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Instant Replay: Clemson 13, Georgia Tech 6

ATLANTA — The Clemson Insider looks back at Clemson’s 13-6 win over Georgia Tech on Sunday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.

What happened?

The Tigers (24-5, 10-2 ACC) jumped to a quick lead with a three-run first inning. Reed Rohlman and Seth Beer drew back-to-back one-out walks before a Chris Williams single made it 1-0. Logan Davidson followed with a RBI double and Andrew Cox had a sac fly to extend the lead to 3-0. The Yellow Jackets (15-11, 4-8 ACC) answered with a single run in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to 3-1. Clemson blew the game open in the second inning as they scored seven runs on six hits to take a 10-1 lead. In the inning, Rohlman hit a grand slam, Williams hit a two-run shot, and Logan Davidson launched a solo bomb to account for the runs. The Tigers didn’t stop there adding three runs in the third on a Rohlman three-run homer to extend their lead to 13-1. Georgia Tech would add a single run in the fifth and four runs in the eighth to make it somewhat respectable, but Clemson still took the weekend series.

Game-Changing Moment:

The game changed in the second inning thanks to the long ball. Jordan Greene got things started with a double, Grayson Byrd singled, and Chase Pinder walked to load the bases for Rohlman’s grand slam. Seth Beer followed with a double before Williams blast and Logan topped it off with his solo shot.

What went right?

The offense exploded in the first three innings, giving Pat Krall more support than he could have imagined. Clemson had 14 total hits, including eight for extra bases. Rohlman had three hits and seven RBI while Byrd also had three base knocks. Krall pitched an effective 5.2 innings while Ryan Miller had another strong outing.

What went wrong?

Overall, the Tigers played a solid game. They did coast on offense after the third inning but did already have 13 runs by that point. On the mound, Mitchell Miller had a tough outing as he allowed four runs on two hits and two walks in 0.2 innings.

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