Tigers Tame Spartans 8-0

Tigers Tame Spartans 8-0

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Tigers Tame Spartans 8-0

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Clemson moved to 4-1 on the season with an impressive 8-0 win at Flour field Sunday afternoon in front of 4,787 fans.   Michigan State came into Sunday’s contest with a perfect 5-0 record.

The Tiger’s infielders has the day off as there were no ground balls to the infield.

Jason Stolz went 3-4 on the day with two RBI’s.  Spencer Kieboom lowered his average by only going 2-4 on the afternoon. 

Kevin Brady had another outstanding performance for the Tigers.  Brady went 7.0 innings and only gave up four hits.  The right hander pitched 89 pitches with 62 strikes and nine strikeouts.

Will Lamb came in and pitched 1.2 scoreless innings.  Frederick finished things off with a stikeout to end the game.

The Tigers got on the board in the top of the second.  Richie Shaffer started things off with a walk.  With one out Spencer Kieboom singled to right advancing Shaffer to third.  Lamb flied out and Michigan State tried to get the runner on first allowing Shaffer to score from third.  Clemson led 1-0 going to the bottom of the second.

In the third inning the Tigers plated two.  Jason Stolz doubled down the left field line to start the inning then advanced to third on a balk.  Chris Epps singled to the right scoring Stolz.  With one out Richie Shaffer hit a rope to right field scoring Epps.  After the top of the third Clemson led 3-0.

Clemson added another run in the fourth.  Will Lamb led off the fourth with a walk.  Jason Stolz hit looper to right field that fell in allowing Lamb to score from first.  The Tigers led 4-0 after the top of the fourth.

In the top of the eighth the Tigers added an insurance run.  Richie Shaffer got his first homerun of the season as he hit one just fair down the right field line.

Clemson added some more insurance in the ninth.  Phil Pohl doubled to left center to start things off for the Tigers.  Wilkerson came in to run for Pohl.  Addison Johnson singled to short advancing Wilkerson to third.  Jason Stolz singled to left scoring Wilkerson. 

The Tigers finished with 8 runs on 12 hits.

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