Baseball Splits Sunday Doubleheader At Clemson
May 6, 2007
GAME ONE RECAP
Clemson, S.C. - Eric Campbell and Jared McGuire each recorded three hits and Boston College scored three runs in the ninth inning to defeat Clemson 8-6 in the first game of a doubleheader at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Relief pitcher Ted Ratliff picked up the win - his sixth of the season. He allowed two runs and three hits in 1.2 innings pitched.
BC starter Nate Jeanes allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits in 7.1 innings.
Clemson (30-16, 14-9 ACC) took a 6-5 lead in the bottom of the eighth before the three-run BC outburst in the ninth.
Johnny Ayers led off the ninth with a single and Campbell reached on an infield hit. With one out, Tony Sanchez lined a single to left and Ayers scored on an error by the leftfielder. McGuire followed with a single to score the go-ahead run. Peter Frates lined a sacrifice fly to left to score Sanchez, giving Boston College an 8-6 lead.
Boston College (21-24-1, 12-14 ACC) had 17 hits and six players tallied multiple-hit outings.
GAME TWO RECAP
Clemson, S.C. - Marquez Smith hit a grand slam in the seventh inning to lead Clemson to a 7-6 come-from-behind victory over Boston College in the second game of a doubleheader at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday evening.
Clemson won the three-game weekend series 2-1.
Terry Doyle pitched 8.0 innings in a losing effort for the visiting Eagles (21-25-1, 12-15 ACC). He allowed seven runs on eight hits while walking five and striking out four.
The Tigers (31-16, 15-9 ACC) were led offensively by Smith, who went 3-for-4 with two home runs and a career-high six RBI.
Clemson reliever Matt Vaughn surrendering only two hits over 4.2 innings to earn his fourth victory of the season. He walked two and struck out four.
The Tigers broke through with three runs in the third to grab the lead. Leadoff batter Alex Lee doubled to left-center, advanced to third on a groundout by Johnson, and scored on a wild pitch. With two outs, Wilson Boyd singled to right. Smith then sent a two-run homer to put the Tigers ahead 3-0.
The Eagles quickly responded to tie the score in the fourth. With one out, McGuire singled down the right-field line and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Eric Campbell drew a walk and McGuire went to third on a wild pitch. Michael Belfiore then scored McGuire on a sacrifice fly to right. Sanchez followed with a double to left-center to score Campbell. Joseph Ayers drove home Sanchez with a single up the middle.
Boston College added three more runs in the fifth. Peter Frates reached first on a fielding error by the shortshop to lead off the frame. He moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Ryan Hutchinson. Johnny Ayers then singled to center, scoring Frates. McGuire followed with his fifth long ball of the season, a two-run homer to left center, to put the Eagles ahead 6-3.