Eagles fall to Tigers in walk-off fashion

Clemson proves to be too much for Eagles


DJ Cadden, Correspondent

On a loaded GS baseball schedule, Tuesday’s game against Clemson had seemingly fallen under the radar.

Eagle nation showed up for the game against the ACC foe, but were left disappointed.

The game, which took place at SRP Park in North Augusta, did not look promising for the Eagles from the start.

A Caden Grice three-run home run in the first inning quickly put the Eagles in a hole.

In the fourth inning, Christian Avant logged an RBI which brought in Austin Thompson. Jarrett Brown followed with a sacrifice fly that brought in Avant.

However, a Kier Meredith solo home run in the fifth inning extended the Tiger lead back to two runs.

A Jason Swan sacrifice fly in the seventh inning brought the Eagles back within a single run.

With two outs in the ninth inning, trailing by one run, Sam Blancato stepped into the batter’s box.

Blancato popped the ball up and yells of “Ballgame!” were heard from many Clemson fans.

Then the unthinkable happened: three Tiger fielders somehow let the ball drop between them. This slip-up was enough to bring in Steven Curry and tie the game at four.

Still seemingly in shock, the Clemson offense quickly had to get back on the field.

Davis Sharpe wasted no time for the Tigers, getting on base after an Eagle error.

Alex Urban, a pinch hitter, was brought into the game for the Tigers. With one out and a runner on base, Urban launched a no-doubt walk-off home run.

Urban’s home run pushed the Tigers over the Eagles, 6-4.

Four different Eagles logged an RBI on Tuesday, but GS still left six runners stranded.

Jacob Parker recorded his first loss of the season on the mound.

After the brutal loss, GS sits at 10-9 (1-2 SBC).

Appalachian State is set to travel to Statesboro over the weekend as the Eagles resume conference play.

First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 12:00 p.m. on Sunday. All three games will be televised on ESPN+.