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Simpson, Siegel Drive Jackets Past Campbell

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – RHP Josiah Siegel gave Herculean effort to keep Georgia Tech baseball alive, downing Campbell 16-5 on Sunday afternoon in the Knoxville Regional.

After not seeing more than 3.0 innings or 54 pitches during his career, Siegel (2-0) tossed 6.1 innings and 98 pitches, allowing just one run on three hits to both give the Yellow Jackets (36-23) the win and further preserve the bullpen.

At the plate, Chandler Simpson sparked the way, going 5-for-6 with a double, two RBI and two stolen bases. On the day, Georgia Tech stole seven bags, it’s most since at least 2002.

Also recording multiple hits was Kevin Parada (3-for-6, 3 RBI), Stephen Reid (2-for-5, 2 RBI), Tim Borden II (2-for-3, HR, 3 HBP), Colin Hall (2-for-3) and Tres Gonzalez (2-for-5. Andrew Jenkins also drove in three RBI thanks to two sac flies and an RBI single.

The Fighting Camels (41-19) were led by Connor Denning, who went 2-for-3. RHP Jonathan Beymer (3-2) received the loss, allowing 10 runs (nine earned) on 10 hits in 3.2 innings.

Georgia Tech will now face No. 1-ranked Tennessee later tonight. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ESPNU.

Postgame Notes:

  • Georgia Tech stole seven bases against Campbell, its most stolen bags since at least 2002.
  • Josiah Siegel pitched a career game. He went a career-long 6.1 innings (prev. 3.0, multiple times) and 98 pitches (prev. 54 vs. Louisville on March 5, 2021).

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