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Bats Catch Fire in Hall’s 1,300th Career Win

Game 2 Box Score (.pdf) | Game 3 Box Score (.pdf)

THE FLATS – A two-run double for Austin Wilhite capped a six-run fifth to power No. 17 Georgia Tech baseball past Florida State 9-8 on Sunday afternoon at Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium.

The Yellow Jackets’ (19-16, 15-12 ACC) win gave head coach Danny Hall his 1,300th career victory, becoming the 20th coach all-time in Division I history to reach the milestone and the fourth active head coach.

Also recording multiple hits was Justyn-Henry Malloy who had an RBI double as well. Luke Waddell finished with two RBI, Jake DeLeo knocked in two runs on a double and Andrew Jenkins had a sac fly to round out the offense.

On the mound, RHP Marquis Grissom, Jr. and RHP Zach Maxwell (2-1) combined to settle the game with 5.2 innings of two-hit baseball that allowed just one earned run as Maxwell picked up his second win of the year. The pair also punched out a combined 10 batters before LHP Luke Bartnicki then pitched a seven-out save, allowing just one run on two hits – his fifth of the season.

The 17th-ranked Seminoles (20-15, 15-12 ACC) were led by Nander De Sedas’ four RBI on two hits. Florida State used eight pitchers on the day with Tyler Ahern (0-1) receiving the loss, surrendering four runs (three earned) without recording an out.

Game 2: Reserves’ Comeback Try Falls Short

Looking for offense, Georgia Tech drew on its depth by substituting seven position players to find a spark. And it worked in spades.

The Yellow Jackets scored nine runs over the final three innings, including six in the seventh to mount an incredible comeback attempt that fell just shy with the tying run at the plate in the bottom of the ninth.

Brad Grenkoski went 2-for-2 on the day with a three-run homer, Cameron Turley with 2-for-2 with an RBI, Andrew Jenkins walloped a double and a homer, and Jadyn Jackson and Charlie Benson recorded pinch-hit knocks. John Anderson also smashed a home run.

Georgia Tech heads on the road from Good, Old-Fashioned Hate on Tuesday, April 27 when it takes on Georgia. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be nationally televised on SEC Network.

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Postgame Press Conference – HC Danny Hall and Austin Wilhite

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