Overall Season Record: 3-0
ACC Regular-Season Record: 0-0
Last Week: 3-0
Fri. W home vs. Charlotte, 8-3
Sat. W home vs. Charlotte, 4-0
Sun. W home vs. Charlotte, 6-5 (10 Innings)
Wed. Home vs. Wofford, 4:00 PM
Sat. Home vs. South Carolina, 2:00 PM
Sun. Away vs. South Carolina, 1:30 PM
Clemson swept Charlotte, the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic 10
title, in a three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium from February
20-22. The Tigers outscored the 49ers 18-8 and outhit them .265 to .
225. Clemson also had 12 stolen bases and committed just one error.
Brad Miller went 5-for-12 with a homer and four RBIs in the series,
while Ben Paulsen was 4-for-10. Ten Tiger pitchers combined for a
2.57 ERA and 29 strikeouts against only four walks. Charlotte was
just 2-for-17 with runners in scoring position.
In game-one on February 20, Clemson stole nine bases and capitalized
on six errors to defeat Charlotte 8-3. It was the most steals in a
game by the Tigers since 1989. Addison Johnson, who missed all of
2008 due to injury, was 3-for-4 with three runs and three steals,
while Kyle Parker was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Mike
Freeman, Jeff Schaus, and Miller added two steals apiece. Clemson
broke the game open with three runs in the fifth inning thanks to six
steals and three 49er errors. Trey Delk pitched 5.1 innings in a
starting role to earn the win. He allowed just four hits, one run,
and one walk with five strikeouts, while four Tiger hurlers combined
for 10 strikeouts against one walk.
In game-two on February 21, Chris Dwyer pitched 6.2 scoreless innings
with nine strikeouts to lead Clemson to a 4-0 win over Charlotte. In
the freshman lefthander's first career outing, Dwyer allowed just two
hits and one walk in earning the victory, while Kevin Brady and Ryan
Hinson combined to pitch the final 2.1 innings to close out the four-
hit shutout. The three Tiger hurlers combined for 10 strikeouts
against one walk and only one 49er advanced past second base. Clemson
scored all four of its runs after the fifth inning, highlighted by
Miller's two-run single in the eighth inning. Miller went 3-for-4
with two RBIs and Richard Mounce added a pinch-hit, run-scoring double.
In game-three on February 22, Wilson Boyd hit a walkoff single in the
10th inning to give Clemson a 6-5 win over Charlotte. The Tigers
trailed 5-0 before they scored three runs in the seventh inning on
home runs by Paulsen and Miller. Clemson then scored two runs in the
eighth inning without the benefit of a hit to tie the score. With two
outs and no one on base in the 10th inning, the Tigers loaded the
bases before Boyd lined a single to right-center for Clemson's first
walkoff hit since 2007. Paulsen went 3-for-4 to lead Clemson. Tomas
Cruz and Hinson combined to pitch 4.0 hitless and scoreless innings in
relief to close out the game, while Hinson recorded the victory.
Clemson will play three games this upcoming week, a game against
Wofford at home and a home-and-home weekend series against South
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