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Dispigna Walks Off Clemson in 11-inning Thriller

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THE FLATS – Angelo Dispigna drove in the tying run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to extend the game before blasting a ball over a shallow outfield to walk off Clemson, 4-3, in an 11-inning thriller on Friday night at Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium.

The Yellow Jackets (15-7, 4-3 ACC) fought back from two-run deficit to plate runs in the sixth on a Jackson Finley solo home run and the eighth on an RBI single by Jack Rubenstein. Dispigna, Rubenstein, Jake DeLeo and Jadyn Jackson all had two-hit nights.

On the mound, Tech held the Tigers (14-9, 1-3 ACC) largely in check, holding them to just four hits and allowing no hits after the sixth inning. Starter RHP Dawson Brown went 4.0 innings of two-hit, four strikeout ball before handing the ball to RHP Ben King. King then surrendered two runs on two hits in 1.2 innings before LHP Camron Hill allowed a sac fly against him.

RHP Jackson Vaughan and RHP Terry Busse then clamped down the handed out a combined 4.1 innings of no-hit baseball to close. Vaughan punched out three total, with Busse striking out four to get the win.

Clemson was led by Chad Fairey who had a solo home run. RHP Jackson Lindley (1-2) received the loss, surrendering two runs, one earned, on five hits in 3.0 innings to close.

Georgia Tech continues its series against Clemson on Saturday, March 25 at Mac Nease Baseball Park. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra.

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Postgame Press Conference (Coach Hall, Angelo Dispigna)

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