April 27, 2005
Clemson, SC –
Andy D’Alessio’s grand slam highlighted the Tigers’ five-run seventh inning in Clemson’s 7-1 win over Wofford at Doug Kingsmore Stadium Wednesday night. The Tigers improved to 27-16, while the Terriers fell to 14-30.
With the Tigers up 3-1 in the seventh, D’Alessio crushed a grand slam to left-center to give the Tigers a 7-1 lead. D’Alessio is 5-for-7 with two home runs and 16 RBIs with the bases loaded this year. Kris Harvey was 2-for-2 with a home run and two intentional walks as well. Brandon Waring and Ben Austin had two hits apiece to lead Wofford.
Chris Howard (1-0) earned his first career victory for the Tigers. The freshman righthander from Fort Wayne, IN pitched 2.1 innings, yielding no runs and three hits, in relief of starter P.J. Zocchi. Jeff Hahn and Daniel Moskos combined to pitch the final 3.2 innings without allowing a run to close out the game. Chris Clark (1-8) suffered the loss for the Terriers despite an effective outing. The lefthander allowed just four hits and one earned run in 5.0 innings pitched.
Clemson scored a run in the second inning after Harvey and Stan Widmann each singled. Adrian Casanova reached on an error that allowed Harvey to score.
Wofford answered in the top of the third. With two outs and Waring at third, Austin singled through the left side to tie the score.
Harvey hit the first pitch of the fourth inning over the centerfield fence for his ACC-leading 16th home run of the year. It was his third-straight game with a long ball.
The Terriers looked as though they would tie the score in the fifth. Anthony Dinardo singled to center with two outs, but Brad Chalk threw out Waring at the plate, trying to score from second base.
The Tigers missed a scoring opportunity in the fifth, as they left the bases loaded. In the sixth, Waring made a diving catch off of a Herman Demmink line drive with two outs to save a run.
Taylor Harbin singled with one out in the seventh and moved to third on Tyler Colvin’s single to right-center. The hit extended Colvin’s hitting-streak to 17 games. Harvey was intentionally walked, and Travis Storrer singled through the left side to score Harbin. D’Alessio followed with his second grand slam of the year.
The Tigers return to action Friday at 7:15 PM when they play host to #6 Georgia Tech. The game will be televised live by CSS.
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