No. 13 Clemson falls to Georgia Southern

03/19/2014 12:19 AM

03/19/2014 12:20 AM

Georgia Southern scored in six of the first seven innings to defeat No. 13 Clemson, 14-5, at J.I. Clements Stadium on Tuesday night.

It was the first meeting between Georgia Southern (17-4) and Clemson (12-7) in Statesboro since 1995.

The Eagles scored three runs in the first inning and never looked back.

Kody Adams and Aaron Mizell added two-run homers later in the game to highlight Georgia Southern’s 13-hit attack.

Infielder Shane Kennedy made his first appearance of the season for the Tigers after missing the first 18 games due to a torn ACL suffered in the fall.

Ryan Frederick (2-0) earned the win, allowing one run on three hits in three innings pitched in a scheduled short start. Tiger starter Zack Erwin (1-1) suffered the loss.

The game was Clemson coach Jack Leggett’s 2,000th. He is in his 35th season.

Clemson and Georgia Southern conclude the series at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

CLEMSON GEORGIA SOUTHERN
ab r h bi Ab r H bi
Slaton cf 4 1 2 0 Busby ss 3 1 0 1
Krieger ss 3 2 2 0 Brown lf 5 2 3 2
Blware dh 5 1 2 1 Black cf 0 0 0 0
Duggar rf 5 0 1 2 Mizell rf 2 1 1 4
Okey c 3 1 2 0 Streicher rf 0 0 0 0
Wilkson 2b 4 0 2 2 Griffin c 3 1 0 2
Baum lf 2 0 0 0 Brazil ph/c 1 0 0 0
Triller ph/lf 2 0 0 0 Clevand 1b 5 0 1 2
Wilson 3b 3 0 0 0 Dds ph/1b 1 0 1 0
White 3b 2 0 0 0 Chpmn dh 4 2 1 0
McGbon 1b 2 0 0 0 Plmr ph/dh 1 0 1 0
Kndy 1b 1 0 0 0 Mrgan 3b 6 2 3 0
Adams cf/lf 5 2 2 2
Palmer 2b 1 3 0 1
Totals36 5 11 5 Totals37 14 13 14
Clemson 000 101 003 5
Georgia So. 304 221 20X 14

E—Wilkerson 3 (6). DP—Clemson 1. LOB—Clemson 12; Ga. Southern 14. 2B—Krieger (5); Duggar (8); Okey (3); Wilkerson (4); Cleveland (8); Dodds (2). HR—Mizell (9); Adams (3). HBP—Krieger; Mizell; Chapman. SF—Wilkerson (3); Busby (3); Mizell (2).

CLEMSON IP H R ER BB SO
Erwin L,1-1 22/3 5 7 7 4 1
Schmidt 1/3 0 0 0 2 0
Toney 2 5 5 5 2 3
Lovorn 11/3 0 1 0 1 1
Bostic 2/3 1 1 0 2 1
Pohle 1 2 0 0 0 0
GEORGIA SO. IP H R ER BB SO
Frederick W,2-0 3 3 1 1 1 2
Richman 4 4 1 1 2 3
Fagan 1 2 0 0 0 0
Yelverton 1 2 3 3 3 1

Frederick faced 2 batters in the 4th

Toney faced 2 batters in the 6th

WP—Erwin (1); Toney (1); Lovorn 2 (2); Richman (2). HBP—by Erwin (Mizell); by Toney (Chapman); by Richman (Krieger).

Umpires—HP: Jay Pierce 1B: Craig Barron 3B: Jay Furlong. T—3:15. A—1,240.

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