June 4, 2005
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Game 4 – College of Charleston vs. Clemson Post Game Notes
College of Charleston:
Starting pitcher Danny Gemma also started in College ofCharleston’s meeting with Clemson earlier this season. He pitched4.1 innings giving up six runs (all earned) on seven hits inClemson’s 8-5 victory. Gemma (7-4) pitched a solid outing for theCougars in a losing effort, allowing one unearned run on five hitsin 4.0 innings pitched. Phillip Coker’s single in the sixth inningwas his 97th of the season. He is now 3 hits shy of becoming thefourth College of Charleston player with 100 hits this season.College of Charleston’s first three pitchers of tonight’s game(Gemma, McLaughlin, and Meszaros) were the three pitchers used inthe first meeting between the two teams. The three pitchers madeappearances in the same order in each game. Brett Gardner finishedthe night 0-for-4 ending his 25 game hitting streak. Gardnerentered the game as the national leader with 121 hits. Two hitstonight by the Cougars mark their season low. The previous seasonlow was five on two occasions (Friday vs. Oral Roberts and March 11at Elon). Tonight’s game marks the first time this season thatCollege of Charleston has been shut out. The last team to shut outCollege of Charleston was UNC-Greensboro (1-0) on May 3, 2003, astreak of 135 games. Only 3 of College of Charleston’s 27 outs wererecorded by Clemson outfielders. College of Charleston’s seasonrecord drops to 48-14. College of Charleston’s record falls to 3-3all-time in NCAA Regional play.
Josh Cribb’s pickoff at first base of Phillip Coker in thefirst inning was his team-leading sixth of the season Kris Harvey’ssecond-inning double extended his current hitting streak to 10games. Cribb carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning before BrianHasting’s bunt single down the third-base line with one out. AndyD’Alessio’s double in the sixth inning was his third double of theregional. He is now hitting 4-for-6 with three doubles, an RBI, andthree runs scored. With four walks, D’Alessio has reached baseeight times in 10 plate appearances. Herman Demmink hit abases-loaded infield single in the eighth inning. The hit extendshis current hitting streak to 13 games. He is now 68-178 (.382) inhis last 42 games, hitting safely in 37 of the 42. Demmink is now5-for-7 with 11 RBI this season with the bases loaded. Only two ofClemson’s six runs came as the result of a hit (one on Demmink’sinfield hit). College of Charleston entered tonight’s game with 98stolen bases this season, while Clemson recorded 19 stolen basesthis season. In tonight’s game, Clemson was 3-for-3 in stolen baseswhile the Cougars were 0-for-0. Cribb improves his record to 8-4this season. Cribb has now won his last six decisions. He improveshis NCAA regional record to 2-0 overall with one save. He picked upthe win against Georgia and picked up a save againstBirmingham-Southern last season in the Athens Regional. Thecomplete game was Cribb’s third of the season. Tonight’s completegame shutout is the seventh in Clemson NCAA Tournament history. Thelast Tiger pitcher to record a complete game shutout in the NCAATournament was Ryan Mottl on May 26, 2000, a 4-0 win over MiddleTennessee. All six of Clemson’s runs were scored by the bottomthree hitters in its lineup (D’Alessio 2, Widmann 2, Casanova 2).Clemson improves its record to 15-0 all-time against College ofCharleston. Clemson’s record improves to 41-21 overall. Clemson isnow 29-7 in NCAA Regional games played at home, including wins in15 of its last 16 games.
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