Tar Heels Complete Sweep With 8-4 Sunday Win


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CLEMSON - North Carolina pounded out 18 hits to hand Clemson an 8-4 defeat and sweep the weekend series on Sunday afternoon in front of 5,240 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The #4 Tar Heels improved to 29-7 (13-4 ACC), while the Tigers dropped to 18-17 (6-12 ACC).

Tar Heel reliever Rob Catapano (3-0) pitched 4.0 innings, giving up one run and three hits with four strikeouts to earn the win. Tyler Trice pitched the final 1.2 innings, allowing one hit while striking out three to pick up his first save of the year.

Ryan Hinson (2-5) suffered the loss for the Tigers, allowing five runs (four earned) and 11 hits in 5.0 innings pitched.

The Tar Heels scored the contest's initial run in the top of the first inning. Leadoff batter Dustin Ackley reached first on a throwing error by Stan Widmann, and he moved to second and third on back-to-back infield groundouts before scoring on an infield single by Tim Fedroff.

The Tigers charged ahead with three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Mike Freeman got things started with a leadoff single up the middle. Wilson Boyd put runners on the corners with a single to center off an 0-2 offering, but he was later retired at second trying to advance on a pitch in the dirt. Doug Hogan drove in Freeman with a one-out double down the left-field line before moving to third on a passed ball. Ben Paulsen followed with a walk before Jeff Schaus plated Hogan with a fielder's choice to second that eliminated Paulsen. With two outs, Kyle Parker drove in a run with a double to left-center.

North Carolina evened the score 3-3 with two runs in the second inning. Seth Williams led off with a double down the left-field line. Garrett Gore followed with another double, this time down the right-field line, to plate Williams. Gore moved to third on Tim Federowicz's flyball to right before scoring on Greg Holt's sacrifice fly to center.

Clemson took a 4-3 lead in the third inning. Paulsen led off with a single up the middle, moved to second on Schaus' walk, advanced to third as Parker grounded into a double play, and scored on an infield single by Matt Sanders.

North Carolina reclaimed the lead 5-4 in the fifth when Kyle Seager hit a one-out, two-run homer to left. It was his sixth home run of the season and third of the series.

With Clemson down just one run in the seventh inning, the Tigers loaded the bases with two outs, but Parker flied out to right field to end the threat.

The Tar Heels broke the game open with three runs, all coming with two outs, in the eighth inning to take an 8-4 lead. After the first two batters of the frame were retired, Ackley singled to left and moved to second on a passed ball before scoring on a single to left by Kyle Shelton. Fedroff followed with a single through the right side to put two runners aboard. Flack and Seager each drove in a run with singles as well.

Clemson again loaded the bases in the eighth inning, this time with one out. But the next two Tigers struck out to keep North Carolina ahead by four runs.

Seager went 3-for-5 with three RBIs to lead North Carolina. Every Tar Heel starter had at least one hit. Four different Tigers tallied one RBI apiece, while Freeman and Boyd both totaled two hits for Clemson, who stranded 11 runners on base.

Clemson will play host to Western Carolina on Tuesday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 PM.

2008 Clemson Baseball
                          #4 North Carolina at Clemson
               Apr 13, 2008 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)

North Carolina 8 (29-7,13-4 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Dustin Ackley 1b.........  4  2  3  0   1  0  6  0   0
Kyle Shelton lf..........  5  1  2  1   0  0  4  0   1
Tim Fedroff rf...........  5  2  2  0   0  0  1  0   2
Chad Flack 3b............  5  0  3  2   0  0  0  1   0
Kyle Seager 2b...........  5  1  3  3   0  1  1  5   1
Seth Williams cf.........  5  1  1  0   0  0  1  0   2
Garrett Gore ss..........  5  1  2  1   0  0  3  2   2
Tim Federowicz c.........  5  0  1  0   0  0 10  1   0
Greg Holt dh.............  2  0  1  1   0  0  0  0   2
 Mark Fleury ph/dh.......  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Matt Harvey p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Rob Catapano p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Nate Striz p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
 Brian Moran p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Rob Wooten p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Tyler Trice p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 43  8 18  8   1  2 27  9  10

Clemson 4 (18-17,6-12 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Mike Freeman 2b..........  3  1  2  0   1  0  2  7   0
Wilson Boyd cf...........  5  0  2  0   0  2  4  0   0
Doug Hogan c.............  4  1  1  1   1  2  2  0   5
Ben Paulsen 1b...........  4  1  1  0   1  2 12  0   0
Jeff Schaus lf...........  3  1  0  1   1  1  1  0   0
Kyle Parker dh...........  5  0  1  1   0  1  0  0   3
John Hinson 3b...........  0  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
 Matt Sanders 3b.........  2  0  1  1   0  1  0  1   0
 Alex Lee ph.............  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 J.D. Burgess 3b.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Stan Widmann ss..........  3  0  0  0   1  1  2  4   3
Chris Epps rf............  2  0  0  0   2  0  3  0   0
Ryan Hinson p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
 Justin Sarratt p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Craig Gullickson p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 32  4  8  4   8 10 27 13  11

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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North Carolina...... 120 020 030 -  8 18  0
Clemson............. 301 000 000 -  4  8  1
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E - WIDMANN(9). DP - N. Carolina 1; Clemson 2. LOB - N. Carolina 10; Clemson
11. 2B - FLACK(13); SEAGER(20); WILLIAMS(14); GORE(3); HOGAN(12); PARKER(6).
HR - SEAGER(6). HBP - SCHAUS. SH - FREEMAN(4). SF - HOLT(1).

North Carolina         IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Matt Harvey.........  1.0  4  3  3  3  1  6  9
Rob Catapano........  4.0  3  1  1  1  4 13 15
Nate Striz..........  1.1  0  0  0  2  1  4  6
Brian Moran.........  0.1  0  0  0  0  1  1  2
Rob Wooten..........  0.2  0  0  0  2  0  2  4
Tyler Trice.........  1.2  1  0  0  0  3  6  6

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Ryan Hinson.........  5.0 11  5  4  1  1 25 27
Justin Sarratt......  2.2  6  3  3  0  1 13 13
Craig Gullickson....  1.1  1  0  0  0  0  5  5

Win - CATAPANO (3-0).  Loss - R. HINSON (2-5).  Save - TRICE (1).
HBP - by MORAN (SCHAUS). PB - FEDEROWICZ(3); HOGAN(6).
Umpires - HP: Scott Graham  1B: Tony Gisondi  3B: Rickey Armstrong
Start: 1:03   Time: 2:52   Attendance: 5240
HARVEY faced 1 batter in the 2nd.
Game: CU4131


 Play-by-Play 
                             2008 Clemson Baseball
                  #4 North Carolina at Clemson - Play-by-Play
               Apr 13, 2008 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
North Carolina...... 120 020 030 -  8 18  0
Clemson............. 301 000 000 -  4  8  1
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North Carolina starters: 13/1b ACKLEY; 1/lf SHELTON; 16/rf FEDROFF; 34/3b
FLACK; 10/2b SEAGER; 27/cf WILLIAMS; 4/ss GORE; 19/c FEDEROWICZ; 14/dh HOLT;
43/p HARVEY;
Clemson starters: 5/2b FREEMAN; 12/cf BOYD; 30/c HOGAN; 10/1b PAULSEN; 3/lf
SCHAUS; 25/dh PARKER; 4/3b J. HINSON; 6/ss WIDMANN; 26/rf EPPS; 45/p R. HINSON;

North Carolina 1st - ACKLEY reached on a throwing error by ss. SHELTON
out at first 2b to p; ACKLEY advanced to second. FEDROFF grounded out to 2b;
ACKLEY advanced to third. FLACK singled to third base, RBI; ACKLEY scored,
unearned. SEAGER struck out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Clemson 1st - FREEMAN singled up the middle. BOYD singled to right
center; FREEMAN advanced to third. BOYD out at second c to 2b. HOGAN doubled to
left field, RBI; FREEMAN scored. HOGAN advanced to third on a passed ball.
PAULSEN walked. SCHAUS reached on a fielder's choice to second base, RBI;
PAULSEN out at second 2b to ss; HOGAN scored. PARKER doubled to left center,
RBI; SCHAUS scored. J. HINSON walked. WIDMANN struck out looking. 3 runs, 4
hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

North Carolina 2nd - WILLIAMS doubled down the lf line. GORE doubled
down the rf line, RBI; WILLIAMS scored. FEDEROWICZ flied out to rf; GORE
advanced to third. HOLT flied out to cf, SF, RBI; GORE scored. ACKLEY singled
to third base, bunt. SHELTON singled to third base, bunt; ACKLEY advanced to
second. FEDROFF lined out to cf to left center. 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2
LOB.

Clemson 2nd - EPPS walked. CATAPANO to p for HARVEY. FREEMAN grounded
out to 2b, SAC, bunt; EPPS advanced to second. BOYD struck out swinging. HOGAN
flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

North Carolina 3rd - SANDERS to 3b for J. HINSON. FLACK popped up to ss
to center field. SEAGER doubled down the lf line. WILLIAMS flied out to cf to
left center; SEAGER advanced to third. GORE flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit,
0 errors, 1 LOB.

Clemson 3rd - PAULSEN singled up the middle. SCHAUS walked; PAULSEN
advanced to second. PARKER grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; SCHAUS out
on the play; PAULSEN advanced to third. SANDERS singled to shortstop, RBI;
PAULSEN scored. WIDMANN reached on a fielder's choice to second base; SANDERS
out at second 2b to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

North Carolina 4th - FEDEROWICZ fouled out to 1b. HOLT singled to left
field. ACKLEY walked; HOLT advanced to second. SHELTON grounded into double
play ss to 2b to 1b; ACKLEY out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

Clemson 4th - EPPS grounded out to 1b unassisted. FREEMAN grounded out
to 2b. BOYD singled to second base. HOGAN struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1
hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

North Carolina 5th - FEDROFF singled through the right side. FLACK
grounded out to 3b; FEDROFF advanced to second. SEAGER homered to left field, 2
RBI; FEDROFF scored. WILLIAMS popped up to 1b. GORE singled up the middle.
FEDEROWICZ singled to right center; GORE advanced to third. HOLT flied out to
lf to left center. 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Clemson 5th - PAULSEN struck out swinging. SCHAUS struck out swinging.
PARKER grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

North Carolina 6th - SARRATT to p for R. HINSON. ACKLEY singled up the
middle. SHELTON flied out to rf. FEDROFF grounded into double play 2b to ss to
1b; ACKLEY out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 6th - STRIZ to p for CATAPANO. SANDERS struck out swinging.
WIDMANN grounded out to ss. EPPS flied out to lf to left center. 0 runs, 0
hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

North Carolina 7th - FLACK doubled down the lf line. SEAGER grounded out
to p. WILLIAMS popped up to 1b down the rf line. GORE grounded out to 2b. 0
runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Clemson 7th - FREEMAN walked. BOYD popped up to p, bunt. HOGAN walked;
FREEMAN advanced to second. MORAN to p for STRIZ. PAULSEN struck out swinging.
SCHAUS hit by pitch; HOGAN advanced to second; FREEMAN advanced to third.
WOOTEN to p for MORAN. PARKER flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3
LOB.

North Carolina 8th - FEDEROWICZ flied out to cf to right center. FLEURY
pinch hit for HOLT. FLEURY struck out swinging. ACKLEY singled to left center.
ACKLEY advanced to second on a passed ball. SHELTON singled to left field, RBI;
ACKLEY scored. FEDROFF singled through the right side; SHELTON advanced to
second. FLACK singled to center field, RBI; FEDROFF advanced to second; SHELTON
scored. GULLICKSON to p for SARRATT. SEAGER singled through the right side,
RBI; FLACK advanced to third; FEDROFF scored. WILLIAMS reached on a fielder's
choice to shortstop; SEAGER out at second ss to 2b. 3 runs, 5 hits, 0
errors, 2 LOB.

Clemson 8th - FLEURY to dh. LEE pinch hit for SANDERS. LEE lined out to
lf. WIDMANN walked. EPPS walked; WIDMANN advanced to second. TRICE to p for
WOOTEN. FREEMAN singled to right center; EPPS advanced to second; WIDMANN
advanced to third. BOYD struck out swinging. HOGAN struck out looking. 0
runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

North Carolina 9th - BURGESS to 3b for LEE. GORE grounded out to 2b.
FEDEROWICZ grounded out to ss. FLEURY grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 9th - PAULSEN lined out to cf. SCHAUS flied out to lf. PARKER
struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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