March 30, 2005
Clemson, SC –
A trio of Tigers had three hits apiece as Clemson defeated #25 Coastal Carolina 8-1 in front of 3,571 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium Wednesday. The Tigers won their eighth game in nine tries to improve to 14-9, while the Chanticleers dropped to 21-6. Wednesday’s game marked the final of three games between the two teams in 2005, as Clemson won two of three.
Jeff Hahn (1-1) gave up one run in 6.0 innings pitched to earn his first victory of the season. The senior righthander scattered nine hits and one unearned run while striking out five. Drew Fiorenza, Daniel Moskos, and Stephen Clyne eached pitched a scoreless inning to close out the game. Ricky Shefka (4-1) gave up five runs (three earned) in 6.0 innings to suffer his first loss of the year.
Travis Storrer, Kris Harvey, and Andy D’Alessio each had three hits, as the Tigers tallied 14 hits on the day. Clemson improved to 7-3 against teams ranked in the top-25. It is the first time Clemson has had seven top-25 wins before April 1 since 1995.
Clemson scored two runs on two hits in the bottom of the first with the help of two Coastal Carolina errors. Herman Demmink scored on an error, and Tyler Colvin came home on Storrer’s RBI single.
The Tigers added a run in the second when Demmink singled to score Stan Widmann.
The Chanticleers got on the board in the third on a run-scoring single by Mike Costanzo, plating Kevin Entsminger.
Clemson answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning. Colvin led off with a double and scored on Storrer’s looping single to left field. A single by D’Alessio moved Storrer to third, and a sharp line drive off the bat of Widmann right at centerfielder Jon Foisy enabled Storrer to score on a sacrifice fly.
Clemson added to its lead in the seventh. Storrer doubled and moved to third on Harvey’s single. D’Alessio singled for his third hit of the day to score Storrer, and a sacrifice fly to deep left field by Adrian Casanova scored Harvey. D’Alessio made the score 8-1 after he scored on a wild pitch.
It was a game of missed opportunities for both teams, as the Chanticleers left 13 runners on base and the Tigers left 10.
The Tigers return to ACC action Friday night at Florida State at 7:00 PM.
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