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Baseball Defeats Charleston Southern, 13-3

April 8, 1998

CLEMSON, S.C.–Kurt Bultmann had a pair of doubles and scored three runs, and Matt Additon allowed just one run in relief to lead third-ranked Clemson to a 13-3 victory over Charleston Southern Wednesday night at Tiger Field. The victory improved Clemson’s record to 33-5, while Charleston Southern fell to 15-20.

Clemson will be on the road this weekend for a three-game ACC series against Duke.

Bultmann was the only Clemson player with more than one hit. The Tigers made the most of their hits, with only eight, but turned them into 13 runs. Bultmann now has 15 doubles for the season to lead the Tigers, and he increased his career total to 56, tied for sixth in Clemson history. Jay Corrigale and Mark Cisar had two hits apiece for Charleston Southern, who will play three games at UNC-Asheville this weekend.

Charleston Southern had command of the contest over the first three innings behind the pitching of starter Mark Cisar. The senior set down the first 10 Tigers he faced, and at the plate, his single contributed to a two-run Charleston Southern third inning.

Clemson finally got on the board against Cisar (4-6) with four runs in the fourth. Bultmann had a one-out double and scored on Peter Nystrom’s two-out single. Brian Holstad later singled home Jason Harris, who had walked, and Nystrom scored when the ball got past Charleston Southern centerfielder Bryant Gilmore. Holstad scored the fourth run of the frame on a wild pitch.

Clemson made the score 5-2 with a single run without a hit in the fifth. Charleston Southern cut the lead to 5-3 with a run in the sixth. Andy Noble’s RBI single was the key hit for the Bucs.

Clemson put the game out of reach with a seven-run seventh inning. Bultmann had a two-run double to provide the key hit. Clemson scored the seven runs on just four hits. A Charleston Southern error, and three stolen bases contributed to the big inning.

Brian Adams started for the Tigers. He went 4 2/3 innings and allowed six hits and two runs. Matt Additon came on in the fifth and lasted 3 1/3. He allowed just one hit and one unearned run in recording his second win of the season without a loss. Mike Rhue pitched the ninth.

The victory was the third in a row for Clemson, who has scored at least 13 runs in each of the last three games.