Jackets sting #Clemson 4-3 in extra innings

The Tigers couldn’t hold onto a late 3-1 lead against GA Tech on Friday (Clemson Twitter)

Angelo Dispigna’s run-scoring double in the bottom of the 11th inning propelled Georgia Tech to a 4-3 win over Clemson at Russ Chandler Stadium on Friday night. The Yellow Jackets, who trailed 3-1 entering to the home half of the 8th inning, improved to 15-7 overall and 4-3 in the ACC with the victory. Meanwhile, the Tigers fell to 14-9 overall and 1-3 in the league.

It took until the fifth inning for either offense to solve the opposing pitching staff, and the Tigers struck first.  Chad Fairey led off the inning with his first home run of the year, then Billy Amick slapped a two-out, run-scoring single to double Clemson’s lead in the top of the sixth. After a Jackson Finley round-tripper got the Yellow Jackets on the board in the bottom of the frame, Caden Grice floated a sacrifice fly into centerfield to give the Tigers a 3-1 lead at the stretch in Atlanta.

Georgia Tech forced extra innings with single runs in the eighth and ninth before Dispigna’s game-winning base hit in the 11th.

Terry Busse (1-1) earned the win for the Jackets, working two innings of scoreless relief. Jackson Lindley (1-2) suffered the loss for the Tigers, allowing two runs on five hits in three innings on the mound.

Game two of the series is set for Saturday afternoon at 4pm.

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