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CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson Tigers scored five runs in the third inning and five runs in the sixth inning in their 10-2 victory over Georgia State in the first game of a doubleheader at Doug Kingsmore on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers, who took a 2-0 lead in the series, improved to 9-6, while the Panthers dropped to 9-6.
Riley Bertram’s two-run single in the third inning scored the game’s first runs, then Nathan Hall followed with a three-run homer, his first career long ball. The Panthers responded with two runs in the fourth inning, then Clemson scored five runs in the sixth inning on Mac Starbuck’s run-scoring single, Will Taylor’s two-run double and Billy Amick’s two-run triple.
The Tigers totaled 12 hits in the game, but Cam Cannarella’s 14-game hitting streak came to an end, as he was 0-for-2 with three walks.
Reed Garris (1-0) earned his first career win by tossing 1.2 perfect innings in relief with three strikeouts. Joe Allen pitched the final 4.0 innings to record his first career save. Three Tiger pitchers combined to limit Georgia State to only two hits. Panther starter Camren Landry (0-1) suffered the loss, as he yielded five runs on five hits in 3.0 innings pitched.
The series concludes Saturday with the second game of the doubleheader at 4:45 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.
Photos By Jada Allred