College Baseball

Evans goes 6 for 6 to lead Georgia Tech to 14-9 win over Clemson

info@islandpacket.comApril 28, 2013 

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CLEMSON -- Behind a 10-run fifth inning, No. 19 Georgia Tech salvaged the final game of their series with No. 13 Clemson, winning 14-9 on Saturday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

Trailing 5-2, the Yellow Jackets scored 10 runs in the top of the fifth inning, the most runs scored against the Tigers in an inning since 1999, to take the lead for good.

The Yellow Jackets (28-16 overall, 12-12 ACC) snapped their six-game losing streak.

Zane Evans led the Yellow Jackets' 18-hit attack by going 6 for 6 with two homers, one double, four RBIs and four runs. Daniel Palka went 3 for 6 with a homer, two doubles, four RBIs and three runs.

Maleeke Gibson went 3 for 5 with four RBIs and two runs in his first start since March 15. Tyler Slaton, Tyler Krieger and Jon McGibbon added two hits apiece for the Tigers (30-14, 15-9).

Jonathan King (4-3), the second of four Georgia Tech pitchers, earned the win despite allowing seven hits, four runs, and one walk with two strikeouts in 2 2-3 innings. Jonathan Roberts pitched three hitless and scoreless innings for his first career save.

Starter Clate Schmidt (3-3) got the loss for Clemson. He gave up 11 hits, seven runs (four earned), and one walk in 4 innings.

Clemson will take six days off for final exams before returning to action in a three-game series against Maryland next weekend in Clemson.

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