11th-ranked Georgia Tech wins seventh-straight ACC series
THE FLATS – No. 11 Georgia Tech baseball clinched its seventh-straight ACC series and won its fifth-straight game when it grinded out a comeback 13-8 victory over Clemson on Saturday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.
The Yellow Jackets’ (30-13, 15-8 ACC) used two big innings, four runs in the fifth and seven runs in the seventh, to break open the see-saw affair against the Tigers (26-18, 11-12 ACC), who managed 14 hits, but left eight runners on.
Individually, Georgia Tech was led by Jackson Webb, who had a career-high three hits for an RBI, including a back-breaker single off the wall that scored Colin Hall to ignite the seventh-inning rally. The Jackets had five multi-hit batters overall with Tristin English leading the pack with two hits and five RBI on the afternoon.
Clemson finished with five multi-hit performances, led by Jordan Greene, who went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI.
On the mound, Tech needed just three pitchers through the high-scoring affair. Relief pitcher Hugh Chapman (2-0) picked up his second decision victory this week, surrendering just two runs on one hit in 1.2 innings. Clemson used five pitchers overall on Saturday, with Carson Spiers (1-4) getting the loss after allowing seven runs on six hits.
The Yellow Jackets will look to finish strong on Sunday, April 28 for the series finale against Clemson. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra.
- The Yellow Jackets have now won five-straight games.
- The Yellow Jackets’ seven-consecutive ACC series wins are the most ever under head coach Danny Hall in 25 years at Georgia Tech.
- Georgia Tech’s 13 runs were the second-most this season overall and most in an ACC game since May 17, 2018 vs. Duke (20).
- Jackson Webb’s three hits were a career high.
- Tristin English is having an impressive weekend, now 4-for-9 with a double and a homer for six RBI and four runs. He’s struck out just one in nine at-bats through two games.
- The #KillerDubs (Tech’s 7-1 hitters) of Austin Wilhite, Jackson Webb, Nick Wilhite and Luke Waddell (all having last names beginning with the letter W) combined for eight hits and five RBI on the day.
- Baron Radcliff’s first-pitch no-doubter got the Jackets on the board for the first time in the second, tying the game at one apiece and giving him five homers on the year.
- Amos Willingham made his third relief appearance on the year, tossing 2.0 shutout innings to close the door on the series-clinching game.
Head Coach Danny Hall Postgame Interview
Third Baseman Jackson Webb Postgame Interview
— Georgia Tech Baseball (@GTBaseball) April 28, 2019