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May 05, 2024

No. 4 Clemson Wins Series With 9-3 Victory Over Yellow Jackets

By: Brian Hennessy

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CLEMSON, S.C. – Aidan Knaak, Billy Barlow and Jacob McGovern combined to allow only three runs on five hits in No. 4 Clemson’s 9-3 victory over Georgia Tech at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers, who won the series 2-1, improved to 36-10 overall and 17-7 in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets fell to 28-17 overall and 12-12 in ACC play.

Payton Green led off the top of the second inning with a home run, then Jimmy Obertop and Tristan Bissetta lined back-to-back run-scoring doubles in the bottom of the second inning. In the third inning, Cam Cannarella ripped a two-out, run-scoring triple to double Clemson’s lead.

In the fourth inning, Nolan Nawrocki lined a run-scoring single, then Jacob Hinderleider belted a two-out, three-run homer, his 10th of the year, to extend his hitting streak to 12 games later in the frame. Jack Crighton lofted a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning, then Blake Wright hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. Parker Brosius hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning for Georgia Tech.

Knaak pitched 4.0 innings, allowing two hits and one run with seven strikeouts, while Barlow (5-1) earned the win by tossing 4.0 innings. McGovern pitched 1.0 innings to close out the game. Georgia Tech starter Tate McKee (4-4) suffered the loss, as he gave up six runs on six hits in 3.1 innings pitched.

The Tigers travel to Truist Field to play Charlotte on Tuesday at 6 p.m. on ESPN+.

Photos By Jada Allred