College baseball:Winthrop 3, Clemson 2 (11)

Eagles, Daniels shave Clemson Tigers

Infielder scores twice, reliever Ruth shuts door

From Staff ReportsFebruary 27, 2013 

— Leighton Daniels scored on Clay Altman’s sacrifice fly in the 11th inning to lift Winthrop to a 3-2 win over Clemson on Wednesday afternoon.

Eric Ruth (1-0) picked up the win for the Eagles (3-5), pitching shutout ball in the last two innings, striking out three.

Matt Campbell (0-1) took the loss for Clemson (5-2). The Tigers started freshman left-hander Matthew Crownover, who pitched three innings and allowed one run. It was the first time in 101 games that Clemson started a lefty.

Wintrhop freshman Nick Bateman hit a solo homer in the third. It was the first home run given up by Tiger pitchers this season.

Daniels led off the top of the 11th with a double down the left-field line and advanced to third on a passed ball with no outs. Two batters later with one out, Altman hit a flyball to shallow right field.

Winthrop’s Matt Lobacz singled home Daniels in the sixth for a 2-1 lead.

Hardee cf5000Brittle cf4000
Dls 2b/3b3210Duggar rf5110
Lobacz 1b5011Wilkrsn 2b5010
Altman dh3001Kennedy dh4001
Wallace 3b5000McGon 1b5000
Driver ss0000Baum 3b5000
Whitley rf4000Krieger ss3110
Bateman lf2111Gibson lf3010
Vogel lf2000Slaton lf1000
Eds ss/2b3010Reed c1000
Barber c2000Blware ph1011
Asbill1000Bradley c2010
Langdale c0000
Brandner c0000
Totals35343Totals3926 2


E—Daniels (3), Koerner (1). LOB—Winthrop 5; Clemson 7. 2B—Daniels (2). HR—Bateman (1). HBP—Altman, Edwards. SF—Altman (1), Kennedy (2). SB—Wilkerson (4). CS—Daniels (1).

Ruth W 1-0220013
Campbell L 0-111/311002

WP—Knox (1). HBP—by Koerner (Altman); by Meyer (Edwards). PB—Bradley (1). Umpires—HP: David Savage; 1B: Craig Barron; 3B: Eric Johansen. T—2:55. A—4,299.

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