College baseball | No. 13 Clemson 5, Ga. Southern 4

Slaton, Moyer power Clemson past Georgia Southern

From Staff ReportsMarch 20, 2014 

Clemson coach Jack Leggett recorded his 900th victory as the Tigers' leader during a 5-4 victory over Georgia Southern on Wednesday.

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— Tyler Slaton’s two-run homer in the fourth inning resulted in the winning runs on Wednesday as No. 13 Clemson beat Georgia Southern, 5-4, in the second game of a two-day, midweek series.

The win was the 900th for Clemson coach Jack Leggett.

Leggett, 60, took the helm at Clemson in 1994. He has led the team to four College World Series appearances.

The back-and-forth game saw the Eagles (17-5) take a 1-0 lead in the first inning, then Clemson (13-7) scored two unearned runs on a two-out error in the second inning.

The Eagles regained the lead with two runs in the third inning before Slaton’s second homer of the season put the Tigers ahead for good.

Freshman right-handed reliever Drew Moyer (1-0) earned his first career victory with four scoreless innings, allowing two hits. Matt Campbell pitched a scoreless ninth to record his fourth save.

Eagles reliever Eric Alonzo (2-2) suffered the loss.

Clemson returns home to face top-ranked Florida State in a three-game series beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

CLEMSONGEORGIA SOUTHERN
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Krieger ss2000Brown lf3111
Blware c4010Mizell rf4010
Duggar rf3110Griffin c4111
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Wilkson 2b3100Thomas ph1000
Kendy 1b4110Chman dh2100
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Georgia So.1120000004

E—Moyer (1), Brown (1). LOB—Clemson 5; Ga. Southern 10. 2B—Duggar (8), Griffin (9). HR—Slaton (2). HBP—Wilkerson. SB—Slaton (4), Krieger (9), Duggar (11). CS—Krieger (3), Morgan (1).

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Moyer W 1-0420023
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Bates100002
Campbell S-4100011
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Alonzo L 2-241/333314
McCall22/310004

WP—Pressye (4), Alonzo (2). HBP—by Pressey (Wilkerson). BK—Koerner (1), Alonzo (1).

Umpires—HP: Jeremy Dupree; 1B: Craig Mirr; 3B: Darion Padgett. T—2:31. A—1,095.

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