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May 1, 1999

Game 1 Box Score
Game 2 Box Score

CLEMSON, S.C. – Patrick Boyd capped off a 4-6 night by delivering a gamewinning RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning togive Clemson a 5-4 win and a split with Virginia in a doubleheader atTiger Field on Saturday. The Cavaliers won the first game 9-3.

Clemson is now 28-18 overall and 9-7 in the ACC, while Virginiais 19-31 and 8-14 in the ACC.

Reliever Chris Heck (2-0) picked up the win for Clemson, whileKevin Shrout (2-5) took the loss. Brandon Creswell (6-6) picked up thewin for the Cavaliers in game one. Clemson starter Ryan Mottl (2-5)only gave up one earned and struck out four in 6.1 innings, but took theloss.

With two outs in the bottom of the 11th, Henr Stanley drew awalk and stole second base to move into scoring position. Boyd’s hit upthe middle got past the outstretched arms of Virginia shortstop TimLaVigne to allow Stanley to score the game winner.

Virginia started the scoring with two runs in the first inningand a home run to left field in the second inning off the bat of DanStreet. Street’s home run was a shot that cleared the left field fencewith room to spare. However, it was the only earned run that Clemsonstarter Mike Paradis gave up in the game as the junior right-hander went8.0 innings.

Clemson scored one run apiece in the fourth, fifth, and sixthinnings to tie the score at 3-3. Stanley led off the fourth with atriple and scored on a double by Boyd. Justin Singleton singled withtwo outs in the fifth and stole second base. He scored on a single byBradley LeCroy. Boyd opened the sixth with his second double of thegame and scored on a single by Jason Harris.

The Tigers took the lead in the bottom of the eighth when KurtBultmann scored on a sacrifice fly by Khalil Greene that was actuallycaught in foul territory in right field.

Virginia answered with a run in the ninth to knot the score atfour. Street led off the inning with a single and Ryan Kalamayafollowed with a walk. Chris Heck came on in relief of Paradis andthrew a wild pitch that allowed both runners to advance one base.Street would score on a ground out to second base by LaVigne to forcethe game into extra frames. The Cavaliers came close to scoring the goahead run when Jon Benick delivered a deep fly ball to center field, butBoyd was able to make the catch and end the inning.

In the first game, Kalamaya hit an eighth inning grand slam toleft field off Clemson reliever Doug Roper to blow open a 4-3 lead.Earlier in the game, Virginia took the lead in the third inning withthree runs, but Clemson tied the score in the fourth. After Virginiaretook the lead in the sixth, Kalamaya delivered his shot and theCavaliers added another run in the top of the ninth to make the finalscore 9-3.

Creswell pitched a complete game giving up three runs on ninehits while walking three and striking out six for the Cavaliers.

Clemson and Virginia will meet in the series finale on Sunday at1:15 p.m. Senior citizens presenting their AARP cards will receive freeadmission, while children 12-and-under will be allowed to stand withtheir favorite Tiger player during the national anthem.

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