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No. 8 Jackets Sweep WCU with 14-1 Victory

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THE FLATS – No. 8 Georgia Tech baseball got its first sweep of the season in a big way, defeating Western Carolina 14-1 in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.

The Yellow Jackets (33-14) combined for four home runs and five multi-hit performances while the Catamounts (18-25) were held to just one unearned run on five hits.

Freshman RHP Cort Roedig (2-1) got the start on Sunday and dealt five strong innings, allowing no earned runs on just three hits while punching out six. Relief pitchers RHP Jonathan Hughes and RHP Hugh Chapman then combined for four innings of 2-hit play, striking out five themselves.

Offensively, Tech scorched bats again, as Tristin English, Kyle McCann, Colin Hall, Nick Wilhite and Austin Wilhite all had two hits apiece. English, McCann, Hall and Baron Radcliff also belted a home run on Sunday.

On the mound for Western Carolina, starter Ty McCulloch (1-3) received the loss as 10 runs were charged to him. At the plate, the Catamounts recorded two doubles, one by Daylan Nanny and the other by Andrew Bullock.

The Yellow Jackets once again have a week without a midweek game on the schedule as they prepare to travel to Duke on May 10-12.

Postgame Notes:

  • Georgia Tech is 8-2 in its last 10 games.
  • The Jackets recorded 14 or more hits for the third-straight game and third time this season.
  • Tech once again had multiple big innings (four or more runs scored), now for the third-straight game and improved to 15-1 in games where it has big innings.

Multimedia:

Head Coach Danny Hall Postgame Interview

RHP Cort Roedig Postgame Interview

Georgia Tech vs. Western Carolina

Game 3 (Photos by Anthony McClellan)

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