UNC Avoids Sweep with 12-5 Win


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CHAPEL HILL, NC - North Carolina jumped in front with a seven-run third
inning on its way to a 12-5 victory over Clemson on Sunday afternoon at
Boshamer Stadium. The top-ranked Tigers, which won the first two games of the
series, dropped to 30-4 and 7-2 in the ACC while the 13th-ranked Tar Heels
improved to 25-13 and 10-5 in the ACC.


After 2.5 quick innings, North Carolina exploded for seven runs in the bottom
of the third. Singles by Rick Braun and Mell Adams led off the frame and
North Carolina loaded the bases with none out when B.J. LaMura hit Adam
Greenberg, LaMura's thrid hit batter of the game. Russ Adams followed with a
two-run double to short right field and Sean Farrell cleared the bases with a
two-run single. After a wild pitch allowed Farrell to advance to second, Head
Coach Jack Leggett went to the bullpen and brought Ryan Childs to the mound.


The bleeding continued, however, as Chris Maples doubled and Chris Iannetta
singled to put runners at the corner with still no outs. A potential double
play ball was bobbled by Russell Triplett and another run scored. After a
wild pitch by Childs, Leggett went to the bullpen again. Patrick Hogan
yielded only a sacrifice fly while getting all three outs to end the big Tar
Heel inning.


Clemson responded in the top of the fourth by loading the bases with none out
after singles up the middle by David Slevin and Kyle Frank and a Khalil
Greene walk. That brought up Jeff Baker, who nearly homered on the first
pitch of his first at bat. The cleanup hitter cleared the bases in his second
at bat with a grand slam to left field for his 13th home run of the season.


North Carolina scored single runs in the fifth and sixth innings for a 9-4
lead before the Tigers got back on the board in the seventh. After singles by
Jarrod Schmidt and Triplett, Jeff Hourigan fouled off five pitches and then
drilled a double in the gap. Schmidt scored but Triplett was thrown out at
the plate for the second out of the inning. Collin Mahoney struck out to end
the inning and the Tiger threat.


The Tar Heels added three runs in the eighth to cap the scoring. On the day,
seven Tar Heel batters had two hits while no Tiger had more than one hit.


North Carolina starter Daniel Moore (4-1) earned the win while LaMura (3-1)
got his first loss of the year for Clemson. The Tigers will host Western
Carolina Tuesday at 7:15 PM before playing South Carolina on Wednesday at
7:15 PM at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.


2002 CLEMSON BASEBALL
Clemson at North Carolina
Apr 14, 2002 at Chapel Hill, NC (Boshamer)

Clemson 5 (30-4,7-2)

Player              AB  R   H   RBI BB  SO  PO  A   LOB
Slevin, David 2b    4   1   1   0   0   0   1   2   0
Frank, Kyle cf      4   1   1   0   0   0   2   0   0
Greene, Khalil dh   3   1   0   0   1   1   0   0   0
Baker, Jeff 3b      4   1   1   4   0   1   1   2   0
Johnson, Michael 1b 4   0   0   0   0   2   7   1   0
Schmidt, Jarrod rf  3   1   1   0   0   1   3   0   0
 Coder, Chad ph     1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0
Triplett, R ss      3   0   1   0   0   1   2   4   0
 Evans, Garrick ph  1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   1
Valiente, R lf  2   0   0   0   0   0   2   0   0
 Hourigan, J ph/lf  1   0   1   1   0   0   1   0   0
Miller, Seth c      2   0   0   0   0   0   2   0   0
 Mahoney, C ph/c    1   0   0   0   0   1   2   0   1
LaMura, B.J. p      0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Childs, Ryan p     0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Hogan, Patrick p   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0
 Hahn, Jeff p       0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Boozer, Thomas p   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
 Harrelson, Paul p  0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals......        33  5   7   5   1   8   24  9   2

North Carolina 12 (25-13,10-5)

Player              AB  R   H   RBI BB  SO  PO  A   LOB
Greenberg, Adam cf  4   3   2   1   0   0   1   0   0
Adams, Russ ss      5   2   2   2   0   0   1   1   0
Farrell, Sean lf    4   1   2   3   0   0   0   0   0
Maples, Chris 3b    5   1   2   1   0   1   1   2   0
Iannetta, Chris c   4   2   2   0   0   1   9   0   1
Blake, Ryan 1b      3   0   0   1   1   0   9   0   1
Prosser, Chad 2b    3   0   0   1   0   0   0   2   1
Braun, Ron dh       4   1   2   1   0   2   0   0   0
Adams, Mell rf      4   2   2   0   0   0   6   1   3
Moore, Daniel p     0   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   0
 Harrell, Carter p  0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals......        36  12  14  10  1   4   27  8   6

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Clemson............. 000 400 100 -  5  7  1
North Carolina...... 007 011 03X - 12 14  0
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E - TRIPLETT(6). DP - Clemson 1. LOB - Clemson 2; 
N. Carolina 6. 2B -CODER(6); HOURIGAN(7); R. ADAMS(15);
MAPLES(14). HR - BAKER(13). HBP - GREENBERG; IANNETTA; 
BLAKE. SF - FARRELL(4); PROSSER(1). SB - GREENBERG(25);
R. ADAMS(39); MAPLES(11); M. ADAMS(4).

Clemson             IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO  AB  BF  NP
LaMura, B.J.        2.0 4   5   5   0   1   9   12
Childs, Ryan        0.0 2   2   1   0   0   3   3
Hogan, Patrick      3.1 4   2   2   1   1   13  15
Hahn, Jeff          1.2 2   2   2   0   1   7   7
Boozer, Thomas      0.0 1   1   1   0   0   1   1
Harrelson, Paul     1.0 1   0   0   0   1   3   4

North Carolina      IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO  AB  BF  NP
Moore, Daniel       3.1 3   4   4   1   2   13  14
Harrell, Carter     5.2 4   1   1   0   6   20  20

Win - HARRELL (6-3).  Loss - LaMURA (3-1).  Save - None.
WP - LaMURA(2); CHILDS 2(4); HAHN 2(4). HB - LaMURA 3. 
BK - CHILDS(1).
Umpires - Home:George Frazee  1st:Tony Maners  
3rd:Rick Darby
Start: 2:05   Time: 2:33   Attendance: 1814
LaMURA faced 5 batters in the 3rd.
CHILDS faced 3 batters in the 3rd.
HAHN faced 2 batters in the 8th.
BOOZER faced 1 batter in the 8th.

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