The Diamond Dogs escaped Foley Field with a win over longtime baseball rival Clemson in the first game of the interstate series.
Securing the victory was no easy task, though. The Red and Black carried a three-run lead into the second inning, only to see it frittered away as the Tigers scored in each of the next four innings to give Clemson a 6-3 advantage after five and a half frames.
That is when the Bulldogs went to work with their bats, putting up eight runs over the course of the next three innings. Still the Purple and Orange would not go away, however, and the addition of four more Clemson runs in the seventh and a crucial score in the top of the ninth combined to send the contest to extra innings.
In the bottom of the tenth, Bobby Felmy scored on a Josh Morris single after moving into scoring position on a wild pitch, giving the Diamond Dogs the 12-11 win at Foley Field. Georgia out-hit the Tigers, 17-15, and the Red and Black were aided by four Clemson errors over the course of the evening.
The series wraps up tomorrow evening at 7:00 p.m.---same aluminum bat time, same aluminum bat channel, as it were---on the Tigers' home field.