Tigers Sweep Doubleheader Over Ohio
CLEMSON, SC - Clemson defeated Ohio by scores of 9-4 and 6-1 Friday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Two games were played on Friday due to the threat of inclement weather on Saturday. The two teams are still scheduled to play the last of the three games on SATURDAY at 2:00. With the wins, #8 Clemson improved to 14-2, while Ohio fell to 3-6-1.
In game one, Scott Berney's Tiger record for consecutive scoreless innings ended at 32.2
innings in the third inning when Cory Keylor reached on a fielder's choice, as Scott Brownlee scored on the play. Brownlee led off the inning with a double. Despite allowing two runs in 7.0 innings, the senior righthander earned his fifth win against no losses this season in Clemson's 9-4 win. Starter Tony Schiml (0-2) suffered the loss in 6.2 innings of work.
Khalil Greene led the Tigers with three singles, each of which drove home a run. Cory Keylor led the Bobcats, as he went 3-for-5 with an RBI. The Bobcats banged out 12 hits, but left 11 runners on base. Clemson also left 11 runners stranded.
Game two saw the Tigers score all six of its runs in their final three innings at the plate to secure the 6-1 victory over Ohio. Ohio once again could not come up with the big hit, as it left 12 runners on base to Clemson's 10.
Freshman righthander Ryan Childs, making his first career start for the Tigers, pitched 4.1 innings, allowing five hits, no earned runs, and three walks while striking out four. Freshman reliever Paul Harrelson (1-0) picked up his first career win by pitching 2.2 scoreless innings. Nick Glaser earned his seventh save by striking out five batters in the final two innings. Bobcat reliever Denny McGee (1-1) suffered the loss. Lefty starter Walt Novosel pitched effectively, allowing one run while striking out six in 5.1 innings.
Clemson took a 3-1 lead in the seventh inning when Greene reached on a fielder's choice, as Casey Stone scored on the play. Ryan Riley then came home on a Jeremy Johnson passed ball. Riley added insurance runs in the eighth inning with a two-run single.
Stone led the Tigers with a 2-for-2 performance, including two runs scored. Boyd and Jeff Baker also had two hits apiece. Jeff Rook led the Bobcats with two hits in three at bats.