Tigers Sweep Devils

Tigers Sweep Devils

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Tigers Sweep Devils

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The Tigers completed the sweep of Duke with a 9-3 victory Sunday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore.

Clemson put up17 hits on their way to the victory.  Jeff Schaus, Richie Shaffer and Spencer Kieboom were all 3-5 on the afternoon.  Chris Epps hit his fourth homerun of the season and totaled three RBIs.

Scott Firth pitched a gem for the Tigers Sunday.  Firth went 6.2 innings giving up three hits and no earned runs.

Clemson jumped on the board early.  With one out in the first Jeff Schaus doubled to right center.  Phil Pohl singled to left to score Schaus.  Richie Shaffer singled to center advancing Pohl to second.  The Tigers stranded two, but took a 1-0 lead to the second inning.

The Tigers plated two more in the third.  Jeff Schaus led things off with a walk.  Phil Pohl singled to left center advancing Schaus to second.  With the bases loaded and one out Jason Stolz hit a bad hop single to score Schaus.  Chris Epps hit a sacrifice fly to left field scoring Pohl.  After three the Tigers led 3-0.

Will Lamb singled to right with one out and stole second.  Jeff Schaus singled to right scoring Lamb.  Richie Shaffer singled up the middle to score Schaus.  Clemson led 5-0 after four.

Chris Epps hit his fourth homerun of the season in the bottom of the fifth.  The solo homer put Clemson up 6-0.

Duke got on the board in the seventh scoring two.  Both runs were unearned.  Alex Frederick came in for Firth to get the final out of the inning.

The Tigers added some insurance in the bottom of the seventh.  With two outs Steve Wilkerson reached on an error.  Will Lamb hit a triple to score Wilkerson.  Jeff Schaus followed with a triple to left center to score Lamb.  After seven the Tigers stretched the lead to 8-2.

Duke added another in the eighth but left the bases loaded.  Matt Campbell came in to get the final two outs.

In the bottom of the eighth Clemson added another run.  Jon McGibbon led off with a double and advanced to third on a fly ball by Stolz.  Chris Epps singled over third to score McGibbon.   After eight the Tigers led 9-3.

Clemson moved to 10-7 on the season and evened their ACC mark at 3-3.

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