Tech Rallies Past Tigers for ACC Title


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FORT MILL, SC -- For the second day in a row the Clemson bullpen was unable to hold a lead late against Georgia Tech.


Clemson (45-16) was poised to extend the ACC tournament to a one game playoff against Georgia Tech (47-14) on Sunday but instead the Yellow Jackets claimed a 8-4 comeback win and their first ACC Tournament title since 1988.


Freshman Clemson pitcher Ryan Childs left the game with the Tigers holding a narrow 4-3 lead in the seventh inning. However, Georgia Tech exploited the Clemson bullpen for three runs in the inning on Mark Teixeira's 2-run double and tournament MVP Jason Basil’s RBI sacrifice fly. Georgia Tech then added two more runs in the eighth to close out the scoring.


Kevin Cameron was the winning pitcher for the Jackets while Matt
Additon took the loss for the Tigers. The Yellow Jackets who also won the regular season crown have taken 4 of 5 from the Tigers this year.


"You have to give them the credit,” said Clemson head coach Jack Leggett. “They keep coming at you. I thought we had our opportunities during the course of the game. We quite honestly didn't situational hit very well. We had some opportunities to scratch out some runs earlier in the game, but we didn't quite get it done."


Earlier in the day the Tigers advanced to the Championship round by eliminating Virginia 12-5.


Khalil Green,Patick Boyd, Jeff Baker, and Ryan Mottl were named to the
All ACC Tournament team.


The Tigers will now begin preparations for regional play. Teams assignments
are to be announced on Monday at 3:00PM and play will begin on Friday.


BOXSCORE

Clemson vs Georgia Tech
May 20, 2000 at Fort Mill, SC (Knights Stadium)

Clemson 4 (45-16)                                                   

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A LOB 
---------------------------------------------------------
Stone, Casey lf...........  5  1  1  0    0  1  3  0   1 
Boyd, Patrick cf..........  5  2  3  2    0  0  2  0   0 
Greene, Khalil 3b.........  4  0  1  0    1  0  0  2   0 
Baker, Jeff dh............  3  0  1  1    0  0  0  0   1 
Calitri, Mike 1b..........  5  0  1  0    0  0  9  1   3 
Riley, Ryan 2b............  4  0  0  0    0  0  2  1   2 
Ellis, Brian c............  3  0  1  0    1  0  3  0   0 
LeCroy, Bradley ss........  4  0  0  0    0  2  1  5   1 
Singleton, Justin rf......  4  1  1  0    0  2  4  0   2 
Childs, Ryan p............  0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0 
 Additon, Matt p........... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0 
 Boozer, Thomas p.......... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0 
 Reba, Steve p............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  1   0 
 Proto, Mike p............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0 

Totals.................... 37  4  9  3    2  5 24 10  10 


Georgia Tech 8 (47-14)

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A LOB 
---------------------------------------------------------
Lewis, Richard 2b.........  4  1  2  1    1  0  4  2   0 
Stockton, Brad rf.........  4  1  1  0    1  0  2  0   0 
Teixeira, Mark 3b.........  5  0  1  2    0  1  2  3   2 
Prince, Bryan c...........  3  2  2  0    1  0  5  1   0 
Basil, Jason lf...........  3  1  3  2    0  0  2  0   0 
Goffena, Derik dh.........  4  0  0  1    0  0  0  0   2 
Menocal, Victor ss........  4  1  2  1    0  0  3  3   0 
Perry, Jason 1b...........  3  1  1  0    1  1  8  1   1 
Rynders, Wes cf...........  3  1  0  0    1  1  1  0   2 
Sheeter, Ben p............  0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0 
 Cameron, Kevin p.......... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0 
 Mitchell, Andy p.......... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0 
 
Totals.................... 33  8 12  7    5  3 27 10   7 


Score by innings:                      R  H  E
----------------------------------------------
Clemson               001 010 200   -  4  9  0
Georgia Tech          010 101 32    -  8 12  2
----------------------------------------------

E - TEIXEIRA 2(21). 
DP - Clemson 2. LOB - Clemson 10, Georgia Tech 7. 
2B - GREENE(17), TEIXEIRA(20), PRINCE(18). 3B - BOYD(4). 
HR - BOYD(2), BASIL(13). 
SB - GREENE(10), STOCKTON(3). 
SF - BAKER(5), BASIL(11). 

Clemson                IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF    
-----------------------------------------------------   
Childs, Ryan........  6.0   8   4   4   1   3  25 26    
Additon, Matt.......  0.1   0   2   2   2   0   1  3    
Boozer, Thomas......  0.0   1   0   0   1   0   1  2    
Reba, Steve.........  0.2   3   2   2   1   0   4  6       
Proto, Mike.........  1.0   0   0   0   0   0   2  2       

Georgia Tech           IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF 
-----------------------------------------------------
Sheeter, Ben........  6.2   8   4   3   1   4  28 31 
Cameron, Kevin......  0.1   0   0   0   1   0   2  3 
Mitchell, Andy......  2.0   1   0   0   0   1   7  7 


Win - CAMERON 5-2.  Loss - ADDITON 7-3.  Save - MITCHELL (5).
WP - CHILDS(4), REBA(4), SHEETER(6). PB - PRINCE(6). 
HBP - by SHEETER (BAKER). 
Umpires - Home:Scott Graham  1st:Al Davis  2nd:Steve Manders 
3rd:Bryant Woodall  
Start: 8:07   Time: 2:46   Attendance: 5090



CU - UVA Box Score
Clemson 12 (45-15)

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A LOB   Avg
Casey Stone lf............  5  0  0  1    0  0  2  0   0
 Henri Stanley ph/lf....... 0  1  0  0    1  0  0  0   0
Patrick Boyd cf...........  5  2  2  0    1  1  4  0   1
Khalil Greene 3b..........  5  3  5  1    1  0  0  3   0
Jeff Baker dh.............  5  3  2  5    1  1  0  0   0
Ryan Riley 2b.............  4  0  1  1    1  1  4  1   2
 Brian Holstad 2b.......... 1  0  1  1    0  0  0  1   0
Mike Calitri 1b...........  4  0  0  1    1  1  4  0   3
Brian Ellis c.............  4  1  1  1    0  0  9  0   2
 Steve Pyzik c............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  1  0   0
Bradley LeCroy ss.........  4  1  2  0    1  0  1  4   3
Justin Singleton rf.......  4  1  2  1    0  2  2  0   0
 Ryan Hub ph/rf............ 1  0  0  0    0  1  0  0   1
Kevin Lynn p..............  0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0
 B.J. LaMura p............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0
Totals.................... 42 12 16 12    7  7 27  9  12


Virginia 5 (26-31-1)

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A LOB   Avg
Tim LaVigne ss............  5  0  3  2    0  0  1  0   3
Robbie Marvin 2b..........  6  0  3  1    0  1  0  3   3
Jon Benick c..............  4  0  0  0    1  2  7  1   0
Luis Giraldo 3b...........  5  0  1  0    0  2  2  2   4
Hunter Wyant lf...........  5  1  1  0    0  0  0  0   0
Ben Himes rf..............  5  2  3  0    0  1  1  0   3
Mark Rueffert dh..........  5  0  3  0    0  0  0  0   0
David Stone 1b............  2  0  0  0    1  1 10  1   0
 Robert Word ph/1b......... 1  1  1  0    1  0  0  0   0
Michael Floyd cf..........  4  1  2  2    0  1  5  0   2
 Andrew Riesenfeld ph...... 1  0  0  0    0  1  0  0   0
Brandon Creswell p........  0  0  0  0    0  0  1  1   0
 Chris Marinak p........... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0
 Jon Metzger p............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  1   0
 Will Parker p............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0
 Alexander Starr p......... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0
Totals.................... 43  5 17  5    3  9 27  9  15



Score by innings:                      R  H  E
----------------------------------------------
Clemson               012 005 301   - 12 16  0
Virginia              010 000 031   -  5 17  0
----------------------------------------------

DP - Clemson 1. LOB - Clemson 12, Virginia 15.
2B - BOYD(16), GREENE(16), ELLIS(13), LeCROY(7), Marvin(6), Word(3).
HR - BAKER 2(9).
SB - LeCROY(2). CS - SINGLETON(2).

Clemson                IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF   ERA  NP
Kevin Lynn..........  7.2  14   4   4   1   8  36 37       128
B.J. LaMura.........  1.1   3   1   1   2   1   7 10        30


Virginia               IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF   ERA  NP
Brandon Creswell....  4.0   8   3   3   0   4  19 20        66
Chris Marinak.......  1.0   1   0   0   0   0   4  4         8
Jon Metzger.........  0.2   2   5   5   5   0   4  9        47
Will Parker.........  0.0   0   0   0   0   0   0  1         3
Alexander Starr.....  3.1   5   4   4   2   3  15 17        54



Win - LYNN 3-1.  Loss - Creswell 5-8.  Save - None.
PB - Benick(7).
HBP - by Creswell (CALITRI), by Metzger (ELLIS), by LaMURA (LaVigne).
Umpires - Home:Steve Manders  1st:Mike Kiernan  2nd:Al Davis
  3rd:Randall Dulin
Start: 3:41   Time: 2:56   Attendance: 2468

Game Notes:
Clemson advances to face Georgia Tech in Championship Sat. at 8:00
Virginia eliminated from tournament.
Parker faced 1 batter in the 6th.

Khalil Greene extends his hitting streak to 19 games.                      
Georgia Tech wins ACC Tournament Championship.                             
CHILDS faced 1 batter in the 7th.
BOOZER faced 2 batters in the 7th.
CAMERON faced 1 batter in the 8th.
REBA faced 4 batters in the 8th.

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