Georgia Tech takes the rubber match for a 2-1 series win over Virginia
THE FLATS – Relief pitcher Tristin English’s big ninth-inning strikeout put the nail in the coffin, giving Georgia Tech baseball its first ACC series win of the year with a 6-5 victory over Virginia on Sunday at Russ Chandler Stadium.
English’s save closed the door after Brant Hurter (1-2) threw a tremendous outing – surrendering just two runs on seven hits, while also striking out seven with zero walks issued. The Cavaliers (9-10, 2-4 ACC) used just two pitchers on the bump, as Mike Vasil (1-3) caught the loss after giving up four earned runs in four innings, before Andrew Abbot finished the game, with one run and four walks.
The Yellow Jackets (13-7, 3-3 ACC) were led at the plate by three multi-hit performances on the day. Kyle McCann had more chances today after seeing the intentional walk on Saturday, he finished with two hits and a key two-RBI double. Luke Waddell also had two hits and an RBI before Michael Guldberg finished off his stellar week with two hits as well.
UVA also had three multi-hit batters on Sunday, led by Cayman Richardson, who finished 4-for-4. Logan Michaels and Cameron Simmons also finished with two hits on the day.
The Yellow Jackets head on the road now as they travel to play Mercer on Tuesday, March 19 before traveling to battle Louisville next weekend on March 22-24.
- The Yellow Jackets snapped an eight-game streak of having 10 or more combined hits. After having just two games with 10 hits in the first six games, the Jackets have now raddled off 11 games with 10 or more hits in their last 13 games. They are 9-3 when hitting 10 or more.
- Georgia Tech is 6-4 in its last 10.
- Georgia Tech is 5-2 in one-run ballgames in 2019.
- Michael Guldberg’s two hits on Sunday give him five-consecutive games with multiple hits. Guldberg has been sensational this week, hitting .722 over the last four games, amassing 13 hits, one double, two RBI and eight runs.
- Luke Waddell’s two hits gave him his second-straight multi-hit outing.
- Tristin English came in to close after a 15-break due to a quad injury. Despite only a one-run lead, he worked the inning beautifully, fanning the final hitter – UVA’s top home-run threat, Brendan Rivoli.
- Also pitching well in relief was freshman Luke Bartnicki, who served just an inning of work, but pushed mid-90’s fastballs.
Head Coach Danny Hall Postgame Interview
Tristin English Postgame Interview
Brant Hurter Postgame Interview
Brant Hurter's final line today:
7.0 IP, 2 R, 0 BB, 7 K 👀 pic.twitter.com/sqGGFEdWA1
— Georgia Tech Baseball (@GTBaseball) March 17, 2019