The Clemson baseball team kept concluded their Peach State tour with a nice Tuesday night win in Athens. In front of a sell out crowd (that had quite a bit of orange, by the way), the Tigers shut out the Bulldogs 4-0. This was the first time Clemson has shut out the Dawgs in Athens since 1910 (h/t Tim Bourret). Chris Williams got things going for Clemson in the first with a two run homer with Logan Davidson on first. Davidson’s single and Williams’s homer would be the only two hits UGA starter Ryan Avidano would allow in his three innings of work Tuesday. The Dawg pitching staff would combine to hold Clemson to two more hits and no additional runs until the ninth, Drew Wharton would single off of freshman Tyler Locey. Robert Jolly came in to pinch hit for KJ Bryant and earned a walk, moving Wharton to second. Chase Pinder then came in to run for Jolly. Jordan Greene advanced Pinder and Wharton up a base with a sacrifice bunt. Grayson Byrd would bring Wharton in to score with a sacrifice fly. Logan Davidson would then reach on a throwing error by second baseman LJ Talley, which scored Pinder. Adam Goodman would come in for the Dawgs and force a ground out from pinch hitter Weston Jackson to end the inning. Riley Gilliam would come in to close out the game and forced three quick outs to give the Tigers the 4-0 win. Clemson starter Tyler Jackson went 7.2 innings and held the Dawgs to 4 hits and no runs to earn the win. Jackson moves to 5-1 on the year.
The win puts the Tigers at 25-5 on the year. Clemson returns to ACC play this weekend with a three game series verses the Virginia Tech Hokies at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. UGA drops to 13-17 overall on the season. They will get back to SEC play Thursday by hosting the Missouri Tigers for two games in Athens, and then conclude that series on Saturday in Atlanta at SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves.