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Offensive Explosions give Clemson Series Win Over Georgia Tech

Tigers racked up 25 runs and w0n two of three against the Jackets

Photo credit: Ryan Kantor

Friday night saw the Clemson baseball team tally eighteen hits in route to an 11-6 victory over Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Clemson broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning Chase Pinder earned a bases loaded walk to score Reed Rohlman. Logan Davidson would add a two RBI single. Chris Wiliams would hit another two RBI single to give the Tigers the 5-1 lead. Williams would help put the finishing touches on the game in the top of the ninth, when he hit a double to left field that would score Chase Pinder and Jordan Greene, giving the Tigers an 11-3 lead. Tech would score three runs on four hits in the bottom of the ninth, but Alex Schnell was able to rebound and strike out Joey Bart for the final out.

After having a big night offensively Friday night, the Clemson bats were quieted by Tech pitching on Saturday. Clemson was held to five hits and could only bring one run across the plate when Drew Wharton scored Chris Williams on a sixth inning single. Tiger pitcher Alex Eubanks went five innings and gave up eight hits and five runs on the day. That would be all Tech would get, but it was all they needed to get the 5-1 victory.

Clemson closed out the series with a bang. The Tigers would jump out to a 3-0 lead in the top of first inning, and then the fun really started in the second. Reed Rohlman crushed a grand slam with no outs to make it a 7-1 game. Seth Beer would double, and then Chris Williams launched the first pitch to left field to make it 9-1. Logan Davidson would follow that with another homer to make it 10-1. Andy Archer would come in as the third Tech pitcher of the day and would eventually get the Jackets out of the inning. Tech would go on to use nine pitchers on the day. Rohlman knocked a three run homer in the third to put Clemson up 13-1. Rohlman went three for five on the day with two homers, a double, and seven RBIs. The Jackets would pick up a run in the fifth, and then would pick up four more runs in the bottom of the eighth, but that’s all they could get as Clemson would hang on to get the 13-6 victory and take the series.

The Tigers move 24-5 on the year, with a 10-2 record in the ACC. Today’s win puts Clemson in first place in the ACC Atlantic Division. Clemson returns to the Peach State Tuesday when they head down to Athens to renew the rivalry with the Georgia Bulldogs at Foley Field. First pitch is slated for 7:00 PM. Georgia Tech drops to 15-11 on the year with a 4-8 conference record. They will also hit the road for a matchup with a SEC squad Tuesday as they they head to Auburn to face the Tigers at Plainsmen Park. First pitch for that game is also slated for 7:00 PM.