Georgia Tech takes Game 2

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech ended No. 5 Clemson’s nine-game win streak Saturday afternoon with a 5-1 victory in Atlanta. The win evened the series at 1-1 with Game 3, and the rubber match, at 1 p.m.

Tech snapped Clemson’s nine-game winning streak, and 21-straight wins when scoring at least one-run. The loss also snapped a 16-game winning streak away from Clemson and a 10-game road winning streak.

Alex Eubanks got the start for Clemson. Eubanks went five innings and gave up eight hits, five runs, all earned. Brooks Crawford came in to start the sixth and went 2 1/3 innings giving up no hits and no runs. Jeremy Beasley worked out of trouble and got the final two outs in the eighth inning for the Tigers.

Clemson managed only five hits on the day and Chris Williams was the only player with more than one hit going 2-for-4 with two doubles.

Georgia Tech plated single runs in the third and fourth innings to lead 2-0, and in the bottom of the fifth inning they put up three more runs with three doubles and a home run for a five-run lead.

Clemson plated its first run of the day in the top of the sixth inning.  Williams doubled to lead off the inning, and then with one out Drew Wharton singled to score Williams.

The Tigers couldn’t get anything else and stranded two runners.

Clemson fell to 23-5 on the season and 9-2 in the ACC with the loss.

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