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GT Tops No. 23 Clemson 7-5

GT Tops No. 23 Clemson 7-5

CLEMSON, S.C. – Georgia Tech jumped out to a 5-0 lead and held on for a 7-5 victory over No. 23 Clemson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday afternoon to win the series 2-1.

Georgia Tech (27-13, 10-10 ACC) scored four runs in the first inning thanks to four run-scoring singles. After the Yellow Jackets scored a run in the top of the fourth inning, Clemson (26-14, 9-12 ACC) scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning on run-scoring singles by Eli White and Andrew Cox. Seth Beer added a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning to cut Georgia Tech’s lead to 5-3, but the Tigers could get no closer.

Yellow Jacket reliever Burton Dulaney (2-3) earned the win by tossing 3.2 effective innings, allowing just one hit, one run and five walks with two strikeouts. Matthew Gorst pitched the ninth inning to record his 10th save of the season. Tiger starter Ryley Gilliam (2-1) suffered the loss.

The Tigers will take five days off for final exams before hosting Florida State in a three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium beginning Saturday at 6:30 p.m. The first 500 fans receive a pack of player trading cards. Saturday is also IPTAY/Alumni Reunion, as we welcome back former Tiger greats to Clemson.

[View the story “Ga. Tech at Clemson (April 24, 2016)” on Storify]