Clemson scores three in the ninth to thwart CSU upset bidMay 5, 2004
By CSU Sports Information
|Alan Bontya had RBI single for Bucs|
CLEMSON, SC - Clemson's Tigers scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, overcoming a 2-0 deficit and holding off Charleston Southern's upset bid at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Wednesday night.
Charleston Southern scored two runs in the third and made them stand until the final inning when Clemson had five consecutive hitters deliver, including a game-tying two-run homerun by Kris Harvey. Two singles and a double scored the winning run off CSU's fourth pitcher of the night, Nino Fasulo (3-2).
Clemson improves to 29-16 on the season while the Bucs fall to 20-26 overall.
CSU scored two runs in the third inning when Brian Sole stole third and scored on a throwing error by the Clemson catcher. Alan Bontya followed with a RBI single, scoring Jordan Haar.
CSU starter R.J. Swindle went three innings, allowing three hits and Ian Holmen allowed one hit over the next three innings. Bobby Parnell pitched a scoreless eighth and then allowed Harvey's two-run homer before being relieved by Fasulo.
Charleston Southern returns to action this weekend, hosting Coastal Carolina in a key three-game Big South Conference series. Lefty Brad Bissell will start Friday's game, which begins at three o'clock. All three games of the series can be heard via the internet at csusports.com.
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