Georgia Tech baseball took on the Clemson Tigers in a three-game series this past weekend in Atlanta. In the final game on Sunday afternoon, the Yellow Jackets won 9-8 to complete the series sweep over the Tigers.
Sunday’s game was much like Saturday’s game, a back-and-forth offensive firework between the two teams. Clemson got off to a hot start in the second inning and scored five runs. They added another run in the third inning to take a 6-0 lead headed to the fourth inning.
In the fourth inning, the Yellow Jackets offense got rolling. All nine batters got an at bat and they generated seven runs with seven hits and a two-run homerun all in the fourth inning. The Tigers’ defense also help contribute to the Yellow Jackets’ offense with two errors in fourth.
The Tigers were able to tie the game up in the sixth inning with a solo shot homerun from Sam Hall but never got the offense back going.
The Yellow Jackets get a two-run homerun from Andrew Jenkins to break the tie and hold off the Tigers for the win. In the weekend series, the Yellow Jackets’ offense scored six or more runs in all three games including a walk off homerun by Justyn-Henry Malloy on Saturday afternoon in the second game of the series.
The Yellow Jackets record is 24-18 overall and 18-12 in the ACC after three wins in this past weekend series. They are now in first place in the coastal division and in a good position to have a high seed in the ACC tournament that is set to start May 25th in Charlotte. The Yellow Jackets’ will hit the road for a brief road trip at Miami on May 14-16 before returning home to finish out the regular season.