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Game 6: Post-Game Notes

June 5, 2005

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Game 6 – Oral Roberts vs. Clemson Game Notes

Oral Roberts:

Starting pitcher Rene Recio threw two wild pitches in the firstinning, leading to Clemson’s first run of the night. During theseason, Recio threw only two wild pitches in 53.2 innings. Reciogave up two homeruns in the fourth inning. Entering tonight’s game,he had surrendered only two homeruns in 53.2 innings pitched. TimRobertson’s pickoff of Stan Widmann in the fourth inning was hisfourth of the season, tying him with Nick Jones for the team lead.Michael Holliman hit his 14th homerun of the season, a solo shot inthe fifth inning. This marked the first run allowed by Clemson in17.1 innings (Patrick Oates’ RBI groundout in the sixth inningFriday night). With the loss, Oral Roberts’ season record falls to42-20 overall. The Golden Eagles are now 22-34 all-time in NCAARegional play.

Clemson:

Brad Chalk’s sacrifice bunt in the first inning was his 14th ofthe season, tying the single-season record held by Casey Stone in2000. Andy D’Alessio’s single in the second inning and homerun inthe fourth were his fifth and sixth hits of the weekend. Thehomerun was his 15th of the season, second-most on the team. He isnow hitting 7-for-9 (.778) with a homerun, four doubles, four RBIand four runs scored. With four walks and one hit by pitch,D’Alession has reached base in 12 of his 14 plate appearances (.857OBP). Robert Rohrbaugh’s fielding error in the second inning washis first error in 54 career chances. Kris Harvey’s homerun in thefourth inning was his 23rd of the season, and extended his currenthitting streak to 11 games. The homerun was the first for Clemsonin three NCAA Regional games. During the season, Clemson led theACC with 72 HRs in 60 games (1.2 HR/game). Harvey hit his secondhomerun of the game, 24th of the season, in the sixth inning. Thiswas his fourth multi-homerun game of the season, all of which haveoccurred at home (North Carolina, Virginia, Miami). Khalil Greeneand Jeff Baker both had two-homerun games in NCAA Regional actionagainst Georgia Southern on May 31, 2002 in a 15-1 Clemson victory.Harvey’s 24 homeruns tie him with Eric Macrina (1991) and MatthewLeCroy (1997) for fourth on the Clemson single season list. Harveywas seventh with 22 HRs entering tonight’s game. Harvey is now tiedfor second in the nation in homeruns (with Florida’s Matt LaPorta),trailing only Adam Tucker (25) of Birmingham-Southern. After going0-for-4 on the night, Herman Demmink’s hitting streak ends at 13consecutive games. Demmink is currently 68-182 (.374) in his last43 games, hitting safely in 37 of the 43. Entering the weekend,Clemson averaged 3.1 walks per game. In the three regional games,the Tigers have drawn 22 walks (7.3 per game). In the ninth inning,Daniel Pritchard notched an RBI single in his first-ever NCAARegional at-bat. Rohrbaugh finished the night with nine strikeoutsin seven innings, one short of his career high (10 vs. NorthCarolina State at ACC Tournament). For the three regional games,Clemson’s starting pitchers (Faris, Cribb, and Rohrbaugh) threw22.2 innings, allowing 17 hits, three runs (all earned), two walks,25 strikeouts (12.5-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio), and a 1.19 ERA.With the win, Clemson’s season record improves to 42-21 overall.Clemson is now 30-7 in NCAA Regional games played at home,including wins in 16 of its last 17 games. Clemson advances to theSuper Regional round for the fifth time in the round’s seven yearexistence

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