Originally created 03/15/04

Auburn defeats Clemson 9-6



CLEMSON, S.C. -- Auburn used a five-run fourth inning on the way to a 9-6 victory over Clemson on Sunday.

The Tigers (16-2) overcame a 2-0 deficit in the third on RBIs by Ben Sprague and Tug Hulett, then put the game out of reach an inning later. Sprague and Clete Thomas had run-scoring doubles and Josh Bell added an RBI in the big inbning.

Bell (1-0) gave up a pair of unearned runs in three innings to get the victory.

Clemson starter Tony Sipp (0-1) allowed six runs to take the loss.

The Tigers, who lost two out of three to Auburn, fell to 6-7 with the loss.



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