Santangelo's Two Homers Leads Tigers to 15-4 Win
Mount Pleasant, SC -
Lou Santangelo hit two, three-run homers and Jack Leggett celebrated
his 50th birthday with a 15-4 win over College of Charleston Friday
at Patriots Point Field. The announced crowd in Mount Pleasant was
1,877, a majority of which were Tiger fans. The 18th-ranked Tigers
improved to 4-3, while the Cougars fell to 6-4. Starter Kris Harvey
(2-0) pitched 5.0 innings to earn the win, while Cougar starter Reid
Price (0-2) suffered the loss.
Lou Santangelo got the Tigers in the board in the first inning when
he hit a three-run home run to straight-away centerfield, scoring
Russell Triplett and Brad McCann, who both walked.
The Cougars, coached by former Tiger righthander and assistant John
Pawlowski, cut into the Tiger lead in the second inning. Brian
Hastings slapped a two-out single through the left side to score a
run, then Steve Friend laced a single by McCann at third, scoring
Hastings, to narrow the Clemson lead to 3-2.
Brady Everett upped the Clemson lead by one when he hit a solo homer
to centerfield in the third inning, almost in the exact location
Santangelo hit his long ball. It was Everett's first homer as a
Clemson added another run in the fourth inning. With one out, Tony
Sipp hit his second triple of the year and scored when Triplett's
hard-hit ball was booted by second baseman Chris Campbell. It was
Campbell's second error of the game. College of Charleston had six
errors as a team.
College of Charleston continued its two-out success with two more
two-out, run-scoring singles in the fifth inning to cut the Tiger
lead to 5-4, but Santangelo answered in the sixth. The Seton Hall
transfer belted a shot over the left-field wall for a three-run
homer, his second three-run shot of the game and third three-run
homer of the season.
The Tigers added two more insurance runs in the seventh inning. With
runners on second and third and two outs, Triplett hit a two-run
double to gap in left field, giving the Tigers a 10-4 lead.
Clemson will travel to Columbia to play South Carolina Saturday at
Sarge Frye Field at 1:30 PM.