Reba Pitches Complete Game in 5-3 Win Over Purdue


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CLEMSON, SC - Steve Reba pitched the third career complete game to
lead Clemson to a 5-3 win over Purdue on Friday at Doug Kingsmore
Stadium. The Tigers stayed (8-0) undefeated this season and dropped
Purdue to a record of 2-6.


Reba allowed five hits while striking out six batters in nine innings
of work. The Fort Wayne, IN, native outdueled Chad Blasko (1-1), who
got the loss for Purdue. Reba's only mistake came in the third
inning, when he gave up a three-run homer to Daniel Underwood. But
the senior held Purdue down the rest of the way while the Tiger
offense went to work.


Khalil Greene launched his second home run of the year in the first
inning to get Clemson on the board. In the bottom of the third,
Greene knocked in another run when his single plated L.J. DeMaino.
The Tigers tied it at three in the fifth inning with Kyle Frank's
first home run of the season.


Clemson took the lead for good in the sixth inning. David Slevin led
off the inning with a double and advanced to third on an error.
Slevin scored and gave the Tigers a 4-3 advantage when Steve Pyzik
reached on a fielder's choice. Frank doubled in Pyzik later in the
inning to cap the scoring.


Greene and Frank had two RBIs a piece and were the only Tigers with
multiple hits on the day. Frank has hit safely in every game this
season and Greene has had a least one RBI in every game.


Clemson will take on Purdue at 2:00 PM on Saturday in the second of
three games between the two teams this weekend. Matt Henrie (1-0)
will take the hill for Clemson while Dustin Glant (0-0) is expected
to get the call for Purdue.


BOX SCORE

Purdue 3 (2-6)

Player              AB  R   H   RBI BB  SO  PO  A   LOB
Underwood, D rf     4   1   2   3   0   0   3   0   0
Fazio, Adam dh      4   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0
McIntyre, Nick 2b   4   0   1   0   0   1   7   2   0
Harrell, David c    3   0   1   0   1   1   2   2   1
Luce, Kris 1b       3   0   0   0   0   1   4   2   2
Gusich, John 3b     4   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   1
Manuel, John lf     2   1   0   0   1   0   1   0   0
Kriner, Brad cf     3   0   0   0   1   0   4   0   1
James, Wilson ss    4   1   1   0   0   1   1   4   1
Blasko, Chadd p     0   0   0   0   0   0   2   0   0
 Howard, Luke p     0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Uppencamp, Heath p 0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals......        31  3   5   3   3   6   24  11  6

Clemson 5 (8-0)

Player              AB  R   H   RBI BB  SO  PO  A   LOB
L.J. DeMaino lf     3   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   1
 Robert Valiente lf 1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Chad Coder cf      0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Kyle Frank cf/lf    4   1   3   2   0   0   2   0   0
Khalil Greene ss    4   1   2   2   0   0   0   6   1
Jeff Baker 3b       4   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0
Michael Johnson 1b  2   0   1   0   2   0   14  0   0
Jarrod Schmidt rf   3   0   1   0   1   0   1   0   4
David Slevin 2b     3   1   1   0   0   0   3   6   1
Zane Green dh       2   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   1
 Jeff Hourigan dh   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0
Steve Pyzik c       3   1   0   1   1   0   7   0   0
Steve Reba p        0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0
Totals......        31  5   10  5   4   2   27  14  8

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Purdue.............. 003 000 000 -  3  5  1
Clemson............. 101 012 00X -  5 10  0
-------------------------------------------

E - McIntyre. DP - Purdue 3; Clemson 1. LOB - Purdue 6;
Clemson 8. 2B - FRANK; JOHNSON; SLEVIN. HR - Underwood; 
FRANK; GREENE. HBP - Luce; Manuel; DEMAINO; SLEVIN. 
SB - DEMAINO. CS - JOHNSON; SLEVIN.

Purdue              IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO  AB  BF  NP
Blasko, Chadd       6.0 9   5   5   2   2   26  30  114
Howard, Luke        1.1 1   0   0   2   0   4   6   22
Uppencamp, Heath    0.2 0   0   0   0   0   1   1   2

Clemson             IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO  AB  BF  NP
Steve Reba          9.0 5   3   3   3   6   31  36  120

Win - REBA (3-0).  Loss - Blasko (1-1).  Save - None.
HB - Blasko 2; REBA 2. BK - REBA. PB - PYZIK.
Umpires - Home:Joe Conley  1st:Randy Watkins 
2nd:Eric Johansen
Start: 4:00 pm   Time: 2:24   Attendance: 3462


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