Virginia Completes Sweep of Doubleheader and Series


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Charlottesville, VA -

Matt Avery scattered four hits in a complete game to lead Virginia to a 3-1 victory over #23 Clemson in game two of a doubleheader on April 10 at UVa Baseball Stadium. The Cavaliers, who upped their winning streak to nine games, swept the three-game series and improved to 29-7 overall, including 11-4 in ACC play. The Tigers fell to 18-13 overall, 6-3 in the ACC. Before the series, the Cavaliers had not beaten Clemson in back-to-back games since 1974 and not swept the Tigers in a three-game series since 1972.


Starter Matt Avery (4-1) earned the victory, allowing one run, three walks, and four hits in his first career complete game. He continued Virginia's success of containing the Tiger bats with runners on base, as he allowed just one hit in nine at-bats with runners on base. In the three-game series, Clemson was just 3-for-32 with runners on base. Tiger starter Stephen Faris (1-3) suffered the loss despite allowing just four hits, one walk, and three runs in a career-high 6.1 innings pitched.



Virginia started the scoring with a pair of runs in the first inning. Matt Street led off with a solid single through the left side and stole second base. After Mark Reynolds walked, Ryan Zimmerman sacrificed the runners up a base. Joe Koshansky followed with a long fly ball to left-center to bring home Street. Matt Dunn then slapped a single to left field to plate Zimmerman from third base and give the Cavaliers a 2-0 lead. It was Dunn's sixth hit in as many at-bats over three games.


Reynolds gave the Cavaliers a 3-0 lead in the third inning with a solo homer to left-center. It was his eighth homer in 2004.


Clemson finally got on the board in the fourth inning with one run, but could have scored more. Herman Demmink led off with a double to left-center and Kris Harvey followed with a walk. Then Brad McCann hit a double off the glove of Street in right field. Demmink, who was tagging on the play, just beat the relay throw, but home plate umpire Tim Clougherty did not indicate a safe or out sign, because the catcher never tagged Demmink and Demmink's "hook" slide missed the plate. But an alert Demmink, who was about five feet from the plate, quickly stepped on home plate and was ruled safe. Virginia avoided further damage when Avery struck out Lou Santangelo, Andy D'Alessio, and Travis Storrer with runners on second and third to end the inning.


Virginia threatened to add to its lead in the seventh inning, but reliever Collin Mahoney got out of the jam. Tom Hagan led off with a single, as he slapped an 0-2 pitch to left-center. Scott Headd's sacrifice bunt, his 12th of the year, advanced Hagan to second. Kyle Werman moved Hagan to third on an infield single to shortstop. Triplett was playing Werman in the "hole," as he hit the ball where Triplett would normally play. Tim Henry then loaded the bases when he dropped a bunt for a hit, but the runner remained at third. Fortunately for the Tigers, Mahoney induced an inning-ending 1-2-3 double play.


But the Tigers could not muster a late-inning rally, as the last seven batters were retired in order to end the game. Eleven different players accounted for the game's 11 hits (Virginia 7, Clemson 4). The game lasted only 1:57.


Clemson will return home to play host to Winthrop Tuesday at 7:15 PM.


Clemson 1 (18-13,6-3)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Demmink, Herman 2b.......  4  1  1  0   0  0  1  0   1
Harvey, Kris rf..........  3  0  1  0   1  0  0  0   0
McCann, Brad 3b..........  4  0  1  1   0  0  0  2   0
Santangelo, Lou c........  4  0  1  0   0  1  5  1   0
D'Alessio, Andy 1b.......  4  0  0  0   0  3  8  1   0
Storrer, Travis dh.......  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   2
Triplett, Russell ss.....  2  0  0  0   1  0  0  2   0
Colvin, Tyler lf.........  3  0  0  0   0  0  5  0   1
Sipp, Tony cf............  2  0  0  0   1  0  3  0   0
Faris, Stephen p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  3   0
 Mahoney, Collin p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 29  1  4  1   3  5 24 10   4

Virginia 3 (29-7,11-4)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Street, Matt rf..........  4  1  1  0   0  1  2  0   2
Reynolds, Mark ss........  3  2  1  1   1  2  1  1   1
Zimmerman, Ryan 3b.......  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
Koshansky, Joe 1b........  3  0  1  1   0  0  9  0   0
Dunn, Matt lf............  4  0  1  1   0  1  2  0   1
Hagan, Tom dh............  3  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   1
Headd, Scott c...........  2  0  0  0   0  0  5  1   0
Werman, Kyle 2b..........  2  0  1  0   0  0  5  4   0
Henry, Tim cf............  3  0  1  0   0  0  3  0   0
Avery, Matt p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 27  3  7  3   1  4 27  9   5

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Clemson............. 000 100 000 -  1  4  1
Virginia............ 201 000 00X -  3  7  1
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E - DEMMINK(7); REYNOLDS(12). DP - Clemson 1; Virginia 2. 
LOB - Clemson 4; Virginia 5. 2B - DEMMINK(6); McCANN(13). 
HR - REYNOLDS(8). HBP - WERMAN. SH - ZIMMERMAN(3); 
HEADD(12). SF - KOSHANSKY(6). SB - STREET(16); KOSHANSKY(5);
WERMAN(2). CS - SIPP(2).

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Faris, Stephen......  6.1  4  3  3  1  2 20 25
Mahoney, Collin.....  1.2  3  0  0  0  2  7  7

Virginia               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Avery, Matt.........  9.0  4  1  1  3  5 29 32

Win - AVERY (4-1).  Loss - FARIS (1-3).  Save - None.
HBP - by FARIS (WERMAN).
Umpires - HP: Tim Clougherty  1B: Scott Erby 
3B: Reid Churchill
Start: 3:59   Time: 1:57   Attendance: 1577


Game 1


Charlottesville, VA -

Virginia scored two runs with two outs in the eighth inning to defeat #23 Clemson 4-3 Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader at UVa Baseball Stadium. The Cavaliers' first two batters of the eighth were retired in order before three straight hits lifted Virginia to its eighth-straight victory. Virginia improved to 28-7 overall, 10-4 in ACC play. The Tigers fell to 18-12 overall, 6-2 in the ACC.


Starter Joe Koshansky (6-1) had the game-winning hit and earned the win, as he pitched 8.0 innings and allowed just six hits and one earned run. He also walked two and struck out seven. Casey Lambert pitched a perfect ninth inning to record his fifth save of the year. Patrick Hogan (0-2) suffered the loss. Robert Rohrbaugh pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing just two runs, one walk, and four hits.


The Tigers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning thanks to the baserunning of Herman Demmink. Demmink led off with a single. He stole second and third, then scored when Lou Santangelo got into a "pickle." First baseman Tom Hagan threw the ball wild to second base, allowing Demmink to score from third. The Cavaliers had gone five straight games with committing an error.


After the Tigers failed to score in the second inning with runners on second and third with one out, Virginia evened the score 1-1 in the bottom of the second. Matt Dunn hit a one-out triple down the right-field line. After Scott Headd fouled out, Tom Hagan hit a single up the middle to plate Dunn.



The Cavaliers took the lead in the fourth inning. Dunn led off with a double off the chalk in left field. After Headd bunted Dunn over to third base, Hagan was hit by a pitch on an 0-2 count. Then Kyle Werman's squeeze bunt brought home Dunn to give Virginia a 2-1 lead.


Clemson tied the score 2-2 in the fifth inning. Garrick Evans reached on an infield single to shortstop and advanced to second on the errant throw. After Demmink struck out, Kris Harvey broke an 0-for-11 slump with a single off the right-field line, plating Evans.


Harvey came threw once again in his next at-bat in the eighth inning when he hit a solo home run to left field, his fifth of the year overall and fourth in ACC play. The long ball gave the Tigers a 3-2 lead.


Virginia came right back and retook the lead in the bottom of the eighth inning with three straight two-out hits. Ryan Zimmerman started the rally with a two-out double to left-center. Then, Koshansky helped his own cause with a perfectly-placed double down the first-base line, just out of the reach of first baseman Tyler Colvin. Then, Dunn continued his perfect day with an RBI single up the middle to give the Cavaliers a 4-3 lead.


Harvey led the Tigers with two hits and two RBIs, while Evans also had two hits. Dunn led the Cavaliers with a 4-for-4 day. He had four of the Cavaliers' seven hits.


Clemson and Virginia will conclude the three-game series later today. The game will start at approximately 4:00 PM.

Clemson 3 (18-12,6-2)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Demmink, Herman 2b.......  4  1  1  0   0  1  1  3   3
Harvey, Kris rf..........  4  1  2  2   0  0  2  0   0
McCann, Brad 3b..........  3  0  0  0   1  0  0  2   0
Santangelo, Lou c........  3  0  0  0   1  2  4  1   0
Ingram, John 1b..........  4  0  0  0   0  2 10  1   1
 Colvin, Tyler 1b........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Everett, Brady dh........  4  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   1
Triplett, Russell ss.....  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  1   0
Hub, Ryan lf.............  3  0  0  0   0  1  2  0   0
Evans, Garrick cf........  3  1  2  0   0  1  2  0   0
Rohrbaugh, Robert p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  4   0
 Hogan, Patrick p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Sipp, Tony p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 31  3  6  2   2  9 24 12   5

Virginia 4 (28-7,10-4)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Street, Matt rf..........  4  0  0  0   0  0  2  1   0
Reynolds, Mark ss........  3  0  0  0   1  1  4  2   0
Zimmerman, Ryan 3b.......  4  1  1  0   0  0  1  3   0
Koshansky, Joe p/1b......  4  1  1  1   0  2  2  2   2
Dunn, Matt lf............  4  2  4  1   0  0  0  0   0
Headd, Scott c...........  2  0  0  0   1  0 10  0   0
Hagan, Tom 1b............  2  0  1  1   0  0  5  1   0
 Luina, Miguel ph........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   2
 Lambert, Casey p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Werman, Kyle 2b..........  2  0  0  1   0  0  2  0   1
Henry, Tim cf............  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   1
Totals................... 29  4  7  4   2  4 27  9   6

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Clemson............. 100 010 010 -  3  6  1
Virginia............ 010 100 02X -  4  7  2
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E - TRIPLETT(6); REYNOLDS(11); HAGAN(1). 
LOB - Clemson 5; Virginia 6. 2B - ZIMMERMAN(11); 
KOSHANSKY(10); DUNN(4). 3B - DUNN(4). HR - HARVEY(5). 
HBP - TRIPLETT; HAGAN. SH - HUB(1); HEADD(11); 
WERMAN(6). SB - DEMMINK 2(5).

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Rohrbaugh, Robert...  7.0  4  2  2  1  3 23 27
Hogan, Patrick......  0.2  3  2  2  1  1  5  6
Sipp, Tony..........  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  1  1

Virginia               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Koshansky, Joe......  8.0  6  3  1  2  7 28 32
Lambert, Casey......  1.0  0  0  0  0  2  3  3

Win - KOSHANSKY (6-1).  Loss - P. HOGAN (0-2).  Save - LAMBERT (5).
WP - ROHRBAUGH(2); P. HOGAN(4). 
HBP - by KOSHANSKY (TRIPLETT); by ROHRBAUGH
(HAGAN).
Umpires - HP: Reid Churchill  1B: Tim Clougherty  3B: Scott Erby
Start: 1:00   Time: 2:18   Attendance: 1150

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