GT Avoids the Sweep, Baseball Takes Two of Three


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CLEMSON - Georgia Tech used a solid pitching effort from Kyle Bakker
and 11 hits by its offense to take a 5-3 victory over Clemson Sunday
afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Clemson drops to 28-15 overall
and 10-5 in the ACC with the loss, its first of the series. Georgia
Tech improved to 31-12 overall and 10-8 in the conference.

Bakker scattered seven hits over eight innings and gave up three
runs, none of which were earned. The freshman improved his record to
3-0 this season.

The Yellow Jackets opened the scoring in the second inning after
three straight singles by Jason Basil, Derik Goffena and Matthew
Boggs. Clemson responded in the third inning when Casey Stone's
infield single scored Kyle Frank. The Tigers took a 2-1 lead later in
the inning when Chad Coder stole second and an errant throw allowed
Seth Miller to advance from third base to home.

Georgia Tech put up two runs of its own in the top of the fourth
after Wes Rynders' single scored Goffena and Boggs. In the bottom of
the inning, Clemson's Miller dropped a single into center field that
scored Ryan Riley and knotted the score at three.

Tech pulled ahead in the fifth inning. Goffena hit a shot to left
field that scored Bryan Prince and Matt Murton for a 5-3 lead.
Meanwhile, Bakker continued to stymie the Tigers from the mound until
the ninth inning, when Tech closer Jeff Watchko finished the game and
earned his sixth save of the year.

Reliever Nick Glaser (4-2) got the loss for Clemson, who was led at
the plate by Miller's 2-3 performance. Tech's Goffena led the way by
going three for three with two RBIs and a run scored.


Clemson will take on Western Carolina Tuesday at 7:15 PM. The Tigers
will then play South Carolina on Wednesday at 7:00 PM. Reserved
tickets are still available and can be purchased online at
www.clemsontigers.com or by calling the Clemson Athletic Ticket
Office at 1-800-CLEMSON.

Georgia Tech 5 (31-12,10-8 ACC)

Player	               AB	R	H	BI
Richard Lewis ss	4	0	1	0
Victor Menocal 3b	4	0	1	0
 Brian Jackson 3b	1	0	0	0
Bryan Prince c	        4	1	1	0
Matt Murton lf	        5	1	1	0
Jason Perry 1b	        3	0	0	0
 Jon Henry Kail ph	0	0	0	0
 Matthew Swain pr	0	0	0	0
 Jeff Watchko p	        0	0	0	0
Jason Basil rf	        5	1	2	0
Derik Goffena dh/1b	3	1	3	2
Matthew Boggs 2b	2	1	1	1
Wes Rynders cf	        3	0	1	1
Kyle Bakker p	        0	0	0	0
Totals......   	       34	5	11	4

Clemson University 3 (28-15,10-5 ACC)

Player	               AB	R	H	BI
Casey Stone lf	        5	0	1	1
Chad Coder cf	        4	0	0	0
Khalil Greene ss	4	0	1	0
Michael Johnson 1b	4	0	0	0
Jarrod Schmidt dh	3	0	1	0
Russell Triplett 3b	3	0	0	0
Ryan Riley 2b	        4	1	1	0
Kyle Frank rf	        4	1	1	0
Seth Miller c	        3	1	2	1
 Steve Pyzik c	        1	0	1	0
 Zane Green pr	        0	0	0	0
Thomas Boozer p	        0	0	0	0
 Nick Glaser p	        0	0	0	0
 Josh Cram p	        0	0	0	0
 Mike Proto p	        0	0	0	0
 Kevin Lynn p	        0	0	0	0
Totals......   	       35	3	8	2

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Georgia Tech........ 010 220 000 -  5 11  4
Clemson University.. 002 100 000 -  3  8  2
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E - Lewis, R.(13); Menocal, V.(17); Prince, B.(1); Bakker, K.(2); STONE(3);
CODER(5). DP - Georgia Tech 3; Clemson 2. LOB - Georgia Tech 10; Clemson 7.
2B -
Prince, B.(13). SH - Perry, J.(1); Boggs, M.(5). SB - Goffena, D.(5);
CODER(15). 

Georgia Tech        	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	WP	BK	HP	IBB	AB	BF	FO	GO
Kyle Bakker  W,3-0	8.0	7	3	0	1	4	0	0	0	0	31	32	7	10
Jeff Watchko  S,6	1.0	1	0	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	4	5	2	1

Clemson University  	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	WP	BK	HP	IBB	AB	BF	FO	GO
Thomas Boozer          	3.2	5	3	2	3	3	0	0	0	0	15	18	3	4
Nick Glaser  L,4-2	3.2	5	2	2	1	4	0	0	0	0	14	17	1	6
Josh Cram 	        1.0	1	0	0	1	2	0	0	0	1	4	5	0	1
Mike Proto 	        0.0	0	0	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	0	0
Kevin Lynn 	        0.2	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	1	0	1

PB - Prince, B.(3). 

Strikeouts - Lewis, R. 2; Jackson, B.; Perry, J. 2; Basil, J.; Boggs, M.;
Rynders,
W. 2; CODER; JOHNSON 2; SCHMIDT. Walks - Lewis, R.; Prince, B.; Kail, J.H.;
Goffena,
D.; Boggs, M.; Rynders, W.; SCHMIDT; TRIPLETT. 

Umpires - Home:Tony Maners  1st:Alexander Davis  3rd:A.J. Lostaglio  
Start: 2:03 PM   Time: 3:11   Attendance: 2760

PROTO faced 1 batter in the 9th.

GAME 2:

Schmidt Leads Clemson to a 5-1 Victory over Georgia Tech
Sophomore pitches a complete game and belts a home run.


CLEMSON - Jarrod Schmidt produced his best outing of the season as
Clemson defeated Georgia Tech 5-1 Saturday night in front of 3,113
fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The right hander allowed five hits
and one run while striking out four over nine innings.


Schmidt's performance follows Steve Reba's complete game shutout of
the Yellow Jackets on Friday. The feat of back-to-back complete games
was last accomplished in the NCAA Atlantic Regional at Clemson in
1996. Billy Koch pitched in a 5-1 victory over Old Dominion on May 24
and Ken Vining defeated West Virginia 6-3 a day later.


Both starting pitchers were dominant early. Schmidt set down the
first five batters in order while Tech starter Rhett Parrott retired
nine batters in a row after a first inning single. The Clemson
offense finally broke through with a two-out rally in the fifth
inning. Ryan Riley hit a high fly ball that turned into a triple when
Georgia Tech right fielder Jason Basil lost sight of the ball.
Russell Triplett followed with a double to center field that gave
Clemson a 1-0 lead.


The seventh inning saw Clemson pull ahead thanks to its play on
defense and offense. Right fielder Kyle Frank made a diving catch
that robbed Victor Menocal of at least a double in the top of the
inning. In the bottom of the inning, singles by Chad Coder and
Triplett put runners at the corners with one out. Catcher Steve Pyzik
executed a squeeze bunt to perfection that allowed Coder to score.


Tech then sent in left handed reliever Aaron Walker, but Casey Stone
singled to load the bases and Frank followed with an RBI single.
Clemson pushed the lead to 4-0 when Tech reliever Jeff Watchko walked
Khalil Greene with the bases loaded.


Schmidt (5-3) helped his own cause in the eighth inning with a blast
over the left field fence for a 5-0 lead. His 13th home run now ties
him for the team lead with Jeff Baker. Georgia Tech broke up
Schmidt's shutout bid and finally got on the board in the ninth
inning when Bryan Prince homered.


Triplett led the Tiger offense with three hits, one RBI and a run
scored. Clemson improved to 28-14 and 10-4 in the ACC. Parrott (7-3)
got the loss for Georgia Tech, who falls to 30-12 and 9-8 in the
conference


The teams will conclude the series Sunday at 2:00 PM. The game can be
heard on the Clemson Tiger Network.

Georgia Tech 1 (30-12,9-8 ACC)

Player	               AB	R	H	BI
Richard Lewis ss	4	0	0	0
Brad Stockton lf	4	0	0	0
Bryan Prince c  	4	1	1	1
Jason Perry 1b  	4	0	1	0
Victor Menocal 3b	4	0	0	0
Jason Basil rf  	2	0	0	0
Matthew Boggs 2b	3	0	2	0
Jon Henry Kail dh	3	0	0	0
Wes Rynders cf   	3	0	1	0
Rhett Parrott p 	0	0	0	0
 Aaron Walker p 	0	0	0	0
 Jeff Watchko p 	0	0	0	0
Totals......    	31	1	5	1

Clemson University 5 (28-14,10-4 ACC)

Player            	AB	R	H	BI
Casey Stone lf  	3	0	2	0
Kyle Frank rf   	4	0	1	1
Khalil Greene ss	3	0	1	1
Michael Johnson 1b	4	0	0	0
Jarrod Schmidt p	4	1	1	1
Chad Coder cf   	4	1	1	0
Ryan Riley 2b     	3	1	1	0
Russell Triplett 3b	4	1	3	1
Steve Pyzik c	        2	1	0	1
Totals......   	       31	5	10	5

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Georgia Tech........ 000 000 001 -  1  5  0
Clemson University.. 000 010 31X -  5 10  0
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DP - Georgia Tech 2; Clemson 1. LOB - Georgia Tech 4; Clemson 7. 2B -
Boggs, M.(7);
TRIPLETT 2(6). 3B - RILEY(1). HR - Prince, B.(5); SCHMIDT(13). HBP - STONE.
SH -
RILEY(5); PYZIK(6). 

Georgia Tech        	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	WP	BK	HP	IBB	AB	BF	FO	GO
Rhett Parrott  L,7-3	6.1	6	4	4	1	6	0	0	1	0	23	27	4	8
Aaron Walker 	        0.0	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	2	2	0	0
Jeff Watchko 	        1.2	2	1	1	1	1	0	0	0	0	6	7	1	2

Clemson University  	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	WP	BK	HP	IBB	AB	BF	FO	GO
Jarrod Schmidt  W,5-3	9.0	5	1	1	1	4	0	0	0	0	31	32	12	10

HB - Parrott, R.. 

Strikeouts - Lewis, R.; Stockton, B.; Prince, B.; Kail, J.H.; SCHMIDT 2;
CODER;
RILEY 2; TRIPLETT; PYZIK. Walks - Basil, J.; GREENE; PYZIK. 

Umpires - Home:A.J. Lostaglio  1st:Tony Maners  3rd:Alexander Davis  
Start: 7:09 PM   Time: 2:16   Attendance: 3113

Walker, A. faced 2 batters in the 7th.

GAME 1:


CLEMSON - Pitcher Steve Reba gave a masterful performance as Clemson
grabbed a 3-0 win on Friday in the first of three games against
Georgia Tech this weekend. The Tigers improved to 27-14 after their
first shutout in ACC play since a 9-0 win over N.C. State last
season. Georgia Tech dropped to 30-11.


Reba struck out seven in Clemson's first complete game shutout in ACC
play since Ken Vining's 2-0 win over Florida State on May 6, 1996.
Friday's effort came against the seventh-ranked Yellow Jackets, who
entered the game with a .352 team batting average.


The right hander (8-1) started strong in front of the 2,616 fans in
attendance at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. He kept the Tech hitters
off-balanced and gave up only an infield single in the first five
innings while the Tiger offense went to work.


Clemson opened the scoring in the second inning when Khalil Greene
doubled, advanced to third on a fielder's choice and scored on Ryan
Riley's groundout. The Tigers took a 2-0 advantage in the third
inning after Michael Johnson's single off of Tech starter Steve Kelly
(6-3) scored Casey Stone. Stone singled home Riley in the fourth
inning for a 3-0 lead.


Reba continued to dominate and even helped himself when he snatched a
sharply hit ball to end the sixth inning. He allowed only one runner
to reach second base the entire game. Reba improved his league-best
win total to eight and lowered his ERA to 1.88, tops in the ACC.


Stone led the Tiger offense by going 3 for 4 with an RBI and a run
scored. Greene finished 2 for 4 with a run scored. Chad Coder stole
two bases and is now perfect on 14 stolen base attempts this season.


The teams will play at 7:00 PM on Saturday and 2:00 PM on Sunday.
Saturday's game will be televised by CSSE and both games can be heard
on the Clemson Tiger Network.

Georgia Tech 0 (30-11,9-7 ACC)

Player	               AB	R	H	BI
Matthew Boggs 2b	4	0	0	0
Richard Lewis ss	4	0	1	0
Bryan Prince c	        4	0	1	0
Jason Perry 1b	        4	0	0	0
Victor Menocal 3b	3	0	0	0
Jason Basil rf	        4	0	0	0
Brad Stockton lf	3	0	0	0
Matt Murton dh	        2	0	0	0
Wes Rynders cf	        3	0	1	0
Steve Kelly p	        0	0	0	0
 Brian Burks p	        0	0	0	0
Totals......   	       31	0	3	0

Clemson University 3 (27-14,9-4 ACC)

Player	               AB	R	H	BI
Casey Stone lf	        4	1	3	1
Kyle Frank rf	        3	0	0	0
Jeff Baker 3b	        2	0	0	0
 Russell Triplett 3b	2	0	0	0
Michael Johnson 1b	4	0	1	1
Khalil Greene ss	4	1	2	0
Jarrod Schmidt dh	4	0	0	0
Chad Coder cf	        3	0	0	0
Ryan Riley 2b	        2	1	0	1
Steve Pyzik c	        3	0	2	0
Steve Reba p	        0	0	0	0
Totals......   	       31	3	8	3

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Georgia Tech........ 000 000 000 -  0  3  0
Clemson University.. 011 100 00X -  3  8  1
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E - RILEY(12). LOB - Georgia Tech 6; Clemson 7. 2B - STONE(11); GREENE(12).
HBP -
Menocal, V.. SB - CODER 2(14). CS - PYZIK(2). 

Georgia Tech        	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	WP	BK	HP	IBB	AB	BF	FO	GO
Steve Kelly  L,6-2	7.0	8	3	3	3	6	0	0	0	0	28	31	5	9
Brian Burks 	        1.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	3	3	0	3

Clemson University  	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	WP	BK	HP	IBB	AB	BF	FO	GO
Steve Reba  W,8-1	9.0	3	0	0	1	7	0	0	1	0	31	33	8	12

HB - REBA. 

Strikeouts - Boggs, M.; Prince, B. 2; Perry, J.; Murton, M.; Rynders, W. 2;
FRANK;
TRIPLETT; JOHNSON; SCHMIDT; CODER; PYZIK. Walks - Murton, M.; FRANK; CODER;
RILEY. 

Umpires - Home:Alexander Davis  1st:A.J. Lostaglio  3rd:Tony Maners  
Start: 7:19 PM   Time: 2:25   Attendance: 2616

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