle. Chris Epps followed with a walk. Two batters later, Freeman loaded the bases with a one-out single through the left side. Sanders, the #9 batter in the order, came through again with a single on a 2-2 pitch to right-center to score Schaus and Epps. Widmann followed with a single through the right side on an 0-2 pitch to score Freeman. Lefthander Alex Wiesner entered the game on the mound and avoided further damage by getting Boyd to fly out and Hogan to strike out with the tying run on first base to end the frame.

After a 76-minute rain delay in the top of the eighth inning, play resumed. Neither team scored in the eighth inning. Then in the top of the ninth inning, Sanders reached with one out on a throwing error by Dykstra. Two batters later, Boyd walked with two outs. Both runners moved up a base on a wild pitch, but Hogan struck out with the tying run on second base to end the game.

Clemson and Wake Forest will wrap up the series with a doubleheader on Sunday starting at 11:00 AM.


2008 Clemson Baseball
                           #17 Clemson at Wake Forest
               Mar 08, 2008 at Winston-Salem, NC (Hooks Stadium)

Clemson 11 (6-3,0-1 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Stan Widmann ss..........  5  1  1  1   1  3  5  3   0
Wilson Boyd cf...........  5  1  2  2   1  1  3  0   0
Doug Hogan c.............  5  1  1  3   0  2  7  2   5
Ben Paulsen 1b...........  4  2  2  1   1  1  6  0   0
Jeff Schaus lf...........  2  1  1  1   3  0  0  1   2
Chris Epps dh/rf.........  4  1  0  0   1  4  0  0   1
Alex Lee rf..............  4  1  1  0   0  1  1  0   0
 John Nester ph..........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   1
 Justin Sarratt p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Mike Freeman 2b..........  5  1  1  0   0  1  1  3   1
Matt Sanders 3b..........  5  2  3  3   0  1  1  1   0
Ryan Hinson p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Graham Stoneburner p....  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Trey Delk p.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 40 11 12 11   7 15 24 11  10

Wake Forest 13 (6-4,1-0 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Ben Terry cf.............  5  1  1  0   0  1  1  0   3
Steven Brooks rf.........  3  1  1  1   2  2  0  0   2
Willy Fox dh.............  5  2  2  1   0  1  0  0   0
Allan Dykstra 3b.........  4  3  4  3   1  0  1  2   0
Brett Linnenkohl lf......  3  2  0  0   2  1  2  0   2
Dustin Hood 2b...........  4  2  2  2   0  0  0  1   0
Andy Goff ss.............  5  1  4  2   0  0  1  0   0
Evan Ocheltree 1b........  4  1  1  3   1  2  6  0   0
Austin Jones c...........  2  0  0  1   0  0 16  0   0
Ben Hunter p.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
 Phil Negus p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Alex Wiesner p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Brad Kledzik p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 35 13 15 13   6  7 27  5   7

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Clemson............. 031 300 400 - 11 12  1
Wake Forest......... 301 135 00X - 13 15  2
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E - SANDERS(1); DYKSTRA(3); HOOD(3). DP - Clemson 2. LOB - Clemson 10; Wake
Forest 7. 2B - BOYD(2); PAULSEN(3); BROOKS(2); FOX(3). HR - HOGAN(3);
PAULSEN(3); DYKSTRA 2(4); OCHELTREE(2). HBP - HOGAN; JONES. SF - HOOD(2);
JONES(1). SB - BROOKS(3); LINNENKOHL(9). CS - BROOKS(1); DYKSTRA(1).

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Ryan Hinson.........  4.0  9  8  8  3  4 19 23
Graham Stoneburner..  2.0  5  5  5  1  2 11 14
Trey Delk...........  1.0  0  0  0  2  1  2  4
Justin Sarratt......  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  3  3

Wake Forest            IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Ben Hunter..........  4.0  7  7  7  4  5 19 24
Phil Negus..........  2.1  5  4  4  1  3 12 13
Alex Wiesner........  1.1  0  0  0  1  3  4  5
Brad Kledzik........  1.1  0  0  0  1  4  5  6

Win - NEGUS (2-0).  Loss - R. HINSON (1-2).  Save - KLEDZIK (1).
WP - KLEDZIK(1). HBP - by HUNTER (HOGAN); by STONEBURNER (JONES).
Umpires - HP: Tony Walsh  1B: Scott Erby  3B: Greg Street
Start: 11:03 AM   Time: 2:52   Attendance: 317
Game notes:
Play halted in the top of the eighth inning at 1:34 PM due to rain.
Play resumed at 2:50 PM (76-minute delay).
R. HINSON faced 3 batters in the 5th.
Game: CU3081


 Play-by-Play 
                             2008 Clemson Baseball
                   #17 Clemson at Wake Forest - Play-by-Play
               Mar 08, 2008 at Winston-Salem, NC (Hooks Stadium)


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Clemson............. 031 300 400 - 11 12  1
Wake Forest......... 301 135 00X - 13 15  2
-------------------------------------------

Clemson starters: 6/ss WIDMANN; 12/cf BOYD; 30/c HOGAN; 10/1b PAULSEN; 3/lf
SCHAUS; 26/dh EPPS; 19/rf LEE; 5/2b FREEMAN; 21/3b SANDERS; 45/p R. HINSON;
Wake Forest starters: 11/cf TERRY; 1/rf BROOKS; 9/dh FOX; 10/3b DYKSTRA; 2/lf
LINNENKOHL; 21/2b HOOD; 12/ss GOFF; 4/1b OCHELTREE; 39/c JONES; 23/p HUNTER;

Clemson 1st - WIDMANN popped up to 1b. BOYD struck out swinging to
catcher. HOGAN hit by pitch. PAULSEN walked; HOGAN advanced to second. SCHAUS
grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Wake Forest 1st - TERRY struck out swinging. BROOKS walked. BROOKS stole
second. FOX singled to left field, RBI; BROOKS scored. DYKSTRA homered to right
center, 2 RBI; FOX scored. LINNENKOHL fouled out to ss down the lf line. HOOD
flied out to rf. 3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 2nd - EPPS struck out looking. LEE singled to third base, bunt.
FREEMAN grounded out to p; LEE advanced to second. SANDERS singled to right
field, RBI; LEE scored. WIDMANN walked; SANDERS advanced to second. BOYD
doubled to right field, 2 RBI, advanced to third on a throwing error by 2b;
WIDMANN scored; SANDERS scored. HOGAN reached on a fielder's choice to catcher,
bunt; BOYD out at home c unassisted. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Wake Forest 2nd - GOFF popped up to 2b to center field. OCHELTREE struck
out swinging. JONES grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 3rd - PAULSEN homered to center field, RBI. SCHAUS walked. EPPS
struck out swinging. LEE grounded out to 2b; SCHAUS advanced to second. FREEMAN
grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Wake Forest 3rd - TERRY singled to left field. BROOKS doubled to right
center, RBI; TERRY scored. FOX grounded out to ss. DYKSTRA singled to center
field; BROOKS advanced to third. LINNENKOHL struck out swinging; DYKSTRA out at
second c to ss, caught stealing. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Clemson 4th - SANDERS singled to center field. WIDMANN struck out
looking. BOYD singled to left center; SANDERS advanced to second. HOGAN homered
to left field, 3 RBI; BOYD scored; SANDERS scored. PAULSEN flied out to lf.
SCHAUS walked. EPPS struck out swinging. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

Wake Forest 4th - HOOD singled to center field. GOFF singled through the
left side; HOOD advanced to second. OCHELTREE walked; GOFF advanced to second;
HOOD advanced to third. JONES flied out to cf, SF, RBI; HOOD scored. TERRY
reached on a fielder's choice to left center; OCHELTREE advanced to second;
GOFF out at third lf to 3b. BROOKS struck out looking. 1 run, 2 hits, 0
errors, 2 LOB.

Clemson 5th - NEGUS to p for HUNTER. LEE popped up to ss. FREEMAN flied
out to lf to left center. SANDERS struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

Wake Forest 5th - FOX doubled to right center. DYKSTRA singled to first
base; FOX advanced to third. LINNENKOHL walked; DYKSTRA advanced to second.
STONEBURNER to p for R. HINSON. HOOD flied out to cf, SF, RBI; LINNENKOHL
advanced to second; DYKSTRA advanced to third; FOX scored. GOFF singled through
the right side, 2 RBI; LINNENKOHL scored; DYKSTRA scored. OCHELTREE struck out
looking. JONES hit by pitch; GOFF advanced to second. TERRY grounded out to p.
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Clemson 6th - WIDMANN struck out swinging. BOYD popped up to 3b. HOGAN
grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Wake Forest 6th - BROOKS struck out swinging. FOX flied out to cf.
DYKSTRA homered to right field, RBI. LINNENKOHL walked. LINNENKOHL stole
second. HOOD singled up the middle, RBI; LINNENKOHL scored. GOFF singled to
third base, bunt; HOOD advanced to second. OCHELTREE homered to left field, 3
RBI; GOFF scored; HOOD scored. JONES reached on a throwing error by 3b. TERRY
grounded out to 2b. 5 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Clemson 7th - PAULSEN doubled to left field. SCHAUS singled up the
middle, RBI; PAULSEN scored. EPPS walked; SCHAUS advanced to second. LEE struck
out swinging. FREEMAN singled through the left side; EPPS advanced to second;
SCHAUS advanced to third. SANDERS singled to right center, 2 RBI; FREEMAN
advanced to third; EPPS scored; SCHAUS scored. WIDMANN singled through the
right side, RBI; SANDERS advanced to second; FREEMAN scored. WIESNER to p for
NEGUS. BOYD flied out to cf to right center. HOGAN struck out swinging. 4
runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Wake Forest 7th - DELK to p for STONEBURNER. BROOKS walked. FOX struck
out swinging. BROOKS out at second c to ss, caught stealing. DYKSTRA walked.
LINNENKOHL reached on a fielder's choice to second base; DYKSTRA out at second
2b to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Clemson 8th - PAULSEN struck out looking. SCHAUS walked. EPPS struck out
looking. NESTER pinch hit for LEE. KLEDZIK to p for WIESNER. NESTER struck out
swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Wake Forest 8th - EPPS to rf. SARRATT to p for NESTER. /  for DELK. HOOD
grounded out to ss. GOFF singled to right center. OCHELTREE grounded into
double play 2b to ss to 1b; GOFF out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0
LOB.

Clemson 9th - FREEMAN struck out swinging. SANDERS reached on a throwing
error by 3b. WIDMANN struck out swinging. BOYD walked; SANDERS advanced to
second. BOYD advanced to second on a wild pitch; SANDERS advanced to third on a
wild pitch. HOGAN struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

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