June 23, 2010
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Tigers win later over
By Phil Stanton
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
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
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
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
Ogle and Reine both had two hits for Oklahoma.