Tigers Split Doubleheader with Seminoles


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Tallahassee, FL -

Clemson totaled 16 hits, including multiple-hit games by five Tigers, to defeat #6 Florida State in the second game of a doubleheader at Dick Howser Stadium Sunday afternoon. Shane Robinson's hitting streak ended at 40 games after he went 0-for-4 with a walk. He ended the game with a line-drive out to right field, as former Tiger Rusty Adkins (1965-66) holds on to the ACC record of 41. Clemson improved to 15-11 overall, 6-3 in ACC play. The Seminoles fell to 29-7 overall, 7-2 in ACC play.


Robert Rohrbaugh (3-1) earned the win by pitching 6.0 innings, allowing three runs on six hits. Jeff Hahn earned his first save of the year by allowing just one baserunner (on a single) in 3.0 innings pitched with three strikeouts. Seminole starter Bryan Henry (1-2) suffered the loss. Florida State used seven pitchers in the game.


Herman Demmink led the game off with a home run to right field, his third of the season. Brad Chalk followed with a single up the middle and Taylor Harbin singled to right-center. After Tyler Colvin's fly ball moved Chalk to third, Harbin was thrown out at second trying to steal after Travis Storrer missed on a hit-and-run. Storrer then left the runner stranded on third when he struck out looking.


Florida State evened the score in the second inning on a two-out single through the left side by Ryne Jernigan. Ryne Malone, who scored on the play, singled and stole second earlier in the inning.


Another home run gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning. Kris Harvey ripped his team-leading sixth homer of the year to left field into a stiff breeze blowing from left to right.


In the fourth inning, Widmann led off with a bunt single to third base and went to third on Adrian Casanova's soft single through the right side on an 0-2 pitch after he was unable to get a bunt down twice. Both hits were the first of the series for the respective players. Demmink then ripped a hard grounder up the middle, but second-baseman Tony Thomas, Jr. made a nice stab to start a 4-6-3 double play. Widmann scored on the play to give the Tigers a 3-1 lead.


The Tigers put together a two-out rally to add four insurance runs in the sixth inning. Two-out singles by Widmann and Casanova put runners at the corners, and Demmink grounded a single up the middle to plate Widmann. Chalk followed with a walk to load the bases, and Harbin hit a two-run single through the left side. It was the first time all series that the Tigers managed to plate multiple runs in an inning. After Colvin was hit by a pitch to load the bases again, Storrer reached on an infield single to shortstop to bring home another run. It was Storrer's first hit of the series.


Florida State cut into the Tiger lead in the bottom of the sixth inning with two runs. Brant Peacher hit a one-out single up the middle and advanced to third on Malone's double to left field, his second of the game. Thomas brought home Peacher on an RBI groundout to third base. Daniel Wardell followed with a double high off the wall in right field on a full-count pitch to plate Malone. After walking Jernigan, Rohrbaugh avoided further damage by striking out Ruairi O'Connor.


Neither team scored again, as Storrer made a running catch on Robinson's liner in the right-center gap in the ninth to end the game.


Clemson will travel to Athens, GA to take on Georgia Tuesday at 7:00 PM.


Clemson 7 (15-11,6-3 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Herman Demmink 3b........  5  2  3  2   0  0  1  2   1
Brad Chalk cf............  3  1  2  0   2  0  5  0   0
Taylor Harbin 2b.........  5  0  3  2   0  1  1  1   1
Tyler Colvin lf..........  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Travis Storrer rf........  5  0  1  1   0  2  2  0   5
Kris Harvey dh...........  5  1  1  1   0  1  0  0   3
Andy D'Alessio 1b........  4  0  1  0   1  3  8  3   0
Stan Widmann ss..........  5  2  3  0   0  0  1  2   0
Adrian Casanova c........  5  1  2  0   0  0  6  3   1
Robert Rohrbaugh p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
 Jeff Hahn p.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   0
Totals................... 40  7 16  6   3  8 27 12  11

Florida State 3 (29-7,7-2 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Shane Robinson cf........  4  0  0  0   1  1  1  0   1
Gibbs Chapman lf.........  3  0  0  0   1  1  1  0   1
Aaron Cheesman c.........  4  0  0  0   0  0  4  1   0
 Danny Diaz c............  0  0  0  0   0  0  3  1   0
Brant Peacher dh.........  4  1  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Ryne Malone 3b...........  4  2  3  0   0  0  0  0   0
Tony Thomas, Jr. 2b......  3  0  0  1   1  2  2  4   0
Daniel Wardell 1b........  3  0  1  1   1  1  8  0   0
Ryne Jernigan ss.........  2  0  1  1   1  0  5  4   0
 Nick Francis ss.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  1   0
 Jack Rye ph.............  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Ruairi O'Connor rf.......  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   4
 Brandon Manasa rf.......  1  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Bryan Henry p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Hunter Jones p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Brian Chambers p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Trent Jarvis p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Kevin Lynch p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Stephen Ochs p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Ryan Strauss p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 32  3  7  3   5  6 27 11   7

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Clemson............. 100 114 000 -  7 16  1
Florida State....... 010 002 000 -  3  7  1
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E - COLVIN(1); MALONE(1). DP - Florida St. 2. 
LOB - Clemson 11; Florida St. 7. 2B - MALONE 2(8); 
WARDELL(3). HR - DEMMINK(3); HARVEY(6). HBP - COLVIN 2.
SB - CHALK(3); MALONE(7). CS - HARBIN(1); CHAPMAN(2).

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Robert Rohrbaugh....  6.0  6  3  3  5  3 22 27
Jeff Hahn...........  3.0  1  0  0  0  3 10 10

Florida State          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Bryan Henry.........  4.0  8  3  3  0  3 18 18
Hunter Jones........  1.2  5  4  4  1  1  9 11
Brian Chambers......  0.0  1  0  0  0  0  1  1
Trent Jarvis........  0.0  1  0  0  0  0  1  2
Kevin Lynch.........  1.1  0  0  0  1  0  4  5
Stephen Ochs........  1.0  0  0  0  1  2  3  4
Ryan Strauss........  1.0  1  0  0  0  2  4  4

Win - ROHRBAUGH (3-1).  Loss - HENRY (1-2).  Save - HAHN (1).
HBP - by JONES (COLVIN); by JARVIS (COLVIN).
Start: 4:32   Time: 2:49   Attendance: 4573
HENRY faced 2 batters in the 5th.
CHAMBERS faced 1 batter in the 6th.
JARVIS faced 2 batters in the 6th.


Game 1:

Tallahassee, FL -

Aaron Cheesman's successful squeeze bunt in the ninth inning propelled #6 Florida State to a 5-4 victory in the first game of a doubleheader at Dick Howser Stadium on Sunday. The Seminoles, who took a 2-0 series lead, improved to 29-6 overall and 7-1 in the ACC. Clemson fell to 14-11 overall, 5-3 in ACC play.


Closer Tyler Chambliss (5-1) earned the win despite allowing the tying run in the ninth inning. Tiger David Kopp (2-3) suffered the loss despite pitching 6.0 innings and allowing just two runs, five hits, and one walk while striking out four.


The Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, finally coming through in the clutch. After Herman Demmink blooped a leadoff single to center and advanced to second on Brad Chalk's sacrifice bunt, Tyler Colvin lined a two-out double off the wall in right field to score Demmink. Colvin, who was 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in game one Saturday, gave the Tigers their first hit with runners in scoring position and first two-out hit in the series with his eighth double of the season.


Florida State responded with a run in the bottom of the first. Shane Robinson and Gibbs Chapman led off with walks, and Jack Rye lined a single to centerfield. But Brad Chalk threw a strike to throw out Robinson at the plate. Brant Peacher, however, singled through the right side to score Chapman.



Kris Harvey got out of a jam in the second inning to keep the score tied. He hit the first two batters, including the latter after he unsuccessfully attempted to bunt. But Harvey was able to strike out Bryan Henry (after he could not get a bunt down) and got Robinson to ground into an inning-ending 4-6-3 double play. It was the first double play Robinson grounded into in 2005.


Clemson regained the lead in the third inning, thanks again to the bat of Colvin. Demmink led off with a single to right and went to second on a wild pitch. Taylor Harbin's sharp single through the left side advanced Demmink to third, and Colvin lifted a shallow fly ball down the left-field line. Shortstop Ryne Jernigan made the running catch, and Demmink just beat the throw at home to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead.


Like the first inning, the Seminoles answered a Tiger score, this time in the bottom of the third inning to take a one-run lead. Harvey hit Chapman to leadoff the inning, and Chapman went to second on a wild pitch. Cheesman then grounded a single through the left side on a 1-2 pitch, advancing Chapman to third. Harvey walked Rye to load the bases with no outs, and on came Kopp. The first pitch the freshman righthander from Margate, FL threw was wild, allowing Chapman to score. After another walk to load the bases, Ryne Malone hit an RBI groundout to second base to plate Cheesman. After Kopp struck out Tony Thomas, Jr. for out #2, Jernigan grounded out to third base to end the inning.


In the fourth inning, Robinson singled through the left side, upping his hitting streak to 40 games, one shy of the ACC record held by former Tiger Rusty Adkins (1965-66). He then stole second base after a perfect and on-time throw by Adrian Casanova was not handled by shortstop Stan Widmann. Robinson scored when Chapman laced a double off the wall in right field.


Harbin led off the sixth inning with a double down the left-field line, his 14th of the year. After Travis Storrer walked with one out, Harvey hit a 1-2 breaking pitch up the middle, scoring Harbin and forcing Head Coach Mike Martin to bring lefthander Matt DiBlasi in from the bullpen. DiBlasi walked Andy D'Alessio on four pitches to load the bases, and Widmann hit a ground ball to second base. Jernigan recorded the out and second, and first-base umpire A.J. Lostaglio ruled Widmann out on the double play despite television replays clearing showing he beat the throw to first base, as Florida State maintained a 4-3 lead.


Down a run entering the ninth, the Tigers clawed their way back. Harvey blooped a leadoff single to center and went to second on D'Alessio's sacrifice bunt. After Widmann struck out for out #2, Jesse Ferguson, who was inserted in left field in the eighth inning, lined a single off the wall in right field to bring home Harvey and tie the score.


Henry led off the ninth with a double on a 2-2 breaking pitch from Kopp. In came Stephen Clyne to face Robinson, who he intentionally walked. Chapman then hit a high fly ball to centerfield that David Williams lost in the sun. However he regrouped and threw a one-hop strike to record the force out at third base. But in a "heads-up" play, Robinson stole third as the Tiger infield was not paying attention after the play. Florida State then won the game on a squeeze bunt by Cheesman, plating Robinson. Cheesman's bunt to first would have ended up in foul territory had D'Alessio not attempted to make a tough flip with his glove to home.


Clemson and Florida State will face off again in the series finale and second game of a doubleheader Sunday at approximately 4:25 PM.

Clemson 4 (14-11,5-3 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Herman Demmink 3b........  5  2  2  0   0  2  2  2   1
Brad Chalk cf............  2  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
 David Williams ph/cf....  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Taylor Harbin 2b.........  4  1  2  0   0  2  2  6   0
Tyler Colvin lf..........  2  0  1  2   0  0  0  0   0
 Ben Hall ph.............  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Gene Pierce c...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Travis Storrer rf........  3  0  0  0   1  1  1  0   2
Kris Harvey p/dh.........  4  1  2  1   0  0  0  0   0
Andy D'Alessio 1b........  1  0  0  0   2  1 12  1   0
Stan Widmann ss..........  4  0  0  0   0  2  1  3   2
Adrian Casanova c........  3  0  0  0   0  0  6  1   1
 Jesse Ferguson lf.......  1  0  1  1   0  0  0  0   0
 David Kopp p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Stephen Clyne p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 31  4  8  4   3  9 25 16   6

Florida State 5 (29-6,7-1 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Shane Robinson cf........  3  2  2  0   2  0  0  0   1
Gibbs Chapman lf.........  3  2  1  1   1  0  0  0   1
Aaron Cheesman c.........  4  1  1  1   0  1  8  1   0
Jack Rye rf..............  3  0  1  0   1  2  0  0   1
 Brandon Manasa rf.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Brant Peacher dh.........  3  0  1  1   1  1  0  0   0
Ryne Malone 1b...........  4  0  0  1   0  0 12  0   2
Tony Thomas, Jr. 2b......  3  0  1  0   0  1  1  4   0
Ryne Jernigan ss.........  3  0  0  0   0  0  4  2   2
Bryan Henry 3b...........  4  0  1  0   0  1  1  3   0
 Daniel Wardell pr.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Michael Hyde p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
 Matt DiBlasi p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Tyler Chambliss p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Totals................... 30  5  8  4   5  6 27 13   9

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Clemson............. 101 001 001 -  4  8  0
Florida State....... 102 100 001 -  5  8  1
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Note: 1 out, 2 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - JERNIGAN(14). DP - Clemson 1; Florida St. 1. 
LOB - Clemson 6; Florida St. 9. 2B - HARBIN(14); 
COLVIN(8); CHAPMAN(8); HENRY(8). HBP - CHAPMAN;
THOMAS; JERNIGAN. SH - CHALK(4); D'ALESSIO(2); 
CHEESMAN(3). SF - COLVIN(1). SB - ROBINSON 2(29); 
THOMAS(5). CS - THOMAS(3).

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Kris Harvey.........  2.0  3  3  3  3  2  7 13
David Kopp..........  6.0  5  2  2  1  4 22 23
Stephen Clyne.......  0.1  0  0  0  1  0  1  3

Florida State          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Michael Hyde........  5.1  6  3  3  2  4 20 24
Matt DiBlasi........  2.2  0  0  0  1  3  7  8
Tyler Chambliss.....  1.0  2  1  1  0  2  4  5

Win - CHAMBLISS (5-1).  Loss - KOPP (2-3).  Save - None.
WP - HARVEY(4); KOPP(2); HYDE(3). 
HBP - by HARVEY (THOMAS); by HARVEY (JERNIGAN); 
by HARVEY (CHAPMAN).
Umpires - HP: Mark Chapman  1B: A.J. Lostaglio  
3B: Tony Maners
Start: 1:08   Time: 2:44   Attendance:
HARVEY faced 3 batters in the 3rd.
KOPP faced 1 batter in the 9th.

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