Originally created 03/09/02

Clemson baseball beats Purdue



CLEMSON, S.C. -- Steve Reba pitched the third complete game of his career leading Clemson to a 5-3 win over Purdue on Friday.

Reba allowed five hits while striking out six batters for the Tigers (8-0). Chad Blasko (1-1) took the loss for Purdue (2-6).

Reba's (3-0) only mistake came in the third when he gave up a three-run homer to Daniel Underwood.

Khalil Greene got his second homer of the year in the first inning and got another RBI in the third when his single scored L.J. DeMaino.

The Tigers tied the game at three in the fifth with Kyle Frank's first home run of the season and Clemson took the lead for good in the sixth inning. Frank, who has a nine-game hitting streak, had two RBIs.

David Slevin led off the inning with a double and moved to third on an error. Slevin scored and gave the Tigers a 4-3 advantage when Steve Pyzik reached on a fielder's choice. Frank doubled in Pyzik later in the inning to end the scoring.