Georgia Tech scored 13 runs in the first five innings and cruised to a 16-1 victory over No. 23 Clemson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday night. The Yellow Jackets, who evened the series 1-1, improved to 26-13 overall and 9-10 in the ACC. The Tigers dropped to 26-13 overall and 9-11 in ACC play.
Tristin English hit a three-run homer in the top of the first inning to highlight the Yellow Jackets’ four-run frame. Chase Pinder hit a solo homer, his ninth long ball of the year, in the bottom of the first inning. But Georgia Tech, who totaled 21 hits and four home runs in the game, added two runs in the second inning and five runs in the fourth inning before English belted his second homer of the game in the fifth inning.
Ben Parr (7-0) pitched 5.0 strong innings in relief to earn the win. He gave up just one hit, no runs and one walk with four strikeouts. Tiger starter Alex Eubanks (2-4) suffered the loss, as he yielded four runs on five hits in 0.1 innings pitched.
The series concludes Sunday at 1 p.m.
Eli White & Andrew Cox