Johnson's Two Home Runs Lift Clemson to 12-1 Victory Over Cougars


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<font class=caption>Johnson has 6 home runs on the year.</font>
Johnson has 6 home runs on the year.

CLEMSON, SC - Michael Johnson launched two home runs for the second
game in a row to headline Clemson's 12-1 victory over College of
Charleston on Wednesday afternoon. Clemson (7-0) remained undefeated
while beating the Cougars (10-3) for the second time in four games.


College of Charleston had the first chance to score in the third
inning, but Clemson starter Ryan Childs got out of a bases-loaded jam
unscathed. The Tigers scored three runs in the bottom of the inning
to take an early lead thanks to RBIs from Collin Mahoney, Kyle Frank
and Khalil Greene. They broke it open in the fifth inning with four
runs, including a towering, three-run blast to right field by Johnson.


Johnson struck again in the eighth inning with his team leading 9-1.
He hit a two-run home run, this time to left field, for his sixth
home run of the year. Johnson homered twice against South Carolina on
Sunday and once against the Gamecocks on Saturday. He homered five
times in the last six games of 2001, which gives the first baseman 11
home runs in his last 13 games dating back to last season.


Childs (1-0) earned the win for Clemson by pitching five shutout
innings and allowing only two hits. Charlie Wentzky (2-2) got the
loss for the College of Charleston.


Clemson will take on Purdue at 4:00 PM on Friday in the first of
three games between the two teams this weekend.


BOX SCORE


The Automated ScoreBook
Coll. of Charleston at Clemson
Mar 06, 2002 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)

Coll. of Charleston 1 (10-3)

Player              AB  R   H   RBI BB  SO  PO  A   LOB
Jack Arroyo 2b      5   0   1   0   0   1   0   6   3
Jasha Balcom dh     1   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0
 Jay McCown dh      1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lee Curtis 3b       2   0   1   0   1   0   0   2   0
 Roman Duty 3b      0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Matt Lauderdale c   3   0   1   0   0   2   3   1   0
 Kevin Morris c     1   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0
Stanley Nix 1b      3   0   0   0   0   1   9   1   5
 Matt Hallett ph/1b 1   0   0   0   0   0   2   0   1
Mickey Torello ss   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Tom McCarty ph/ss  1   1   1   0   1   0   1   1   0
Brett Spivey cf     2   0   0   0   0   1   3   0   0
 Robert White ph/lf 2   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0
Zach Strong lf      2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 V Martinez lf/cf   2   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0
Brett Anderson rf   2   0   1   1   1   0   4   0   0
Charlie Wentzky p   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0
 Phillip Wilkins p  0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Travis McLeod p    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Matt Powell p      0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0
 Aaron Edwards p    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Jeremy Schmidt p   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals......        30  1   6   1   4   8   24  12  9

Clemson 12 (7-0)

Player              AB  R   H   RBI BB  SO  PO  A   LOB
L.J. DeMaino dh     3   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Zane Green dh      1   1   1   1   1   0   0   0   0
Kyle Frank cf       3   1   2   1   1   0   1   0   0
 Chad Coder ph/cf   1   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Khalil Greene ss    4   1   1   1   0   0   1   5   0
Jeff Baker 3b       2   2   0   1   1   0   0   0   1
Michael Johnson 1b  5   2   3   5   0   1   10  0   0
Jarrod Schmidt rf   2   0   0   0   1   0   2   0   0
 Robert Valiente rf 2   1   1   0   0   1   1   0   2
David Slevin 2b     2   1   2   0   0   0   4   1   0
 R Triplett ph/2b   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0
Jeff Hourigan lf    3   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0
 G Evans ph/lf      1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0
 Ryan Hub lf        1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0
Collin Mahoney c    4   2   1   1   1   2   6   3   5
Ryan Childs p       0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0
 Jeff Hahn p        0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Tyler Lumsden p    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Chad Bendinelli p  0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0
 Steven Jackson p   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals......        36  12  13  11  5   5   27  12  9

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Coll. of Charleston. 000 000 100 -  1  6  2
Clemson............. 003 041 13X - 12 13  1
-------------------------------------------

E - Hallett(1); Anderson(2); JOHNSON(2). 
DP - Clemson 1. LOB - Charleston 9;
Clemson 9. 2B - White(1); GREEN(1); GREENE(6).
HR - JOHNSON 2(6). HBP - Duty; Anderson; GREENE; BAKER;
SLEVIN. SH - Balcom(1). SF - BAKER(1). CS -
Lauderdale(1).

Coll. of Charleston     IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO  AB  BF  NP
Charlie Wentzky         3.1 5   3   3   0   1   15  16  21
Phillip Wilkins         1.0 1   3   3   1   1   4   6
Travis McLeod           0.0 2   1   1   1   0   2   3
Matt Powell             1.2 1   1   1   1   2   5   8
Aaron Edwards           1.0 1   1   1   1   1   4   5
Jeremy Schmidt          1.0 3   3   2   1   0   6   7

Clemson                 IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO  AB  BF  NP
Ryan Childs             5.0 2   0   0   2   4   16  20  56
Jeff Hahn               1.0 1   0   0   0   1   3   3
Tyler Lumsden           1.0 1   1   1   1   2   4   5
Chad Bendinelli         1.0 0   0   0   0   0   3   4
Steven Jackson          1.0 2   0   0   1   1   4   5

Win - CHILDS (1-0).  Loss - Wentzky (2-2).  
Save - None.
WP - Wentzky 2(6); LUMSDEN(1). HB - Wentzky; Wilkins; 
Powell; CHILDS; BENDINELLI. BK - Wentzky(1); McLeod(1).
PB - MAHONEY(1).
Umpires - Home:Danny Everett  1st:Brian Hale 
3rd:Eric Johansen
Start: 3:03   Time: 2:52   Attendance: 3225
Game: CU030602
McLeod faced 3 batters in the 5th.

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