Eleven-Run Fourth Inning Leads Tigers to 15-5 Win Over #4 Miami Thursday

Eleven-Run Fourth Inning Leads Tigers to 15-5 Win Over #4 Miami Thursday

May 19, 2005

Box Score

Clemson, SC –

Clemson used an 11-run fourth inning to break open a scoreless game and cruised to a 15-5 victory over #4 Miami (FL) in front of 4,117 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in game one Thursday. The Tigers improved to 35-19 (19-9 ACC), and the Hurricanes dropped to 38-13-1 (19-8-1 ACC). With the win, Clemson improved to 13-7 against top-25 ranked teams.

Steven Faris (6-3) pitched 7.0 innings, giving up two runs (one earned) and eight hits to earn the win. He also struck out five and walked none. Carrillo (12-1) pitched 3.2 innings, surrendering 11 runs (five earned) on 11 hits to take the loss. Carrillo entered the game with a 24-0 career record, and the Hurricanes were 30-0 during his 30 career starts.

Kris Harvey led the Tigers at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, and three runs scored. Tyler Colvin, Stan Widmann, and Adrian Casanova each had two hits apiece. Jon Jay, Brendan Katin, and Roger Tomas each had two hits to lead the Hurricanes.

Clemson opened the scoring in the fourth. Colvin singed through the left side with one out, and later stole second. After fouling off numerous pitches, Harvey hit his 19th home run of the year, a two-run shot to center. Travis Storrer then extended his hitting streak to 18 games with a single to center. Widmann hit his second single of the night to left with two outs, and Casanova followed with a single to left that scored Storrer. Herman Demmink then singled to right-center, scoring Widmann and Casanova. Brad Chalk hit an infield single that advanced Demmink to third. Carrillo then had Chalk picked off of first, but Demmink broke for the plate and Danny Valencia’s throw home was over the head of Eddy Rodriguez, allowing Demmink to score. Taylor Harbin reached on an error by the shortstop Tomas, which allowed Chalk to score. Colvin singled for the second time in the inning, and Harvey then beat out the throw on an infield single to load the bases. Storrer walked to score Harbin, signaling the end of the night for Carrillo. Andy D’Alessio followed with a single to right to score Harvey and Colvin, and Storrer scored on a throwing error by the rightfielder Paco Figueroa. D’Alessio improved to 6-for-8 with 18 RBIs with the bases loaded this year. Every Tiger except for Harbin had a hit in the inning, and every Tiger except for D’Alessio scored a run, as Clemson sent 15 batters to the plate in the 11-run inning. Also, every Clemson starter had a hit by the end of the fourth.

The 11-run fourth inning was the second-highest scoring inning by the Tigers in 2005. It was the fourth-highest fourth inning in Clemson history as well.

In the sixth, Harvey singled with one out, and pinch-hitter Jesse Ferguson walked. After Widmann walked with two outs, Casanova singled to center and as Danny Figueroa approached the ball he slipped and the ball rolled all the way to the fence. Harvey, Ferguson, and Widmann all scored on the play, and Casanova moved all the way to third, increasing the Clemson lead to 14-0.

The Hurricanes finally got to Faris in the seventh. Katin was hit by a pitch with one out, and Tomas singled with two outs. Pinch-hitter Patrick Feeney hit a soft single to center to score Katin. Paco Figueroa followed with a single to center that scored Tomas.

In the eighth, Jay walked and was erased on Danny Valencia’s fielder’s choice groundout. Walter Diaz singled up the middle, and Katin hit a two-run double down the left field line.

David Williams reached on a throwing error to lead off the eighth, advancing all the way to third base. Pinch-hitter Ben Hall then had an RBI groundout to second.

Jay hit an RBI double in the ninth for the final scoring of the night.

Clemson and Miami will continue their three-game series Friday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium at 7:15 PM.