Georgia Southern Downs Clemson 12-9 in Extra Innings
CLEMSON - Georgia Southern scored three runs in the 10th inning to
secure a 12-9 victory over Clemson Tuesday night at Doug Kingsmore
Georgia Southern began the scoring in the second inning after loading
the bases against starter Steven Jackson. A run scored after an
error on Tiger first baseman Michael Johnson and another runner
crossed home plate on J.R. Revere's ground out.
Clemson answered by manufacturing four runs in the bottom of the
inning. Designated hitter Jarrod Schmidt scored on a Ryan Riley
sacrifice fly and right fielder Kyle Frank scored on a wild pitch.
Khalil Greene's single drove in Chad Coder and Casey Stone crossed
the plate after a Georgia Southern error to give Clemson a 4-2 lead.
After the teams traded runs in the third inning, the Eagles jumped
ahead in the fourth inning. Chris Walker knocked in a run with an
infield single and Scott Henly followed two batters later with a
two-run double. Matt Herring capped the inning with an RBI single to
center field that gave Georgia Southern a 7-5 lead.
The lead stretched to 9-6 when Clemson responded in the eighth.
Doubles by Greene, Johnson and Schmidt cut the deficit to 9-8,
setting the stage for a ninth-inning rally. Pinch hitter Zane Green
walked and moved to second base on Coder's sacrifice bunt. Green
scored on a base hit up the middle by right fielder Casey Stone and
the game moved to extra innings.
Georgia Southern's Walker scored in the 10th after a Tiger error and
Herring blasted a two-run home run to center field to make the final
Coder, Stone and Greene combined for six hits and four runs scored to
lead the Clemson offense. Jeff deRijke (1-0) earned the win for
Georgia Southern while Clemson's Josh Cram fell to 0-1. The Tigers
dropped to 10-5 while Georgia Southern moved to 9-6.
The two teams will conclude their two-game series Wednesday at 3:00
PM. The game will be broadcast on WCSZ-AM (1070) in Greenville.