ATLANTA, Ga. -- The No. 5 Clemson Tigers scored all 13 runs in the first three innings, sparked by a grand slam and three-run homer by Reed Rohlman, in their 13-6 victory over Georgia Tech at Russ Chandler Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Tigers, who won the series 2-1, improved to 24-5 overall and 10-2 in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets dropped to 15-11 overall and 4-8 in ACC play.
Chris Williams’ run-scoring single and Logan Davidson’s run-scoring double keyed Clemson’s three-run first inning. The Tigers scored seven runs on three long balls in the second inning. It marked the first time they hit at least three homers in an inning since 2010. Rohlman hit a grand slam, Williams crushed a two-run long ball and Davidson added a solo homer.
In the third inning, Rohlman belted a three-run homer, his second home run of the game and season. Rohlman led the Tigers’ 14-hit performance by going 3-for-5 with two homers, a double, three runs, a walk and seven RBIs, the most by a Tiger since John Hinson had seven RBIs against USC Upstate on April 21, 2010.
Tiger starter Pat Krall (5-0) earned the win, as he allowed six hits, two runs and three walks with six strikeouts in 5.2 innings pitched. Georgia Tech starter Ben Schniederjans (1-2) suffered the loss, as he gave up four hits, six runs and three walks in 1.0 innings pitched.
The Tigers return to the Peach State to play Georgia on Tuesday at 7 p.m., on SEC Network.
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