May 6, 2001
RALEIGH, NC – Matt Henrie pitched seven innings of shutout baseball and Clemson had 16 hits in a 10-2 victory over N.C. State that clinched the weekend ACC series against the Wolfpack.
Steve Pyzik was 4 for 4 for the Tigers with two RBIs while Ryan Riley, Casey Stone and Khalil Greene each had two hits for Clemson.
Clemson (33-18, 14-7 ACC) got on the scoreboard first in the top of the second inning. Khalil Greene doubled to start the inning and then after a strike out by Jarrod Schmidt, Chad Coder doubled to bring home Greene. After a strike out by Steve Pyzik singled to plate Coder and give Clemson a 2-0 lead.
Casey Stone doubled in the third inning to set up the Tiger’s third run of the day. He moved to third on a ground out by Jeff Baker to the second baseman and then scored on a fielding error by Wolfpack third baseman Sean Walsh.
Clemson added three runs in the fifth inning to take a 6-0 lead. Baker hit his 19th home run of the season to move into a fourth-place tie for home runs in a season. His two-run blast to right field scored Casey Stone, who led off with a single. Clemson added its sixth run of the game on a Pyzik single that scored Schmidt who had reached on a walk.
Clemson added a run in the eighth inning when Stone scored Pyzik on a fielder’s choice. The shutout was carried until the bottom of the eighth inning when Brian Wright singled to score Adam Miller who doubled to start the inning. The Tigers added three runs in the ninth, two runs of which were scored by Ryan Riley, who tripled to the right field corner.
Tiger starter Matt Henrie pitched a shutout in his seven innings of action to pick up the win and improve 5-2 on the year. He allowed five hits, walked two and struck out four of the 26 batters he faced. N.C. State starter Ryan Combs got the loss in just 1 2/3 innings of work as he fell to 3-4 this season. The Wolfpack dropped to 26-27 and 9-15.
Clemson will play at Furman on Wednesday at 7:00 PM before closing out the regular season next weekend with a three-game series vs. Virginia at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
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