Tigers Win Second Straight Over Miami


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CLEMSON - Kris Harvey homered twice to back another sterling pitching performance by Josh Cribb Friday night, as Clemson won its second straight over visiting Miami, 9-2.


The game, which was delayed an hour and 15 minutes due to rain, was played before an announced crowd of 4,832 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.


The victory moved Clemson (36-19, 20-9 ACC) a half-game ahead of the Hurricanes for second place in the ACC with one game to go. Florida State, which came into the night tied with Clemson in the league standings, had its game at N.C. State suspended by rain Friday. That game will resume at Noon today with the Wolfpack holding a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the second inning.



Both of Harvey's home runs extended Clemson leads Friday.


His first, a solo shot the opposite way down the right field line, put the Tigers ahead 6-1 in the fifth inning and came off Miami starter and loser Dan Touchet (3-4). Harvey's second blast - a no-doubter to straight-away left field off lefty reliever Andrew Lane - put the Tigers on top 9-2 in the seventh.


Harvey now has 21 homers on the season, extending his lead in the ACC.


Meanwhile, Cribb (6-4) was sensational for the second straight start. The junior pitched seven innings, allowing seven hits and just two runs. He struck out nine and didn't walk a batter.


Jeff Hahn pitched the final two innings to close out the Tigers' eighth straight win, and 21st in their last 27 games.


Four of Clemson's first five runs were unearned, Miami committing three more errors Friday night after making six on Thursday. Taylor Harbin, Travis Storrer, Tyler Colvin and Andy D'Alessio all drove in runs for Clemson.


Ryan Braun's double in the first inning and Danny Valencia's single in the sixth drove in the only two runs of the game for Miami (38-14-1, 19-9-1).


Clemson goes for the series sweep in today's regular-season finale. First pitch at Doug Kingsmore Stadium is set for 1 p.m.


Miami (FL) 2 (38-14-1,19-9-1 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Danny Figueroa cf........  4  0  1  0   0  3  1  0   0
Paco Figueroa rf.........  3  2  2  0   1  0  1  0   0
Ryan Braun 3b............  4  0  3  1   0  1  2  2   0
Jon Jay lf...............  4  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   0
Danny Valencia 1b........  4  0  1  1   0  2 11  0   2
Brendan Katin dh.........  3  0  0  0   1  1  0  0   2
Roger Tomas 2b...........  4  0  2  0   0  0  2  4   0
Walter Diaz ss...........  4  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Eddy Rodriguez c.........  3  0  0  0   0  2  5  1   1
Dan Touchet p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Andrew Lane p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Chris Perez p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 33  2  9  2   2 10 24  8   6

Clemson 9 (36-19,20-9 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Herman Demmink 3b........  4  2  1  0   0  1  0  2   1
Brad Chalk cf............  3  1  1  0   0  0  3  0   0
Taylor Harbin 2b.........  4  1  2  1   0  0  3  4   0
Tyler Colvin lf..........  4  1  1  1   0  0  0  0   0
Kris Harvey dh...........  4  3  3  3   0  1  0  0   1
Travis Storrer rf........  4  1  1  1   0  0  0  1   0
Andy D'Alessio 1b........  2  0  0  1   1  0  8  2   0
Stan Widmann ss..........  4  0  1  1   0  2  0  1   1
Adrian Casanova c........  4  0  0  0   0  2 11  0   0
Josh Cribb p.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  3   0
 Jeff Hahn p.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 33  9 10  8   1  6 27 13   3

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Miami (FL).......... 100 001 000 -  2  9  3
Clemson............. 113 010 30X -  9 10  0
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E - VALENCIA(11); TOMAS(18); TOUCHET(1). 
DP - Miami (FL) 1; Clemson 2. LOB - Miami (FL) 6; 
Clemson 3. 2B - BRAUN(15); HARBIN(25); STORRER(13);
WIDMANN(7). HR - HARVEY 2(21). SH - CHALK(13). 
SF - D'ALESSIO(2). SB - DEMMINK(7); COLVIN(12).

Miami (FL)             IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Dan Touchet.........  6.0  7  6  2  0  5 26 27
Andrew Lane.........  1.0  3  3  3  0  0  5  6
Chris Perez.........  1.0  0  0  0  1  1  2  3

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Josh Cribb..........  7.0  7  2  2  1  9 27 28
Jeff Hahn...........  2.0  2  0  0  1  1  6  7

Win - CRIBB (6-4).  Loss - TOUCHET (3-4).  Save - None.
WP - TOUCHET(3); LANE(5).
Umpires - HP: Paul Guillie  1B: Randy Harvey  
3B: Scott Graham
Start: 8:29   Time: 2:25   Attendance: 4834

Dan Scott covers Clemson University for the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Seneca Daily Journal/Clemson Messenger and TigerNet. He also hosts SportsTalk from 9 a.m.-Noon, Monday-Friday, on WCCP-Fm, 104.9. Click here for Dan Scott's SportsTalk discussion board.

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