CLEMSON — The Tigers scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back in rolling over Georgia at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night.
The Tigers, who won both games of the home-and-home season series, improved to 25-12, while the Bulldogs dropped to 20-18. Clemson also improved to 10-0 in midweek games in 2016.
Reed Rohlman and Chris Williams hit back-to-back two-run doubles in the first inning, then Clemson took a 10-0 lead in the third inning on Chris Okey’s grand slam, his seventh long ball of the season. Seth Beer added a two-run single in the fifth inning. Okey went 2-for-4 with a game-high five RBIs, while Beer was 2-for-2 with three RBIs and two walks.
Freshman righthander Ryley Gilliam (2-0) earned the win in his second career start. In 5 innings, he allowed just one hit, no runs and one walk with one strikeout.
The Tigers continue their homestand with a three-game series against Georgia Tech this weekend beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m.
STATESBORO, Ga. – The Citadel fell in the first of a two-game series at J.I. Clements Stadium. Jason Smith needed just four pitches to put the Bulldogs (13-24) on the board, launching a leadoff home run to center field to give put the ‘Dogs on top 1-0. Georgia Southern (22-15) scored its first runs of the game in the second inning and then added more in the third, sixth, seventh and eighth.
LEXINGTON – North Greenville scored four third-inning runs and made the early lead stand up at Lexington Baseball Stadium. NGU improved to 35-12 overall, while CSU falls to 15-22.
David Houser’s three-run homer was the big blow for the Crusaders. NGU starter Blake Hamilton (5-1) held the Bucs to two runs in five innings, while two NGU relievers combined for three scoreless innings.