THE FLATS – No. 11 Georgia Tech baseball clinched the Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate series 2-1 by downing fourth-ranked Georgia 8-6 on Tuesday night at SunTrust Park.
The Yellow Jackets (28-13) improved to 10-1 in the midweek games, downing the No. 4 Bulldogs (33-9) for its ninth win over top-25 teams and fifth victory over a top-5 team this season.
Offensively, Tech was led by Luke Waddell, who finished a home run shy of a natural cycle, hitting a single, double and a triple by the third inning. Kyle McCann also gave the Jackets an early jolt by blasting a three-run homer to the upper balcony of SunTrust’s Chop House.
Three multi-hit batters led the charge for UGA with Aaron Schunk hitting a solo home run.
On the mound, Tech used six arms with RHP Cort Roedig getting the start and going three innings before RHP Hugh Chapman (1-0) received the win with 1.2 scoreless innings. RHP Tristin English slammed the door with 2.0 shutout innings to get his fifth save of the season.
UGA’s Tim Elliot (5-2) received the loss after allowing six runs on four hits in 1.1 innings.
The Yellow Jackets remain home when they host Clemson for a three-game series beginning on Friday, April 26. First pitch times are 6 p.m., 4 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively, and will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra.
- The game’s attendance was 18,861, marking the largest college baseball crowd in the country this season.
- #CardiacJackets improved to 11-4 in games decided by two or less runs.
- Tech took the midweek series two games to one for the first time since 2014.
- The Jackets improved to 26-1 when leading after the sixth inning.
- Austin Wilhite and Jackson Webb once again performed well from the 7-8 spots in the lineup with a hit apiece.
Head Coach Danny Hall Postgame Interview
SS Luke Waddell Postgame Interview
RHP Tristin English Postgame Interview