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No. 17 Tech Responds, Blasting BC 9-1

Box Score (.pdf)

BRIGHTON, Mass. – Once again, Georgia Tech baseball was able to even a series behind Connor Thomas on the mound, taking the Saturday afternoon matchup 9-1 over Boston College at the Harrington Athletic Village.

The 17th-ranked Yellow Jackets (23-12, 10-7 ACC) used a blistering start, scoring seven runs in just the first three innings to put the Eagles (18-18, 7-10 ACC) on their heels.

LHP Connor Thomas (5-1) worked a marvelous quality start, tossing five shutout innings to start and finishing with just one run surrendered on five hits over seven innings of work. Relief pitcher RHP Micah Carpenter then slammed the door with three-straight strikeouts in the ninth and 2.0 shutout innings overall to close.

Boston College’s LHP Joey Walsh (1-4) received the loss after allowing seven runs on seven hits in 2.1 innings. The Eagles then used six relief pitchers on the afternoon to finish.

At the plate, Tech was led by four multi-hit performances on the day. Colin Hall, Austin Wilhite and Nick Wilhite all finished with two hits and two RBI apiece, while Luke Waddell also finished 2-for-4 with an RBI from the leadoff. BC was led again by Cody Morissette, who was the lone Eagle with multiple hits, finishing 2-for-3 on the day with an RBI.

The Yellow Jackets will now look to Sunday, April 14 when it takes on Boston College in the rubber game. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. and is broadcast live on WREK 91.1 FM.

Postgame Notes:

  • Georgia Tech is now 7-4 on Saturdays this season and have won five-straight Saturday matchups since March 16 (All ACC).
  • Six of Tech’s nine runs were driven in by the 6-9 hitters.
  • Baron Radcliff crushed his fourth home run of the season on a solo shot in the second inning to right field.

Multimedia:

Head Coach Danny Hall Postgame Interview

2B Austin Wilhite Postgame Interview

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