Clemson

Baseball: Tigers return favor, whip Tribe

From MCT ReportsFebruary 18, 2013 

— Steve Wilkerson had a double and a career-high four RBIs, and Clemson scored 12 runs on 14 hits in its final three at-bats to defeat William & Mary 12-2 on Sunday afternoon and win the weekend series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

The Tigers (2-1) managed one hit and no runs in the first five innings but and had one base runner in the first five innings. But Clemson scored three runs in the sixth inning, six in the seventh inning and three runs in the eighth to blow the game open. Clemson rebounded nicely after losing to William & Mary on Saturday 11-2.

Eleven Tigers had at least one hit in those three innings, and 12 Tigers finished with at least one hit in the game.

Starter Scott Firth (1-0) earned the win in his first start since 2011. He allowed two hits, one run and one walk with five strikeouts in a career-long seven innings.

Jason Inghram (0-1), the first of four William & Mary hurlers, allowed three runs on five hits in six innings.

Box score

WILLIAM & MARYCLEMSON
abrhbiabrhbi
Nutter 1b3010Brittle cf4220
Shaver 1b0000Costigan lf1000
Brown cf3000Duggar rf3211
Lindmth 2b4000Triller rf1111
Katz 3b4110Wilkrsn 2b4124
Shaw lf3000Dunster 2b1111
Sarty lf1000Knnedy dh4001
Hissey c2111Cmpna 1b1011
Wilms ss/p3011McGibn 1b4011
Pulisic dh3000Reader ph1000
Belt ss1000Baum 3b4010
Lowe rf3000Krieger ss3110
Gibson lf2110
Slaton lf/cf1000
Boulware c3222
Bradley c1110
Totals30242Totals381215 12

Wm. & Mary0001000012
Clemson00000363x12

E—Shaw (1); Wilkerson (1); Firth (1). LOB—W&M 6; Clemson 5. 2B—Nutter (2); Hissey (1); Williams (1); Triller (1); Wilkerson (1); Campana (1); Boulware (1); Bradley (1). HBP—Nutter; Hissey. SH—Brown (1); Gibson (1). SF—Hissey (1). SB—Katz (1); Kennedy (1).

WMIPHRERBBSO
Inghram L,0-1653303
Sheehan1/346621
Aker2/320000
Williams143302
CUIPHRERBBSO
Firth W,1-0721115
Meyer221102

WP—Sheehan (1). HBP—by Firth (Nutter); by Firth (Hissey). BK—Williams (1). Umpires—HP: Randy Watkins 1B: Steve Manders 3B: Luke Hamilton. T—2:19. A—4,351.

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