Georgia Hands Clemson 8-4 Setback


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ATHENS, GA - Georgia got eight runs on 15 hits to beat Clemson 8-4
Wednesday night at Foley Field in front of a crowd of 1,515.


Andy Neufeld was 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs and also scored two runs. Jeff
Keppinger was 3 for 3 with 2 RBI and two runs scored. Both RBIs were from a
two-run homer in the seventh inning. In all five Bulldogs had multiple
hits. For Clemson, Casey Stone and Khalil Greene were both 2 for 5. Greene
had 2 RBIs and scored one run.


Clemson struck first in the top of the first inning. Stone doubled to lead
off the game and Greene singled to knock in Stone. Jeff Baker singled and
Michael Johnson walked to load the bases before two strikeouts by Georgia
starter Jody Friedman and a fly out ended the inning and the Tigers'
scoring threat.


Stone singled in Zane Green to give Clemson a 2-0 lead in the top of the
second inning before Georgia tied the game in bottom of the inning. Kris
Edge walked after designated hitter Blake Bodenmiller struck out to start
the inning. Adam Swann singled to move Edge to third and then Neufeld
doubled to score both Edge and Swann.


The Bulldogs took the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. Clemson
starter Jarrod Schmidt hit David Coffee to lead off the inning and then
Neufeld singled to move Coffee to second. A sacrifice bunt by Jody Pollock
advanced both base runners. Schmidt intentionally walked Keppinger and then
walked Mark Thornhill to bring in Georgia's first run of the inning. The
Bulldogs added two more runs on an error by Baker at third base to take a
5-2 advantage.


Clemson short stop Khalil Greene led off the Tiger fifth inning with a home
run over the left field fence to pull Clemson within two runs and then in
the sixth Chad Coder scored from second on a shot up the middle by Steve
Pyzik to make the score 5-4.


The game remained close until the bottom of the seventh inning when the
Bulldogs scored three runs with the aid of Neufeld's third hit of the game
and a two-run homer over the left field fence by Keppinger.


Clemson's threat in the eighth inning was quickly quieted. After base hits
by both Ryan Riley and Coder, Bulldog reliever Jeremy Brown struck out the
next two batters and got Stone to fly out to left field to end the threat.
Brown struck out the first two batters in the ninth inning before allowing
Michael Johnson on board with an infield hit to third base. Schmidt, who
stayed in the game as the designated hitter, lined out to the short stop to
end the game.


For Georgia, which improved to 18-7 overall, Friedman got the win to
improve to 1-2 on the year. Schmidt got the loss for Clemson to fall to 3-3
this season. The Tigers are 18-8 overall. Brown got his second save of the
year for Georgia.


Clemson will host the New York Institute of Technology in a three-game
series this weekend at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Friday's game will be at
7:15 PM, while Saturday's game will be at 7:00 PM and Sunday's game will be
at 1:00 PM. All three games will be broadcast on the Clemson Tiger Network.


Clemson University 4 (18-8)                   Georgia 8 (18-7)

  Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                     AB  R  H BI
  ---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
  Casey Stone lf.............  5  1  2  1       Andy Neufeld 3b............ 4  2  3  3
  Khalil Greene ss...........  5  1  2  2       Jody Pollock 2b............ 4  0  1  0
  Jeff Baker 3b..............  4  0  1  0       Jeff Keppinger ss.......... 3  2  3  2
  Michael Johnson 1b.........  4  0  2  0       Mark Thornhill 1b.......... 3  0  2  1
  Russell Triplett dh........  2  0  0  0       Doc Brooks c............... 5  0  2  0
  Ryan Riley 2b..............  4  0  1  0       Blake Bodenmiller dh....... 5  0  0  0
  Chad Coder cf..............  4  1  2  0       Kris Edge cf/lf............ 3  1  1  0
  Zane Green rf..............  3  1  1  0       Adam Swann rf.............. 5  2  2  0
  Steve Pyzik c..............  4  0  1  1       David Coffey lf............ 3  1  1  0
  Jarrod Schmidt p/dh........  3  0  0  0        Darryl Blaze cf........... 0  0  0  0
   Patrick Hogan p...........  0  0  0  0       Jody Friedman p............ 0  0  0  0
   Thomas Boozer p...........  0  0  0  0        Jeremy Brown p............ 0  0  0  0
   Josh Cram p...............  0  0  0  0       Paul Harrelson p..........  0  0  0  0
  Totals..................... 38  4 12  4       Totals.....................35  8 15  6

  Score by Innings                    R  H  E
  -------------------------------------------
  Clemson University.. 110 011 000 -  4 12  1
  Georgia............. 020 300 30X -  8 15  1
  -------------------------------------------

  E - BAKER(14); Friedman(2). DP - Clemson 1. LOB - Clemson 10; UGA 12. 
  2B- STONE(8);
  Neufeld(6); Thornhill(11); Swann(12). HR - GREENE(3); Keppinger(5). 
 HBP - Coffey. SH - Pollock(3). SB - CODER(10); GREEN(2); PYZIK(1);
 Coffey(2). CS - BAKER(4);  Neufeld(3).

  Clemson University             IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Jarrod Schmidt  L,3-3......   3.1  7  5  3  5  5   0  0  1  1   15 22   1  3
  Patrick Hogan .............   2.1  3  0  0  2  0   0  0  0  0    9 11   4  1
  Thomas Boozer .............   0.1  1  1  1  0  1   0  0  0  0    2  2   0  0
  Josh Cram .................   1.0  4  2  2  0  0   0  0  0  0    6  6   0  2
  Paul Harrelson ............   1.0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0    3  3   3  0

  Georgia                        IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Jody Friedman  W,1-2.......   5.2  8  4  4  2  7   0  0  0  0   25 27   7  3
  Jeremy Brown  S,2..........   3.1  4  0  0  1  6   0  0  0  0   13 14   2  1

  HB - SCHMIDT.

  Strikeouts - STONE; GREENE; BAKER; JOHNSON 2; TRIPLETT; RILEY; CODER;
GREEN 2;  PYZIK; SCHMIDT 2; Pollock; Brooks 2; Bodenmiller; Edge; Swann.
 Walks - BAKER;  JOHNSON; GREEN; Neufeld; Keppinger 2; Thornhill 2; Edge 2.

  Umpires - Home:Paul Nauert  1st:Shawn Ferguson  3rd:Danny Everett
  Start: 6:32 PM   Time: 3:11   Attendance: 1515

  BOOZER faced 1 batter in the 7th.

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