BRIGHTON, Mass. – No. 17 Georgia Tech baseball used a wild third inning where four runs scored without a ball leaving the infield to power itself to a Sunday shutout, downing Boston College 7-0 to win the series at the Harrington Athletic Village.
The Yellow Jackets’ (24-12, 11-7 ACC) third inning contained three walks, a bunt single, two hit by pitches and a balk to score four runs, while the Eagles (18-19, 7-11 ACC) were held to just two hits over the first seven innings.
LHP Brant Hurter (2-2) returned after missing last week’s start due to injury and looked no worse for wear, shutting BC out with just two hits allowed over seven innings of work, while also striking out nine on the day. Relief pitcher LHP Luke Bartnicki slammed the door on the weekend by pitching two shutout innings to close.
Boston College’s Joey Walsh (4-2) got the loss after he surrendered four runs on three hits in five innings. The Eagles used just two relief pitchers to close – Matt Gill and Thomas Lane.
Offensively for Tech, Luke Waddell and Jackson Webb led the way with 2-for-4 outings as Waddell finished with an RBI and Webb smashed a double down the left-field line. Nick Wilhite also had a key single RBI in the seventh to add insurance.
BC finished with just five hits on the day and only one for extra-bases as Ramon Jimenez hit a ninth-inning double.
The Yellow Jackets have a brief respite from road action when it hosts No. 22 Auburn on Tuesday, April 16. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra.
- Georgia Tech has now won five consecutive ACC series for the first time since 2005.
- Charlie Benson got his first extended action at third base when a hard hit by pitch sustained by Tristin English forced Jackson Webb over to first. Benson fielded several key plays including a 5-3 double play and completing a 9-6-5 relay to get a batter trying to take three bases.
Head Coach Danny Hall Postgame Interview: