March 22, 1998
Clemson, S.C. – Matt Padgett had five hits and four RBIs and Skip Browning pitched six innings of one-hit baseball to lead fifth-ranked Clemson to a 15-6 college baseball victory over Maryland. It gave Clemson a sweep of the three-game series and elevated the Tigers record to 24-3 overall, 3-0 in the ACC. Maryland fell to 4-14-1 overall, 0-8 in the ACC.
Clemson had lost two of three at Maryland last year. The three victories increased Clemson’s all-time record against the Terps at Tiger field to 39-1.
Browning increased his record to 5-0 with the victory. The sophomore struck out five and walked three in six innings of work. He allowed just one hit, , a sixth inning single by Chris Blue.
Padgett had a homer in the second and singles in the fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth. His home run in the second was his sixth of the season.
Jason Harris and Patrick Boyd also had home runs for the Tigers. Harris was 3-5 for the day with three RBIs and three runs scored, while Boyd also had a three-hit day. Both players hit their seventh home runs of the season, respectively.
Maryland had just five hits, but scored six runs, all coming over the last three innings. Chris Blue had a pair of hits and two RBIs, while J.R. Thomas had a pair of RBIs. Brian Barton hit his second home run of the season in the eighth inning.
Clemson scored one in the second and two in the third before putting the game out of reach with seven runs on six hits in the fourth. Boyd and Harris both had their homers in the frame and Henri Stanley had a triple. It was the second straight day the Tigers had had a big inning early in the game. Clemson scored a school record 19 runs against the Terps in the third inning on Saturday in a 19-6 Tiger win.
Clemson will play host to The Citadel on Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM at Tiger Field.
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