Georgia tops Clemson in baseball
CLEMSON - Georgia’s Colby May and Brandon Stephens combined to drive in five runs Wednesday to defeat Clemson, 8-7, in a three-hour and 40-minute game at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
Clemson fell to 19-15 overall and returns to play Friday when it hosts N.C. State in a weekend series.
Clemson hard-throwing freshman starting pitcher Daniel Gossett could not continue his recent solid pitching as he failed to finish the fifth inning, allowing six runs, all earned, in 4 1/3 innings on five hits. Gossett walked five and struck out four.
Clemson led 5-0 after three innings, but the staff allowed seven runs over the next two innings.
College of Charleston transfer Thomas Brittle continued his hot streak, launching his first home run of the season and adding two other hits. Brittle is 16 of his last 32 and has given Clemson another top-of-the-order presence along with Steve Wilkerson.