Furman Hands Tigers Fourth Loss in A Row


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Furman scored four runs in the seventh inning to overcome a 4-1 deficit and held on to defeat #6 Clemson 5-4 Wednesday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Paladins improved to 24-11, and the Tigers fell to 27-12.


Ben Terry, Andrew Greene, and Will Stembridge each had two hits for Furman. Brad Chalk and Taylor Harbin had two hits apiece for Clemson.



Patrick Arnett (2-5) retired the only batter he faced and picked up the win in relief for the Paladins. Nick Holstegge pitched 2.0 innings without allowing a hit or a run to earn his eighth save of the season. Steve Richard (0-1) allowed four runs on five hits in 0.2 innings pitched and suffered the loss for the Tigers.


Singles by Harbin and Adrian Casanova, and a Stan Widmann walk loaded the bases with one out in the second. However, Herman Demmink hit a grounder up the middle and the Paladins turned a 4-6-3 double play to get out of the inning.


Chalk walked to lead off the third, and moved to second with one out when Andy D'Alessio reached on a fielding error by Case Cassedy at first. Travis Storrer followed with a three-run homer to right, his fifth long ball of the season.

Terry walked to lead off the sixth, but was erased on a fielder's choice bunt groundout by Greene. Greene moved to second on a balk, and scored on a two-out single by A.J. Davidiuk.


Harbin hit a solo home run to left to begin the sixth, his third of the season.


Jackson tripled to center to lead off the seventh, and scored on a single up the middle by Stembridge. Terry hit an infield single with two outs, and Greene followed with another infield single that scored Stembridge. Cassedy then hit a double past D'Alessio at first base that scored Terry and Greene. All five hits in the inning came on either a 2-2 count or 1-2 count.


Marquez Smith and Stan Widmann hit back-to-back singles to lead off the eighth, but Adrian Casanova struck out on a bunt attempt with two strikes, and Ben Hall struck out swinging. Chalk walked to load the bases, and Tyler Colvin followed with a lined shot, but first baseman Cassedy did not have to move his feet to snag the line drive.
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Tiger starter P.J. Zocchi tied a career high in innings pitched (6.0), and allowed only one run on four hits, and recorded six strikeouts.


Clemson left 11 men on base.


Clemson returns to action Friday at 2:30 PM in Chestnut Hill, MA for its first ever meeting in baseball with Boston College.

Furman 5 (24-11)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Ben Terry lf.............  4  1  2  0   1  0  3  0   1
Andrew Greene cf.........  4  2  1  1   0  1  2  0   0
Case Cassedy 1b..........  4  0  2  2   0  0  6  0   0
 Marcus Rose 2b..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
A.J. Davidiuk ss.........  4  0  1  1   0  1  2  4   1
Joe Daysh 2b/1b..........  4  0  0  0   0  3  2  1   2
Jay Jackson p/dh.........  3  1  1  0   1  1  1  0   0
Will Stembridge rf.......  4  1  2  1   0  0  1  0   0
Tony Maccani c...........  4  0  1  0   0  0  9  0   0
Spence Gibbs 3b..........  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   1
 Paul Ortenzo ph.........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Joey Rodgers 3b.........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  1   0
 Butch Pucetas p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Patrick Arnett p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 David Mitchell p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Nick Hollstegge p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 35  5 10  5   2  9 27  6   5

Clemson 4 (27-12)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Herman Demmink dh........  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   2
 Ben Hall ph/dh..........  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   1
Brad Chalk cf............  3  1  2  0   2  0  0  0   0
Tyler Colvin lf..........  5  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   3
Andy D'Alessio 1b........  4  1  0  0   1  3 10  2   0
Travis Storrer rf........  4  1  1  3   1  1  2  0   3
Taylor Harbin 2b.........  5  1  2  1   0  0  0  2   2
Marquez Smith 3b.........  4  0  1  0   0  2  0  3   0
Stan Widmann ss..........  3  0  1  0   1  0  4  4   0
Adrian Casanova c........  3  0  1  0   1  1  8  3   0
P.J. Zocchi p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  3  1   0
 Steve Richard p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Stephen Clyne p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 36  4  9  4   6  9 27 15  11

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Furman.............. 000 001 400 -  5 10  1
Clemson............. 003 001 000 -  4  9  0
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E - CASSEDY(6). DP - Furman 1; Clemson 1. 
LOB - Furman 5; Clemson 11. 2B - CASSEDY(10); 
COLVIN(15). 3B - JACKSON(3). HR - STORRER(5); HARBIN(3).

Furman                 IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Jay Jackson.........  4.0  4  3  2  3  1 16 19
Butch Pucetas.......  1.2  2  1  1  1  2  7  8
Patrick Arnett......  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  1  1
David Mitchell......  1.0  3  0  0  1  2  6  7
Nick Hollstegge.....  2.0  0  0  0  1  4  6  7

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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P.J. Zocchi.........  6.0  4  1  1  2  6 21 23
Steve Richard.......  0.2  5  4  4  0  1  7  7
Stephen Clyne.......  2.1  1  0  0  0  2  7  7

Win - ARNETT (2-5).  Loss - RICHARD (0-1).  Save - HOLLSTEGGE (8).
WP - ZOCCHI 2(8); RICHARD(4). BK - ZOCCHI(3). 
PB - MACCANI(8); CASANOVA(7). Umpires - 
HP: Randy Watkins  1B: Danny Everett  3B: Darion Padgett
Start: 7:19   Time: 2:43   Attendance: 3929
 

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