It took 20 innings, the longest game ever in terms of innings for both Clemson and Georgia, to settle Tuesday night’s/Wednesday morning’s battle on the diamond in Athens. The Bulldogs’ Connor Tate delivered a one-out RBI single in the bottom of the 20th to give the Bulldogs a 3-2 win and a sweep of the two game season series.
Clemson led 2-0 going to the seventh when the Bulldogs scored two unearned runs to tie the game. Next came 12 scoreless innings that ran into the 20th inning before the home team walked off with the victory ending a game that took six hours and 33 minutes to play.
The teams combined for 19 hits and 50 strikeouts, 24 of them by Clemson pitching. Grayson Byrd led Clemson’s offense with three hits in nine at-bats. And Tiger catcher Grayson Byrd caught all 20 innings.
Clemson has lost four in a row and is 25-12. The Tigers open a weekend ACC series against Duke at home Friday night.