South Carolina Rallies Past Tigers in 12 Innings, 9-8


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COLUMBIA, SC -- Marcos Rios drove in the winning run with a one out bases
loaded single in the bottom of the 12th inning Wednesday night after number
one ranked South Carolina twice remained alive in the late innings to defeat
seventh ranked Clemson 9-8 and stretch the Gamecock win streak to 13 games.
South Carolina improved its record to 38-4 and Clemson fell to 32-10.


Scott Barber, 6-1, the fifth South Carolina pitcher, worked the final three
innings to get the win. Nick Glaser, 0-1, took the loss. Glaser, Clemsons
closer seeking his 12th save, came on in the ninth inning with the Tigers
leading 7-5. He walked Brandon Pack with one out and Trey Dyson hit his
fifth home run over the right centerfield fence to send the game into extra
innings.


Jeff Baker hit his third homer of the season in the top of the 11th inning
to give the Tigers an 8-7 lead, but South Carolina used a Clemson error to
set up a tying run in the bottom of the inning. With one out, Justin
Singleton dropped a fly ball by Brennan Dees. Dyson followed with an RBI
double, his third extra base hit of the game, to send the game to the 12th
inning.


John McHenry beat out an infield hit leading off the bottom of the 12th
inning. Nate Janowicz bunted him to second base and Drew Meyer was
intentionally walked. The runners moved to second and third on a passed ball
and Dees was intentionally walked to load the bases. Rios, a reserve catcher
who entered the game in the 11th inning as a pinch runner, lined the first
pitch from Glaser into the left field gap for the game winner.


Ten days ago a pinch hit single by Rios in the bottom of the 11th inning
produced a 7-6 Southeastern Conference win over Mississippi State.


South Carolinas only lead until the 12th inning came on an unearned run in
the first inning. Clemson countered with an unearned run in the third. The
Tigers took a 3-1 lead with two in the fourth inning but a two run home run
by Drew Meyer, his eighth, tied it in the fifth.


Clemson scored three times in the sixth and once in the seventh to lead 7-3.
South Carolina got one run back on an RBI double by Brandon Pack in the
seventh inning and another on Chris Plummers home run, his fourth, in the
eighth.


After Dysons homer tied it in te ninth, Jeff Baker hit his third homer for
Clemson to give the Tigers the lead in the top of the 11th.


Each team collected 14 hits. In addition to three by Dyson, Meyer, John
McHenry and Plummer
had two hits. Henri Stanley and Singleton had three hits for Clemson with
Brian Ellis and Ryan Riley contributing two each.


CLEMSON                 001 203 100 010 -- 8-14-1
SOUTH CAROLINA          100 020 112 011 -- 9-14-1
Lynn, Mottl (5), Boozer (8), Glaser (9) and Ellis. Bauer,
Price (6), Poston (6), Wesley (9), Barber (10) and Pack,
Whittaker (10), Rios (11). W: Barber (6-1). L:Glaser (0-1).
 2B: CU, Stone, Stanley; USC, Dyson 2, Pack, Plummer. 
HR: CU, Baker (3); USC, Meyer (8), Dyson (5), Plummer (4).

BOX SCORE
 Box Score: Clemson  -  0 0 1   2 0 3   1 0 0   0 1 0  --  8 
S Carolina  -  1 0 0   0 2 0   1 1 2   0 1 1  --  9 
 
CLEMSON AB  H   R  RBI BB SO BA OBA 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Stone  OF 8 1 1 1 0 1 .125 .125 
Ellis  C 7 2 0 0 1 0 .286 .375 
Greene  3B 5 0 0 0 3 3 .000 .375 
Johnson  1B/3B 2 1 1 0 0 1 .500 .500 
  Calitri  1B/3B 3 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 
Baker  SS 5 1 1 1 1 1 .200 .333 
Boyd  OF 7 1 0 0 0 4 .143 .143 
Stanley  OF 5 3 3 1 1 1 .600 .667 
Riley  INF 5 2 1 0 0 1 .400 .500 
Singleton  OF/INF 6 3 1 2 0 2 .500 .500 
TOTALS: 53 14 8 5 6 17 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
BATTING: 2B: Stanley (1, off Bauer), Stone (1, off Bauer). HR: Baker (1, 11th inning off Barber, 0 on, 0 out). 
BASERUNNING: SB: Greene (1, 2nd base off Barber/Whittaker), Stanley (1, 2nd base off Barber/Whittaker). 
FIELDING: ERRORS: Singleton (1).  

S CAROLINA AB  H   R  RBI BB SO BA OBA 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Janowicz  OF 6 1 1 0 1 1 .167 .286 
Meyer  SS 6 2 2 2 1 3 .333 .429 
Dees  OF 6 0 1 0 1 1 .000 .143 
Pack  C 3 1 0 2 2 1 .333 .600 
  Thomas  INF 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 
  Whittaker  C 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 1.000 
  Rios  C 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 
Dyson  1B 6 3 1 3 0 2 .500 .500 
Kelly  1B 5 1 0 0 1 3 .200 .333 
McBeth  OF 6 1 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 
Plummer  INF 6 2 1 1 0 1 .333 .333 
McHenry  INF 5 2 2 0 1 1 .400 .500 
TOTALS: 50 14 9 9 8 14 

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BATTING: 2B: Dyson (2, off Lynn), Plummer (1, off Mottl), Pack (1, off Mottl), Dyson (2, off Glaser). HR: Meyer (1, 5th inning off Lynn, 1 on, 1 out), Plummer (1, 8th inning off Mottl, 0 on, 2 out), Dyson (1, 9th inning off Glaser, 1 on, 1 out). 
BASERUNNING: SB: Janowicz (1, 2nd base off Lynn/Ellis). 
FIELDING:  


CLEMSON IP  H   R  HR ER BB SO BF ERA 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Lynn  4 2/3 5 3 1 2 2 7 20 3.86 
Mottl  3 4 2 1 2 1 2 13 6.00 
Boozer  0 1/3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.00 
Glaser  3 1/3 4 4 1 3 5 4 15 8.10 

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WP: Lynn, Glaser. IBB: Kelly by Glaser, Meyer by Glaser, Dees by Glaser. PITCHES/STRIKES: Lynn 94/57, Mottl 55/33, Boozer 10/6, Glaser 76/43.  


S CAROLINA IP  H   R  HR ER BB SO BF ERA 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Bauer  5 2/3 9 6 0 5 2 7 27 7.94 
Price  0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.00 
Poston  2 1/3 2 1 0 1 1 4 9 3.86 
Wesley  1 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 0.00 
Barber  3 2 1 1 1 1 4 11 3.00 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Price pitched to 2 batters in the 6th inning.
WP: Bauer, Poston, Barber. HBP: Riley by Poston. PITCHES/STRIKES: Bauer 102/63, Price 9/1, Poston 38/25, Wesley 16/10, Barber 56/35.  


ATTENDANCE: 6307
TIME: 240

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