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Tigers Win Another Close One

Feb. 21, 1998

CLEMSON, S.C. – David Bailey’s bases loaded walk with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Clemson a 11-10 victory over Old Dominion Saturday afternoon at Tiger Field.

Scott Clackum (1-0) picked up the win for the Tigers. David Bailey (0-1) took the loss for Old Dominion.

After Clemson (7-1) put one run on the board in the first, Old Dominion (1-4) responded with six runs in the second off starter Ryan Mottl, who did not make it through the inning. Jaime Pogue led off the inning with a double. After two singles and a walk, Tim Hummel tripled with the bases loaded to put the Monarchs ahead 4-1. A double by Tony Gsell and a fielder’s choice by Joseph Troilo gave Old Dominion a 6-1 lead.

The Tigers responded with nine consecutive runs starting with three runs in the bottom of the second on RBI singles by Doug Roper and Brian Holstad. Roper finished the day 4-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored. In the meanwhile, Clemson sophomore Matt Addition pitched six innings without giving up a run until after he departed.

In the top of the eighth inning and Clemson ahead 10-6, Gsell hit a grand slam off of ace Scott Clackum to tie the game 10-10.

But Clemson loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth off Bailey, the Monarch’s seventh hurler of the game. After Bailey struck out Patrick Boyd with bases loaded and no outs, Bailey walked Bultmann on four consecutive pitches as Clemson took its second consecutive one-run game.

Seven different Monarchs had two hits apiece to account for their 14 hits. Clemson was led at the plate by Roper, Boyd, and Holstad, who all had at least three hits.

Clemson will play host to Old Dominion in the series finale Sunday at 2:00 PM.

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