Miami Ends Clemson's Season with 14-6 Win


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CORAL GABLES, FL - Miami erupted for eight runs in the top of the seventh
inning to break a 4-4 tie en route to a 14-6 victory Saturday night in the
Super Regional in front of a sellout crowd of 5,236 at Mark Light Stadium.
The victory sent the Hurricanes to their 19th appearance in the College
World Series, their first since 1999, when they won the national
championship. The loss eliminated the Tigers and kept them from a return
trip to Omaha where it ended the 2000 season.


The Hurricanes took advantage of six Clemson pitchers in that decisive
inning. Paul Harrelson got the loss for the Tigers after allowing the
go-ahead run to score off a double by Kevin Mannix that scored Kevin Howard
who walked to lead off the inning. Kevin Brown's singled scored two more
runs before a three-run homer by Charlton Jimerson more than sealed the
Hurricane victory.


Harrelson fell to 1-2 in his 15th appearance of the year. T.J. Prunty got
the victory for Miami to improve to 2-1 after going just 2/3 of an inning
in his 40th appearance of the season. The Hurricanes improved to 49-12 on
the season while the Tigers finished the season with a 41-22 record.


"Our pitching couldn't contain their hitting and that was the difference,"
said Clemson coach Jack Leggett. "Jarrod Schmidt pitched a tough, hard
game. He got us going and kept us in the game, but give credit to their
running game. They exploited our weaknesses."


Miami took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a lead-off home run by
designated hitter Danny Matienzo that just cleared the 330-feet sign in
right field. Clemson starting pitcher and designated hitter Jarrod Schmidt
led off the Clemson second with a home run off the screen in center field.


The Hurricanes took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth inning. Kevin
Howard led off the inning with a base hit through the right side and then
Matienzo hit a ball to left fielder to Casey Stone, who dropped the ball
for the Tigers' second error of the postseason. Schmidt walked Mannix to
load the bases and then got Kevin Brown to pop up in foul territory to
catcher Steve Pyzik for the first out. Miami got its go-ahead run when Kris
Clute reached on a fielder's choice to bring home Howard.


Clemson tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the fourth thanks to
back-to-back doubles by Khalil Greene and Schmidt. The Tigers moved Schmidt
to third on a ground out by Michael Johnson but failed to bring him home
when Pyzik lined out to short right field.


Miami put up to runs in the fifth inning to re-take the lead. The
Hurricanes had singles and a sacrifice bunt to get two runs for a 4-2 lead.
Clemson got one run back in the bottom of the inning when Jeff Baker
singled to score Chad Coder, who had reached with a single of his own to
start the inning.


The Tigers used back-to-back doubles for the second time of the game to tie
the contest 4-4 in the sixth inning. Schmidt had his second double of the
game and Johnson doubled to plate Schmidt. Clemson left the bases loaded
after Kyle Frank and Ryan Riley were both hit.


After giving up the biggest inning of the season - eight runs - the Tigers
added runs in each the eighth and ninth innings.


Mike Rodriguez and Matienzo were both 3 for 5 on the night to lead Miami.
Matienzo knocked in four runs and scored twice. Schmidt was 3 for 4 with
two RBIs and scored to runs to pace the Tigers.


Miami was perfect on 10 stolen base attempts to tie the NCAA Tournament
record. Clemson, ironically, was the last team to steal 10 bases in an NCAA
Tournament game which it did in the 1988 season against St. John's. The
Hurricanes entered the game as the best base-stealing team in the country
with 205 stolen bases. Mike Rodriguez, Javy Rodriguez and Jimerson each
three stolen bases apiece and Howard added another.


Schmidt went 4 2/3 innings allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits
as the Clemson starter. He issued three walks and struck out just one.
Miami starter Brian Walker also went 4 2/3 innings allowing three runs (all
earned) on seven hits. He walked one and struck out three.


Miami 14 (49-12)

Player          	AB	R	H	BI
Charlton JIMERSON cf	5	2	2	3
Mike RODRIGUEZ lf	5	3	3	0
Javy RODRIGUEZ ss	4	2	1	1
Kevin HOWARD 3b  	4	2	2	2
Danny MATIENZO dh	5	2	3	4
Kevin MANNIX rf  	3	1	1	1
 Jim BURT rf    	1	0	1	0
Kevin BROWN 1b  	6	1	1	2
Kris CLUTE 2b   	5	0	1	1
Greg LOVELADY c  	4	1	0	0
Brian WALKER p  	0	0	0	0
 Vince VAZQUEZ p	0	0	0	0
 Andrew COHN p  	0	0	0	0
 T.J. PRUNTY p  	0	0	0	0
 Chris SHEFFIELD p	0	0	0	0
 Luke DeBOLD p  	0	0	0	0
 George HUGUET p	0	0	0	0
Totals......    	42	14	15	14

Clemson University 6 (21-22)

Player          	AB	R	H	BI
Ryan Riley 2b   	2	0	2	0
 Russell Triplett ph/2b	1	0	1	0
Casey Stone lf   	5	0	0	1
Jeff Baker 3b   	5	0	1	1
Khalil Greene ss	4	2	1	0
Jarrod Schmidt p/dh	4	2	3	2
 Jon Smith ph   	1	0	1	0
Michael Johnson 1b	4	0	1	1
Steve Pyzik c   	4	0	0	0
 Seth Miller c  	1	0	0	0
Kyle Frank rf   	3	1	1	0
 Ryan Klosterman ph	1	0	0	0
Chad Coder cf   	2	1	1	0
 Zane Green ph/cf	1	0	1	0
 Paul Harrelson p	0	0	0	0
 Nick Glaser p  	0	0	0	0
 B.J. LaMura p  	0	0	0	0
 Thomas Boozer p	0	0	0	0
 Steven Jackson p	0	0	0	0
 Ryan Childs p  	0	0	0	0
Totals......      	38	6	13	5

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Miami............... 010 120 802 - 14 15  1
Clemson University.. 010 111 110 -  6 13  2
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E - BROWN(10); RILEY(18); STONE(4). DP - Miami 1; Clemson 1. LOB - Miami
11; Clemson 11. 2B - MANNIX(9); GREENE(18); SCHMIDT 2(12); JOHNSON(13). HR - JIMERSON(8);
MATIENZO(10); SCHMIDT(16). HBP - MANNIX; RILEY 2; GREENE; FRANK. SH - J.
RODRIGUEZ(12). SB - JIMERSON 3(24); M. RODRIGUEZ 3(49); J. RODRIGUEZ 3(67);
HOWARD(9). CS - CODER(3). 

Miami               	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	WP	BK	HP	IBB	AB	BF	FO	GO
Brian WALKER       	4.2	7	3	3	1	3	1	0	1	0	19	21	6	3
Vince VAZQUEZ   	0.2	2	1	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	4	4	0	2
Andrew COHN      	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	0	0	1	0	0
T.J. PRUNTY  W,2-1	0.2	0	0	0	0	1	0	0	1	0	2	3	1	0
Chris SHEFFIELD 	1.1	3	2	1	1	1	1	0	1	0	7	9	2	1
Luke DeBOLD     	0.2	0	0	0	0	1	0	0	0	0	2	2	1	0
George HUGUET   	1.0	1	0	0	0	1	0	0	0	0	4	4	2	0

Clemson University  	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	WP	BK	HP	IBB	AB	BF	FO	GO
Jarrod Schmidt    	4.2	5	4	3	3	1	0	0	1	0	19	24	5	8
Paul Harrelson  L,1-2	1.2	0	2	2	3	2	1	0	0	0	5	8	1	2
Nick Glaser     	0.0	2	2	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	2	2	0	0
B.J. LaMura       	0.1	1	2	2	1	0	1	0	0	0	2	3	1	0
Thomas Boozer   	0.0	1	2	1	1	0	0	0	0	0	2	3	0	0
Steven Jackson  	1.1	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	5	5	1	2
Ryan Childs     	1.0	4	2	2	0	1	0	0	0	0	7	7	0	2

WP - WALKER(5); SHEFFIELD(10); HARRELSON(3); LAMURA(6). HB - WALKER; COHN;
PRUNTY; SHEFFIELD; SCHMIDT. 

Strikeouts - M. RODRIGUEZ 2; BROWN; CLUTE; BAKER 3; GREENE; MILLER; FRANK;
CODER. Walks - JIMERSON; M. RODRIGUEZ; J. RODRIGUEZ; HOWARD 2; MATIENZO; MANNIX;
LOVELADY;JOHNSON; CODER. 

Umpires - Home:Jim Henderson  1st:Jim Silvester  2nd:Kelly Nutt  3rd:Tony
Walsh  Start: 7:42 PM   Time: 3:41   Attendance: 5236

Game notes:
Miami Advances to College World Series With Sweep in Super Regional
                        
COHN faced 1 batter in the 6th.
GLASER faced 2 batters in the 7th.
BOOZER faced 3 batters in the 7th.


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