Tigers Complete Sweep of Maine


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Khalil Greene's RBi in the 8th gave him 218 for his career, tying Jim McCollum's Tiger record.

CLEMSON, SC - Thanks to some timely hitting and three hits along with three
RBIs from junior college transfer L.J. DeMaino, Clemson downed Maine
8-3 Saturday to finish off the series sweep. Kyle Frank added three
hits and Steve Reba picked up his sixth win in as many starts this
season to up Clemson's record to 18-1. Maine fell to 9-5 with the
loss.


After Clemson took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, Maine
plated a run in both the second and third innings. Aaron Izaryk's
RBI single in the second and Pat Tobin's run-scoring single gave the
Black Bears a 2-1 lead.


After tying the score in the fifth inning, Clemson took a
commanding lead in the sixth inning. Michael Johnson extended his
hitting streak to 16 games when he lead off the sixth with an
opposite-field homer, his 11th of the year. Five batters later,
DeMaino provided two insurance runs with a single to center.
DeMaino's three hits and three RBIs were both personal career bests
as a Tiger.


Clemson added a run in the seventh inning on an errant throw
to second on Johnson's stolen base, plating shortstop Khalil Greene.
The Tigers upped their lead to 8-3 in the eighth inning on another
DeMaino RBI single and a sacrifice fly by Greene. The RBI gave the
senior shortstop 218 in his career, tying Jim McCollum's Tiger record.


Meanwhile, Reba struck out five batters in the first two
innings (and eight overall), while allowing three unearned runs and
five hits in 7.0 innings. Clemson pitchers did not allow an earned
run in the three-game series with Maine, as the Tiger staff lowered
its ERA to 3.40.


Black Bear starter Mike MacDonald (2-1) suffered the loss, as
he allowed three earned runs and nine hits in 6.0 innings of work.
Six Maine batters each had a base hit.


Clemson will play host to Coastal Carolina Tuesday, March 26
at 7:15 in its next action.

Maine 3 (9-5)

Player              AB  R   H   RBI BB  SO  PO  A   LOB
Young, Aaron cf     4   0   0   0   0   1   3   0   2
 Houston, Adam ph   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Williams, Simon lf  4   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0
 Saunders, Pete lf  0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ross, Mike rf       3   1   0   0   1   1   3   0   0
Drapeau, Joe 3b     3   0   0   0   1   2   1   1   1
Tobin, Pat 1b       2   2   1   1   1   0   8   1   0
 Reynolds, Matt ph  1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0
Reichley, Mark ss   3   0   1   0   0   0   2   3   2
Izaryk, Aaron c     4   0   1   1   0   1   3   1   0
Carlton, J dh/1b    4   0   1   0   0   1   1   0   0
Ferriggi, Mike 2b   4   0   1   1   0   1   2   4   2
MacDonald, Mike p   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   0
 Bruder, Paul p     0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals......        33  3   6   3   3   9   24  12  7

Clemson 8 (18-1)

Player              AB  R   H   RBI BB  SO  PO  A   LOB
DeMaino, L.J. lf    4   2   3   3   1   0   0   0   0
Frank, Kyle cf      5   0   3   1   0   0   1   0   1
Greene, Khalil ss   3   1   1   2   1   0   0   4   0
Baker, Jeff 3b      5   0   2   0   0   0   0   4   3
Johnson, Michael 1b 4   1   1   1   0   0   12  0   1
Schmidt, Jarrod rf  4   1   2   0   0   0   2   0   1
Hourigan, Jeff dh   3   1   1   0   1   1   0   0   0
Triplett, R 2b      4   1   0   0   0   1   3   4   2
Miller, Seth c      2   0   0   0   0   0   8   0   0
 Green, Zane ph     1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Pyzik, Steve c     1   1   1   0   0   0   1   0   0
Reba, Steve p       0   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   0
 Boozer, Thomas p   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Lumsden, Tyler p   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals......        36  8   14  7   3   2   27  14  8

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Maine............... 011 001 000 -  3  6  3
Clemson............. 100 013 12X -  8 14  2
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E - REICHLEY(6); IZARYK(1); FERRIGGI(2); GREENE(6); 
TRIPLETT(2). DP - Maine 1; Clemson 2. LOB - Maine 7; 
Clemson 8. 2B - BAKER(4); PYZIK(3). HR - JOHNSON(11). 
HBP - REICHLEY. SF - GREENE(2). SB - ROSS 2(9); DeMAINO(6);
JOHNSON(4). CS - FRANK(2).

Maine               IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO  AB  BF  NP
MacDonald, Mike     6.0 9   5   3   2   2   27  29
Bruder, Paul        2.0 5   3   2   1   0   9   11

Clemson             IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO  AB  BF  NP
Reba, Steve         7.0 5   3   0   3   8   27  31
Boozer, Thomas      1.0 1   0   0   0   0   3   3
Lumsden, Tyler      1.0 0   0   0   0   1   3   3

Win - REBA (6-0).  Loss - MacDONALD (2-1).  Save - None.
HB - REBA. BK - MacDONALD 2(2). PB - IZARYK(1); MILLER(1).
Umpires - Home:Billy Pittman  1st:Randy Watkins  
3rd:Tommy Ford
Start: 2:02   Time: 2:27   Attendance: 2860


Friday:


Clemson, SC-Michael Johnson, Chad Coder and Colin Mahoney all hit
three-run homers and starting hurler Steven Jackson pitched two-hit
shutout baseball over the first six innings, leading second-ranked
Clemson to a 13-0 win over Maine at Kingsmore Stadium Friday night.
It was the second straight night that Clemson had shutout Maine, as
the Tigers won the first game of the series on Thursday night, 8-0.


The Tigers hit four home runs overall as freshman Roberto
Valiente added his first career home run in the bottom of the
seventh. It was a two-run shot.


The victory increased Clemson's record to 17-1 for the
season, while Maine fell to 9-4. It was the second consecutive win
for the Tigers over the Black Bears and the ninth in a row for Jack
Leggett against his alma mater as Clemson head coach. The same two
teams meet in the final game of the series Saturday afternoon at 2:00
PM.


Johnson hit his 10th home run of the season in the fifth
inning, tying a Clemson record in the process. The home run came in
his 18th game of the year, tying George Sutton's Clemson record for
reaching 10 home runs in the fewest number of games to open the
season. Sutton also hit his 10th home run in the 18th game of the
1966 season in a game against Wake Forest.


Freshman catcher Collin Mahoney added a double and a home
run and drove in three runs to help Johnson and the Clemson offense.
Clemson made the most of its hits, as the Tigers had just nine hits
in scoring their 13 runs. Eleven of the 13 runs were scored on home
runs. Clemson was helped offensively by Maine pitchers that issued
11 walks.


Jackson allowed just two hits in working the first six
innings of the contest. The sophomore from Summerville, SC struck
out four and walked none in his most efficient outing of the season.
He is now 3-1 for the season. B.J. LaMura pitched a perfect seventh
and eight, while Paul Harrelson retired Maine in the ninth.


Maine had just two hits the entire night, singles by Jesse
Carlton in the second and Joe Drapeau in the fourth. Clemson
pitchers have now issued just one walk in 18 innings against Maine
over the first two games of the series.


Clemson broke open the game with two runs in the fourth and
six in the fifth. In the fourth, Khalil Greene opened the inning
with a walk and moved to second on a single by Jeff Baker. Johnson
then drove in the first run of the game with a single to right off
Maine starter and loser Rich Laganiere (2-1). Jarrod Schmidt then
singled to right to score Baker with the second run.


Clemson hit a pair of three-run homers in the fifth to break
the game open. Greene and Baker walked with one out, then scored on
Johnson's home run to right. Schmidt then singled and Brandon
Hourigan walked before Chad Coder homered to give Clemson an 8-0
lead. It was his first homer of the season.


Clemson added five in the seventh, a three-run homer by
Mahoney and a two-run shot by Valiente.


2002 CLEMSON BASEBALL
Maine at Clemson
Mar 22, 2002 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore)

Maine 0 (9-4)

Player              AB  R   H   RBI BB  SO  PO  A   LOB
Livulpi, Mike cf    3   0   0   0   0   0   3   0   0
 Creek, Greg ph     1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0
Reynolds, Matt 3b   3   0   0   0   0   1   0   3   0
 Houston, Adam ph   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ross, Mike dh       3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Izaryk, Aaron ph   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Drapeau, Joe c      3   0   1   0   0   1   4   1   0
Williams, Simon lf  3   0   0   0   0   2   4   0   1
Carlton, Jesse 1b   2   0   1   0   0   1   4   0   0
 Tobin, Pat 1b      1   0   0   0   0   1   5   0   0
Reichley, Mark ss   3   0   0   0   0   1   1   2   1
Ouellette, Brett 2b 3   0   0   0   0   0   1   4   0
Young, Aaron rf     2   0   0   0   0   0   2   0   0
 Saunders, Pete rf  1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Laganiere, Rich p   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Harris, Ryan p     0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals......        30  0   2   0   0   8   24  10  3

Clemson 13 (17-1)

Player              AB  R   H   RBI BB  SO  PO  A   LOB
Slevin, David 2b    3   0   0   0   1   1   2   1   3
 Triplett, R ph/2b  0   1   0   0   1   0   1   0   0
Frank, Kyle lf      3   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   1
 Valiente, R ph/lf  1   1   1   2   0   0   0   0   0
Greene, Khalil ss   2   2   0   0   2   0   1   4   0
 Harrelson, Paul p  0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Baker, Jeff 3b      4   2   1   0   1   1   0   2   0
Johnson, Michael 1b 5   1   2   4   0   0   8   1   3
 Smith, Jon 1b      0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0
Schmidt, Jarrod rf  2   1   1   1   1   0   1   0   0
 Green, Zane ph/rf  1   1   0   0   1   1   1   0   0
Hourigan, Jeff dh   3   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Evans, G ph/dh     1   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0
Coder, Chad cf      3   2   1   3   1   1   1   0   0
 Hub, Ryan ph/cf    1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Mahoney, Collin c   3   1   2   3   1   0   7   0   0
 Miller, Seth c     0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0
Jackson, Steven p   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   1   0
 LaMura, B.J. p     0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0
Totals......        32  13  9   13  11  5   27  9   7

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Maine............... 000 000 000 -  0  2  1
Clemson............. 000 260 50X - 13  9  2
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E - OUELLETTE(1); TRIPLETT(1); EVANS(1). 
DP - Maine 1. LOB - Maine 3; Clemson 7. 2B - MAHONEY(2). 
HR - VALIENTE(1); JOHNSON(10); CODER(1); MAHONEY(3). 
HBP - GREENE. SB - FRANK(3); GREENE(7); BAKER(7).

Maine               IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO  AB  BF  NP
Laganiere, Rich     4.1 6   8   8   7   3   19  26
Harris, Ryan        3.2 3   5   5   4   2   13  18

Clemson             IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO  AB  BF  NP
Jackson, Steven     6.0 2   0   0   0   4   20  20
LaMura, B.J.        2.0 0   0   0   0   3   6   6
Harrelson, Paul     1.0 0   0   0   0   1   4   4

Win - JACKSON (3-1).  Loss - LAGANIERE (2-1).  
Save - None. WP - HARRIS(3). HB - HARRIS.
Umpires - Home:Thomas Price  1st:Billy Pittman
3rd:Paul Nauert
Start: 7:15   Time: 2:19   Attendance: 1815
Game: CU032202

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