May 2, 1999
CLEMSON, SC– Clemson scored nine runs in a three inning span to come from behind to beat Virginia 12-5 in the ACC series finale at Tiger Field on Sunday afternoon.
With the win Clemson improves to 29-18 and 9-7 in the ACC, while Virginia falls to 19-32 and 8-15 in the ACC.
Clemson starter Matt Additon (5-2), making the second start of his career, earned the win. Additon pitched a career high 8.0 innings giving up three earned runs and striking out seven while only walking one. Reliever Mark Hurrie (0-2) took the loss for the Cavaliers.
The Tigers were able to post three runs in the sixth inning, four runs in the seventh, and two more runs in the eighth to rally from a 4-3 deficit.
Clemson’s final two batters on the lineup card, Brian Ellis and Bradley LeCroy, had a lot to do with the offensive explosion. LeCroy had a single and an RBI in each of the three innings. Ellis scored two runs and added an RBI with his second double of the day in the eighth. Earlier in the game in the fourth inning, Ellis produced a two-RBI double. Both players finished the day 3-5 with three RBIs. Ellis came across the plate twice and LeCroy scored once.
Kurt Bultmann also had a productive day for the Tigers as he collected the 79th and 80th doubles of his career. The senior second baseman is now two doubles shy of tying Jason Varitek’s ACC career doubles mark. Both two-baggers were run producing hits as Bultmann finished the game 2-5 with two RBIs.
Another Clemson contributor was leadoff hitter Henr Stanley. The left fielder was 2-6 with two runs and three RBIs. After going 0-5 in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, Patrick Boyd was 7-11 in the final two games of the series, including a 3-5 performance today.
Virginia was led by third baseman Dan Street who went 2-4, which included a double, with two RBIs and a run scored. Catcher Mark Rueffert also collected two hits for the Cavaliers and scored one run.
Clemson’s next game will be Tuesday night at 7:15 p.m. against Western Carolina at Tiger Field. The game was not originally on Clemson’s schedule, but was added to make-up for a rain-out.
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