Fellow freshman Corey Collins put Georgia on the board early with a monster home run to right field in the first inning. That scored Josh McAllister and put UGA on top 2-0. Clemson tied the ball game with consecutive one-run innings in the third and fourth before Georgia put together its own scoring innings. McAllister homered to left in the fifth, and Riley King sent one out of the ball park in center in the sixth to put the Bulldogs back on top. Both were solo shots.
Clemson struck big in the top of the seventh with four runs as Dylan Brewer, Sam Hall, Caden Grice and Bryar Hawkins all crossed home plate. The runs from Grice and Hawkins were both unearned, and put Clemson ahead by two.
Georgia tied the game in the bottom half of the inning as Cole Tate homered to left to score McAllister. Then, in the eighth, McAllister singled to center to score Harber after he singled to lead the inning off, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Fernando Gonzalez and third on a single to right field by Luke Wagner. McAllister finished the game 2-for-3 with one home run, two RBIs and three runs scored. He reached base twice on walks.
Clemson fought back once again, this time tying the game in the top of the ninth. Grice led the inning off with a double before he advanced to third on a fielder’s choice and scored on a sacrifice fly to right. The Tigers then had runners on first and second with just one out before Darryn Pasqua got out of the inning with a 4-6-3 double play.
In the bottom of the ninth, Buddy Floyd reached on a walk before advancing to second on a single by King. Then, with one away, Harber put the game on ice with his line drive double to center that got past the Clemson center fielder and scored Floyd from second. The walk-off was the second of Harber’s career after he ended the March 23 Kennesaw State game with a home run to left field, and the seventh of the season for Georgia.
The Bulldogs will hit the road this weekend, traveling to Columbia, Missouri to take on Missouri (11-23, 4-11 SEC). Game times for this weekend are as follows: Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET (SECN+), Saturday at 4:00 p.m. ET (SECN) and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. ET (SECN+).