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Clemson Bats Come Alive to Down Georgia 17-5

March 23, 1999

CLEMSON, S.C.–Clemson started the game strong getting the leadoff batter on in five of the first six innings as they scored nine of their17 runs in that span to defeat Georgia 17-5 Tuesday at Tiger Field. Clemson improved to 13-8 on the season while the loss dropped the Bulldogs to 13-10 overall.

Tigers Khalil Greene and sophomore center fielder Patrick Boyd each went 4-5 to lead the Tigers. Boyd hit a solo home run to lead off the fifth inning, his fifth of the season.

Clemson jumped out to a 2-0 lead, scoring one run in both the first and second. Catcher Brian Ellis scored the first of his two runs when he led off the second with a walk and stolen base.

The 2-0 lead was quickly erased as the Bulldogs tallied two runs in the third. Lead off hitter Dustin McNally singled and scored the Bulldogs’ first run when their number two hitter Josh Hudson doubled. With the hit Hudson extended his hitting streak to 16 games. Hudson would later score to even the game at 2-2.

The Bulldogs would again threaten to take over the lead when they scored three runs in the sixth inning to close to within one at 6-5. However, these runs would be the last for Georgia, as Clemson would score three more runs in the bottom half of the inning without the aid of a hit to open the game up at 9-5. Clemson would add eight more runs in the eighth inning to finish out the scoring.

Clemson starting pitcher Steve Reba pitched 5.0 innings allowing four runs on nine hits. He struck out two and walked only one to pick up the win. Tiger lefty Brian Adams pitched the final three innings to pick up the save. Adams, a junior from Bishopville, SC, did not allow a hit in the three innings of relief. He also struck out five Bulldogs.

Georgia starter Rob Moravek pitched just two innings letting up two runs on four hits. However, it was Bulldog Kyle Goodson who would pick up the loss when he came in relief of Moravek. Goodson pitched 3.0 innings letting up five runs on six hits.

Clemson will play host to Wofford Wednesday, March 24, at 7:15 p.m., while Georgia will play host to Florida, Friday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. in its next action.

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