Clemson is breathing new life into their baseball season. The Tigers made it four wins in their last five games by defeating 10th ranked Georgia in Athens Tuesday night 8-4. With the win the Tigers swept the two game season series with the Bulldogs and handed them just their fifth home loss of the season in 23 games.
The Tigers again used the long ball to excess with Jonathan French, Caden Grice and Max Wagner all going deep. French hit a solo homer in the third and Grice a three-run shot in the fourth as the Tigers built a 4-0 lead. But Georgia rallied to tie the game with four runs in the fifth inning.
Bryar Hawkins delivered what turned out to be the game-winning run with a two-out RBI double in the sixth. Benjamin Blackwell followed with an RBI single for a 6-4 lead. Wagner’s homer in the seventh and a run on a wild pitch in the eighth closed out the scoring.
Jackson Lindley (5-0) earned the win in relief of starter Billy Barlow who allowed four runs over four innings. Lindley gave up just one hit over two innings of work. Jay Dill and Ryan Ammons followed and did not allow a hit over the final three innings.
Clemson is 23-11 and will host East Tennessee State Wednesday night.