Tigers Rebound With 11-3 Win Over South Alabama


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CLEMSON, SC - Khalil Greene homered in his last at-bat to tie a school
record as Clemson defeated South Alabama 11-3 on Sunday afternoon at Doug
Kingsmore Stadium. Clemson (14-1) bounced back from its first loss of the
year to take two of three games from South Alabama (12-9).


Greene ended a two-out rally for the Tigers in the eighth inning by
homering to left field off of Jag reliever Bert Heath. It was the fifth
consecutive game Greene hit a home run, tying a school record held by
Matthew LeCroy (1996) and Michael Johnson (2001). The senior ended the day
3-4 with three RBIs and is currently on a 12-game hitting streak.


Steve Reba (5-0) had another strong outing for Clemson. The righthander
pitched 7 and 1/3 innings, allowing only one earned run while striking out
eight. Clark Girardeau (5-2) got the loss for South Alabama.


South Alabama took an early lead when T.J. Touchstone hit the first pitch
of the game down the left field line for a double and then came home on
Erik Smallwood's base hit. Clemson answered with two runs in the bottom of
the inning. L.J. DeMaino's lead off walk was followed by a double to center
by Kyle Frank, who scored later in the inning off of Michael Johnson's
groundout.


Greene hit an RBI-single in the third inning and the Tigers posted a pair
of runs in the fourth and fifth. Jeff Hourigan cranked a two-run home run
to right field to give Clemson a 5-1 advantage. In the fifth inning, Jeff
Baker and Greene scored after Jarrod Schmidt struck out and reached base on
a throwing error by Jaguar catcher Shane Scoville.


South Alabama scored an unearned run in the sixth inning and chased Reba in
the eighth with a run. But Clemson dashed any hopes of a comeback with a
four-run eighth that included a two-RBI double by Frank and Greene's home run.


The Tigers will host UNC-Asheville on Tuesday night at 7:15 PM.

South Alabama 3 (12-9)

Player              AB  R   H   RBI BB  SO  PO  A   LOB
TOUCHSTONE, T.J. cf 5   1   1   0   0   3   1   0   0
SMALLWOOD, Erik rf  5   0   1   1   0   0   2   0   1
RAYBORN, Jansen 1b  4   2   2   0   0   1   7   2   0
MULHERN, Ryan lf    4   0   0   0   0   1   2   0   1
STANKY, Kyle dh     2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   1
 CRAIG, Cole ph     2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0
SCOVILLE, Shane c   3   0   1   1   0   0   7   0   0
TOUCHSTONE, J 2b/3b 4   0   1   0   0   1   0   3   2
SYTKO, Kevin 3b     2   0   0   0   0   1   1   2   0
 HARDCASTLE ph/2b   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
PARKER, Brett ss    3   0   1   0   0   1   3   3   1
 PETTUS, Buck ph    1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
GIRARDEAU, Clark p  0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 HEATH, Bert p      0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0
 MULARZ, Scott p    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals......        37  3   9   2   0   9   24  10  8

Clemson 11 (14-1)

Player              AB  R   H   RBI BB  SO  PO  A   LOB
L.J. DeMaino lf     4   1   1   0   1   1   0   0   1
 Robert Valiente lf 0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Kyle Frank cf       5   2   2   3   0   0   2   0   0
 Chad Coder cf      0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Khalil Greene ss    4   2   3   3   1   0   0   2   0
Jeff Baker 3b       4   1   0   0   0   2   0   3   1
Michael Johnson 1b  4   0   1   1   0   0   7   0   1
Jarrod Schmidt rf   4   1   1   0   0   2   4   0   1
 Ryan Hub rf        0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Jeff Hourigan dh    2   1   1   2   2   1   0   0   0
 Garrick Evans pr   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
David Slevin 2b     3   0   0   0   0   1   3   1   2
 RTriplett 2b       1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0
Steve Pyzik c       2   1   0   0   0   0   9   1   0
 Zane Green ph      1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Collin Mahoney c   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0
Steve Reba p        0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0
 Jeff Hahn p        0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Paul Harrelson p   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0
Totals......        34  11  10  9   4   8   27  8   5

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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South Alabama....... 100 001 010 -  3  9  2
Clemson............. 201 220 04X - 11 10  3
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E - SCOVILLE, S(3); TOUCHSTONE,J(4); DEMAINO(1); 
BAKER(2); SLEVIN(2). DP - S. Alabama 2. LOB - 
S. Alabama 8; Clemson 5. 2B - TOUCHSTONE,T(5); 
CRAIG, C(3); SCOVILLE, S(2); TOUCHSTONE,J(3); 
FRANK 2(6); GREEN(2). HR - GREENE(8);
HOURIGAN(3). HBP - SCOVILLE, S; BAKER; PYZIK. 
SB - SMALLWOOD, E(11); GREENE(5). CS - SCOVILLE, S(2).

South Alabama       IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO  AB  BF  NP
GIRARDEAU, Clark    4.1 6   7   4   2   4   18  22  83
HEATH, Bert         3.1 4   4   4   2   3   15  17  53
MULARZ, Scott       0.1 0   0   0   0   1   1   1   4

Clemson             IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO  AB  BF  NP
Steve Reba          7.1 8   3   1   0   8   31  32  90
Jeff Hahn           0.2 1   0   0   0   0   3   3   8
Paul Harrelson      1.0 0   0   0   0   1   3   3   12

Win - REBA (5-0).  Loss - GIRARDEAU, C (5-2).
Save - None.
HB - GIRARDEAU, C 2; REBA. BK - GIRARDEAU, C(1). 
PB - SCOVILLE, S(7).
Umpires - Home:Joe Conley  1st:Tommy Ford
3rd:Eric Johansen
Start: 1:01   Time: 2:34   Attendance: 1500
Game: CU031702
Game notes:
South Alabama head coach Steve Kittrell 
ejected in the top of 7th w/one out

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