Tigers Split First Two Games in Chapel Hill


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Chapel Hill, NC -

Junior righthander Garry Bakker scattered seven hits over 7.0 scoreless innings pitched to lead #10 North Carolina over Clemson 4-0 Saturday afternoon in front of a season-high 2,225 fans at Boshamer Stadium. With the win, the Tar Heels evened the series 1-1 and improved to 27-9 overall, including 9-5 in the ACC. The Tigers fell to 21-14 overall, 7-4 in ACC play. It was the first time in 2004 that Clemson was shut out. It was also the first time an ACC team shut out the Tigers since May 6, 2002, when Georgia Tech blanked Clemson 11-0 in Atlanta, GA.


Bakker (3-3) allowed nine Tiger baserunners, but worked out of several jams to earn the win. Michael Gross pitched the final 2.0 innings, allowing one hit and one walk to earn his third save of the year. The Tar Heels did an outstanding job limiting the Tigers with runners in scoring position, as they were 1-for-9 in that situation. The Tigers' only hit with runners in scoring position was an infield single by Travis Storrer that did not score a run. Robert Rohrbaugh (2-2) took the loss despite allowing two just runs in 6.1 innings pitched.


The Tigers squandered an early scoring opportunity . In the third inning, Tony Sipp and Garrick Evans led off with singles, but Sipp was picked off second by catcher Chris Iannetta after the first pitch to Herman Demmink. Demmink and Kris Harvey then grounded out to end the inning.


The Tar Heels returned the favor in the bottom of the third inning. Wes Moyer led off with a double to left-center. After Craig Corrado flied out to center, Greg Mangum singled to right, but Moyer was held up at third by Head Coach Mike Fox. Catcher Lou Santangelo got a big out for Clemson went he gunned down Mangum attempting to steal second for out #2. Then Robert Rohrbaugh got Bryan Steed to pop up to end the inning.


North Carolina finally broke through in the fourth inning with a run. Rohrbaugh's full count pitch to Iannetta just missed the outside corner, and Marshall Hubbard followed with a sharp single through the right side. After Ross Cook sacrificed the runners up a base, Jay Cox drove home Iannetta with a soft single to right field. Blair Waggett then grounded out on a bunt, moving Cox to second base, but Hubbard did not score from third. The Tigers elected to intentionally walk Moyer to load the bases with two outs. Then Corrado flied out to left-center on a 2-0 pitch up in the zone to end the inning.


Clemson wasted another opportunity to get on the board in the fifth inning. Leadoff line-drive singles by Sipp and Evans put runners at first and third with no outs. But Demmink struck out swinging and Harvey grounded into an inning-ending double play. The throw from second base just beat Harvey at first base. Through five innings, Clemson had seven hits, but no runs on the scoreboard.


Corrado got things started for the Tar Heels in the seventh inning with a leadoff single. Entering the at-bat with a .136 batting average on the season, he grounded a slow roller up the middle for a base hit. After Mangum popped up for out #1, Bryan Steed sacrificed Corrado to second base. Reliever Josh Cribb then threw a wild pitch, as Corrado advanced to third, and walked Iannetta on four pitches. Then on a 1-2 count, Hubbard lined a double to left-center to score Corrado from third and Iannetta from first. Evans' relay throw was to second base instead of the cut-off man, enabling Iannetta to score uncontested.


North Carolina added to its lead in the eighth inning. Cox reached on a fielding error by Russell Triplett. After Cribb retired the next two batters in order, Carrado singled through the left side. Then Mangum lined a one-hopper to Demmink at second, but the ball took a high hop, allowing pinch-runner Mell Adams to score an unearned run.


Sipp and Evans, the last two Tigers in the batting order, each had two hits and combined for four of the team's eight hits. Storrer also had two hits for Clemson. Hubbard, Cox, and Corrado all had two hits apiece to lead the Tar Heels. North Carolina's 11 hits broke the Tigers' 12-game streak of not allowing double-digit hits.


The two teams will wrap up the three-game series Sunday at 1:30 PM.

Clemson 0 (21-14,7-4)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Demmink, Herman 2b.......  4  0  0  0   0  2  3  1   0
Harvey, Kris dh..........  4  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   2
McCann, Brad 3b..........  2  0  1  0   2  0  0  2   0
Santangelo, Lou c........  4  0  1  0   0  2  5  1   1
D'Alessio, Andy 1b.......  4  0  0  0   0  1  6  0   0
Storrer, Travis rf.......  3  0  2  0   1  0  2  0   0
Triplett, Russell ss.....  4  0  0  0   0  1  2  1   4
Sipp, Tony lf............  3  0  2  0   0  0  3  0   0
Evans, Garrick cf........  3  0  2  0   0  1  3  0   0
Rohrbaugh, Robert p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Cribb, Josh p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 31  0  8  0   3  7 24  7   7

North Carolina 4 (27-9,9-5)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Mangum, Greg ss..........  5  0  2  1   0  0  3  7   0
Steed, Bryan 3b..........  4  0  1  0   0  1  1  0   3
Iannetta, Chris c........  2  2  0  0   2  0  7  2   0
Hubbard, Marshall rf.....  4  0  2  2   0  2  0  0   1
Cook, Ross dh............  2  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Ellington, Matt ph/dh...  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   1
Cox, Jay lf..............  4  0  2  1   0  0  0  0   0
 Adams, Mell pr..........  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Younts, Chase cf........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Waggett, Blair cf........  2  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   1
 Daniel, Mike ph/lf......  1  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Moyer, Wes 1b............  3  0  1  0   1  1 13  0   1
Corrado, Craig 2b........  4  1  2  0   0  0  1  5   3
Bakker, Garry p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
 Gross, Michael p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 32  4 11  4   3  5 27 17  10

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Clemson............. 000 000 000 -  0  8  1
North Carolina...... 000 100 21X -  4 11  0
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E - TRIPLETT(7). DP - N. Carolina 3. LOB - 
Clemson 7; N. Carolina 10. 2B - SANTANGELO(5); 
HUBBARD(12); COX(10); MOYER(3). SH - STEED(2); COOK(1);
WAGGETT(3). SB - EVANS(5). CS - MANGUM(6).

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Rohrbaugh, Robert...  6.1  8  2  2  2  2 24 28
Cribb, Josh.........  1.2  3  2  1  1  3  8 10

North Carolina         IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Bakker, Garry.......  7.0  7  0  0  2  5 24 26
Gross, Michael......  2.0  1  0  0  1  2  7  8

Win - BAKKER (3-3).  Loss - ROHRBAUGH (2-2).  
Save - GROSS (3).WP - CRIBB(2).
Umpires - HP: Scott Graham  1B: Phelps Prescott  
3B: Tony Maners
Start: 2:33   Time: 2:31   Attendance: 2225

Game 1


Chapel Hill, NC -

Tyler Lumsden and Patrick Hogan combined to strike out 16 batters in Clemson's 2-1 victory at #10 North Carolina in a game that started Friday and ended Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Lumsden and Hogan stranded 12 Tar Heel baserunners, while Clemson's offense left just one on base. The two pitchers also combined to allow no hits in 11 at-bats with runners in scoring position. Clemson improved to 21-13 overall, 7-3 in ACC play. North Carolina fell to 26-9 overall, 8-5 in the ACC.


Lumsden (3-2) struck out 10 and allowed one unearned run on four hits in 5.0 innings pitched to earn the win. Hogan pitched all four innings during the Saturday portion of the game and earned his eighth save of 2004. He allowed two hits and struck out six in 4.0 scoreless innings pitched. It was also his 16th career save, tying him with Nick Glaser (2000,01) for third place in the Tiger career ranks. The two Tiger hurlers struck out at least one batter in all nine innings. North Carolina freshman righthander Daniel Bard (6-1) allowed just five hits and no walks in 6.0 innings pitched, but suffered his first loss as a Tar Heel.


Clemson got on the board in the second inning. Lou Santangelo led off with a single up the middle and went to third on Andy D'Alessio's sharp single to right-center. Travis Storrer followed with a hard ground ball, but right at the shortstop, resulting in a double play. However, Santangelo scored on the play, giving the Tigers a 1-0 lead.


The Tar Heels threatened to do damage in the bottom of the second inning. Ross Cook and Jay Cox started it off with singles up the middle. They moved up a base on Wes Moyer's sacrifice bunt. Third baseman Brad McCann made a great one-handed pickup and throw to take away a bunt hit from Moyer. After Bryan Steed walked to load the bases with one out, Lumsden struck out Blair Waggett. Then on a full count, Lumsden got Greg Mangum to fly out to end the inning. Through the first two innings, North Carolina left five runners on base without scoring.


The Tigers increased their lead to 2-0 in the fifth inning, once again thanks to D'Alessio. The freshman led off with a single to left field and advanced to second on Storrer's sacrifice bunt. Russell Triplett followed with a line-drive single to right field with one out. D'Alessio correctly read that the ball would safely fall in the outfield and scored.


North Carolina came right back to cut the Tiger lead in half in the bottom of the fifth inning. After Waggett drew a one-out walk, Mangum lined a 1-2 pitch to left-center. Garrick Evans was not able to cut the base hit off in the gap, enabling Waggett to score all the way from first. Evans was charged with an error, as the run was unearned. Lumsden, however, struck out the next two Tar Heels with the potential tying run on second base to end the threat. Through five innings, Lumsden had 10 strikeouts to his credit.


The Tar Heels threatened once again in the sixth inning. After striking out in his first two at-bats, Sammy Hewitt led off with a walk. Ross Cook followed with an infield single to shortstop to put runners at first and second with no outs. Then while Hewitt laid on the ground with an ankle injury, four of the eight light towers suddenly went out at 8:31 PM. The delay, caused by a blown fuse, postponed the game until Saturday. When the game picked up, Hogan was on the mound for the Tigers. Cox bunted the runners up a base and pinch-hitter Matt Ellington went down on strikes for out #2. Bryan Steed drew a walk to load the bases, but Hogan struck out Waggett to end the inning.


Clemson avoided trouble once again in the seventh inning. Marshall Hubbard and Craig Corrado hit two-out singles. Then after running the count to 3-1 on Ross Cook, Hogan got the batter to fly out to evans on the warning track in right-center.


Hogan pitched out of potential jam in the eighth inning as well. He plunked Matt Ellington with one out. Then Steed hit a line-drive to the right side, but right at D'Alessio at first. D'Alessio then stepped on first base for the unassisted double play.


In the bottom of the ninth inning, Waggett led off with a walk on a 3-2 pitch that just missed outside. After Mangum hit a ball just foul to left field that would have scored Waggett from first, Waggett stole second base. Hogan managed to strike out Mangum for the first out during the same at-bat. Next up was Chris Iannetta, whose 23-game hitting streak was on the line and the tying run at second base. Iannetta hit Hogan's 2-2 pitch off the end of the bat, as Hogan fielded the slow roller and made the throw to first base for out #2 and Waggett advanced to third. Hubbard then lined what appeared to be the game-tying hit in the gap, but Evans got a great jump on the liner and caught the ball in left-center for the game's final out.


D'Alessio led the Tigers with two of the team's six hits. Cook led the Tar Heels, also with two of the team's six hits. All 12 hits in the game were singles.

Clemson 2 (21-13,7-3)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Demmink, Herman 2b.......  4  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Harvey, Kris dh..........  4  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
McCann, Brad 3b..........  4  0  0  0   0  2  0  3   1
Santangelo, Lou c........  3  1  1  0   0  0 15  1   0
D'Alessio, Andy 1b.......  3  1  2  0   0  1  7  0   0
Storrer, Travis rf.......  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Green, Zane rf..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Triplett, Russell ss.....  3  0  1  1   0  1  0  1   0
Colvin, Tyler lf.........  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Hub, Ryan lf............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Evans, Garrick cf........  3  0  1  0   0  0  4  0   0
Lumsden, Tyler p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Hogan, Patrick p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 29  2  6  1   0  5 27  6   1

North Carolina 1 (26-9,8-5)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Waggett, Blair cf........  3  1  0  0   2  2  2  0   3
Mangum, Greg ss..........  4  0  1  0   0  2  1  3   3
Iannetta, Chris c........  5  0  0  0   0  3  5  1   0
Hubbard, Marshall rf.....  4  0  1  0   1  2  1  1   2
Hewitt, Sammy 3b.........  2  0  0  0   1  2  0  5   2
 Corrado, Craig pr/2b....  1  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Cook, Ross dh............  4  0  2  0   0  1  0  0   2
Cox, Jay lf..............  3  0  1  0   0  2  2  0   0
Moyer, Wes 1b............  1  0  0  0   0  0  8  0   0
 Ellington, Matt ph/1b...  1  0  0  0   0  1  3  1   0
Steed, Bryan 2b/3b.......  2  0  0  0   2  1  3  3   0
Bard, Daniel p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Benson, Whitley p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  1   0
Totals................... 30  1  6  0   6 16 27 15  12

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Clemson............. 010 010 000 -  2  6  1
North Carolina...... 000 010 000 -  1  6  0
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E - EVANS(4). DP - Clemson 1; N. Carolina 2. 
LOB - Clemson 1; N. Carolina 12. HBP - MANGUM; ELLINGTON. 
SH - STORRER(1); COX(1); MOYER(1). SB -
WAGGETT(3).

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Lumsden, Tyler......  5.0  4  1  0  4 10 18 24
Hogan, Patrick......  4.0  2  0  0  2  6 12 16

North Carolina         IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Bard, Daniel........  6.0  5  2  2  0  3 20 21
Benson, Whitley.....  3.0  1  0  0  0  2  9  9

Win - LUMSDEN (3-2).  Loss - BARD (6-1).  Save - P. HOGAN (8).
HBP - by LUMSDEN (MANGUM); by P. HOGAN (ELLINGTON).
Umpires - HP: Tony Maners  1B: Scott Graham  3B: Phelps Prescott
Start: 7:06   Time: 2:17   Attendance: 1765
Game notes:
Partial power outage occurred at 8:31 PM on April 16,
 stopping play.
Play resumed April 17 at 1:03 PM.
LUMSDEN faced 2 batters in the 6th.

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