Clemson 12 Maryland 3
The Tigers, who took a 1-0 lead in the series, improved to
17-12 overall and 5-8 in the ACC. The Terrapins fell to 14-16 overall and 2-11 in
The Tigers jumped out to a 6-0 lead with five runs in the second inning and another
run in the third. Maryland answered back with three runs in the fifth inning to cut
Clemson's lead in half. But behind four two-out runs in the sixth inning and two
runs in the seventh inning, the Tigers cruised to a nine-run victory.
Jonathan Meyer (2-0) pitched 4.1 superb innings in relief to earn the win. He
allowed just two hits, no runs, and one walk with five strikeouts. Starter Dominic
Leone struck out six batters in 4.2 innings pitched, but he did not factor in the
decision. The two Tiger hurlers combined for 11 strikeouts against only two walks.
David Carroll (5-2), the first of four Terrapin pitchers, suffered the loss. He gave
up seven hits, six runs (five earned), and two walks with one strikeout in 3.0
The Tigers took the game's first lead in the second inning. Miller led off with a
groundball single through the left side and Chris Epps walked on five pitches. After
Spencer Kieboom's sacrifice bunt moved the runners up a base, Will Lamb bounced a
single up the middle to score Miller and Epps. After Lamb stole second, he moved to
third on a passed ball as Jason Stolz walked. John Hinson singled through the right
side to plate Lamb, then Phil Pohl hit a potential inning-ending, double-play
grounder to short. Hinson was retired at second, but second-baseman Ryan Holland's
throw to first, which would have been in time for a double play, was errant,
allowing Stolz to score. Jeff Schaus followed with a two-out single through the
right side to bring home Pohl and give the Tigers a 5-0 lead.
Miller led off the third inning with a double off the centerfield wall on the 11th
pitch of his at-bat and advanced to third on Epps' groundout to first. Kieboom
followed with a double to right-center to score Miller.
In the fifth inning, Tim Kiene hit a one-out single through the right side and went
to second on Austin Kilbourne's single to left field. After both runners moved up a
base on a passed ball, Korey Wacker slapped a single through the left side to score
Kiene. Charlie White walked to load the bases and Alfredo Rodriguez struck out for
out No. 2. But Ryan Holland belted a single up the middle to score Kilbourne and
Wacker, cutting Clemson's lead to 6-3.
Clemson put together a two-out rally to add four runs to its lead in the sixth
inning. Pohl grounded a 1-2 pitch through the left side for a two-out single and
Schaus walked. Richie Shaffer then grounded another single through the left side to
score Pohl. Miller followed with a triple to right field that scored Schaus and
Shaffer, while Miller also scored on the play when Rodriguez's relay throw sailed
into the Maryland dugout.
In the seventh inning, Kieboom led off with a walk and went to third on Lamb's
double through the right side. Two batters later, Hinson hit a sacrifice fly to
right field to score Kieboom, then pinch-hitter Dominic Attanasio laced a two-out
triple to right-center to plate Lamb.
Miller had a game-high three hits for Clemson, who totaled 13 hits, including three
doubles and three triples. Hinson went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, while Lamb went
2-for-4 with a triple, two RBIs, and two runs.
Kiene and Kilbourne had two hits apiece to pace Maryland, who had eight hits in the
contest. Holland had a team-high two RBIs as well.
Clemson and Maryland will play game-two of the three-game series on Saturday at 7:00
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