June 23, 2010

College World Series Schedule and Game Stories

College World Series Capsules

CBI Live
Tigers win later over Sooners

By Phil Stanton

CollegeBaseballInsider.com Co-Founder


OMAHA, Neb. – It took two days for the Tigers to get one important win.


After the game was suspended on Tuesday evening, Clemson held on for a 6-4 win over Oklahoma in Game 8 of the 2010 College World Series in front of 21,527 fans at Rosenblatt Stadium.


The Sooners (50-17) will face South Carolina on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. CT in an elimination game. The winner will meet the Tigers (45-24) on Friday evening at 8 p.m. and must beat them again on Saturday to reach the championship series.


Clemson led 6-1 on Tuesday when the game was suspended after five innings at 10:08 p.m. CT due to lightning and rain in the area. The decision was made at 10:40 p.m. to suspend the contest and resume on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.


OU snapped a scoreless tie in the top of the fourth as Cody Reine had a one-out bunt single, stole second and scored on a base hit by Caleb Bushyhead.


The Tigers took control in the bottom of the frame. Sooner starter Bobby Shore walked the bases loaded on 12 pitches before allowing a run-scoring single by John Hinson. Jack Mayfield relieved Shore and gave up a sacrifice fly to Richie Shaffer and a two-run single to Spencer Kieboom to make it 4-1.


Clemson added a pair of unearned runs in the fifth. Kyle Parker crushed a ball off the top of the fence in center for a two-out triple. Brad Miller lofted a fly ball that was missed by left-fielder Max White. Parker scored and Miller ended up at second. Hinson followed with a base hit that brought in Miller to make it 6-1.


Scott Weismann (9-2) pitched five innings for the Tigers, allowing three hits and one run with two walks and four strikeouts to earn the win.


Will Lamb took over in relief for Clemson when the game resumed on Wednesday. After a scoreless sixth, Cameron Seitzer had a solo homer in the seventh for the Sooners, but Lamb struck out the side to keep it at 6-2.


The Sooners got one back in the eighth, but could have had more. Tyler Ogle had a one-out homer to make it 6-3. With two away, Bushyhead walked and moved to third on a double by Danny Black. Dominic Leone came in from the pen to face Seitzer, who fouled off several pitches before drawing a walk to load the bases. Leone got pinch-hitter Casey Johnson to pop out to short to strand three.


After Chris Ellison battled Leone to get a leadoff single in the ninth, Alex Frederick came in to try to close it for the Tigers. Frederick got a groundout and a strikeout before Ogle laced a double to right center to make it a two-run contest. Jeff Schaus made a tumbling catch in left on a fly ball off the bat of Reine as Frederick earned his second save in Omaha and his fourth overall.


Hinson finished with three hits and two RBI for Clemson.


Ogle and Reine both had two hits for Oklahoma.