DURHAM, N.C. – Sophomore Baron Radcliff fell a triple shy of the cycle as he blasted a double and two homers, powering No. 7 Georgia Tech baseball past Duke 14-10 on Friday night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
The Yellow Jackets (34-14, 16-9 ACC) won their fourth straight and scored 13 runs or more for the fifth time in their last six games, while keeping the Blue Devils (28-20, 13-12 ACC) to just three runs over the first five innings.
Tech provided a barrage of hits at the plate. Behind Radcliff’s four, Tristin English ripped a two-run homer, while Nick Wilhite knocked two doubles for two RBI. Luke Waddell also chipped in two hits and an RBI while Colin Hall finished 2-for-3 with a double.
Duke managed 11 hits on the day with Matt Mervis leading the way with a double, homer and four RBI.
On the mound, RHP Amos Willingham (6-2) had a fine outing, allowing two earned runs on three hits over five innings. He also struck out three. Closing the door on the game was English, who needed to see just three pitchers in the ninth to finish the game, striking out one.
Duke was forced to go to the bullpen early as Ben Gross (6-4) threw 91 pitches in three innings, allowing five runs on six hits. The Blue Devils then used four pitchers in relief.
The Yellow Jackets will look to keep the momentum going when they take on Duke in Game 2 on Saturday, May 11. First pitch was moved up to 11 a.m. due to inclement weather in the forecast.
- Georgia Tech is 9-1 in its last 10 games.
- The Jackets recorded 14 or more hits for the fourth-straight game and has double-digit hits in six-straight games
- Tech’s two homers give it 15 games on the season with multiple home runs. Tech improved to 12-3 in those games.
- The Jackets improved to 14-0 this season when scoring double digits
Tech also got RBI from Austin Wilhite and Jackson Webb
Head Coach Danny Hall Postgame Interview
Outfielder Baron Radcliff Postgame Interview
Baron Radcliff had a night 😤 pic.twitter.com/ZrkrUXZr9V
— Georgia Tech Baseball (@GTBaseball) May 11, 2019