Feb. 20, 2000
CLEMSON, S.C. – Eleventh-ranked Clemson defeated Old Dominion 10-2 Sunday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium to complete a three-game series sweep over the Monarchs. Clemson improved to 5-1 while Old Dominion dropped to 2-5-1.
Red-shirt freshman Michael Johnson led Clemson as he homered twice and drove in five runs. Johnson got Clemson on the board in the first inning with a grand slam home run to right field. The home run was the first of Johnson’s career and the first this season for the Tigers. It was also the first home run allowed by Old Dominion this year. Johnson added a solo homer in the seventh inning and had three hits in four at-bats.
Ryan Mottl (2-0) started for the Tigers and pitched 5.0 scoreless innings to pick up the win. He gave up just one hit while striking out four Monarch batters. J.D. Jackson (1-2) started for Old Dominion and in 3.0 innings of work walked five batters and gave up five runs, four of which were earned, as he suffered the loss.
Old Dominion, who had just two hits, scored two runs in the sixth on a passed ball and run-scoring single by Jared Musolf.
Clemson added four runs in the seventh inning to put the game out of reach. Patrick Boyd’s two-run single highlighted the uprising.
In six games of 2000, Clemson pitchers have allowed just seven earned runs (1.17 ERA) and 29 hits (.156 opponent batting average). Clemson’s 10 runs doubled its previous high in runs in a game this season.
Clemson plays host to James Madison from Feb. 25-27 in its next action.
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