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USC Eliminates Clemson

May 23, 1998

CLEMSON, S.C.–Backed by a complete-game pitching performance by Seth Etherton , the USC Trojans beat Clemson, 8-5 and eliminated the Tigers from the East Regional of the 1998 College Baseball Playoffs.

Etherton (12-3) tied a career high by striking out 15 Clemson batters en route to the victory which sends USC (42-16) onto a 7pm game against South Alabama tonight.

Clemson starter Brian Adams (6-2) took the loss, pitching only into the fifth and giving up six runs on eight hits.

The offensive star for the Trojans was Eric Munson, who went 2-for-5 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored.

Clemson ends their 1998 campaign with a record of 43-16.

1998 EAST REGIONALSouthern California at ClemsonMay 23, 1998 at Clemson, SC (Tiger Field)

Southern California 8 (42-16) Clemson 5 (43-16) Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A —————————————————- —————————————————- Rachels, Wes 2b……….. 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 Ellis, Brian c………… 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 Hanoian, Greg lf………. 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 Boyd, Patrick cf………. 4 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 Perry, Rod pr/cf………. 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Padgett, Matt rf………. 4 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 Gorr, Robb 1b…………. 5 0 1 1 0 0 6 1 Harris, Jason 1b………. 4 1 2 1 0 1 11 3 Ensberg, Morgan 3b…….. 5 2 3 0 0 1 0 1 Bultmann, Kurt 2b……… 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 Munson, Eric dh……….. 5 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 Singleton, Justin 3b…… 4 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 Davidson, Seth ss……… 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 Stanley, Henri dh……… 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 Lane, Jason cf/lf……… 3 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 Stone, Casey lf……….. 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Ticehurst, Brad rf…….. 4 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 Roper, Doug ss………… 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 3 DePippo, Jeff c……….. 3 1 0 0 0 1 15 0 Adams, Brian p………… 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Etherton, Seth p………. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Proto, Mike p…………. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Additon, Matt p……….. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

Totals……………….. 39 8 13 8 1 4 27 9 Totals……………….. 35 5 7 4 1 15 27 12

Score by innings: R H E ———————————————- Southern California 020 231 000 – 8 13 3 Clemson 000 100 022 – 5 7 0 ———————————————-

E – Perry(2), Davidson(17), Ticehurst(3). DP – Clemson 1. LOB – USC 6, Clemson 4. 2B – Gorr(12), Ensberg(19), Singleton(6). HR – Munson(14), Ticehurst(14). SB – Lane(8).

Southern California IP H R ER BB SO AB BF Clemson IP H R ER BB SO AB BF —————————————————– —————————————————– Etherton, Seth…… 9.0 7 5 4 1 15 35 36 Adams, Brian…….. 4.2 8 6 6 1 2 21 22 Proto, Mike……… 0.0 2 1 1 0 0 2 2 Additon, Matt……. 4.1 3 1 1 0 2 16 17

Win – Etherton 12-3. Loss – B. Adams 6-2. Save – None. WP – Additon(9). HBP – by Additon (DePippo). Umpires – Home:Scott McDougall 1st:Don Gilmore 2nd:John Magnusson 3rd:Kevin Daugherty Start: 11:01 AM Time: 2:39 Attendance:

Game Notes: Game 7 of East Regional Southern California will play South Alabama on Saturday at 7:00 PM Clemson is eliminated The 15 strikeouts by Etherton tied a career high Proto faced 2 batters in the 5th.

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