April 1, 2000
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Jarrod Schmidt tossed Clemson’s first complete game of the year as the top-ranked Tigers defeated No. 8 North Carolina 10-2 Saturday afternoon in Atlantic Coast Conference baseball action at Boshamer Stadium. UNC falls to 26-6, 3-5 in the ACC, while Clemson ended a brief two-game skid and improves to 24-5 overall, 4-1 in the ACC.
UNC starter Eric Henderson (4-3) lasted three innings and allowed six runs, four earned, on six hits and two walks for the loss, his third straight in ACC play after opening the season 4-0. Schmidt (4-0) gave up just two unearned runs on seven hits while striking out five and walking one Tar Heel batter in nine complete.
Clemson capitalized on Carolina’s sloppiest performance of the season for three unearned runs. The Tar Heels had six miscues on the afternoon, twice its previous high of the year.
Clemson jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first. Khalil Greene sparked the Tigers with an RBI double down the left field line and he later scored on a wild pitch for the early advantage.
Chad Prosser led off the bottom of the third with Carolina’s first hit of the game, and a Dan Moylan single to center field sent Prosser home and cut the Tiger lead to 2-1.
A five-run fourth by Clemson stretched the lead to 7-1. Henderson pitched to four batters in the inning, including a bases-loaded walk to Jarrod Schmidt added a sacrifice fly to center for Clemson’s fifth run of the inning.
Stone, who was 2-for-5 on the afternoon, scored in the seventh and Greene’s third double knocked in two more Clemson runs in the top of the ninth. Greene finished the game 4-for-5 with six RBI, while Brian Ellis (2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 run) also had a big day at the plate.
Prosser (2-for-3) and Russ Adams (2-for-4) had multi-hit games for the Tar Heels who managed one final run in the ninth.
The Tar Heels and Tigers complete their three-game series Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
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