Jan. 30, 2000
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – #23 Central Florida defeated #11 Clemson 5-0 on Sunday afternoon at the Disney Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Central Florida improved to 2-1, while Clemson fell to 2-1.
Virginia transfer Casey Kennedy (1-0) pitched a complete game shutout, the first by a Tiger opposing pitcher since the 1997 ACC Tournament (Chris Chavez of Florida State). Kennedy allowed just four hits and one walk while striking out nine. Tiger starter Thomas Boozer suffered the loss in his first appearance of 2000.
Central Florida scored first in the third inning when Matt Bowser’s sacrifice fly plated Mike Myers. Myers and Ivan Trujillo had back-to-back singles before Bowser’s at bat. It was the first time in three games that Clemson trailed at any point.
Dustin Brisson added another run in the sixth with a double to right center, plating Pete Gavillan, who had blooped a double down the right-field line in the at bat prior to Brisson. Two batters later, Jason Graham singled off the glove of shortstop Jeff Baker. The ball trickled into the outfield and Brisson beat the throw home, putting the Golden Knights ahead 3-0.
In the seventh, Mike Fox, the ninth batter in the order, belted a solo homer down the left-field line. Raul Cruz then put the Knights ahead 5-0 in the eighth with an RBI double to left center, plating Brisson, who had doubled in the previous at bat. It was Brisson’s fourth double in three games of 2000.
Clemson will play host to Old Dominion on Feb. 18 at 3:00 p.m. in its next action.
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