Tiger Baseball Sweeps Maryland


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COLLEGE PARK, Md.- After playing eight innings yesterday, the Clemson baseball team finished Saturday's game today, winning a 9-6 decision over Maryland at Shipley Field. The two teams then played the series finale, with the Tigers also picking up the win, 7-0.


With the two victories, the Tigers are now 13-5 and a perfect 3-0 in the conference. The Terrapins fall to 5-12 overall and 0-3 in the ACC.


In the first game, Clemson held on for the 9-6 win. The game, which took two days to complete, was the third-straight win of the season for the Tigers.


Clemson got on the board early, scoring two runs in the third and three in the fourth. The Tigers used four hits in the third to account for their two runs. In the fourth, Clemson added three more hits to build its lead to 5-0.


In the bottom half of the fourth inning, Sean Lomas (Brewster, N.Y.) drove in Maryland's first run of the game with a single to right, scoring John McCurdy (Crofton, Md.), to cut the Tiger lead to 5-1.


Clemson would add a run in the fifth and sixth innings to push their lead to 7-1 before the Maryland bats awoke. The Terps scored four runs in the seventh to close the deficit to 7-5. Matt Swope (New Carrollton, Md.) started things with a RBI double to left center, scoring Ray Gemmill (Silver Spring, Md.), for the Terps' first run of the inning. Pinch hitter Anthony Buffone (Manalapan, N.J.) would deliver the next run, with a single down the left field line, making the score 7-3. Then with two outs, Steve Oursler (Clinton, Md.) nailed a double down the left field line, scoring two, to put the Terps right back into the game at 7-5.


Clemson would score again in the ninth before the rain hit and the two teams finished today. The Terps did manage to plate one run in the bottom of the ninth to end the scoring.


Ryan Childs (1-1) earned his first victory of the season for Clemson by pitching 6.1 innings and allowing four runs on seven hits. Maryland starter Mark Martin suffered the loss and is 2-2 on the year.


Three Terps had two hits on the day including Brian Patenaude with his 2-for-3 performance with two runs along with Buffone (2-for-2) and Gemmill (2-for-4).


In the final game of the series, Clemson starter Matt Henrie (1-0) was masterful, pitching six innings and allowing no runs on three hits in the Tigers' 7-0 victory over the Terps. Steve Schmoll fell to 1-2 with the loss for the Terps.


Clemson will next travel to Norfolk, VA for two games March 20-21 at Old Dominion. The Tigers will conclude the 8-game road trip with a three-game series March 23-25 at Wake Forest.

Clemson 7 (14-5,3-0 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Chad Coder cf............  3  1  1  2   2  0  0  0   0
Casey Stone lf...........  5  0  1  0   0  0  2  0   0
Khalil Greene ss.........  3  1  1  0   1  0  0  6   1
Jeff Baker 3b............  3  2  0  0   1  2  0  1   1
Michael Johnson 1b.......  4  1  2  3   1  1  8  0   0
Zane Green rf............  4  0  0  0   1  2  2  0   1
Jarrod Schmidt dh........  3  1  2  2   1  0  0  0   0
 Jon Smith ph............  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   1
Ryan Riley 2b............  3  1  0  0   1  1  4  3   3
 Ryan Klosterman 2b......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Seth Miller c............  3  0  1  0   0  0  6  0   1
 Russell Triplett ph.....  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Steve Pyzik c...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  4  0   0
Matt Henrie p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
 Patrick Hogan p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 33  7  8  7   8  8 27 11   9

Maryland 0 (5-12,0-3 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Matt Swope rf............  5  0  1  0   0  1  2  0   1
Brian Patenaude lf.......  4  0  1  0   0  0  2  1   2
Steve Oursler 3b.........  4  0  1  0   0  1  1  2   2
Kevin McDonald c.........  3  0  2  0   1  0  9  0   0
Chuck Easter 1b..........  4  0  0  0   0  1  7  0   0
John McCurdy ss..........  2  0  0  0   1  2  1  2   1
Sean Lomas 2b............  3  0  0  0   1  0  3  3   4
Anthony Buffone dh.......  3  0  0  0   1  1  0  0   0
Daryl Whitmer cf.........  4  0  0  0   0  4  2  0   0
Steve Schmoll p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Matt Basinger p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 32  0  5  0   4 10 27  9  10

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Clemson............. 202 000 030 -  7  8  2
Maryland............ 000 000 000 -  0  5  1
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E - GREENE 2(7), Oursler(6). DP - Tigers 2, Terrapins 1. LOB - Tigers 9,
Terrapins 10. 2B - GREENE(5), McDonald(3). HR - CODER(5), JOHNSON(6),
SCHMIDT(4). HBP - GREENE, BAKER, McCurdy. SB - CODER(7), GREENE(3),
RILEY(4).

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Matt Henrie.........  6.0  3  0  0  3  5 21 25
Patrick Hogan.......  3.0  2  0  0  1  5 11 12

Maryland               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Steve Schmoll.......  7.0  6  4  4  6  4 25 33
Matt Basinger.......  2.0  2  3  3  2  4  8 10

Win - HENRIE (1-0).  Loss - Schmoll (1-3).  Save - HOGAN (1).
WP - HENRIE(2). HB - HENRIE, Schmoll 2.
Umpires - Home:Reid Churchill  1st:Bryant Woodall  3rd:Henry Stancil
Start: 12:40 pm   Time: 2:41   Attendance: 303

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