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18-Hit Day Propels No. 8 Tech over WCU

Colin Hall has career day, finishing with four hits, five RBI

Box Score (.pdf)

THE FLATS – No. 8 Georgia Tech baseball still had runs in the tank after a slugfest on Friday, scoring 16 runs on 18 hits to down Western Carolina 16-3 on Saturday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.

The Yellow Jackets (32-14) scored six two-out runs and hit .462 on the day overall while the Catamounts (12-23) were held to just eight hits total, .250 hitting for the day, while also issuing seven more walks as a staff.

Junior LHP Connor Thomas (7-1) turned in another quality start, allowing just three runs on seven hits in 7.0 innings, needing just 81 total pitches to do it. Senior RHP Micah Carpenter closed, allowing one hit and striking out four after graduating from Tech on Saturday morning.

Colin Hall led the eighth-ranked Jackets offensively, finishing 4-for-4 with a double and a career-high five RBI. Baron Radcliff also finished 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI, while Jackson Webb (3-for-4) and Nick Wilhite (2-for-4) rounded out Tech’s four multi-hit performances.

WCU’s LHP Chase Walter (5-5) received the loss, surrendering eight runs on 10 hits in five innings. Leading the Catamounts at the plate was Daylan Danny (3-for-4, HR) and Luke Robinson (2-for-4, 1 RBI).

The Yellow Jackets will look to finish the series strong on Sunday, May 5 for the series finale against Western Carolina. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m. at Russ Chandler Stadium and will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra.

Postgame Notes:

  • Georgia Tech is 8-2 in its last 10 games.
  • The Jackets recorded 18 hits for the second-straight game and third time this season.
  • Cole Neuber got his first hit of the season on a pinch-hit home run crushed to left field.
  • Baron Radcliff also scored four times on his career-high four hits.
  • Tech had multiple big innings (four or more runs scored) for the second straight game and improved to 14-1 in games where it has big innings.

Multimedia:

Head Coach Danny Hall Postgame Interview

Outfielder Colin Hall Postgame Interview

Outfielder Baron Radcliff Postgame Interview

Georgia Tech vs. Western Carolina

Game 2 (Photos by Anthony McClellan)

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