Feb. 20, 1998
CLEMSON, SC — Closer Scott Clackum struck out Joseph Troilo with runners on first and third to end the game and give Clemson a 5-4 win over Old Dominion Friday afternoon.
Old Dominion (1-3) took an early 1-0 lead in the second inning off starter Skip Browning when Ian Rauls singled home Jamie Pogue, who had reached via error.
Clemson (6-1) responded with two runs in third on opposite field, run-scoring doubles by Brian Ellis and Brian Holstad.
The Monarchs took back the lead in the fourth inning on RBI singles by Eric Folmar and Tony Gsell.
The Tigers responded once again in the fifth when reliever Andy Lee hit Jason Harris with the bases loaded. Patrick Boyd scored later in the inning when Matt Padgett grounded into a double play.
Peter Nystrom’s RBI single in the eighth provided an insurance run that the Tigers would eventually need to hold on for the victory.
The Monarchs rallied in the ninth on three consecutive, two-out singles by Tim Hummel, Gsell, and Anthony Forelli. But Clackum was able to strike out Troilo with runners on the corners to preserve the victory.
Hummel ended the day 4-for-4 at the plate with a walk to lead Old Dominion. Clemson was led at the plate by Holstad and Kurt Bultmann, who each had two hits.
Donovan Harrison (2-0) pitched 4.1 innings of relief to earn the win. The senior from Columbia, SC allowed just two hits, no walks, and struck out three batters. Clackum picked up his third save of the season. Lee (0-1) suffered the loss for the Monarchs.
Clemson will play host to Old Dominion Saturday at 2:00 PM.
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