Two Homers Lift Tigers over Pack

Two Homers Lift Tigers over Pack

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Two Homers Lift Tigers over Pack

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For the first time this season the Tigers hit multiple homeruns in a single game.  John McGibbon and John Hinson both hit homeruns to help lead Clemson to a 7-2 victory over NC State Sunday afternoon at Doak Field.

Phil Pohl was 2-3 on the afternoon.  Richie Shaffer continued to raise his average going 2-4 on the afternoon and adding two RBIs. 

Scott Firth picked up the win for the Tigers as he was the Sunday starter for the second week in a row.  Firth went five innings and only gave up three hits and two earned runs.

David Haselden came in and pitched well in relief.  David pitched 3.1 innings only giving up two hits and one earned run.  Alex Frederick got the save as he came in the ninth with the bases loaded and one out and got the final two outs of the game.

For the first time this series Clemson jumped out to an early lead.  Phil Pohl led off the second inning with a double off the wall.  With one out Richie Shaffer doubled to right scoring Pohl.  Chris Epps reached on an error.  With two outs Jason Stolz doubled to right center scoring Shaffer and Epps.  After the top of the second inning the Tigers led 3-0.

The Pack responded with runs in the bottom of the second and the third to cut the Clemson lead to 3-2.

Freshman Jon McGibbon hit his first homerun of the season in the fourth.  The solo homer put Clemson up 4-2 after the top of the fourth.

The Tigers broke the game open in the fifth inning.  John Hinson hit a solo homer to right field to leadoff the inning.  With two outs Phil Pohl walked.  Will Lamb reached on an error.  Richie Shaffer knocked in Pohl.  Chris Epps also reached on an error and Will Lamb hustled from second to score on the play.  After the top of the fifth Clemson stretched the lead to 7-2.

Clemson moved to 13-9 overall and 4-5 in the ACC with the victory.  The Tigers host Georgia Tuesday night at Doug Kingsmore.

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