Tigers tally seven extra-base hits in 9-2 win over Eagles


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Behind five doubles and two home runs, Clemson defeated Boston College 9-2 in front of 477 fans at Commander Shea Field on Friday afternoon. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 series lead, improved to 20-13 overall and 7-9 in the ACC. The Eagles dropped to 13-18 overall and 6-9 in ACC play.


Solo homers by John Hinson John Hinson
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Asheville, NC

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and Will Lamb Will Lamb
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Seaford, VA

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in the first inning and second inning, respectively, put the Tigers ahead 2-0. The Eagles battled back to tie the score 2-2 with a run in the fifth. But a key two-out, two-run double by Spencer Kieboom Spencer Kieboom
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Marietta, GA

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in the sixth inning gave the Tigers the lead for good. Clemson added five more runs for the seven-run victory.


Starter Dominic Leone Dominic Leone
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#6 5-11, 185
Norwich, CT

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(1-1) pitched a season-high 6.0 innings to earn the win. The Norwich, CT native allowed five hits, two runs, and four walks with five strikeouts. Jonathan Meyer Jonathan Meyer
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San Diego, CA

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pitched a perfect seventh inning, then Kevin Pohle Kevin Pohle
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St. Louis, MO

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did not allow a run in the final 2.0 innings pitched to close out the game.


Nate Bayuk (3-4), the third of seven Eagle pitchers, suffered the loss. He yielded two runs on one hit and one walk in 1.2 innings pitched.

Hinson led off the game with a solo home run off the scoreboard in right field in the first inning, his fifth long ball of the year.

In the second inning, Lamb belted a solo home run to right field, his first long ball of the season, to give Clemson a 2-0 lead.


In the third inning, Matt McGovern led off with a single to right-center and Garret Smith followed with a single to right field. After Anthony Melchionda walked to load the bases with no outs, Andrew Lawrence reached on a hard-hit fielder’s choice to first as McGovern scored and Melchionda was retired at second. But the Tigers escaped further damage when Mike Sudol grounded into an inning-ending 3-6-1 double play.

The Eagles tied the score in the fifth inning. McGovern flared a one-out single to right-center, stole second, and scored on Melchionda’s two-out double down the right-field line.

The Tigers regained the lead in the sixth inning thanks to clutch two-out hitting. Richie Shaffer Richie Shaffer
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Charlotte, NC

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grounded a one-out double over the third-base bag and Brad Miller Brad Miller
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Windermere, FL

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walked. Both runners moved up a base on Lamb’s sacrifice bunt, then Kieboom laced a two-out double down the left-field line to score Shaffer and Miller. Chris Epps Chris Epps
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Stone Mountain, GA

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followed with a single to left-center to plate Kieboom, giving the Tigers a 5-2 lead.

In the seventh inning, Hinson drew a one-out walk and scored on Phil Pohl Phil Pohl
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’s double down the left-field line.

Clemson added to its lead in the eighth inning. Lamb led off with a walk and went to third on Kieboom’s double over the third-base bag. After Epps was intentionally walked to load the bases and Jason Stolz Jason Stolz
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fouled out, Hinson grounded out to second to bring home Lamb. Pohl followed with a two-out double to left-center to score Kieboom and Epps.

Pohl and Kieboom had two doubles apiece to lead Clemson’s 11-hit attack. Pohl added a game-high three RBIs, while Kieboom totaled two runs and two RBIs.

McGovern went 2-for-5 with two runs to pace the Eagles, who had seven hits in the contest.

Clemson and Boston College will conclude the series with a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 12:00 PM.


Clemson 9 (20-13,7-9 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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John Hinson 3b...........  4  2  1  2   1  1  0  1   0
Phil Pohl dh/c...........  5  0  2  3   0  1  1  0   0
Jeff Schaus Jeff Schaus
Outfielder
#3 6-1, 205
Naples, FL
View Full Profile lf...........  4  0  0  0   1  0  3  0   1
Richie Shaffer 1b........  3  1  2  0   0  0  5  2   0
 Jon McGibbon Jon McGibbon
Outfielder
#12 6-1, 210
Lindenhurst, NY
View Full Profile ph/1b......  1  0  1  0   0  0  1  0   0
Brad Miller ss...........  4  1  0  0   1  1  5  2   4
Will Lamb cf.............  2  2  1  1   1  0  4  0   0
 Dominic Attanasio Dominic Attanasio
Outfielder
#1 5-7, 150
Windermere, FL
View Full Profile ph/cf.  0  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
Spencer Kieboom c........  4  2  2  2   0  0  5  1   0
 Mike Dunster Mike Dunster
Infielder
#10 5-9, 170
Greenwich, CT
View Full Profile ph.........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Chris Epps rf............  3  1  2  1   1  1  0  0   0
 Joe Costigan Joe Costigan
Outfielder
#5 5-10, 200
Naples, FL
View Full Profile ph/rf......  0  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
Jason Stolz 2b...........  4  0  0  0   0  1  1  1   1
 Steve Wilkerson Steve Wilkerson
Infielder
#17 6-1, 195
Roswell, GA
View Full Profile 2b......  1  0  0  0   0  0  1  2   3
Dominic Leone p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
 Jonathan Meyer p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Kevin Pohle p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 36  9 11  9   7  5 27  9   9

Boston College 2 (13-18,6-9 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Brad Zapenas ss..........  3  0  0  0   2  1  1  4   2
Matt McGovern rf.........  5  2  2  0   0  0  2  0   2
Garret Smith c...........  4  0  2  0   0  1  5  0   0
 Jim Laufer c............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Anthony Melchionda 3b....  1  0  1  1   3  0  2  1   0
Andrew Lawrence p/dh.....  4  0  0  1   0  0  0  0   3
Mike Sudol 1b............  4  0  0  0   0  1  9  0   2
Marc Perdios lf..........  3  0  0  0   0  1  2  0   0
 Kyle Prohovich ph.......  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Matt Hamlet 2b...........  2  0  0  0   1  1  2  2   0
 Spenser Payne ph........  1  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Tom Bourdon cf...........  3  0  1  0   0  1  4  1   0
 Rob Moir ph.............  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Matt Alvarez p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Nate Bayuk p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Dave Laufer p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Eric Stevens p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Hunter Gordon p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Dane Clemens p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 32  2  7  2   6  7 27  8   9

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Clemson............. 110 003 130 -  9 11  0
Boston College...... 001 010 000 -  2  7  0
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DP - Clemson 2. LOB - Clemson 9; Boston Coll. 9. 2B - POHL 2(13);
SHAFFER(7); KIEBOOM 2(6); SMITH(10); MELCHIONDA(11). HR - HINSON(5);
LAMB(1). HBP - SHAFFER. SH - LAMB(2). SB - McGOVERN(3).

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Dominic Leone.......  6.0  5  2  2  4  5 22 26
Jonathan Meyer......  1.0  0  0  0  0  1  3  3
Kevin Pohle.........  2.0  2  0  0  2  1  7  9

Boston College         IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Andrew Lawrence.....  2.0  3  2  2  0  2  9  9
Matt Alvarez........  2.0  1  0  0  1  1  7  8
Nate Bayuk..........  1.2  1  2  2  1  2  5  7
Dave Laufer.........  0.2  2  2  2  1  0  3  4
Eric Stevens........  0.2  2  3  3  2  0  4  7
Hunter Gordon.......  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  4  4
Dane Clemens........  1.0  1  0  0  2  0  4  6

Win - LEONE (1-1).  Loss - BAYUK (3-4).  Save - None.
HBP - by STEVENS (SHAFFER).
Umpires - HP: Doug Lee  1B: Bruce Ravan  3B: Ray Gregson
Start: 2:29 PM   Time: 2:54   Attendance: 477
STEVENS faced 3 batters in the 8th.

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