Terps Snap 15 Game Losing Streak to Tigers, Sweep Doubleheader


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College Park, MD --
Maryland scored six runs in the seventh inning after Clemson scored
three
runs in the top of the frame to down the #15 Tigers 8-4 in game two of a
doubleheader Saturday at Shipley Field. Maryland improved to 14-22
overall, 2-11 in the ACC, while Clemson fell to 26-12, 4-7 in conference play.


Terrapin reliever Chris Bowen (3-2) earned the win after Steve Schmoll
allowed one unearned run in 6.0 innings in a starting role. Tiger
reliever Josh Cribb (0-1) suffered the loss.


Maryland got on the board first in the third inning when Kyle George
led
off with a homer to left-center, his fourth of the season.


Clemson tied the score at 1-1 in the fifth inning. Zane Green hit a
one-out single up the middle, stole second, advanced to third on a
throwing error by the pitcher, and scored on Herman Demmink's bloop
infield hit behind the mound.


Maryland threatened to take the lead in both the fifth and six innings,
but Patrick Hogan worked out of jams both times. In the fifth, Joe
Sargent's sacrifice bunt attempt with no outs and runners on first and
second was not successful, as Hogan threw the runner out going to
third. Then Hogan struck out the next two batters. In the sixth, Ray
Gemmill led off with a double to center and advanced to third on a
sacrifice bunt. But Hogan got Justin Maxwell to strike out looking and
Bobby Ryan to ground out to end the threat.


Zane Green led off with a double to right field in the seventh inning,
his
third hit and second double of the contest. After Brady Everett advanced
Green to third on a deep fly ball to center, pinch-hitter Ryan Hub
executed a squeeze bunt to plate Green. Hub had taken the first pitch for
a strike prior to Head Coach Jack Leggett's squeeze call. The run was the
first earned run allowed by Terrapin pitchers all day. After Russell
Triplett doubled just inside the third-base bag and Michael Johnson
walked, Brad McCann lined a 1-2 pitch right past the third-base bag for a
double to drive home Triplett. It was McCann's first hit in six at bats
in the series. Kyle Frank followed with an RBI bunt hit to third base to
give Clemson a 4-1 lead.


Again in the bottom of the seventh, the Terrapins put runners on first
and
second with no outs thanks to singles by Brian Jarosinski and
George. Then back-to-back walks by Mike Costantino and Anthony Buffone
plated a run. Then Gemmill singled through the left side to plate another
run and cut the Tigers' lead to 4-3. Will Frazier followed with a single
on an 0-2 pitch through the right side to tie the score, then Maxwell
lined the first pitch he saw to left field for a run-scoring single to
give Maryland a 5-4 lead. Ryan then walked with the bases loaded on four
pitches. After being down in the count 1-2, George worked a bases-loaded
walk to give Maryland a 7-4 lead.


Gemmill, who was 4-for-5 with two RBIs in the game, hit a solo homer in
the ninth inning to give Maryland an insurance run.


Clemson will play the series finale at Maryland Sunday at 1:00 PM at
Shipley Field.

Clemson 4 (26-12,4-7)

Player                  AB  R   H   RBI BB  SO  PO  A   LOB
Demmink, Herman dh      3   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0
 Hub, Ryan ph/dh        1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   1
Triplett, Russell ss    4   1   2   0   1   0   1   3   1
Johnson, Michael 1b     3   1   0   0   2   0   7   0   2
McCann, Brad 3b         4   0   1   1   0   2   1   2   0
Frank, Kyle cf          4   0   3   1   1   0   1   0   0
Hourigan, Jeff lf       5   0   0   0   0   3   1   0   4
Slevin, David 2b        4   0   0   0   0   0   5   3   3
Green, Zane rf          3   2   3   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Evans, Garrick ph/rf   1   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0
Everett, Brady c        4   0   1   0   0   0   7   1   0
Hogan, Patrick p        0   0   0   0   0   0   0   3   0
 Cribb, Josh p          0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Clayton, Pat p         0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Trolia, Aaron p        0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals......            36  4   11  4   4   6   24  12  11

Maryland 8 (14-22,2-11)

Player                  AB  R   H   RBI BB  SO  PO  A   LOB
Costantino, Mike 3b     4   1   1   0   1   1   0   0   0
Buffone, Anthony rf     3   1   0   1   1   1   3   0   2
Gemmill, Ray 1b         5   2   4   2   0   1   8   0   0
Frazier, Will dh        4   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   1
Maxwell, Justin cf      3   1   1   1   1   1   2   0   0
Ryan, Bobby c           3   0   0   1   1   1   6   2   2
Jarosinski, Brian lf    4   1   3   0   0   0   4   0   0
George, Kyle ss         2   2   2   2   2   0   1   1   0
Sargent, Joe 2b         2   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0
 Hunt, Jeremy ph        2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   3
 Maropis, Matt 2b       0   0   0   0   0   0   2   1   0
Schmoll, Steve p        0   0   0   0   0   0   1   2   0
 Basinger, Matt p       0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Bowen, Chris p         0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0
 Norris, Brooks p       0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals......            32  8   12  8   6   5   27  8   8

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Clemson............. 000 010 300 -  4 11  0
Maryland............ 001 000 61X -  8 12  2
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E - GEORGE(11); SCHMOLL(1). DP - Clemson 1; Maryland 1. 
LOB - Clemson 11; Maryland 8. 2B - TRIPLETT(9); McCANN(15);
FRANK(7); GREEN 2(7); GEMMILL(9). HR - GEMMILL(5); GEORGE(4). 
SH - HUB(2); McCANN(1); BUFFONE(4); FRAZIER(1).
SB - TRIPLETT(4); GREEN(3). CS - JAROSINSKI(1).

Clemson IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO  AB  BF
Hogan, Patrick  6.1 8   4   4   3   5   23  28
Cribb, Josh 0.0 3   3   3   1   0   3   4
Clayton, Pat    0.1 0   0   0   2   0   1   3
Trolia, Aaron   1.1 1   1   1   0   0   5   5

Maryland    IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO  AB  BF
Schmoll, Steve  6.0 4   1   0   3   6   21  25
Basinger, Matt  0.1 1   1   1   0   0   2   2
Bowen, Chris    2.1 6   2   2   1   0   12  14
Norris, Brooks  0.1 0   0   0   0   0   1   1

Win - BOWEN (3-2).  Loss - CRIBB (0-1).  Save - NORRIS (2).
WP - HOGAN(3).
Umpires - HP: Tim Clougherty  1B: Junior Creech  
3B: Bryant Woodall
Start: 4:30   Time: 3:12   Attendance: 859
CRIBB faced 4 batters in the 7th.


Game 1:


College Park, MD - Despite committing a season-high six errors, Maryland won its first ACC game of the year in a 9-6 win over #15 Clemson in game one of a doubleheader Saturday. Clemson fell to 26-11 overall, 4-6 in the ACC in taking the loss at Shipley Field. Maryland improved to 13-22 overall, 1-11 in the ACC. The win also broke a 15-game winning streak by the Tigers in the series. Maryland, who entered the game hitting just .264, had 14 hits while holding Clemson to just six, including one in the last five innings.


Terrapin starter Chris Clem (3-5) earned the win, as he allowed six runs, all unearned, six hits, and no walks while striking out four. Tiger reliever Paul Harrelson (1-1) suffered the loss.


Clemson scored four unearned runs in the first inning thanks to some sloppy fielding by the Terrapins. Russell Triplett got things started with a one-out single. Then Michael Johnson, Brad McCann, and Kyle Frank all reached on fielding errors, the last of which plated Triplett. Jeff Hourigan drove home two two more runs on a sharp single up the middle. David Slevin gave the Tigers a 4-0 lead when he drove a sacrifice fly deep to right-field gap.


In the bottom of the first, Hourigan followed up his clutch single with a diving catch to rob Anthony Buffone at least a double in the left-field gap. Hourigan collided with centerfielder Kyle Frank, but held on to the ball. Hourigan was unable to get up for a few minutes, but recovered and stayed in the game.


Maryland cut the Tiger lead in half in the second inning. After a leadoff double by Will Frazier, Justin Maxwell hit a long home run to left field, his seventh of the season.


Clemson took a four-run lead in the fourth inning. Mount Airy, MD native Steve Pyzik hit a grounder that went between the legs of the second baseman. Garrick Evans, who had singled and stole second, scored on the play. After a Triplett single, Johnson hit a grounder to Sargent at second. Sargent's throw to second base was errant, his third error of the game, as Pyzik scored on the play. The Terrapins committed five errors in the first four innings.


Maryland but into the Tiger lead again in the fifth inning. Kyle George led off with a single through the left side and later scored on Sargent's one-out sacrifice fly to right field on an 0-2 pitch.


Clemson experienced a scary moment prior to the bottom of the sixth inning. While receiving a warmup pitch, Pyzik took a breaking pitch to the upper body area. After taking a few more warmup pitches, he succumbed and laid on the ground for about 15 minutes. An EMS crew came onto the field and took him off on a stretcher and to a local hospital as a precaution. The early prognosis was a stinger to the neck area. Pyzik experienced dizziness as well.


Maxwell came through again in the sixth. With a runner on third and one out, he grounded a single through the left side to plate Ray Gemmill. Brian Jarosinski then tied the score with a two-out, two-run double to left field. Sargent redeemed himself for committing three previous errors when he hit a soft liner on a 1-2 pitch to score Jarosinski from second base and to give the Terrapins a 7-6 lead despite committing six errors at that point.


Gemmill led off the seventh inning with a double down the left-field line on a 2-2 pitch. Then Frazier hit a blooper to short left field, but Hourigan again made a spectacular diving catch for out #1. But the Terrapins added two more runs on a Maxwell double and George single.


Clemson and Maryland will start game two of the doubleheader today at approximately 4:25 PM.

Clemson 6 (26-11,4-6)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Demmink, Herman dh.......  5  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   0
Triplett, Russell ss.....  5  1  2  0   0  1  1  3   0
Johnson, Michael 1b......  4  1  0  0   0  1  9  0   1
McCann, Brad 3b..........  3  1  0  0   0  0  0  3   0
Frank, Kyle cf...........  4  1  0  1   0  1  3  0   3
Hourigan, Jeff lf........  4  0  1  2   0  2  3  0   0
Slevin, David 2b.........  3  0  0  1   0  1  3  2   0
Evans, Garrick rf........  3  1  1  0   0  0  3  0   1
 Green, Zane ph/rf.......  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Pyzik, Steve c...........  3  1  1  0   0  0  1  1   0
 Mahoney, Collin c.......  1  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
Lumsden, Tyler p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Harrelson, Paul p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Rohrbaugh, Robert p.....  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Hahn, Jeff p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 36  6  6  4   0  9 24 12   5

Maryland 9 (13-22,1-11)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Costantino, Mike 3b......  4  0  1  0   0  0  1  2   0
Buffone, Anthony rf......  5  0  1  0   0  0  1  0   4
Gemmill, Ray 1b..........  4  2  2  0   0  0  8  0   0
Frazier, Will dh.........  4  1  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Maxwell, Justin cf.......  4  3  3  4   0  0  5  0   0
George, Kyle ss..........  4  2  3  1   0  1  2  0   0
Ryan, Bobby c............  4  0  0  0   0  1  9  2   0
Jarosinski, Brian lf.....  4  1  2  2   0  0  0  0   1
Sargent, Joe 2b..........  2  0  1  2   1  0  1  5   0
Clem, Chris p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Schmoll, Steve p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 35  9 14  9   1  2 27 10   5

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Clemson............. 400 200 000 -  6  6  2
Maryland............ 020 014 20X -  9 14  6
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E - HOURIGAN(2); EVANS(1); COSTANTINO 2(9); 
GEORGE(10); SARGENT 3(7). DP - Clemson 1. LOB - 
Clemson 5; Maryland 5. 2B - COSTANTINO(13); GEMMILL(8);
FRAZIER(11); MAXWELL(7); JAROSINSKI(4). 3B - DEMMINK(1). 
HR - MAXWELL(7). HBP - McCANN; COSTANTINO. 
SF - SLEVIN(2); SARGENT(1). SB - TRIPLETT(3);
EVANS(4). CS - TRIPLETT(5); PYZIK(1).

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Lumsden, Tyler......  5.1  6  4  4  1  1 19 22
Harrelson, Paul.....  0.1  4  3  3  0  0  5  5
Rohrbaugh, Robert...  0.2  2  1  1  0  0  4  4
Hahn, Jeff..........  1.2  2  1  1  0  1  7  7

Maryland               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Clem, Chris.........  7.0  6  6  0  0  4 30 32
Schmoll, Steve......  2.0  0  0  0  0  5  6  6

Win - CLEM (3-5).  Loss - HARRELSON (1-1).  
Save - SCHMOLL (2).
HBP - by CLEM (McCANN); by LUMSDEN (COSTANTINO).
Umpires - HP: Bryant Woodall  1B: Tim Clougherty  
3B: Junior Creech 

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