STATESBORO, GA. (WACH) - Georgia Southern scored in six of the first seven innings to beat No. 13 Clemson 14-5 at J.I. Clements Stadium Tuesday night.
Clemson dropped to 12-7 on the season while Georgia Southern improved to 17-4. It was the first meeting between the teams in Statesboro since 1995.
The Eagles, who took a 1-0 lead in the two-game, midweek series, 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 Southernâ??s 13-hit barrage. 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 by allowing one run on three hits in three innings pitched in a scheduled short start. Tiger starter Zack Erwin (1-1) suffered the loss.
Tuesday's game was Jack Leggettâ??s 2,000th as a head coach.
Clemson and Georgia Southern wrap up the mid-week series Wednesday at 4 p.m.