Feb. 17, 2006
Three Tiger pitchers combined on a one-hitter as #1-ranked Clemson won the second game of a doubleheader against James Madison 3-0 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium Friday in front of 5,617 fans. Stephen Faris, Daniel Moskos, and Steve Richard yielded only one hit and two baserunners in the night cap. The Tigers improved to 2-0, while the Dukes dropped to 0-2.
Stephen Faris (1-0) pitched 6.0 scoreless innings, allowing only one hit and striking out six with no walks to earn the victory for Clemson. Greg Nesbitt surrendered two runs on four hits in 6.1 innings pitched and took the loss for the Dukes, falling to 0-1. Richard worked a perfect ninth inning and picked up his first save of the season for the Tigers.
Only one hitter reached base through the first 3 ½ innings for either team before Clemson broke through.
The Tigers got their first baserunner of the night when Herman Demmink walked to lead off the fourth. After a sacrifice bunt by Brad Chalk, Demmink scored on a single to right by Travis Storrer. The hit extended Storrer’s hitting streak to 12 games, as the Tiger rightfielder has now hit safely in 31 of the past 32 games.
Tyler Colvin led off the seventh with his third home run of the doubleheader after hitting two in the first game. All three have been solo shots to right field. With two outs in the inning, Marquez Smith hit a solo homer to left, his first home run as a Tiger.
Moskos pitched 2.0 scoreless innings, as he struck out three and walked one.
After Kellen Kulbacki singled in the first, the Dukes were held hitless over the final 8.1 innings.
Clemson and James Madison are scheduled to conclude their series at 2:00 PM Saturday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
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