UNC Avoids Sweep, Tigers Take Two of Three


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CLEMSON - North Carolina pitcher Scott Autrey limited the Clemson
offense to four hits as the Tar Heels defeated the Tigers 4-0 Sunday
afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Clemson's record dropped to
31-17 overall and 12-6 in the ACC while the Tar Heels improved to
27-23 overall, 7-14 in the ACC.


Autrey (2-3) struck out six over nine innings and did not allow a
Tiger runner to reach third base. He outdueled Clemson starter Steve
Reba (8-3), who struck out five over 8.1 innings but was credited
with all four earned runs.


Both pitchers dominated early and combined to allow only five hits in
the first seven innings. North Carolina threatened to score in the
fifth inning when Russ Adams doubled, advanced to third with only one
out and then attempted to steal home plate after a pitch got past
Tiger catcher Seth Miller. Miller recovered in time to toss the ball
to Reba, who was covering the plate and tagged out the sliding Adams.


The Tar Heels finally got to Reba with a two-out rally in the eighth
inning. Ron Braun and Brandon Russell singled and then scored when
Adam Greenberg doubled to left field. Clemson attempted a two-out
rally of its own in the bottom of the inning after singles by Russell
Triplett and Miller. The inning ended, however, after Casey Stone's
ground ball was fielded by first baseman Jason Howell and flipped to
Autrey for the putout.


North Carolina padded its lead in the ninth with a pair of runs.
Ralph Roberts doubled and scored after a single by Howell that also
knocked Reba out of the game. Chad Prosser plated Howell off of
reliever Josh Cram and Autrey retired Clemson in order in the bottom
of the inning to seal the victory.


The Tigers will be off the next five days for final exams and will
return to action next Saturday at N.C. State. The teams will play a
day-night doubleheader at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Both games can be
heard on the Clemson Tiger Network. The first game will be telecast
by ACC Television on Fox Sports South.


North Carolina 4 (27-23,7-14 ACC)

Player          	AB	R	H	BI
Adam Greenberg cf	4	0	2	2
Russ Adams 2b   	4	0	1	0
Sean Farrell lf         4	0	0	0
Ralph Roberts rf	4	1	1	0
Jason Howell 1b  	4	1	2	1
Jeremy Cleveland 3b	4	0	0	0
 Chris Maples 3b	0	0	0	0
Chad Prosser ss 	4	0	1	1
Ron Braun c     	4	1	1	0
Bart Walker dh  	2	0	0	0
 Scott Senatore ph	1	0	1	0
 Brandon Russell pr	0	1	0	0
Scott Autrey p   	0	0	0	0
Totals......     	35	4	9	4

Clemson University 0 (31-17,12-6 ACC)

Player          	AB	R	H	BI
Casey Stone lf  	4	0	0	0
Kyle Frank rf   	4	0	0	0
Jeff Baker 3b   	4	0	0	0
Michael Johnson 1b	4	0	0	0
Khalil Greene ss	3	0	0	0
Jarrod Schmidt dh	3	0	0	0
Chad Coder cf	2	0	1	0
Russell Triplett 2b	3	0	1	0
 Ryan Riley pr/2b	0	0	0	0
Seth Miller c   	3	0	2	0
 Zane Green pr  	0	0	0	0
 Steve Pyzik c  	0	0	0	0
Steve Reba p    	0	0	0	0
 Josh Cram p    	0	0	0	0
Totals......     	30	0	4	0

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
North Carolina...... 000 000 022 -  4  9  0
Clemson University.. 000 000 000 -  0  4  0
-------------------------------------------

DP - N. Carolina 1. LOB - N. Carolina 4; Clemson 4. 2B - Greenberg, A(11);
Adams,
R.(13); Roberts, R.(7); MILLER(5). SB - Howell, J. 2(4). CS - Howell, J.(4);
CODER(1). 

North Carolina      	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	WP	BK	HP	IBB	AB	BF	FO	GO
Scott Autrey  W,2-3	9.0	4	0	0	1	6	0	0	0	0	30	31	14	6

Clemson University  	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	WP	BK	HP	IBB	AB	BF	FO	GO
Steve Reba  L,8-3	8.1	8	4	4	0	5	0	0	0	0	32	32	7	12
Josh Cram 	        0.2	1	0	0	0	1	0	0	0	0	3	3	0	1


Strikeouts - Adams, R.; Farrell, S.; Roberts, R.; Howell, J.; Braun, R.;
Walker, B.;BAKER 2; JOHNSON 2; TRIPLETT 2. Walks - CODER. 

Umpires - Home:Randy Dulin  1st:Gerald Trexler  3rd:Wayne Mooris  
Start: 2:03 PM   Time: 2:11   Attendance: 2877


Game 2:


CLEMSON - Jeff Baker sent the game into extra innings and Steve
Pyzik's single drove in the winning run as Clemson defeated North
Carolina 10-9 in 10 innings Saturday night at Kingsmore Stadium.
Clemson's record improved to 31-16 overall and 12-5 in the ACC while
the Tar Heels fell to 26-23 overall, 6-14 in the ACC.


North Carolina appeared to be headed for victory holding a 9-7 lead
with two outs in the bottom of the ninth until Baker stepped to the
plate. Clemson's best hitter sent Jason Howell's offering deep over
the left field fence for a two-run home run that tied the game at
nine and pushed it into extra innings. Baker had already homered
earlier in the game and the two-homer night was his fifth multi-homer
game of the season. The sophomore now has 17 home runs on the season,
tops in the ACC.


In the bottom of the 10th, Khalil Greene singled and stole second
base to lead off the inning. Jarrod Schmidt was intentionally walked
and Chad Coder laid down a sacrifice bunt to move the runners to
second and third base with one out. After Zane Green was
intentionally walked to load the bases, Pyzik hit a chopper to the
right side of the infield that got through and scored the winning run.


Josh Cram (2-1) got the win for Clemson for while Whitley Benson
(3-2) took the loss for North Carolina.


Both teams opened the scoring in the second inning. After singles by
Jeremy Cleveland and Chris Maples, North Carolina scored two runs off
of two Tiger errors. Adam Greenberg then tripled to right field to
give the Tar Heels an early 3-0 lead. Clemson loaded the bases in the
bottom of the inning and Kyle Frank hit an RBI single to center
field. Pyzik drove in a run with a sacrifice bunt, and Casey Stone
followed with a two-run single to give Clemson a 4-3 advantage.


The momentum shifted in the fourth inning when North Carolina batted
around and scored five runs, including RBI singles from Chad Prosser,
Ralph Roberts and a two-run single from Russ Adams. Meanwhile North
Carolina reliever Dennis Robinson, who entered the game in the third
inning, slowed the Tiger offense until Baker his first home run in
the fifth inning.


The Tar Heels added a run in the sixth inning to take a 9-5 lead and
cruised along until the eighth inning. Howell then relieved Robinson
and gave up a home run to the first batter he faced. Greene's homer,
his seventh of the year, was a two-run shot that brought the Tigers
to within 9-7 and set the stage for Baker's heroics in the ninth.


The two teams will conclude their three-game series Sunday at 2:00 PM
at Kingsmore Stadium. The game will be broadcast by the Clemson Tiger
Network.

North Carolina 9 (26-23,6-14 ACC)

Player	               AB	R	H	BI
Adam Greenberg cf	6	1	2	1
Russ Adams 2b	        6	1	1	2
Sean Farrell lf	        4	0	2	1
Ralph Roberts rf	4	1	1	0
Jason Howell dh/p	4	0	1	0
Jeremy Cleveland 1b	4	2	1	0
Chris Maples 3b	        5	0	1	0
Ryan Blake c	        4	2	0	0
Chad Prosser ss	        5	2	3	1
Daniel Moore p	        0	0	0	0
 Dennis Robinson p	0	0	0	0
 Whitley Benson p	0	0	0	0
Totals......   	       42	9	12	5

Clemson University 10 (31-16,12-5 ACC)

Player          	AB	R	H	BI
Casey Stone lf   	4	0	2	2
Ryan Riley 2b   	5	1	0	0
Jeff Baker 3b   	4	2	2	3
Michael Johnson 1b	3	2	2	0
Khalil Greene ss	5	3	3	2
Jarrod Schmidt dh	4	0	1	0
Chad Coder cf   	3	1	0	0
Kyle Frank rf   	3	1	1	1
 Seth Miller ph 	1	0	0	0
 Zane Green rf    	0	0	0	0
Steve Pyzik c   	4	0	1	2
Matt Henrie p	        0	0	0	0
 Thomas Boozer p	0	0	0	0
 Paul Harrelson p	0	0	0	0
 Kevin Lynn p   	0	0	0	0
 Josh Cram p    	0	0	0	0
Totals......   	       36	10	12	10

Score by Innings                      R  H  E
---------------------------------------------
North Carolina...... 030 501 000 0 -  9 12  2
Clemson University.. 040 010 022 1 - 10 12  4
---------------------------------------------

Note: 1 out, 3 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - Cleveland, J(6); Blake, R.(10); RILEY(14); BAKER(18); JOHNSON(4);
PYZIK(1). DP -
N. Carolina 2; Clemson 2. LOB - N. Carolina 8; Clemson 7. 2B - Farrell,
S.(13);
GREENE(13). 3B - Greenberg, A(2). HR - BAKER 2(17); GREENE(7). HBP - Blake,
R.;
BAKER. SH - CODER(3); PYZIK(10). SB - Howell, J.(2); STONE(21); GREENE(12). 

North Carolina      	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	WP	BK	HP	IBB	AB	BF	FO	GO
Daniel Moore    	2.1	3	4	4	3	0	0	0	1	0	8	13	3	3
Dennis Robinson 	4.2	5	2	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	18	18	6	7
Jason Howell            2.0	2	3	3	1	1	0	0	0	0	8	9	0	4
Whitley Benson  L,3-2	0.1	2	1	1	2	0	0	0	0	2	2	5	0	1

Clemson University  	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	WP	BK	HP	IBB	AB	BF	FO	GO
Matt Henrie     	3.1	5	6	3	2	3	1	0	1	0	15	18	2	4
Thomas Boozer   	0.0	2	2	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	2	2	0	0
Paul Harrelson  	0.1	0	0	0	1	0	1	0	0	0	1	2	0	1
Kevin Lynn 	        4.2	4	1	0	1	3	0	0	0	0	19	20	6	5
Josh Cram  W,2-1	1.2	1	0	0	0	2	0	0	0	0	5	5	2	0

WP - HENRIE(5); HARRELSON(2). HB - Moore, D.; HENRIE. PB - PYZIK(7). 

Strikeouts - Greenberg, A; Adams, R.; Roberts, R.; Howell, J. 2; Cleveland, J;
Maples, C. 2; JOHNSON. Walks - Farrell, S.; Roberts, R.; Howell, J.;
Cleveland, J;
STONE; JOHNSON 2; SCHMIDT; CODER; GREEN. 

Umpires - Home:Wayne Morris  1st:Randy Dulin  3rd:Gerald Trexler  
Start: 7:09 PM   Time: 3:30   Attendance: 3346

BOOZER faced 2 batters in the 4th.
Robinson, D. faced 1 batter in the 8th.


GAME 1:


Clemson, SC--Khalil Greene slugged a two-out three-run home run in
the sixth inning to key Clemson to a come-from-behind 6-3 victory
over North Carolina in ACC baseball action Friday night at Kingsmore
Stadium. The victory improved Clemson's record to 30-16 overall 11-5
in the ACC. The Tar Heels fell to 26-22 overall, 6-13 in the ACC.


North Carolina took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first
inning. Adam Greenberg opened the game with a walk, then moved to
second on a stolen base. Two outs later Ryan Blake walked. Jason
Howell followed with a single that scored Greenberg with the game's
first run. Jeremy Cleveland then followed with a two-out single to
left that scored Blake from second base.


North Carolina made it 3-0 with a run in the fifth. Russ
Adams and Sean Farrell had leadoff singles against Clemson starter
Jarrod Schmidt, who allowed three runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings
of work. Blake then sacrificed both runners up. Howell followed
with a sacrifice fly to centerfield.


Trailing 3-0, and showing just one hit in five innings off
North Carolina starter Ralph Roberts, the Tigers finally got the bats
going. Casey Stone led off the frame with a two-strike bunt single
down the third-base line. One out later Jeff Baker walked. After
Michael Johnson grounded out, Greene came to the plate with a chance
to tie the contest with one swing.


North Carolina Coach Mike Fox went to his bullpen and brought
on Kevin Brower. The Clemson shortstop quickly tied the game with
his sixth home run of the season, a blast over the left field fence.


Clemson was not finished in the sixth. Chad Coder singled up
the middle and moved to second when Ryan Riley walked. Jarrod
Schmidt, who was by now was out of the game as a pitcher, but
remained in the game as a DH, singled to load the bases. Steve
Pyzik then hit a ground ball to shortstop Chad Prosser, who committed
an error, allowing Coder to score the lead run.


The Clemson rally took the life out of North Carolina
offensively, as the Tar Heels had just three base runners and two
hits the last three innings of the contest. Meanwhile, Clemson added
a pair of insurance runs. Jeff Baker belted a home run to right
center in the seventh, his team best 15th of the season. The Tigers
added another run in the eighth on a walk, a double by Schmidt and a
squeeze bunt by Steve Pyzik.


Clemson relief pitcher Nick Glaser was outstanding in relief,
as the senior shutout out the Tar Heels over the final 2 1/3 innings.
He earned his first save of the year. Thomas Boozer got the win in
relief and improved to 2-0 for the season. Kevin Brower was the
loser in relief.


Schmidt, who did not bat until the sixth inning, was the only
Tiger with two hits. Baker had the home run and reached safely
twice in walks. North Carolina was led at the plate by Russ Adamms
and Sean Farrell who had two hits apiece.


North Carolina 3 (26-22,6-13 ACC)

Player	               AB	R	H	BI
Adam Greenberg cf	4	1	1	0
Russ Adams 2b	        5	1	2	0
Sean Farrell lf	        4	0	2	0
Ryan Blake c	        3	1	0	0
Jason Howell rf/p	3	0	1	2
Jeremy Cleveland 1b	4	0	1	1
Chad Prosser ss	        4	0	0	0
Ron Braun dh	        3	0	0	0
 Wes Moyer rf	        0	0	0	0
Chris Maples 3b	        3	0	0	0
Ralph Roberts p	        0	0	0	0
 Daniel Moore p	        0	0	0	0
 Kevin Brower p	        0	0	0	0
 Whitley Benson p	0	0	0	0
Totals......   	       33	3	7	3

Clemson University 6 (30-16,11-5 ACC)

Player	               AB	R	H	BI
Casey Stone lf       	5	1	1	0
Kyle Frank rf        	4	0	0	0
Jeff Baker 3b       	2	2	1	1
Michael Johnson 1b	3	0	0	0
Khalil Greene ss	3	1	1	3
Chad Coder cf        	3	2	1	0
Ryan Riley 2b      	2	0	1	0
Zane Green dh      	2	0	0	0
Steve Pyzik c         	3 	0	0	1
Jarrod Schmidt p/ph	2	0	2	0
 Thomas Boozer p	0	0	0	0
 Nick Glaser p	        0	0	0	0
Totals......         	29	6	7	5

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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North Carolina...... 200 010 000 -  3  7  1
Clemson University.. 000 004 11X -  6  7  2
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E - Prosser, C.(17); BAKER(17); RILEY(13). DP - N. Carolina 1. LOB - N.
Carolina 10;
Clemson 7. 2B - SCHMIDT(7). HR - BAKER(15); GREENE(6). HBP - Farrell, S.;
Braun, R..
SH - Blake, R.(1); RILEY(7); PYZIK(9). SF - Howell, J.(4). SB - Greenberg,
A 2(26);
Adams, R. 2(24); Maples, C.(7); BAKER(4). CS - RILEY(2). 

North Carolina      	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	WP	BK	HP	IBB	AB	BF	FO	GO
Ralph Roberts 	        5.1	2	2	2	4	3	0	0	0	0	17	21	6	6
Daniel Moore 	        0.1	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	1	0	1
Kevin Brower  L,2-2	0.0	2	2	1	1	0	0	0	0	0	2	3	0	0
Whitley Benson 	        2.0	3	2	2	1	0	0	0	0	0	8	11	4	2
Jason Howell 	        0.1	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	1	0	1

Clemson University  	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	WP	BK	HP	IBB	AB	BF	FO	GO
Jarrod Schmidt 	        5.2	5	3	3	3	4	0	0	1	0	21	27	7	6
Thomas Boozer  W,2-0	1.0	1	0	0	0	1	0	0	1	0	4	5	2	0
Nick Glaser     S,1	2.1	1	0	0	0	2	0	0	0	0	8	8	1	4

HB - SCHMIDT; BOOZER. 

Strikeouts - Farrell, S.; Howell, J.; Cleveland, J 2; Prosser, C. 2; Braun,
R.;
GREENE; GREEN 2. Walks - Greenberg, A; Blake, R.; Maples, C.; BAKER 2;
JOHNSON;
GREENE; CODER; RILEY. 

Umpires - Home:Gerald Trexler  1st:Wayne Morris  3rd:Randy Dulin  
Start: 7:22 PM   Time: 2:47   Attendance: 3206

Brower, K. faced 3 batters in the 6th.

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