Stoneburner's Two-Hit Shutout Gives Clemson Series Win Over Wolfpack


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CLEMSON - Freshman righthander Graham Stoneburner pitched a two-hit shutout in Clemson?s 2-0 victory over N.C. State in front of 4,546 fans at Doug Kingsmore on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers, who won the series 2-1, improved to 14-7 overall and 4-5 in the ACC. N.C. State fell to 13-7 overall and 4-5 in ACC play.

Stoneburner (4-0) allowed just two hits (both singles), no runs, and one walk with seven strikeouts to earn the win. He threw 118 pitches to record Clemson?s first individual shutout since June 4, 2005, when Josh Cribb shut out #22 College of Charleston in the Tigers? 6-0 victory in the Clemson Regional at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

Stoneburner, a Richmond, VA native, allowed a no-out single to Matt Payne in the second inning and a two-out, infield single to Chris Schaeffer in the eighth inning. The other two baserunners he allowed came on a walk and throwing error. He also allowed just one N.C. State player to reach second base, while no Wolfpack player advanced to third base in the entire game, which lasted only one hour and 58 minutes.

N.C. State starter Eryk McConnell (2-1) pitched 7.0 solid innings, allowing six hits, two runs, and one walk with three strikeouts to take the loss.

The Tigers got all the scoring they would need in the first inning. Mike Freeman led off with a single up the middle and went to third on a wild pitch that Schaeffer could not find behind the plate. Wilson Boyd?s groundout to second plated Freeman. Doug Hogan followed with a double down the left-field line, stole third, and scored when Schaeffer?s throw to third was errant.

Hogan had a game-high two hits, including a double and triple, for the Tigers, who totaled seven hits in the contest.

Clemson will play host to Elon in a two-game, midweek series beginning Tuesday at 7:15 PM.

2008 Clemson Baseball
                             N.C. State at Clemson
               Mar 23, 2008 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)

N.C. State 0 (13-7,4-5 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Dallas Poulk 2b/ss.......  4  0  0  0   0  1  2  7   0
Devon Cartwright lf......  2  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
 Domonique Rodgers ph/lf.  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   1
Marcus Jones cf..........  4  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
Matt Payne rf/3b.........  4  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   1
Ryan Pond 1b/rf..........  3  0  0  0   0  2 14  0   0
Nick Stanley dh..........  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Drew Martin 3b...........  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  2   1
 Pat Ferguson ph/1b......  1  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
Chris Schaeffer c........  2  0  1  0   1  0  3  1   0
Tommy Foschi ss..........  1  0  0  0   0  0  1  3   0
 Jeremy Synan ph.........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   1
 Russell Wilson 2b.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Eryk McConnell p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Alex Sogard p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Joey Cutler p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 29  0  2  0   1  7 24 14   4

Clemson 2 (14-7,4-5 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Mike Freeman 2b..........  3  1  1  0   0  0  0  1   1
Wilson Boyd cf...........  4  0  0  1   0  2  5  0   0
Doug Hogan c.............  4  1  2  0   0  0  7  0   1
Ben Paulsen 1b...........  3  0  1  0   0  0  9  0   0
Jeff Schaus lf...........  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   1
 D.J. Mitchell rf........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Kyle Parker dh...........  3  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   1
John Hinson 3b...........  2  0  0  0   1  0  1  3   0
Matt Sanders ss..........  3  0  1  0   0  0  4  3   0
Alex Lee rf/lf...........  3  0  1  0   0  0  1  0   0
Graham Stoneburner p.....  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
Totals................... 28  2  7  1   1  3 27  9   4

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
N.C. State.......... 000 000 000 -  0  2  2
Clemson............. 200 000 00X -  2  7  1
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E - SCHAEFFER(2); McCONNELL(1); STONEBURNER(1). DP - N.C. State 1. LOB -
N.C. State 4; Clemson 4. 2B - HOGAN(8); PAULSEN(6). 3B - HOGAN(1). SH -
FOSCHI(1); FREEMAN(1). SB - HOGAN(5). CS - PARKER(1).

N.C. State             IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Eryk McConnell......  7.0  6  2  2  1  3 25 26
Alex Sogard.........  0.2  1  0  0  0  0  2  3
Joey Cutler.........  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  1  1

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Graham Stoneburner..  9.0  2  0  0  1  7 29 31

Win - STONEBURNER (4-0).  Loss - McCONNELL (2-1).  Save - None.
WP - McCONNELL(2).
Umpires - HP: Darrell Arnold  1B: Mark Chapman  3B: Tony Maners
Start: 1:02   Time: 1:58   Attendance: 4546
Game: CU3231


 Play-by-Play 
                             2008 Clemson Baseball
                      N.C. State at Clemson - Play-by-Play
               Mar 23, 2008 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
N.C. State.......... 000 000 000 -  0  2  2
Clemson............. 200 000 00X -  2  7  1
-------------------------------------------

N.C. State starters: 6/2b POULK; 2/lf CARTWRIGHT; 20/cf JONES; 15/rf PAYNE;
24/1b POND; 14/dh STANLEY; 7/3b MARTIN; 34/c SCHAEFFER; 1/ss FOSCHI; 39/p
McCONNELL;
Clemson starters: 5/2b FREEMAN; 12/cf BOYD; 30/c HOGAN; 10/1b PAULSEN; 3/lf
SCHAUS; 25/dh PARKER; 4/3b J. HINSON; 21/ss SANDERS; 19/rf LEE; 15/p
STONEBURNER;

N.C. State 1st - POULK flied out to cf to left center. CARTWRIGHT popped
up to ss. JONES struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 1st - FREEMAN singled up the middle. FREEMAN advanced to third
on a wild pitch. BOYD grounded out to 2b, RBI; FREEMAN scored. HOGAN doubled
down the lf line. HOGAN stole third, scored on a throwing error by c. PAULSEN
doubled to left field. SCHAUS flied out to cf. PARKER grounded out to 3b. 2
runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

N.C. State 2nd - PAYNE singled up the middle. POND struck out looking.
STANLEY popped up to ss. MARTIN flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

Clemson 2nd - J. HINSON grounded out to 2b. SANDERS grounded out to 3b.
LEE grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

N.C. State 3rd - SCHAEFFER flied out to cf. FOSCHI flied out to cf to
left center. POULK grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 3rd - FREEMAN lined out to 2b. BOYD struck out swinging. HOGAN
grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

N.C. State 4th - CARTWRIGHT grounded out to 3b. JONES grounded out to
ss. PAYNE lined out to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 4th - PAULSEN grounded out to 1b unassisted. SCHAUS grounded out
to 2b. PARKER struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

N.C. State 5th - POND grounded out to p. STANLEY fouled out to 3b.
MARTIN struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 5th - J. HINSON grounded out to 2b. SANDERS singled to right
center. SANDERS advanced to second on a throwing error by p, failed pickoff
attempt. LEE grounded out to 2b; SANDERS advanced to third. FREEMAN fouled out
to lf down the lf line. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

N.C. State 6th - SCHAEFFER walked. FOSCHI grounded out to 3b, SAC, bunt;
SCHAEFFER advanced to second. POULK struck out swinging. RODGERS pinch hit for
CARTWRIGHT. RODGERS grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Clemson 6th - RODGERS to lf. BOYD struck out swinging. HOGAN tripled to
right center. PAULSEN grounded out to ss. SCHAUS grounded out to 2b. 0 runs,
1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

N.C. State 7th - JONES grounded out to p, bunt. PAYNE lined out to cf.
POND struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 7th - PARKER singled up the middle. PARKER out at second c to
ss, caught stealing. J. HINSON walked. SANDERS grounded into double play ss to
2b to 1b; J. HINSON out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

N.C. State 8th - STANLEY flied out to rf. FERGUSON pinch hit for MARTIN.
FERGUSON struck out swinging. SCHAEFFER singled to third base. SYNAN pinch hit
for FOSCHI. SYNAN lined out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Clemson 8th - POULK to ss. PAYNE to 3b. POND to rf. FERGUSON to 1b.
WILSON to 2b for SYNAN. SOGARD to p for McCONNELL. LEE singled up the middle.
FREEMAN grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; LEE advanced to second. BOYD flied out to
rf to right center. CUTLER to p for SOGARD. HOGAN fouled out to 2b. 0 runs,
1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

N.C. State 9th - MITCHELL to rf for SCHAUS. LEE to lf. POULK grounded
out to ss. RODGERS struck out swinging. JONES reached on a throwing error by p.
PAYNE reached on a fielder's choice to second base; JONES out at second 2b to
ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

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