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Feb 23, 2024

Owls Down No. 8 Tigers 18-1

By: Brian Hennessy

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CLEMSON, S.C. – Kennesaw State scored eight runs in the fifth inning and totaled 20 hits in the game to defeat No. 8 Clemson 18-1 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday evening. The Owls, who took a 1-0 lead in the series, improved to 3-3, while the Tigers dropped to 4-1. Kennesaw State also registered its first victory over Clemson in the fifth all-time meeting.

The Owls plated two runs on three hits in the first inning, added another run in the second inning and built a 5-0 lead in the third inning on Donovan Cash’s leadoff homer and Nate Anderson’s run-scoring double. The Owls added eight runs on five hits in the fifth inning to pull away and Nick Hassan belted a two-run homer in the seventh inning.

Brodey Conn put the Tigers on the scoreboard with a homer, his first career hit, in the eighth inning.

Braden Osbolt (1-0) earned the win by tossing 6.0 innings, allowing one hit, no runs and two walks with seven strikeouts. Tiger starter Billy Barlow (1-1) suffered the loss.

Clemson’s 32-game streak dating to 2023 of not trailing by more than three runs at any point in a game came to an end. Cam Cannarella extended his hitting streak to 14 games dating to 2023 with a first-inning single.

The series continues Saturday at 2 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.

Photos By Ella Drake