Clemson hitters went deep three times to make Billy Barlow’s quality start stand up in a 4-3 win over no. 10 Georgia at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Tuesday. Barlow retired the first two Bulldogs before giving up a solo shot to designated hitter Cole Wagner. The Clemson righthander settled in and allowed just three more baserunners while shutting Georgia (22-7) out over the next four frames. Barlow (1-2) picked up his first win, striking out five and walking just one in five innings of work.
Georgia’s lead was short lived as Cooper Ingle and Blake Wright answered Wagner’s long ball with back-to-back homers on consecutive pitches in the bottom half of the first. Clemson second baseman Max Wagner extended the lead with a sacrifice fly in the third before going deep himself in the sixth, his eighth of the season. The Dawgs made Clemson (19-9) sweat, trimming the lead to one with a seventh-inning homer off Geoffrey Gilbert. Gilbert returned for a scoreless eighth and Ryan Ammons finished Georgia off with a flawless ninth.