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Jackets clinch series win over Clemson
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ATLANTA — Brandon Cumpton scattered three runs over seven innings, while Jeff Rowland drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh to give fifth-ranked Georgia Tech (30-5, 14-3 ACC) a 4-3 win and series clinch over No. 19 Clemson (23-13, 10-7 ACC) on Saturday at Russ Chandler Stadium.

“It was a good day for us, a big win and another series win against a very good team,” coach Danny Hall said.
“I thought he (Brandon Cumpton) competed very well today. To limit them to the amount of runs that they got, it was a great start by him.”

Cumpton (6-0) won his sixth game of the season and remains undefeated on the year after holding the Tigers to three runs (two earned) Saturday.

The Evans native struck out six batters to help the Jackets reach the 30-win plateau for the 28th-straight year.

Rowland and senior Tony Plagman paced the offense with two hits apiece, while juniors Derek Dietrich and Thomas Nichols each chipped in with solo home runs.

Tech has now hit a home run in 14 consecutive games.

Down 3-2, sophomore Jacob Esch tied the game for the Jackets with a two-out RBI single up the middle off of Clemson starter Scott Weismann that scored junior Chase Burnette from second.

Freshman Brandon Thomas kept the inning alive by looping a single to left field on the next at-bat, before Rowland dropped another into centerfield to score Esch for the go-ahead run and a 4-3 lead.

Tech will look to sweep the series today with a 1 p.m. game at Russ Chandler Stadium.

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