MIAMI – Two-out runs and two errors doomed Georgia Tech baseball as it tried to take the series, falling 9-6 to Miami on Sunday afternoon at Mark Light Park.
The Yellow Jackets (10-6, 1-2 ACC) were unable to shut the door on innings, allowing four runs with two outs on the board. The Hurricanes (12-3, 2-1 ACC), meanwhile, capitalized by breaking the game open in the sixth with three runs to push their lead to five.
Tech was led offensively by Tristin English and Luke Waddell. English started the game off with a first-pitch home run to score two and take their lone lead of the game, while Waddell worked to three hits and an RBI on the day. On Miami’s side, Freddy Zamora continued his hot weekend with a home run, the team’s second after Alex Toral also launched one.
Sophomore Brant Hurter (0-2) went the game’s first 5.2 innings, allowing six hits and six earned runs while fanning eight. Miami’s starter, Brian Van Belle (3-1), had a fine start for the win with two-run, six-hit day over 6.2 innings.
The Yellow Jackets will return home for four-straight games at Russ Chandler Stadium. The homestand begins on Tuesday, March 12 against Georgia Southern (6 p.m.) before a three-game series against Virginia on March 15-17.
- After having just two games with 10 hits in the first six games, the Jackets have now raddled off eight games with 10 or more hits in their last nine games. They are 7-2 when hitting 10 or more.
- Georgia Tech is 7-3 over its last 10 games.
- Tech scored four runs in the ninth inning in a valiant comeback attempt as Luke Waddell, Colin Hall, Jackson Webb and Kyle McCann drove home consecutive runs with one out – McCann’s on a double to right field.
- The Jackets used four relievers – Amos Willingham, Micah Carpenter, Luke Bartnicki and Jake Lee.
- Tristin English launched his third home run of the series, giving him four on the season overall.
- Outfielder Chase Murray missed the rubber game with an injury, giving Baron Radcliff his second start of the season.
- Waddell seems to have found his groove in the leadoff spot, getting his first multi-hit performance of the season.
Head Coach Danny Hall Postgame Interview