Tigers Drop First Two To UNC


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CLEMSON - Kyle Seager's two homers and four RBIs led #4 North Carolina to a 4-3 victory over Clemson in front of 5,893 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday. The Tar Heels, who took a 2-0 series lead, improved to 28-7 overall and 12-4 in the ACC, while the Tigers fell to 18-16 overall and 6-11 in ACC play.

Lefty reliever Rob Catapano (2-0) earned the win for the Tar Heels. In 1.1 scoreless innings pitched, he allowed just one hit with one strikeout. Brian Moran retired the last batter of the game to record his first save of the season.

Tiger starter Graham Stoneburner (4-1) pitched 7.2 innings and allowed four runs (one earned) on 10 hits while walking two and striking out three to take the loss.

The Tar Heels took a 3-0 lead in the first inning when Seager hit a two-out, three-run homer over the right-field fence. The runs, all unearned, came after a costly Tiger error.

The Tigers responded with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Mike Freeman singled to lead off the frame and scored on a double to left-center by Wilson Boyd. Boyd then moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Doug Hogan. Then with two outs, Boyd scored on a passed ball.

With two outs in the fifth inning, Seager hit his second home run of the game, a solo shot, to put the Tar Heels ahead 4-2. It was also his fifth long ball of the season.

Chris Epps and Freeman led off the bottom of the fifth inning with back-to-back singles. Boyd put both runners into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt. Epps then scored on a sacrifice fly by Hogan.

The Tigers had a golden opportunity to even the score in the seventh inning. Epps, the leadoff batter, reached and went to second on a dropped flyball. Epps moved to third and Freeman reached when Mark Fleury booted Freeman's sacrifice bunt, putting runners on the corners with no outs. But the next to batters were retired. Two batters later with the bases loaded, Jeff Schaus flied out to left to end the threat.

Clemson again had two at-bats with a runner on second base in the ninth inning, but the Tigers came up empty. Clemson was 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position in the contest.

Clemson and North Carolina will play the series-finale on Sunday at 1:00 PM.

                             2008 Clemson Baseball
                          #4 North Carolina at Clemson
               Apr 12, 2008 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)

North Carolina 4 (28-7,12-4 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Dustin Ackley 1b.........  5  0  2  0   0  0  8  0   0
Kyle Shelton lf..........  4  1  2  0   0  0  1  0   0
Tim Fedroff rf...........  5  0  1  0   0  0  3  0   0
Chad Flack 3b............  3  1  0  0   2  0  0  0   1
Kyle Seager 2b...........  4  2  2  4   0  0  3  3   3
Seth Williams cf.........  4  0  2  0   0  0  0  0   2
Mark Fleury c............  4  0  1  0   0  1 11  2   1
 Brian Moran p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Tim Federowicz dh/p......  4  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   2
Garrett Gore ss..........  4  0  1  0   0  0  0  2   0
Adam Warren p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Rob Catapano p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Colin Bates p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
Totals................... 37  4 11  4   2  3 27  9   9

Clemson 3 (18-16,6-11 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Mike Freeman 2b..........  4  1  2  0   0  1  1  4   1
Wilson Boyd cf...........  3  1  1  1   1  0  3  0   0
Doug Hogan c.............  3  0  0  1   0  2  3  0   0
Ben Paulsen 1b...........  4  0  0  0   1  3  8  1   2
Jeff Schaus lf...........  3  0  0  0   1  0  4  0   3
Kyle Parker dh...........  4  0  1  0   0  2  0  0   1
John Hinson 3b...........  1  0  1  0   1  0  0  2   0
 Matt Sanders 3b.........  2  0  0  0   0  1  2  0   0
Stan Widmann ss..........  4  0  1  0   0  0  2  2   2
Chris Epps rf............  3  1  1  0   1  1  4  0   1
 Alex Lee rf.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Graham Stoneburner p.....  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Casey Harman p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
 Matt Vaughn p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 31  3  7  2   5 10 27 12  10

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
North Carolina...... 300 010 000 -  4 11  3
Clemson............. 200 010 000 -  3  7  2
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E - SHELTON(7); FLEURY 2(3); PAULSEN(4); J. HINSON(6). DP - N. Carolina 1;
Clemson 1. LOB - N. Carolina 9; Clemson 10. 2B - BOYD(6). HR - SEAGER 2(5).
SH - SHELTON(4); FREEMAN(3); BOYD(3); HOGAN(1). SF - HOGAN(3). SB -
FEDROFF(7); J. HINSON(3). CS - GORE(3); J. HINSON(1).

North Carolina         IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Adam Warren.........  4.0  4  3  2  3  4 14 18
Rob Catapano........  1.1  1  0  0  0  1  3  5
Colin Bates.........  2.2  2  0  0  1  4 11 13
Tim Federowicz......  0.2  0  0  0  1  1  2  3
Brian Moran.........  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  1  1

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Graham Stoneburner..  7.2 10  4  1  2  3 34 36
Casey Harman........  0.2  1  0  0  0  0  2  3
Matt Vaughn.........  0.2  0  0  0  0  0  1  1

Win - CATAPANO (2-0).  Loss - STONEBURNER (4-1).  Save - MORAN (1).
PB - FLEURY 3(7).
Umpires - HP: Rickey Armstrong  1B: Scott Graham  3B: Tony Gisondi
Start: 5:41   Time: 2:49   Attendance: 5893
WARREN faced 1 batter in the 5th.
Game: CU4121


 Play-by-Play 
                             2008 Clemson Baseball
                  #4 North Carolina at Clemson - Play-by-Play
               Apr 12, 2008 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
North Carolina...... 300 010 000 -  4 11  3
Clemson............. 200 010 000 -  3  7  2
-------------------------------------------

North Carolina starters: 13/1b ACKLEY; 1/lf SHELTON; 16/rf FEDROFF; 34/3b
FLACK; 10/2b SEAGER; 27/cf WILLIAMS; 8/c FLEURY; 19/dh FEDEROWICZ; 4/ss GORE;
28/p WARREN;
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; 15/p
STONEBURNER;

North Carolina 1st - ACKLEY popped up to lf. SHELTON reached on a
fielding error by 3b. FEDROFF lined out to rf. FLACK walked; SHELTON advanced
to second. SEAGER homered to right field, 3 RBI, unearned; FLACK scored,
unearned; SHELTON scored, unearned. WILLIAMS singled to shortstop. FLEURY
singled through the left side; WILLIAMS advanced to second. FEDEROWICZ flied
out to rf. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Clemson 1st - FREEMAN singled to left field. BOYD doubled to left
center, RBI; FREEMAN scored. HOGAN grounded out to c, SAC, bunt; BOYD advanced
to third. PAULSEN struck out swinging. BOYD scored on a passed ball, unearned.
SCHAUS walked. PARKER struck out looking. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

North Carolina 2nd - GORE grounded out to ss. ACKLEY singled to left
field. SHELTON singled through the right side; ACKLEY advanced to second.
FEDROFF reached on a fielder's choice to second base; SHELTON out at second 2b
to ss; ACKLEY advanced to third. FEDROFF stole second. FLACK walked. SEAGER
flied out to rf to right center. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Clemson 2nd - J. HINSON singled to right center. WIDMANN popped up to
2b. J. HINSON stole second, advanced to third on a throwing error by c. EPPS
walked. FREEMAN struck out swinging; J. HINSON out at home c to ss to c, caught
stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

North Carolina 3rd - WILLIAMS flied out to lf down the lf line. FLEURY
grounded out to 3b. FEDEROWICZ grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,
0 LOB.

Clemson 3rd - BOYD grounded out to 2b. HOGAN fouled out to 1b. PAULSEN
struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

North Carolina 4th - GORE grounded out to 3b. ACKLEY lined out to cf.
SHELTON fouled out to rf down the rf line. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0
LOB.

Clemson 4th - SCHAUS grounded out to 2b. PARKER flied out to rf. J.
HINSON walked. WIDMANN lined out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

North Carolina 5th - FEDROFF grounded out to 2b. FLACK fouled out to 1b
down the rf line. SEAGER homered down the rf line, RBI. WILLIAMS singled to
shortstop. FLEURY struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Clemson 5th - EPPS singled up the middle. CATAPANO to p for WARREN.
FREEMAN singled up the middle; EPPS advanced to second. BOYD out at first p to
2b, SAC, bunt; FREEMAN advanced to second; EPPS advanced to third. HOGAN lined
out to rf, SF, RBI; FREEMAN advanced to third; EPPS scored. PAULSEN struck out
swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

North Carolina 6th - SANDERS to 3b for J. HINSON. FEDEROWICZ struck out
looking. GORE grounded out to 2b. ACKLEY flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 6th - SCHAUS flied out to rf to right center. BATES to p for
CATAPANO. PARKER singled to right field. PARKER advanced to second on a passed
ball. SANDERS struck out swinging. WIDMANN grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit,
0 errors, 1 LOB.

North Carolina 7th - SHELTON singled up the middle. FEDROFF singled to
right field; SHELTON advanced to second. FLACK popped up to 3b. SEAGER flied
out to cf to left center. WILLIAMS lined out to lf. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0
errors, 2 LOB.

Clemson 7th - EPPS reached on a dropped fly by lf down the lf line,
advanced to second on the error. FREEMAN reached on a fielding error by c, SAC,
bunt; EPPS advanced to third. BOYD popped up to p. HOGAN struck out swinging.
PAULSEN walked; FREEMAN advanced to second. SCHAUS lined out to lf. 0 runs,
0 hits, 2 errors, 3 LOB.

North Carolina 8th - FLEURY flied out to cf to right center. FEDEROWICZ
struck out looking. GORE singled to second base. HARMAN to p for STONEBURNER.
GORE out at second p to 1b to ss, caught stealing, picked off. 0 runs, 1
hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Clemson 8th - PARKER struck out looking. SANDERS grounded out to ss.
WIDMANN singled to shortstop. EPPS struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0
errors, 1 LOB.

North Carolina 9th - LEE to rf for EPPS. ACKLEY singled to right field.
SHELTON reached on a fielding error by 1b, SAC, bunt; ACKLEY advanced to
second. FEDROFF reached on a fielder's choice to pitcher, bunt; SHELTON
advanced to second; ACKLEY out at third p to 3b. VAUGHN to p for HARMAN. FLACK
grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; FEDROFF out on the play. 0 runs, 1
hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Clemson 9th - FEDEROWICZ to p. /  for BATES. FREEMAN grounded out to 2b.
BOYD walked. BOYD advanced to second on a passed ball. HOGAN struck out
swinging. MORAN to p for FLEURY. FEDEROWICZ to c. PAULSEN grounded out to 1b
unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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